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Monday, April 7, 2014
Richard Marx back for another song on Ringo Starr's forthcoming album

Richard Marx says Ringo Starr only needed some additional melody and lyric help with "Mystery of the Night" for Y Not. Now, Starr's level of trust has grown to the point where, Marx says, Starr is letting him come up with his own ideas for an as-yet-untitled forthcoming Starr release that also features Toto's Steve Lukather.

Source: Something Else Reviews
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren gives 'Unpredictable' concert in Niagara Falls

"An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren" certainly proved to be an unpredictable concert at the Seneca Niagara Casino Friday night. Rundgren, who arguably has been recording for more than four decades and been a producer on some of the biggest hit albums of the past and present, and is still going strong with no end in sight.

Source: Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune
Lost films from Peter Sellers to play at Southend Film Festival

Two lost films from comedy legend Peter Sellers' early career, "Dearth of a Salesman" and "Insomnia is Good For You," will be shown for the very first time at this year's Southend Film Festival in Southend-on-sea, Essex, England. Also screened will be one of Sellers' more outlandish films, The Magic Christian, co-starring Ringo Starr.

Source: Southend Standard, UK
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson release Son of Dracula 40 years ago

Two of the biggest rock stars of the '70s filming a comedy inspired by the legend of Dracula. What could go wrong? Quite a bit, as it turned out. But on paper, having Harry Nilsson team up with Ringo Starr for "Son of Dracula" must have looked like a great idea. Sadly, the fun failed to translate to the screen.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, March 28, 2014
Visiting Ringo Starr at the Grammy Museum in LA

Titled "Peace and Love," the Ringo Starr exhibit at The Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles showcases the life and times of Ringo Starr. Viewing the artifacts, letters, photographs and videos is like discovering Ringo all over again, and learning things about him not generally known during The Beatles' heyday.

Related Articles  Source: The Inquirer
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band return to Niagara Falls

Artpark announced Wednesday that Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will be a part of the First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park concert series on June 24. The All Starr Band will feature Toto's Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister's Richard Page, original Santana singer Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and drummer Gregg Bissonette.

Source: Niagara Gazette
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Ringo Starr and Joe Walsh guest on new Kenny Wayne Shepherd album

Kenny Wayne Shepherd will release Goin' Home on May 20. The album, recorded in 11 days in Shepherd's hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, will feature fellow guitar icon Joe Walsh, as well as Ringo Starr. The album was recorded on two-inch tape with minimal studio overdubs in order to secure a more back-to-basics sound.

Source: Jambands
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Toto's Steve Lukather on his fun new song with Ringo Starr

Steve Lukather says he gained an even deeper appreciation for Ringo Starr's easy-going brilliance at the drums while collaborating on a new song for Ringo's upcoming album, "You Bring the Party Down." He said, "We wrote this song, and it's a really fun song, and it's just me and him on the track. It's a very tongue-in-cheek song."

Source: Something Else Reviews
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Peter Frampton to be featured on next Ringo Starr album

Peter Frampton has joined Ringo Starr on stage several times in recent months, and now fans will be able to hear the veteran guitar whiz on Ringo's upcoming album. Late last week, Frampton posted a photo on his Facebook page of him and Starr together with a note that reads, "Played on two tracks of Ringo's next cd yesterday."

Source: WFJA FM, Sanford, NC
Monday, March 17, 2014
Ringo Starr highlights Toledo Zoo concert series

This summer's Circle K Concert Series at the Toledo Zoo kicks-off on July 1 with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rollie, Richard Page, and Steve Lukather. Also performing in the series will be Willie Nelson, John Fogerty and the Moody Blues. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Source: Toledo Blade
Monday, March 10, 2014
Hollywood restaurant makes special meal for Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney was treated like royalty recently at a Hollywood restaurant. McCartney was having dinner with his wife, Ringo Starr and his wife. According to a source, "The owner, a friend, escorted the ex-Beatle into the kitchen where Paul, who loves to cook, watched intently as the chef prepared veggies chosen by the star."

Source: Ecorazzi
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Ringo begins work on a new studio album with help from Steve Lukather

Ringo Starr is at work on his first studio project since the aptly named Ringo 2012, with Steve Lukather again at his side. The Toto guitarist says he also wrote a song for the as-yet-unnamed album. Lukather will also be touring again with Starr this summer, continuing a relationship that began in the summer of 2012.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Friday, February 28, 2014
Macca, Ringo and Julian Lennon wanted for new animated flick

Harvey Weinstein has revealed plans to turn the remaining Beatles into aliens in a sequel to his hit animation movie, "Escape from Planet Earth." Weinstein says he wants Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Julian Lennon to appear as The Greys. He said, "The characters already speak like The Beatles and it would be really fun."

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mark Rivera
Ringo Starr and Billy Joel guest on Mark Rivera debut album

Over the last few decades Mark Rivera has toured and recorded with some of the biggest stars in music, including playing sax in Billy Joel's backing group and music director of the current edition of Ringo Starr's All Starr Band. Mark's debut studio effort, Common Bond, hits stores today and it features guest appearances from Starr and Joel.

Source: WFJA FM, Sanford, NC
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sheridan Smith to play Cilla Black in new TV drama

Actress Sheridan Smith is to play singer and TV presenter Cilla Black in a new three-part drama on UK TV network ITV. The show will "capture the essence of 1960s Liverpool," and will look at Black's friendship with Ringo Starr which brought her to the attention of Beatles' manager Brian Epstein and producer George Martin.

Related Articles  Source: BBC News, UK
Monday, February 17, 2014
Collector's Edition Wonderwall to be released on DVD and Blu-ray

A new Collector's Edition of Wonderwall, a 1968 psychedelic film that features a score composed by George Harrison, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 25. Harrison recorded the music for Wonderwall with a variety of musicians, including his Beatles band mate Ringo Starr and his good friend Eric Clapton.

Source: WFJA FM, Sanford, NC
Photos: Paul and Ringo at the Grammy Beatles Salute

Earlier this month CBS broadcast The Grammy Salute To The Beatles at the same time and date of the now legendary first TV appearance by the band on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th 1964. Paul McCartney's official photographer was on hand to capture exclusive photos from the rehearsals and the show.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Friday, February 14, 2014
Beatles fans wait in line for Ringo Starr tickets

Ringo Starr's tour will make a stop this summer in Williamsport, PA. More than 100 people filled the lobby of the Community Arts Center in Williamsport to buy tickets. From 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., the tickets were only available at the arts center box office on West Fourth Street. Some people say they started waiting in line at 3 a.m.

Source: WNEP TV, Scranton
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Drummer Kenny Aronoff on playing with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Drummer Kenny Aronoff is probably best known for his work with John Mellencamp. But it was a triple-play of opportunities to jam with Ringo Starr that meant the most to Aronoff as he got the chance to play alongside Starr at the David Lynch tribute, the Grammy Awards and then with both Ringo and Paul on the Grammy salute.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
All hail Ringo, for 50 years the unsung Beatle

Dear Ringo, congratulations on the 50th anniversary of your appearance with the lads on Ed Sullivan. Savor the moment. After all, you are The World's Most Famous Drummer. But people forget that, don't they? For some Beatles fans, you're the Fab Four's version of Joey Bishop. It's that old "Pete Best was a better drummer" nonsense.

Source: NY Post
Video: Paul and Ringo rehearse Queenie Eye for Grammys

Paul McCartney's official website has posted an exclusive behind-the-scenes video shot at the rehearsals for the Grammys featuring Paul and Ringo practicing "Queenie Eye." The clip includes interviews, Paul says that "playing with Ringo is very special," and Ringo says of his lifelong friend, "Paul McCartney is the finest."

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Sunday, February 9, 2014
George Harrison and Ringo Starr Help! jackets to go on sale

Rare jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr during the making of The Beatles' 1965 film Help! are to go up for sale. The jackets, which were worn throughout the five days of filming in the Alps and also feature on the album cover of the soundtrack, are expected to sell for in excess of 50,000 (about $82,000).

Source: Yahoo! UK
Friday, February 7, 2014
Video: Letterman interviews McCartney and Starr for CBS Beatles special

David Letterman spoke this week with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at the Ed Sullivan Theater for the CBS Beatles tribute special which will air Sunday night. "It's like going back to your old school, isn't it?" McCartney said. Starr's memory of the Ed Sullivan Theater was that it was "four times bigger than this."

Related Articles  Source: Newsday
Ringo Starr remembers dawn of Beatlemania in 1964

Ringo Starr might not recall that first visit to the States like it was yesterday, but the experience still resonates for someone's who's lived in L.A. since 1976. "Anybody's memory isn't that vivid after 50 years but emotionally I remember it so well," said Starr. "When we landed, it was incredible because it was like coming home."

Source: Variety
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Drum stars talk Ringo

Ringo Starr is arguably the most influential drummer of all time. Blondie drummer Clem Burke said, "My main inspiration was probably seeing Ringo with The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show." Greg Bissonette, Ringo's All Starr drummer, said, "When I was seven my dad took me and my brother to see The Beatles. I remember it vividly."

Source: MusicRadar
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr go full circle on Beatles night

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to spend the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show at the theater where it all took place. They will be guests on The Late Show With David Letterman on Feb. 9, following the Grammy Salute to the Beatles. Letterman's show is taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater.

Related Articles  Source: Artist Direct
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Ringo Starr talks Paul, meditation and why he loves L.A.

Ringo Starr has been a fixture in Los Angeles since 1976, when he bought his first home here. "You ask anybody who's ever met me: I love L.A.," he says. "I love the relaxed atmosphere here, and I have a lot of good friends here, a lot of musicians. It just suits my makeup. I love the weather. I love the casualness."

Source: Variety
Ringo Starr's film career: More than meets the eye

Ringo Starr "was used perfectly in the movies," says Chris Carter, host of Breakfast With the Beatles on KLOS-FM. "In A Hard Day's Night, he had his own scene and his own theme; in Help it's all about the ring and Ringo; he sings the title song for Yellow Submarine. So if you think about it, he was really used to great effect."

Source: Variety
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Ringo Starr and his band add more dates to U.S. tour

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band are gearing up for another round of performances. They'll kick off on June 6 in Ontario and wrap up on July 19 in Los Angeles with stops in Chicago, Dallas and New York. Ringo's All Starrs will include Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette.

Source: USA Today
Ringo Starr's tandem drumming with Paul McCartney at the Grammys

Many Beatles fans were disappointed when the Grammys reunion featuring Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney found Starr performing alongside McCartney's regular drummer, Abe Laboriel Jr. That's actually Starr's preferred format these days, his regular All-Starr Band tours always feature an additional drummer.

Related Articles  Source: Something Else Reviews
In Pictures: The Grammy Salute to the Beatles

Music world stars celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show by performing Monday night in Los Angeles, including Stevie Wonder, Keith Urban, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Adam Levine, Dave Grohl, John Legend, Katy Perry, Annie Lennox, Peter Frampton and Alicia Keys.

Related Articles  Source: NY Daily News
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite for Beatles TV special

No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr joined forces at the Los Angeles Convention Center on With a Little Help From My Friends and Hey Jude as the finale on the tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Monday, January 27, 2014
What if The Beatles never were? Ringo Starr almost moved to U.S. at 18

The Beatles might never have happened without some good old-fashioned U.S. red tape. Ringo Starr said in an interview that while still a teenager, he considered chasing his musical dreams in Texas, not Liverpool, because Texas is where his favorite Blues singer came from. But immigration forms proved too daunting.

Source: The Today Show
Beatle-basher Piers Morgan gets schooled by James Rosen

CNN host Piers Morgan couldn't stop himself from bashing Ringo Starr at last night's Grammy awards, tweeting, "If this was a karaoke bar, Ringo would be bottled off by now." Fox News correspondent, and huge Beatles fan, James Rosen came to his defense, tweeting, "Remind me who Piers Morgan is again?"

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Caller
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr share Grammy stage for rare performance

As many fans hoped, a Paul and Ringo reunion happened on the Grammy stage tonight. McCartney sat down on a psychedelic-painted piano with Starr on drums and they performed "Queenie Eye" from Macca's latest album New. Earlier in the broadcast, Starr performed solo and played "Photograph" from his 1973 album, Ringo.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Tears and tributes at Grammy Lifetime Achievement ceremony

"It's a lifetime achievement award but I feel like we've all got a lot more life in us," Ringo Starr said in accepting the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award for the Fab Four on Saturday. "Beatles music is still out there and that's the thing I'm most proud of." Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison were also on hand in Los Angeles.

Related Articles  Source: Variety
US embarks on 50th anniversary spree of Beatlemania

50 years after the four young men from Liverpool set foot on US soil for the first time, for the next two weeks America will embark on a golden anniversary spree of Beatlemania. The barrage of US television specials, fan festivals and tribute concerts begins tomorrow evening with a rare reunion of the two surviving Beatles.

Source: The Telegraph, UK
Friday, January 24, 2014
Cirque's Love to cap Beatles TV tribute

The Beatles Love Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas will go dark Sunday through Tuesday so they can participate in the all-star Beatles tribute on Feb. 9, first with their rendition of Here Comes the Sun and then in the night's elaborate finale, expected to feature Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney performing together.

Related Articles  Source: Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
CBS Special could be 3 hours with Paul, Ringo and guest stars

Sources say CBS's special scheduled for February 9, being taped this Monday in Los Angeles, could end up being three hours long. Right now the show is set from 8 to 10 pm. The Eurythmics are re-uniting for the event, and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as some other unannounced guests, will be on the bill.

Related Articles  Source: Showbiz 411
Ringo Starr recalls Beatles groundbreaking Ed Sullivan performance

Speaking to reporters in Los Angeles, remembering the Beatles' Ed Sullivan performance, Ringo Starr said, "We didn't know while we were playing that 70 million people were watching, but it was being in America that was so exciting. All the music we loved was in America. It came from America to England."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Ringo confirms Beatles reunion at anniversary tribute show

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to perform together for an upcoming TV tribute to The Beatles. Previously reported the pair would appear together at this year's Grammy Awards, Ringo Starr has now revealed he and McCartney will also perform for The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles on January 27.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Ringo Starr honored for a lifetime of peace and love

For his 68th birthday last night, the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace honored Ringo Starr with the "Lifetime of Peace and Love Award." The hour-long tribute concert featured numerous special guests and performers, Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono sent in video messages for Ringo.

Source: Rolling Stone

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