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Tyler leads 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame

joe perry and steven tyler
Image caption Aerosmith have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are among the latest inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Celebrating 70s and 80s rock 'n' roll, the class of 2013 will be enrolled at a ceremony on 13 June in New York.

Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, who wrote hits Jukebox Hero and Cold As Ice, and songwriters for Tina Turner and The Eagles are also on the list.

Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates composers and lyricists and has over 300 inductees.

Songwriters including Holly Knight, who penned Pat Benatar's Love Is A Battlefield and The Best for Tina Turner, will also be honoured.

Perry and Tyler have been a song-writing team for around 40 years, having penned hits Sweet Emotion, Dream On and Livin' On The Edge.

The American rock band released their 15th studio album last year and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

JD Souther and Tony Hatch will also be honoured at the event. Souther worked with The Eagles, spawning several of their hits including Heartache Tonight, Victim of Love and New Kid In Town.

While British composer Hatch worked with Petula Clark on the international chart-topping hits Downtown and My Love in 1964 and 1965. He also co-wrote the theme tune to Australian soap Neighbours.

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