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Monday, April 20, 2015
Yoko Ono call Ringo Starr the most influential Beatle

Yoko Ono paid a surprising tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's latest inductee Ringo Starr last night. "No one is probably going to believe it but he was the most influential Beatle," Yoko said to Rolling Stone. "For some reason John got it, then George got it, then Paul got it. So why didn't they think about Ringo?"

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
My name is Ringo and I play drums: Ringo's accepts Rock Hall award

Ringo Starr was applauded by a stellar array of friends, colleagues and admirers Saturday night when he took the stage at Cleveland's Public Hall to accept the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Award for Musical Excellence from his former bandmate Paul McCartney. His entire acceptance speech is now on the internet.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Ringo nailed it: Paul McCartney inducts Starr into Rock Hall of Fame

When it came to handing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Award for Musical Excellence out to Ringo Starr, there was certainly no one more appropriate for the task than Paul McCartney. He bestowed ample praise upon his old mate, along with the award. You can now read his entire speech on the internet.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
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Friday, April 17, 2015
Beatles piano sells for almost $100,000 at auction

The East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build Program raised $98,888 on Friday by auctioning off a hand painted piano signed by Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Originally purchased for $100, it was restored, custom painted with a Beatles theme, and then trucked around to their gigs for the Beatles autographs.

Source: Nola Defender
5 Starr classics: Ringo's essential albums

John, Paul, George, Ringo. You'll usually find poor Richard Starkey's name at the bottom of the list. Even the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame chose to honor him last. But, perhaps the best argument for reconsidering Ringo's place the rankings are his own post-Beatles albums, the most underrated of any of the Fab Four's solo works.

Source: WXRT FM, Chicago
Being Ringo: A Beatle's All-Starr life

After five decades, the happy-go-lucky sidekick in the greatest band of all time is finally getting his moment in the sun when he's inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. "Paul said he's going to do the Hall of Fame speech," says Ringo. "I really think I'm doing it just to give Paul a night out. He likes to keep busy."

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Video: Ringo's new shoes

As reported here earlier. Ringo Starr is now the face of Skechers Relaxed Fit footwear. Ringo said, "I love to be relaxed. I don't know why people think because you're a well-known pop star that we relax differently. We don't." The first look at Ringo's new commercial for Skechers is now available streaming on the internet.

Source: Artist Direct
Monday, April 13, 2015
Ringo Starr didn't get over Beatles breakup for 20 years

Ringo Starr admitted in a new interview that he didn't get over the 1970 breakup of The Beatles for two decades, where he turned to alcohol in an attempt to make the pain of the breakup go away. "I was mad for 20 years," Ringo said, presumably meaning he went crazy. "I had breaks in between of not being."

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Ringo Starr steps to the front as the last Beatle enshrined in Rock Hall

Ringo Starr is entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo act on April 18. With a few notable exceptions, drummers usually are not that great as frontmen. "I was offered a job to be a bass player with Gerry and the Pacemakers,'' Starr said. "Standing in front? That sounds pretty cool. The only drawback is, I never played bass.''

Related Articles  Source: Cleveland.com
Ringo's drums, clothes to be displayed in Rock Hall of Fame exhibit

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced it will display memorabilia from each of its new inductees in an exhibit that will include a set of Ringo Starr's drums, used during the years from 1964 to 1968. Also on view will be the shirt Ringo wore on the cover of his Goodnight Vienna album that was released in 1974.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Video: Beatles' 1988 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

The Beatles were inducted as a band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono accepted the honor. Mick Jagger inducted the band, Ringo then came to the mike to deliver a few jokes. George and Ringo later hit the stage with an all-star lineup to perform I Saw Her Standing There.

Source: Cleveland.com
Friday, April 3, 2015
Ringo says he still misses his Beatles brothers

Former Beatle Ringo Starr says he still misses his "brothers" in the band. He said, "We proved everybody wrong that music is more important than a name. We made some great music and I am really proud of it to this day. I was in a band suddenly with three brothers. Yeah, I do miss the others, you can't not miss your brothers."

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Ringo Starr cancels Saskatchewan concert

Ringo Starr was scheduled to perform with his All-Starr Band in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, at the Brandt Centre on Oct. 14. However, venue officials announced today that the concert has been cancelled due to "scheduling conflicts". Ringo's shows in Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary are still on.

Source: CBC, Canada
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Video: How Ringo originally wrote new album on drums alone

Ringo Starr produced and recorded his new album, Postcards From Paradise, at his home studio in Los Angeles. In a new video interview, Starr discusses writing and recording the album, revealing he originally wrote all the album's tracks only by playing the drums before inviting other musicians to record their various parts.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
How signed piano made its Beatles connections

On Thursday, a piano signed by both surviving Beatles goes up for auction online, to raise money for veterans and their families. But without a little help from some friends in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the piano might not have survived the long and winding road between Ringo Starr's and Paul McCartney's separate tour stops.

Source: Tuscaloosa News, AL
Audio: New song from Todd Rundgren's next album

It's prolific year for Todd Rundgren. Already part of Ringo Starr's latest All-Starr Band, with playing and writing credits on the new Postcards From Paradise album, Rundgren will be releasing his 25th solo studio album, Global, on April 7, and will be touring to support it. A new song from that album, Rise, can now be heard online.

Source: Billboard
Friday, March 27, 2015
Audio: Bamboula is newest track released from Ringo's Postcards

Today, Ringo Starr premiered Bamboula, a standout track from his new album Postcards From Paradise on the Mojo website. It's an extrovert package, with accordion, Rhodes and brass conjuring a Pan-American street party vibe, and an exotic groove concocted in consort with arranger lyricist Van Dyke Parks.

Related Articles  Source: Mojo Magazine
Ringo Starr begins his Sentimental Journey 45 years ago today

After wild experiments with keyboards and soundscapes from George Harrison and John Lennon, Ringo Starr followed with his debut post-Beatles album that explored the pre-rock standards of his parents' generation. "I wondered, What shall I do with my life now that it's over?" Starr mused in Sentimental Journey's original liner notes.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Audio: Ringo Starr gets lovestruck in next song released from Postcards

Ringo Starr's 18th studio album "Postcards From Paradise" is out next week and features 11 new originals, including "Touch and Go," premiering on the web today. Starr wrote the song with his longtime collaborator Gary Burr. The song is an upbeat, three-and-a-half minute organ-driven number, where Starr sings about the fluttery feelings of new love.

Related Articles  Source: Wall Street Journal
Odds are 500-1 that next royal baby will be named Ringo

As Duchess Kate Middleton approaches her delivery date for the second royal baby, bettors are furiously placing wagers on what they will name the newest member of the British Royal Family. And if your guess is "Ringo," well, you could win a lot of money, if you're right, as British bookies are giving 500-1 odds that would happen.

Source: The Inquisitr
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio: Ringo Starr debuts new song from Postcards album

Today, Billboard exclusively premiered a track from Ringo Starr's 18th solo album, Postcards From Paradise, which hits on March 31. This new song pays tribute to the Memphis sound. "Postcards From Paradise is me doing what I do. It's part of my being. I play. We make records. We do the best we can," Starr told Billboard.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Monday, March 23, 2015
Ringo Starr's Photograph book to receive a full release

In 2013, Ringo Starr put out a limited edition book combining photos from his archives along with writings about his life. It was originally conceived as a limited edition book of only 2,500 copies. Now, Ringo Starr has announced announced the "Open Edition," an affordable printing of his book to be released this September.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Paul McCartney to induct Ringo Star into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It was announced today that Paul McCartney has agreed to induct his Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr, who's entering the Hall this year as a solo artist, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on April 18 in Cleveland. Presenters also announced today also include Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith.

Related Articles  Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Ringo Starr announces fall North American tour with All Starr Band

After wrapping up a series of U.S. tour dates this past Sunday in Las Vegas, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band now have announced a new North American leg that's scheduled for the fall. The trek will get under way with an October 1 concert in San Francisco and is mapped out through an October 31 show in Brooklyn, NY.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Monday, March 16, 2015
Ringo Starr among lineup for 2015 Sonoma Music Festival

Headliners for the 2015 Sonoma Music Festival in Sonoma, CA, in October have been announced, including Chicago and America on October 2, Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band, Pablo Cruise, and the Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald, Gregg Allman, the Edgar Winter Band and Tommy Castro on October 4.

Source: The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA
Friday, March 13, 2015
Ringo cancels second concert date due to illness

After announcing the postponing of Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band at the Masonic theater in San Francisco tonight, it has now also been released that the concert Thursday at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez has also been postponed due to an unspecified illness. No new date has yet been released for the Santa Ynez show.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Ringo Starr postpones tonight's show in San Francisco

Ringo Starr has postponed his San Francisco show tonight due to illness. Ringo and His All Star Band are now set to perform on Oct. 1 at The Masonic in San Francisco. Tickets for the old date (March 13) will be honored at the rescheduled show. Also, refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Source: Contra Costa Times
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Review: Ringo Starr's Right Side of the Road from new album

Ringo Starr's aw-shucks persona, all peace-and-love, peace-and-love, often obscures his very real talents as a drummer. Then you hear a song like "Right Side of the Road," co-written with old All-Starr Band-mate Richard Marx and advancing Ringo Starr's forthcoming album Postcards from Paradise.

Related Articles  Source: Something Else Reviews
Audio: Three songs from Ringo's Postcards From Paradise

Ringo Starr is preparing to release his new studio album, Postcards from Paradise, on March 31. This week, three songs from the album surfaced online. After releasing the first track, the title track Postcards from Paradise, last week, now online are the new tracks Right Side of the Road and Not Looking Back.

Related Articles  Source: Rock Cellar Magazine
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Ringo Starr rocks the Yucatan

Last Sunday, Ringo Starr appeared at the Coliseo Yucatan and the audience went absolutely crazy. "Gracias amigos" were his first words in Spanish after taking his place behind the drums, when he played Yellow Submarine some of the attendees showed yellow balloons while chanting, clapping and raising their hands in the air.

Source: The Yucatan Times
Monday, March 9, 2015
Exclusive Preview: Ringo's Postcards From Paradise album

Ringo Starr's "Postcards From Paradise," due for release March 31, is a very pleasant and enjoyable fellow traveler with his two previous efforts, consisting largely of midtempo rockers that lyrically offer 12-step-worthy tidbits of Ringo's upbeat philosophy on life, and features some top-notch playing by Ringo and his friends.

Related Articles  Source: Beatlefan Blog
Friday, March 6, 2015
Review: Ringo's charming Postcards From Paradise

A winning combination of whimsy and memory, "Postcards From Paradise," a charming moment of reverie from Ringo Starr's forthcoming 18th solo album, weaves familiar titles and lines from Beatles songs into every verse, some of them perfectly placed, others impishly offbeat, all behind a lithe, endlessly approachable groove.

Related Articles  Source: Something Else Reviews
Ringo Starr pays loving tribute to filmmaker Albert Maysles

Ringo Starr has issued a statement reacting to the death of Albert Maysles. In his statement Ringo said, "Albert Maysles was a beautiful human being. The many times I hung out with him it was always a pleasure. He was a pioneer of his time, even for a short man. He will be missed. God bless him. Peace & Love, Ringo"

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Video: Ringo Starr debuts first song from new album

Ringo Starr will release his 18th studio release, Postcards From Paradise, on March 31. The album contains 11 original tracks, and is the first to include a song written and recorded by Ringo Starr and his current All Starr Band. The video for the very "Beatley" title track is now available online exclusively on the Yahoo! Music site.

Related Articles  Source: Yahoo! Music
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.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM 105.5
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

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