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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.

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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.

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
Friday, January 20, 2017
The Beatles rock Madison Square Garden thanks to Australian drummer

At a recent half-time show for the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, drummer Kye Smith played his Beatles drum chronology, which showcased the Fab Four's entire career by playing a short excerpt of every one of Ringo's drum tracks. His 5 Minute Beatles Drum Chronology can be viewed on YouTube.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Ringo Starr's peace song to be available as free download

"Now the Time Has Come," a song featuring Ringo Starr that debuted last September for the annual International Day of Peace, will be available as a free download for the first time tomorrow. Peace Day is observed around the world each year on Sept. 21. Ringo has celebrated "peace and love" annually since 2008 on his July 7 birthday.

Source: Billboard
Monday, January 2, 2017
Ringo Starr is an Alabama fan, apparently

How Liverpudlian Ringo Starr became a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide is unknown, but he obviously likes them enough to take time out of his New Year's Eve to tweet, "Roll Tide peace and love" with a picture of himself wearing an Alabama Crimson Tide t-shirt, as Alabama advanced to the College Football Playoff final.

Source: CBS Sports
Monday, December 12, 2016
Ringo Starr presents MoPOP Founders Award to Joe Walsh

As snow swirled in Seattle, rocker Joe Walsh was feted by the likes of Ringo Starr, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, guitar marvel Kenny Wayne Shepherd and rocker and producer Todd Rundgren as he received The Founders Award at the Museum of POP Culture. The award was presented to him by Starr.

Source: Seattle Times
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

Guitarist Greg Lake of the band Emerson, Lake and Palmer has died. Lake was a founding member of King Crimson before he met Keith Emerson and eventually drummer Carl Palmer to form Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Gregg also toured with Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band. His death was announced on his website.

Source: WSB TV
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
UK pirate radio DJ legend pens autobiography

The autobiography of DJ Tony Prince will be released tomorrow. It tells Prince's story from both sides of the Iron Curtain, as a DJ on Radio Caroline followed by his involvement at Radio Luxembourg after the Russian invasion. In the book he tells of his meeting Elvis Presley and singing with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Source: Oldham Chronicle, UK
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Concert Review: Ringo Starr in Thousand Oaks

Everyone should see a Beatle once in their life. On Nov. 11 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Fred Kavli Theatre, the group thrilled an enthusiastic capacity crowd of aging baby boomers and younger fans eager to see a Beatle in the flesh. At 76, Starr is far more spry and youthful-looking than his much younger band mates.

Source: The Acorn, Agoura Hills, CA
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Ringo Starr donates pair of glasses to charity event

Ringo Starr has announced on his official website that he has donated a pair of his glasses to Sight Savers #SpecsAppeal to help people with blindness and disability. Bidding starts on eBay this Friday and runs for 10 days. Other celebs who have donated glasses include Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry, Kate Moss, will.i.am and Meryl Streep.

Source: RingoStarr.com
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Pictures show work finally underway on Liverpool's Welsh Streets Warning: Page opens with sound

Images in the Liverpool Echo show how the refurbishment of the Welsh Streets is taking shape as work finally gets underway on the site. The work comes after a decision by former communities secretary Eric Pickles to reject council bosses' previous plans to demolish the properties, which include the childhood home of Ringo Starr.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, November 18, 2016
DVD Bonus Clip: Paul and Ringo recall standing up to George Martin

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recall a pivotal moment in Beatles history when the group insisted upon writing and recording their own songs instead of the song "How Do You Do It" that George Martin suggested, in a bonus clip from the deluxe edition of Ron Howard's documentary, Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.

More: Video  Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Video: Ringo Starr on his first Ludwig drum kit

Ringo Starr is synonymous with the drum brand Ludwig, and hearing him recount his first Ludwig is equal parts heartwarming and funny. Starr told the story to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the video now streaming on the internet, and talks about how as a young kid from Liverpool, he loved anything American.

Source: KKLZ FM, Las Vegas
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Review: Ringo Starr does his legacy proud in Arizona

At the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on Tuesday, the Ringo charm that made him stand out from the other Beatles even in the early '60s was in full effect. He clearly hung onto the spotlight for more songs on the rotating stage than he ever could have managed in the course of an actual Beatles performance.

Source: The Arizona Republic
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Bay City Rollers on their encounters with The Beatles Warning: Page opens with sound

In a new interview, Woody of The Bay City Rollers said, "One time in Los Angeles we were driving into the Beverly Hills Hotel the wrong way. "He [Ringo Starr] just looked and shook his head and said, 'Those Roller boys' before making a face. He knew what we were going through. He was a bit older and had been through all that."

Source: The Express, UK
Friday, November 11, 2016
Ringo Starr entertains the idea of a run on Las Vegas Strip

Ringo Starr has talked of the rock show he could host on the Strip. He says he has the title at the ready, and he already lives in the neighborhood. But such a show would need a band, and an extended gig for the All-Starrs would be a problem, because of the logistics of getting all the All-Starrs to be available at the same time.

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Hear Zak Starkey team up with Eddie Vedder for a Bob Marley cover

Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr, is an accomplished musician in his own right, he's played for the Who, Oasis and Johnny Marr. Now he and Sssh Liguz set to drop a star-studded version of the Bob Marley classic "Get Up Stand Up" featuring members of the Sex Pistols, Marilyn Manson, Amy Winehouse's band and more.

Source: Exclaim, Canada
Monday, November 7, 2016
10 reasons Ringo Starr was the most important Beatle

If you want to learn how much someone doesn't know about music, ask them about the importance of Ringo Starr to the Beatles. If they cast Ringo as the bit player in the Beatles, you know they're missing the big picture and only assessing the vocal and songwriting prowess of the other three against Don't Pass Me By and Octopus's Garden.

Source: Phoenix New Times
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono join stars in refugee aid video

Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Brian Wilson, Sting, Iggy Pop and more than 175 other rock legends have united to declare "We Are Not Afraid" in a video promoting the titular global campaign, to raise funds for the refugee crisis and victims of religious and political violence.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Blindman: The story behind a drunk Beatle's Spaghetti Western

After the Beatles, Ringo Starr acted in Candy, The Magic Christian, and with Frank Zappa in 200 Motels, but he yearned to expand his range beyond comedic parts. Which is how, four months later, he found himself playing a cowboy in Blindman, a Spaghetti Western directed by Ferdinando Baldi, which will be released on DVD on Friday.

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band to perform in Korea

Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band will play in Seoul as part of his world tour on Saturday at Korea's largest concert venue, Jamsil Stadium in southeastern Seoul. It is Ringo's first event ever in the country in his 54-year career. Starr is the second Beatle to come to Korea, after Paul McCartney played there last year.

Source: The Korea Times
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Former Cavern Club cleaner rescues Ringo Starr painting worth £5,000

A former Cavern Club cleaner from Southport, England, rescued a painting of Ringo Starr worth an estimated £5,000 (about $6,000) when the club closed down in 1973. The portrait of Ringo, which hung on the wall of the Cavern Club before its closure was hidden away in a drawer at Hal's home in Ainsdale for more than three decades.

Source: Southport Visiter, UK
Monday, October 24, 2016
Ringo Starr rocks Segerstrom Center in California's Orange County

At Segerstrom Center last Thursday, Ringo Starr treated the crowd of thousands, mostly boomers, as if personal friends visiting him at an intimate nightclub, pointing at various individuals and speaking directly to them. For their first number, the rollicking "Matchbox," Ringo and company were positively on fire.

Source: The OC Register
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Photos: An All-Starr evening with Ringo Starr in Portland

On the third night of its latest tour, Ringo Starr, in his signature tinted glasses and punk-black pants, told the crowd, "When I joined the Beatles, I wrote a lot of songs. None of them were recorded, until we got to this one." The band launched into Don't Pass Me By. Starr did his solo hits, too, such as Photograph and You're Sixteen.

Related Articles  Source: The Oregonian
12-year-old Beatles superfan meets second Beatle in as many weeks

You might remember Tatum Verbeck as the girl who wanted to hold Paul McCartney's hand during his concert in Sacramento two weeks ago. Now, for an article for American Girl Magazine, she interviewed Ringo Starr backstage while he was performing in Reno. The two exchanged autographs before the interview was over.

Related Articles  Source: KXTV, Sacramento
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Interview: Todd Rundgren on John Lennon and Ringo Starr

Since his start with garage rockers The Nazz in 1968, Todd Rundgren has worked with a dazzling array of bands, and achieved recognition with a series of critically acclaimed solo albums. He shares some of his moments from more than 40 years in music, which include some spiky exchanges with John Lennon, and experiences with a drunk and sober Ringo Starr.

Source: Team Rock
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Review: Ringo Starr brings his pals to Spokane for a lively, music-filled night

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band performed at the INB Performing Arts Center on Sunday. They packed 25 songs into a little more than two-hour set. There wasn't too much banter, but Starr cracked a joke or two. At one point, he asked all the women in the audience to cheer. "I just like to hear the screams," he said. "It's memories."

Source: The Spokesman-Review, Spokane
Monday, October 17, 2016
Todd Rundgren shares details about new All Starr Band Tour

Ringo Starr's All Starr Band launched a new fall tour of the West Coast and the Far East that kicked off Saturday in Snoqualmie, Washington. Todd Rundgren told ABC Radio the band's lineup remains the same as it has for the last few years, and the shows will feature pretty much the same set as the group's been playing recently.

Related Articles  Source: Rock 107, Scranton
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Q&A with a Beatle impersonator

Actor and drummer Axel Clarke is Ringo Starr in Beatles tribute band Abbey Road. About playing as Ringo, he says, "You kind of have to just forget everything...and embrace his unique style. It's hard to copy someone exactly. I have to constantly go back and listen to the recordings to make sure I'm doing things the way he does them."

Source: The Bulletin, OR
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Zak Starkey's SSHH release video for Dominos

Zak Starkey and his partner Sshh Liguz are premiering the video for their cover of The Big Pink's Dominos. The Who and former Oasis drummer, the son of Ringo Starr, and Liguz are working under the title of SSHH on the new project. The track features on SSHH's upcoming album of cover songs called Issues.

Source: Team Rock
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Who are Desert Trip's most likely surprise guest artists? Warning: Page opens with sound

Surprise guests highlight every Goldenvoice festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Paul McCartney made a surprise DJ appearance with EDM artist Afrojack at Coachella in 2011. Who might drop in at Desert Trip? Will Stephen Stills sit in with his longtime friend Neil Young? Will Ringo Starr pop in to play drums with his fellow Beatle?

Related Articles  Source: The Desert Sun

Blindman with Ringo Starr set for DVD release November 4

On November 4, ABKCO Films will release a newly restored version of Blindman, the 1971 cult Spaghetti Western starring Ringo Starr. Ringo Starr, having just ignited his solo career the year before, amidst of the dissolution of the Beatles, was so imbued with his role in Blindman that he recorded "Back Off Boogaloo," describing the premise of the film.

Source: Rock 'n' Roll Truth
Friday, September 30, 2016
Ringo Starr concert in Spokane moves to another venue

The October 16 Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band concert in Spokane, originally scheduled at the Spokane Arena's Star Theatre, will now be at the INB Performing Arts Center. Tickets must be exchanged in advance by phone no later than Wednesday to arrange for new seats, or comparable seats will be assigned.

Source: The Spokesman-Review, Spokane

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