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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Ringo's Rock Hall induction to air May 30 on HBO

We already knew that the 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, including the induction of Ringo Starr, is scheduled for April 18 in Cleveland, but we now know when and where fans will be able to watch the big event on TV. The show will premiere on HBO on Saturday, May 30, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
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Monday, March 2, 2015
Ringo Starr presented with Key to the City of Sarasota

Last Tuesday, moments before taking the stage to perform to a sold out house for the Van Wezel 45th Anniversary Celebration, Ringo Starr was presented the Key to the City of Sarasota, Florida, by City Commissioner Susan Atwell. Ringo graciously accepted, proclaiming "Peace!" and then posing for a photo.

Source: WWSB TV, Sarasota
Ringo admits Paul Is Dead rumors were true... not

Last week, websites reported on an "exclusive Ringo Starr interview" in the Hollywood Inquirer in which Starr admits the 1966 Paul Is Dead conspiracy is true, and quotes him as saying, "When Paul died, we all panicked!" However, the Hollywood Inquirer doesn't actually exist, the story was created by a satirical news website.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Friday, February 27, 2015
Lliverpool City Council challenges move to stop Welsh Streets demolition

A decision to halt the demolition of Liverpool's Welsh Streets area has been challenged by the city council, saying, "The long-suffering residents have now been waiting more than a decade for new homes and we are standing up against this unacceptable political interference." The area includes Ringo Starr's birthplace.

Related Articles  Source: BBC News
Now on Blu-ray: Ringo Starr in Caveman

Caveman starring Ringo Starr revolves around Atouk (Ringo) falling in love with and pursuing cavewoman Lana, played by Barbara Bach, even though she is the mate of the huge and hunky alpha male Tonda, played by John Matuszak. In real life, Starr and Bach were married ten days after the theatrical release of this film.

Source: PopMatters
Monday, February 23, 2015
New issue of Beatlefan highlights an All Starr

In honor of Ringo Starr's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the newest issue of Beatlefan Magazine has special articles that include a couple of recent fan encounters, including how Ringo is himself a Beatles memorabilia collector. Also a new look at the various bass guitars Paul McCartney has played over the years.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, February 16, 2015
Photos: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band in Birmingham

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band made a rare appearance Sunday night at the BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, Alabama, performing a show that lasted more than two hours and featured a handful of tunes by the Beatles, including Don't Pass Me By, Yellow Submarine and With a Little Help From My Friends.

Source: AL.com
Friday, February 13, 2015
Video: Behind-the-scenes with Ringo Starr for his Skechers campaign

Ringo Starr is the new face of Skechers Relaxed Fit, and they have released a behind-the-scenes preview of the campaign. Starr commented on his unexpected gig as a Skechers footwear model, saying, "I'm still a working musician, I'm still on tour, I love to be relaxed and I'm wearing the shoes because they're comfortable."

Source: Artist Direct
Pictures: Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox 50 years ago today

Fifty years ago today, the media massed outside Caxton Hall registry office in London as Ringo Starr married Liverpool hairdresser Maureen Cox. They met at the Cavern before the band were household names and Maureen was eventually forced to give up her career as jealous Ringo fans had been known to attack her in public.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Ringo releases new fan video and new album cover

Out in March, Postcards From Paradise is Ringo Starr's 18th studio release and is the first to feature his current All-Starr band made up of Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Greg Bissonette. Family and friends also feature on the new album which was recorded at Ringo's home studio in LA.

Related Articles  Source: The Express, UK
Monday, February 9, 2015
Ringo Starr asking fans for pics for Postcards from Paradise video

Ringo Starr is making a video for the title track of his upcoming album, Postcards from Paradise, and he's seeking a little help from his fans. Ringo has launched a new promotion asking his followers to submit photos of what they consider a depiction of paradise, and some will be chosen to be included in the video.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Ringo's Beatles drum case and George Harrison's Mercedes Benz for sale

A drum case used by Ringo Starr and a Mercedes Benz owned by George Harrison are being offered for sale. Ringo's name is stenciled on the case, and a sticker found inside the drum case features his signature in faded ink. George Harrison owned the 1984 Mercedes Benz 500 SEL with AMG package for 16 years.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Video: Liverpool's Welsh Streets from the air

Amazing video shot using an unmanned aerial drone shows the current state of the Welsh Streets properties in Liverpool. The neighborhood was slated to demolished, but development plans are now on hold again, because of the cultural importance of Ringo Starr's former home in Madryn Street.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, February 6, 2015
Video: Skechers previews Ringo Starr ad campaign

Ringo Starr is taking on a new role as a spokesman for Skechers Relaxed Fit footwear this spring and the company released a behind-the-scenes video with Ringo talking about the new campaign, his upcoming tour and his new album to Beatles Examiner on Feb. 5. The video also includes him showing his skills on the drums.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Ex-producer Mark Hudson still piles praise on Ringo Starr

After collaborating over the years with the likes of Gregg Bissonette and Phil Collins, Grammy-winning Beatles nut Mark Hudson knows drummers, and says Ringo Starr bests them all. "I've worked with every great drummer on the planet," Hudson says, "Ringo Starr is the greatest rock drummer that I've ever heard."

Source: Something Else Reviews
Friday, January 30, 2015
Ringo Starr pays tribute to Rory Storm on new album

Ringo Starr has a song about his first band Rory and the Hurricanes on his next album Postcards From Paradise. Ringo Starr was the drummer in Rory Storm and the Hurricanes from 1960 to 1962 before replacing Pete Best in The Beatles on August 14, 1962. The Hurricanes were one of Liverpool's most popular bands in 1960.

Related Articles  Source: Music News, UK
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Ringo Starr releases date of next solo album Postcards From Paradise

About a month before his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ringo Starr will release his 18th solo album, Postcards From Paradise, containing 11 original songs. Among them are "Island in the Sun," the first he has written with his All-Starr Band, and songs featuring appearances by a number of his famous friends.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Ringo tweets funny Abbey Road parody for snow-bound fans

Even Ringo Starr got into the act making jokes about the blizzard-that-wasn't here on the East Coast. Ringo posted a photo of the legendary Abbey Road album as if the Beatles had to record it in New York during a blizzard, with the tweet, "I love this photo peace and love be safe in New York and the East Coast."

Source: New Jersey 101.5
Friday, January 16, 2015
Local residents unhappy as politician steps in to save Beatles heritage

Plans to transform Liverpool's Welsh Streets area have been blocked by UK government official Eric Pickles. A proposal to knock down 271 terraced houses in Toxteth was recommended after a public inquiry, but the communities secretary said the plans were "short sighted" because the site includes Ringo Starr's birthplace.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Harry Nilsson played key role on Liverpool 8, 14 years after his death

A sometime musical collaborator/drinking companion of John Lennon and Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson had this crazy knack for musical alchemy. "Harry's Song" lifted Liverpool 8 all by itself. Dedicated to the mad genius who died almost exactly 14 years earlier, the track finds Ringo loosening up in the tradition of his old friend.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Monday, January 12, 2015
Five years ago today, Ringo's Y Not features dark duet with Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr's Y Not, released on January 12, 2010, found its centerpoint with "Walk With You," a duet with former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney. The track features a darkly mature chorus unlike any he's put out, Paul's vocal works in counterpoint, taking the high road, while Ringo intertwines beside and underneath.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Monday, December 29, 2014
Ringo Starr reveals new album and tour dates in 2015

Ringo Starr has announced he will release a new album and hit the road again next year. He said the LP has been recorded and mixed, and will see release via Universal Records. And during a recent interview, Starr hinted at the upcoming tour, saying he and his band had a number of North American dates scheduled.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Joe Cocker: The Beatles connections

Joe Cocker first came to fame in the UK in 1968 with his cover of With A Little Help From My Friends, and his performance of that song at Woodstock the following summer rocketed him to world fame. The Beatles were not always thrilled by some of the covers of their songs, but that was not the case with Joe.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Friday, December 26, 2014
Video: Jimmy Fallon gets One Direction mixed up with The Beatles

One Direction have often been compared to The Beatles due to their fervent fanbase and global success, but Jimmy Fallon appears to think they sound like the fab four as well, judging by the accent he adopted when he met them. He tried to imitate a British accent, but admitted that he thought he sounded like Ringo Starr.

Source: MTV UK
Pink Floyd's Nick Mason doesn't count Ringo Starr as a hero

In talking about his influences, Nick Mason is quick to praise Ringo Starr for his impact with the Beatles. But Starr doesn't make the list. In an interview, Mason said, "I think Ringo's a great drummer, and he's perfect for the Beatles, but I didn't want to be one of the Beatles. I wanted to be something a bit wilder."

Source: Something Else Reviews
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Video: Ringo's holiday wishes for his fans

On his official website, Ringo Starr has posted his December Video Update and Holiday Wishes video. In it, Ringo says talks about finishing a new record which will be out next year, thanks fans for supporting him out on his tour and hints there are more tour dates coming, and wishes his fans Merry Christmas.

Source: RingoStarr.com
Monday, December 22, 2014
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr pay tribute to Joe Cocker

Paul McCartney has led tributes to rock and blues singer Joe Cocker, who has died at the age of 70. He was perhaps best known for his cover of With A Little Help From My Friends, which reached number one in the UK in 1968. Paul said, "It's really sad to hear about Joe's passing." Ringo said, "Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker."

Related Articles  Source: Belfast Telegraph
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Ringo Starr to receive special Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honor

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced next year's inductees, and Ringo Starr will be given the Award For Musical Excellence. Starr was inducted as part of The Beatles in 1988, though his three other bandmates have since entered the Hall of Fame as solo artists. "This means recognition to me," he said.

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Ringo Starr puts Colorado ranch up for sale

Ringo Starr's Colorado ranch, nicknamed Shoot N' Star Ranch, is now for sale. Listed for $3.85 million, the 15.8-acre property is located along the banks of the Roaring Fork River about 25 minutes north of Aspen. Starr and his wife Barbara Bach have retreated here since 1991, when they bought the place for $1.164 million.

Source: Today
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
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

Todd Rundgren
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.

Related Articles  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

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