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Picture - Elvis Costello - A host... New York City New York United States, Sunday 15th February 2015

Elvis Costello - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015

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Elvis Costello - 12th Annual Woman's Day Red Dress Awards at 10 Columbus Circle - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 10th February 2015

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced - Who Got The Nod?

Tags: Babyface - Elvis Costello - Linda Perry - Tom Petty - Toby Keith

Billboard hits and Platinum records are usually what the top songwriters in music are aiming for when they craft a track, but in the long run, their success can earn them an achievement that is unlike any other: a spot in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. It’s that time of year again to see who has been given a nomination for induction this upcoming June. Spoiler alert: none of them are a surprise.

BabyfaceKenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is among the nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame

There are 24 nominations with 12 each in the categories of Non-Performing and Performing, and they're headlined by some pretty big names. Some of the nominees under the Non-Performing section include the likes of Linda Perry, Randy Edelman, and the duo Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia, while the Performing side has Elvis Costello, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Toby Keith, and Cat Stevens. Given the influence that all of these artists have had on music over the years, it's a bit of a surprise that they're not already in the Hall Of Fame. Even though they deserve it, they can't all make it this year, either. However, which writers are the ones that might have the best shot?

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Picture - Elvis Costello - Elvis Costello... Gothenburg Sweden, Monday 29th September 2014

Elvis Costello - Elvis Costello performing live in Sweden at Lorensbergsteatern - Gothenburg, Sweden - Monday 29th September 2014

Johnny Depp To Play Guitar On 'Lost' Bob Dylan Album

Tags: Johnny Depp - Bob Dylan - Elvis Costello - Mumford And Sons

Johnny Depp will appear alongside some of the biggest names in music on a new album of ‘lost’ Bob Dylan songs.Depp, who turned 51 this year, will play guitar on Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, due for release this Autumn.

Johnny DeppActor Johnny Depp will play guitar on album of 'lost' Bob Dylan songs

The actor is an accomplished guitarist who has previously played on albums by artists including Neil Young, Iggy Pop and Oasis. He has also performed live with indie rockers the Black Keys and veteran grunge band Pearl Jam, among others.

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