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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Ringo Starr hiking in Colorado high country

Ringo Starr has been hiking in Colorado and Tweeting his approval of the Centennial State this week. "Another great day hiking in Colorado peace and love," Starr, dressed in black pants with white trim, a black T-shirt and a black baseball cap, worn backward, said in a Twitter post on Wednesday.

Source: The Denver Post
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Ringo Starr on his emoji-filled twitter and why Beatles eternally relevant

Ringo Starr may get old, but as far as he's concerned, being Ringo never does. "I love joy," he says. "I love the light. I'm still doing what was my dream at 13, and that's playing. I think that helps. I promise you this, though -- I'm not this happy-go-lucky every day. But overall, my general demeanor is peace and love and joy."

Source: Billboard
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Gregg Rolie plans to finish new solo album by the end of the year

During the past couple of years, Gregg Rolie reunited with his old Santana band mates to record a new album, toured with Ringo Starr's All Starr Band and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey. Now the veteran singer/keyboardist says he's taking some time to focus on a new solo project.

Source: WFJA 105.5 FM
Monday, July 10, 2017
Video: Ringo Starr hopes Theresa May brings peace and love with Brexit

Ringo Starr hopes Theresa May can help bring peace and love to the UK by delivering Brexit. Starr spoke on his 77th birthday on Friday in Hollywood. When asked whether the Conservative leader or Labour's Jeremy Corbyn was more likely to bring peace and love, he said he hopes it is the sitting Prime Minister.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
More Details: Ringo Starr's new album Give More Love

Ringo celebrated his birthday July 7 at Capitol Records with a special salute to "Peace & Love" with family, friends and fans. The same day, Ringo also revealed details of his 19th solo album, Give More Love, which will be released by UMe on digital and CD formats on September 15, 2017, with vinyl to follow on September 22, 2017.

Related Articles  Source: RingoStarr.com
Friday, July 7, 2017
Ringo Starr announces new album, confirms tracks with Paul McCartney

Today, on his 77th birthday, Ringo Starr shared details of Give More Love. The album, being released on September 15, includes 10 new tracks and four bonus tracks of some of Ringo's biggest solo hits. Guests on the album include Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Peter Frampton, Dave Stewart, and former bandmate Paul McCartney.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Video: How to make your kit sound like Ringo's

For decades, admirers have been practicing swampy left–handed lead fills and windshield wiper hi–hat sweeps to nail Ringo Starr's unique feel on their vintage Ludwig kits in Oyster Black Pearl, his color of choice. Here are some very basic tips you can use to emulate the signature tones found on early and later Beatles recordings.

Source: Reverb
Video: Ringo Starr talking about his first drum kit

Ringo Starr is synonymous with the drum brand Ludwig. In fact, a Ludwig kit he used on a number of early Beatles' records sold at auction for a staggering $2.2 million! And Starr's love for the brand is evident in an interview for the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the video of which is now available online.

Source: WROR, Boston
Ringo Starr's beat can't be beat

Richard Starkey was finally inducted into the Hall on April 18, 2015, as a solo artist, the last of the Beatles to be so honored. There remains a stubborn contention that he was the luckiest guy in the world, an average drummer who happened to have joined up with three genius musical talents. But there are many who know better.

Source: Best Classic Bands
10 sayings by Ringo Starr on his 77th birthday Warning: Page opens with sound

Ringo remains one of the most famous and influential drummers in the world, and over the years he's had some interesting things to say, including, "I am a big Beatles fan," "Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day," and, "America: It's like Britain, only with buttons."

Source: International Business Times
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Ringo's annual worldwide peace and love birthday celebration tomorrow

Ringo Starr invites everyone around the world to join him for his Annual Worldwide Peace and Love Birthday Celebration tomorrow, July 7. He said, "I can't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday...Thanks to everyone supporting it." He'll also be celebrating with a few close friends outside Capitol Records in Hollywood.

Source: RingoStarr.com
Pro-golfer jokes about his Ringo status on the tour

Pro-golfer Rory McIlroy joked he was now like Beatles drummer Ringo Starr having fallen to No 4 in the world rankings. The defending champion had dropped to third in the world after missing the cut at the US Open last month. He then fell a further place at the Travelers Championship. "I am back to Ringo," McIlroy said smiling.

Source: SuperSport
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Ringo Starr is teaching triplet grandchildren to rock

Ringo Starr has been giving his triplet grandchildren music lessons. Lee Starkey, Ringo's daughter by his first wife Maureen, says her seven-year-old triplets Jakamo, Ruby and Smokey have become keen musicians after lessons from her dad. "They're all taking after dad in the music department," Lee tells Britain's Daily Mail.

Source: TV3, Ireland
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Sirius XM contest to give away VIP tickets for Ringo Birthday celebration

Ringo Starr will celebrate his birthday on July 7 in Hollywood, inviting family, friends and the public to come together in a moment of "Peace & Love" at Noon. Thanks to Sirius XM, one Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for two to L.A. and two VIP passes to Ringo Starr's Peace & Love Birthday Celebration at the Capitol Records Tower.

Related Articles  Source: Sirius XM
Monday, June 26, 2017
Ringo Starr reveals friends joining him for annual birthday celebration

Ringo Starr celebrates his 77th birthday on July 7. Among those joining Ringo at this year's event will be Joe Walsh, David Lynch, Edgar Winter, Eric Burdon, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren and current All Starr Band members Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette. Fans everywhere are invited to post #PeaceandLove at Noon their local time.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Video: Here's how the Welsh Streets could look Warning: Page opens with sound

Liverpool's famous Welsh Streets, which includes Ringo Starr's birthplace, was slated for demolition. Heritage campaigners fought to preserve the homes, eventually the Government rejected the demolition plans. A new masterplan now calls for the area to be rebuilt including 294 new homes, a mix of refurbishment and new build.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, June 15, 2017
She helps Ringo Starr find the perfect cymbal

Imagine helping Ringo Starr choose cymbals for his drum kit. The cymbal expert is Sarah Hagan of the legendary Zildjian cymbal manufacturer, one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the US. A drummer herself, Hagan is director of artist relations for Zildjian, and works with 2,500 artists worldwide.

Source: The Boston Globe
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Studio where Ringo recorded is sold and ceases operation

Grandmaster Recorders, the storied Hollywood music studio that played host to many recording artists including Ringo Starr, has sold for $6.1 million to an investor, and ceased operation as a recording studio. The buyer of the two-story 1920-era building, formerly a silent movie theater, plans to turn it into restaurants or a bar.

Source: Curbed Los Angeles
Monday, May 8, 2017
Update: Ringo Starr recording new album

We know Ringo is back in the studio because he's tweeted out a pic with yet another guest musician. This time it's fellow percussionist Sheila E. We previously had learned that Paul McCartney would also be guesting on the forthcoming album. The album, when released, will be Starr's first since 2015's Postcard from Paradise.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Paul McCartney is the richest musician in the U.K.

According to the new edition of The Sunday Times Rich List, to be published this Sunday, Paul McCartney, with his wife Nancy Shevell, is the richest musician in the U.K., largely thanks to his continued live performances and online sales. Olivia and Dhani Harrison come in on the list at number 7, and Ringo Starr tied at number 8.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Magical Mystery Drum: The quest for Ringo's Ed Sullivan snare

Gary Astridge, The Beatles' drum archivist and gear curator, was finally able to solve a mystery that had been eating away at him since just about childhood: What's the full story behind Ringo's favorite snare? Any old antiques hunter would probably die empty–handed trying to find another snare that closely resembles Ringo's.

Source: Reverb
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Ringo Starr throws birthday brunch for charity

Ringo Starr is offering fans the chance of a lifetime, brunch with him on his 77th birthday. Fans can enter for their chance to win through a minimum $10 donation to the David Lynch Foundation through Omaze. The winner and a guest will be flown to Los Angeles on July 7 to join Ringo for brunch and birthday celebration at Capitol Records.

Official Page  Source: Radio.com
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Beatles biographer reveals Ringo tricked him into smoking cabbage leaves

Writer Hunter Davies has revealed he was once duped into smoking a joint that was made with cabbage leaves by Ringo Starr during the 18 months he spent with the group at the peak of their fame in the 1960s. He says, "I'd never taken any drugs my whole life..and puffed away for half-an-hour, but felt no different."

Source: The Scottish Sun
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Ringo thinks the Beatles are bigger than Justin

No one's bigger than The Beatles, not even Justin Bieber, according to Ringo Starr himself. The legendary drummer did dinner Tuesday night in Bel Air with ex-Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, who once played in Ringo's All-Starr Band. TMZ asked Ringo, if the Beatles and Bieber had both been around at the same time, who'd open for who?

Source: TMZ
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Dark Side of the Moon console will be used for recording again

The original recording console used on Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon which sold last week for over $2.4 million, will be used to record music again, according to its new owner. Used at Abbey Road Studios between 1971 and 1983, the console was also used to record by Paul McCartney & Wings, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.

Related Articles  Source: Exclaim!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Gregg Rolie to be 22nd musician inducted twice into Rock Hall of Fame

Legendary keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter Gregg Rolie will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York City on Friday. He was first inducted as a founding member of Santana, and now for this year's class, Journey, for whom he was the original lead singer. Gregg is currently touring with Ringo Starr's All Starr Band.

Source: Broadway World
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Report: Ringo thinks upcoming Sgt. Pepper reissue sounds great

A friend of Ringo Starr reports he has heard the updated Sgt. Pepper and thinks it sounds great. He said Ringo was impressed after hearing it in high-def because "it originally was recorded on a 4-track with a lot of overdubs, which buried the drums. Now, the drums have been lifted and come through as they should. He was pleased."

Related Articles  Source: WJBD FM, Salem, IL
Monday, April 3, 2017
Video Flashback: Ringo and Buck Owens play cowboys in Act Naturally

Throughout their recording history, Ringo Starr created or contributed to only a handful of original songs in the Beatles' catalog, and all of them had a distinct country flavor. But it was Starr's vibrant take on Act Naturally by Buck Owens that would become one of the Beatles' drummer's most enduring tunes in live performance.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Ringo Starr Barbara Bach jewelry to be auctioned this weekend

An Estate Jewelry Show and Sale taking place this Friday and Saturday in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, will include jewelry that once belonged to the Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and his actress wife, Barbara Bach. The jewelry was auctioned when the couple sold their home in England, with auction proceeds going to charity.

Source: Oak Ridge Today, TN
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Abbey Road console used by Pink Floyd sells for £1.4m

The Abbey Road Studios console which Pink Floyd used to record The Dark Side of the Moon has been sold for a record-breaking £1.4 million (about $1.8 million). The 1971 console was housed in Studio 2 where it was also used by a number of other world renowned artists including Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

Related Articles  Source: ITV News, UK
Monday, March 27, 2017
Ringo Starr announces 2017 US dates with All-Starr Band

Ringo Starr announced today new fall tour dates with his All Starr Band. The tour will begin at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. From there they head south with stops in Texas and Oklahoma and then east with stops in Florida, Georgia and Virginia, making their way north to New Jersey and New York, and more dates are to be added soon.

Full Concert Dates  Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Video Preview: Ringo's All Starr Band concert on AXS TV

A 2016 concert from Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will premiere on AXS TV this Sunday, March 26, at 10 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Pacific. Filmed at the Foellinger Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN, on June 21, 2016, the concert features the band performing hit after hit. You can now watch Ringo sing Photograph from the performance online.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Who's residency at Caesars in Vegas starts with six concerts

The Who, the British rock band that announced its first farewell tour in 1982, is back again, coming to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for a residency starting with six shows this summer. Joining original rockers Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are Simon Townshend, Pete's brother, on guitar and vocals, and Ringo's son Zak Starkey on drums.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Rent the flat George Harrison and Pattie Boyd shared with Ringo Starr

A Knightsbridge flat that was home to two of The Beatles is available to rent. Ringo Starr and George Harrison, along with Harrison's fiancée, Pattie Boyd, moved into Whaddon House, William Mews, in 1964 at the height of Beatlemania. Beatles manager Brian Epstein lived upstairs on the fifth floor.

Source: Homes & Property, UK
Friday, March 10, 2017
Concert cable TV channel to premiere Ringo Starr concert this month

AXS TV has announced the premiere of Ringo Starr and His 2016 All Starr Band on March 26. Featuring Todd Rundgren, Santana keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister bassist Richard Page, saxophonist Warren Ham, and drummer Gregg Bissonette, the concert was filmed in Fort Wayne, IN, last June.

Source: The Music Universe
Friday, March 3, 2017
Abbey Road recording console goes up for auction

A custom-made Abbey Road Studios console used to record Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon is going up for auction in New York later this month. Installed in Abbey Road's iconic Studio Two between 1971 and 1983, it was also used by other pop and rock greats such as Paul McCartney and Wings, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

Related Articles  Source: Audio Media International
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Inside George Harrison's newly expanded memoir

Olivia Harrison's ongoing mission to excavate, catalog and share the long musical history of her husband is never-ending, and now comes the expanded reissue of his 1980 book, I Me Mine, a casually intimate memoir. The book includes a handful of lyrics never recorded, including something from the early seventies called "Hey Ringo."

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, February 20, 2017
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr reunite to record together in studio

Former Beatles bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited in the studio this weekend to record new music together, the drummer revealed on social media. "Thanks for coming over and playing Great bass. I love you man peace and love," Starr wrote alongside a photo of him and McCartney in the studio.

Source: Rolling Stone
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Pics: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Tom Hanks spotted in Santa Monica

On Wednesday, former Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited for a night out with pals Tom Hanks and Joe Walsh, as well as their respective wives at the lavish Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica. They were joined by Joe Walsh and his wife, who is Ringo's wife Barbara Bach's sister.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, February 13, 2017
Tom Petty remembers meeting George Harrison and Ringo Starr

Last night, Tom Petty was given the MusiCares Person of the Year Award in Los Angeles. During his speech, he told a story about the night he met George Harrison and Ringo Starr, working with Leon Russell in 1974. "The first session, in comes George Harrison and Ringo. They didn't need any words, those cats were so cool, you know."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Not the Best idea

Sometimes it's not a good thing to get sick and miss work. Ringo Starr appeared with The Beatles at Liverpool's Cavern Club 55 years ago this month, when their regular drummer, Pete Best, was taken ill. The Beatles, especially Paul McCartney, liked Ringo's playing and asked Ringo six months later to replace Pete on drums.

Source: Business Lessons From Rock
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Is Ringo recording a new album with Peter Frampton?

Ringo Starr posted this on Twitter on Monday: "Back in the studio with the great Peter Frampton thanks for the great day Pete Peace and love," along with a picture of Ringo and Frampton together. Ringo told Billboard last June that he was recording a new studio album for 2017, but there was no mention at the time of Peter Frampton.

Source: Beatles News Blog

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