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Friday, November 14, 2014
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr sign piano for charity auction

A century-old, donated piano has been transformed into a celebrity work of art, to be auctioned to help raise money to build veterans' homes in New Orleans. It was refurbished and painted with colorful Beatles artwork, then made complete with the addition of the autographs of both Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.

Source: The Times-Picayune, New Orleans
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Ringo sets new All Starr 2015 tour dates

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band has revealed a February-March run that includes shows in South America, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic as well as in the U.S. Destinations include Orlando, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco and Las Vegas. "We have so much fun playing together," Ringo said. "We don't want it to end!"

Source: Pollstar
Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Todd Rundgren memorabilia up for auction next week

A collection of memorabilia belonging to Todd Rundgren will go on the block November 7 and 8 in Beverly Hills, including a stage-played Italia electric guitar, and awards he's has received over the years. Last week, Rundgren wrapped up another tour leg as a member of Ringo Starr's All Starr Band, and he's just kicked off his own U.S tour.

Source: WFJA, North Carolina
Monday, October 20, 2014
Ringo Starr is the new face of Skechers

Skechers must be in need of a little "peace and love", because the footwear brand just recruited Ringo Starr to appear in their Relaxed Fit Footwear commercials campaign. This isn't his first time modeling in the fashion world, he also recently posed for a John Varvatos campaign tied to his charity Peace Rocks.

Source: People Magazine
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Even for a pro, playing with a Beatle is a heady experience

Earlier this year, Steve Lukather played guitar in the band that was backing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at the Grammy Salute to the Beatles. "I was standing there looking at Paul, looking at Ringo, and all of a sudden they start to show a clip of Hard Day's Night and it hit me really hard," Lukather said recently.

Source: Florida Weekly, Ft. Meyers
Monday, October 13, 2014
Ringo's childhood home in Liverpool is now worth less than 600

Accounts show that Ringo Starr's childhood home, the terraced house on Madryn Street, worth 60,000 in April 2013, now has a value of just 525. The property is one of hundreds in the Welsh Streets area of the Dingle that were all together worth around 17m when bought by the council but are now worth around 1m.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Steve Luthaker says Ringo treats All Starrs like kings

Steve Lukather is hitting the road again with Ringo Starr's All Starr Band. Ringo and his collective of fellow famous musicians embark on a new U.S trek that begins tonight in Catoosa, Oklahoma, and runs through an October 23 show in Clearwater, Florida. "We've become really good friends. He treats us like kings." he says.

Source: WFJA, North Carolina
Friday, September 26, 2014
McCartney, Ringo almost come together in San Antonio

The Beatles never played San Antonio, Texas. Both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have played San Antonio before, but now, Paul McCartney arrives in San Antonio next Wednesday, October 1, and Ringo Starr hits town just six says later on October 7, both at the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

Source: San Antonio Express-News
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Beatles release free post-Beatles EP on iTunes

A new free sampler from iTunes presents a song from each of the Beatles, showcasing the distinctive musical journeys they undertook as solo artists. It includes John Lennon's gorgeous piano ballad Love, Paul McCartney's simmering Call Me Back Again, George Harrison's explosive Let It Down and Ringo's lush Walk With You.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, September 22, 2014
Ringo selling his English estate

Ringo Starr and his wife, former Bond girl Barbara Bach, have put their 200-acre abode in Rydinghurst in Surrey, south east England up for sale because they no longer spend enough time in the six-bedroom mansion. The house boasts several impressive features including two music rooms and a cinema.

Source: TV3, Ireland
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ringo Starr on the future of rock music

Ringo Starr believes that bands will always be popular in music and has never believed that rock music is dying out. In a new interview, he told NME that he doesn't think the rock genre will disappear, and that bands will always "come through in the end". He said, "I think people wanna see people playing and singing."

Source: NME, UK
Former Beatles girlfriends to appear at bookfair in Germany

Two former Beatle girlfriends are in Germany for a photo exhibit and book fair this week. May Pang, John Lennon's former girlfriend, and Nancy Lee Andrews, Ringo's former beau, will be guests at "Biography Days" in Nordwalde, Germany, along with former Beatles secretary Freda Kelly. Photos by Nancy and May will be on display.

Source: John Lennon Examiner
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Fans complain Ringo Starr sounds Irish in new Cilla biopic

Nearly seven million viewers watched the opening episode of the Cilla Black biopic starring Sheridan Smith on ITV in the UK on Monday night. But while the performances were hailed, some viewers claimed the accents left a lot to be desired, particularly Ringo Starr, played by Tom Dunlea, who viewers claimed sounded Irish.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ringo Starr to rock for #PeaceRocks international day of peace

Ringo Star and An All Starr Band, which includes Edgar Winter, Gregg Bissonette, Richard Page and Steve Lukather, is slated to perform in front of the John Varvatos store in Hollywood to promote the #PPeaceRocks campaign. This continues the campaign that was launched by designer Varvatos on Ringo's birthday, July 7.

Source: Digital Journal
Monday, September 8, 2014
Ringo Starr moving to Los Angeles

Ringo Starr is planning to make Los Angeles his permanent home once he sells off his base in the U.K. He said, "We're selling our house in Surrey and moving to L.A. We've had it for 15 years but we don't spend enough time there. The weather is better over there. I'm really into the healthy lifestyle that they have out in L.A."

Source: The Express, UK
London flat shared by George and Ringo up for sale

A three-bedroom flat shared by George Harrison and Ringo Starr at the height of Beatlemania is to go on the market for 2.5million (more than $4million). They moved into the apartment in Knightsbridge in 1964, the year of their first world tour, and also briefly lived in two other flats in the central London apartment building.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Ringo Starr disgusted by British terrorists Beatles nickname

Ringo Starr says he is disgusted that British jihadis in Syria have been nicknamed "The Beatles", because of their Liverpool accents, calling it "B.S." He said, 'What they are doing out there is against everything The Beatles stood for." But, he admits that he and Paul McCartney are powerless to stop it.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Ringo Starr honored at GQ Awards

Ringo Starr was given the humanitarian award for his work with the David Lynch Foundation at the GQ Men of the Year Awards.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Veteran music stars react to Robin Williams

Many top musicians took to Twitter on Tuesday, including Brian Wilson, who said, "I'm very sad to hear about Robin Williams. He made the world laugh and was a very special talent," and Ringo Starr, who said, "Goodbye and God bless Robin Williams peace and love."

Source: WFJA, North Carolina
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Paul McCartney invited to perform at Alien Woodstock

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have been invited to perform at "Alien Woodstock" in Malibu. UFO expert Michael C. Luckman has a theory there is a huge underwater alien base located six miles off of Malibu's Point Dume in the Pacific Ocean and he wants to use pop stars who believe in alien life to coax them out of their base.

Source: AZCentral, Arizona
Monday, August 4, 2014
Ringo Starr cancels one concert date in October

Ringo Starr's press office confirmed Aug. 4 that the Ringo Starr All-Starr Band concert scheduled for Oct. 12 at Snowden Grove Amphitheater in Southaven, Mississippi has just been canceled because of travel issues. "They hope to make it back there on a future tour," Ringo's press representative said.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Priscilla Presley wants Paul and Ringo to pose for Elvis book

Priscilla Presley, former wife of Elvis, has her sights set on Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for an upcoming book project. She hopes for them to be part of a second edition of her popular book Shades of Elvis which features over 75 celebrities striking an Elvis-inspired pose while wearing a pair of The King's sunglasses.

Source: Elvis Presley Examiner
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Movie's heartwarming tribute to boyhood includes Beatles mix CD

Richard Linklater's new movie Boyhood, shot over the course of 12 years, follows its protagonist as he grows up. On his 15th birthday, he receives a mix CD from his father, played by Ethan Hawke. Called The Black Album, it's a compilation of the best of John, Paul, George, and Ringo's solo work, post-Beatles.

Source: Buzz Feed
Friday, July 18, 2014
Video: Five-year-old Beatles fan catches the attention of Ringo Starr

A 5-year-old King Tobias lives and breathes Beatles music, and has been listening to the fab four since he could barely walk. His mom called to get special tickets to see Starr in concert in San Jose. One call led to another and they all ended up with Starr backstage.

Source: ABC 7, San Francisco
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Ringo Starr becomes fashion model

Ringo Starr has teamed up with fashion designer John Varvatos. Ringo announced in Los Angeles on Monday he will be the face of Varvatos' 2014 Peace Rocks autumn fashion collection. He said, "John Varvatos made me a male model finally."

Source: The Express, UK
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Interview: Eight Minutes with Ringo Starr

How do you interview a Beatle in just eight minutes? Very carefully. Ringo Starr doesn't actually like being interviewed. He will cut the interview short if he doesn't like the questions, which includes asking too many Beatles questions. He's much happier just having a conversation. In a new interview, he talks about his artwork.

Source: Radio.com
Ringo Starr's 74th birthday bash in Hollywood

With a portion of Vine Street blocked off, a couple hundred fans gathered in front of the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood to celebrate the 74th birthday of former Beatles member Ringo Starr. Mr Starr looks like a man 20 years younger, jumping off the stage to toss out wrist bands to the press and fans alike.

Related Articles  Source: The Examiner
Ringo Starr celebrates his birthday in style

The excitement was electric all morning, as it was Ringo Starr's 74th birthday, and the Beatle himself was in Hollywood. He met with friends and fans both in front of Capitol Records on Vine Street in the heart of Hollywood to give the old peace sign, urging fans around the world to post peace sign photos at #peacerocks.

Related Articles  Source: American Songwriter
LA Beatles Tour guide helps fans reach out to Ringo on his birthday

Yesterday, July 7, 2014, was Ringo Starr's 74th birthday. To let him know how his fans feel on his birthday, Los Angeles Beatles Tour guide Gillian Lomax gathered birthday wishes for Ringo on twitter and combined them into a massive birthday card which she presented to Ringo by delivering it to his house in Beverly Hills today.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Monday, July 7, 2014
Resort launches new Hands of Fame exhibit with Ringo's handprints

New Yorkers no longer need to go all the way to Hollywood's famous Chinese Theatre to see their favorite celebrities' handprints. The Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y. launched its new Hands of Fame exhibit on Monday, and the first handprint on display is Ringo Starr, who celebrates his 74th birthday today.

Source: Syracuse.com
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Ringo Starr Peace and Love concert special to air on AXS TV

US cable channel AXS TV will celebrate the life and legacy of Ringo Starr with "Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love," on Sunday, July 13. The event is packed with heartfelt moments and great performances from some of music's biggest names who have come together for the first ever tribute celebrating Starr's music.

Source: Daytrippin' Magazine
Ringo Starr looks back on A Hard Day's Night

Fifty years later, A Hard Day's Night remains a surreal experience for Ringo Starr. He told the Holllywood reporter, "We were making records and, wow, the records were taking off and then we're playing to bigger and bigger audiences and that's taking off, and now we're doing a movie. It was mad ... but it was incredible."

Related Articles  Source: Hollywood Reporter
Monday, June 30, 2014
Join former Beatle Ringo Starr in Hollywood to celebrate his birthday

Ringo Starr announced that he will be appearing in Los Angeles to celebrate his 74th birthday with a little help from his friends... and you! He is inviting the public to come join him along with special friends and family in a "Peace and Love" celebration in front of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood on Monday, July 7.

Related Articles  Source: Celebrity Events Examiner
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Ringo says he surprised Paul on the phone in the hospital during illness

Ringo Starr says he was in constant contact with his friend Paul McCartney as he was laid up recently, battling a virus. "I spoke to him, actually, while he was in the hospital," Starr tells Access Hollywood, laughing. "Not knowing the time, I just sort of dialed. He picked up, and we said 'hi,' and he said he was doing OK."

Related Articles  Source: Something Else Reviews
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ringo Starr's letters to girlfriend about his 'new group' sell for $27,600

Letters from Ringo Starr to a teenage girlfriend sold today for ?16,250. Doreen Speight met Ringo on a Butlin's holiday in North Wales in 1961, when she was 16 and he was with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. Ringo wrote to her in 1962, "I got a phone call asking me would I join the Beatles and I said yes and I left Rory."

Source: Irish Mirror
Rain can't dampen Ringo and his All-Starrs

Ringo Starr's show on Tuesday night at Artpark near Niagara Falls could have been a disaster. Around the scheduled 7:45 p.m start, the rain came. It was a late start, but Ringo Starr and his All Starrs enthusiastically hit the stage around 8:30 p.m with "Matchbox." The roar of the crowd was nothing short of magical.

Source: Niagara Gazette
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Video: Ringo says Paul is getting ready to rock

After being hospitalized for a viral infection last month, which forced him to postpone a string of European and North American tour dates, Paul McCartney is now on the mend and "getting ready to rock" again, according to Ringo Starr, who gave an update on Paul's health during an exclusive talk with Access Hollywood.

Related Articles  Source: KRTH FM, Los Angeles
Friday, June 20, 2014
The Art of Ringo Starr at Caesars Atlantic City this weekend

This weekend, Ocean Galleries brings "The Art of Ringo Starr" exhibition in its entirety to Caesars Atlantic City for a public showing. All artwork is available for acquisition, and anyone who acquires Ringo's artwork will have the opportunity to meet and have a photo taken with Ringo Starr on Saturday.

Source: PR.com
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Inquiry told Welsh Streets can't be saved simply because Ringo lived there

An inquiry was told Liverpool's historic Welsh Streets can't simply be saved because "Ringo may have walked there once." Keeping half of Madryn Street, where Beatles drummer Ringo Starr lived until the age of three, leaves enough to tell the "Ringo story," Rob Burns told the public inquiry into plans to redevelop the area.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul McCartney bounces back from illness for birthday dinner

Paul McCartney has bounced back from his shock hospitalisation last month to celebrate his birthday with friends at a dinner in London. McCartney was pictured looking well and in high spirits when he headed for the dinner where he was joined by Barbara Bach, Olivia Harrison and Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey and their wives.

Related Articles  Source: The Express, UK
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Ringo says current All-Starr Band chemistry is incredible

Sharing stages since 2012, Ringo Starr's current All-Starr Band includes Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie and Todd Rundgren. Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette have been with Starr since 2010 and Rundgren part of earlier lineups in 1992 and '99. "We have so much fun that I'm working hard to keep the band together," says Ringo.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Interview: Ringo drum expert has unique edge on Beatle history

Gary Astridge is probably the world's expert on Ringo Starr's drum kits. He knows their makeup and what equipment was used when and where. His knowledge was used in setting up drum kits for the recent "Ringo: Peace and Love" exhibit at the L.A. Grammy Museum, which he said took about 3 months to get together.

Source: Beatles Examiner

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