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Latest news as of Thursday, January 29, 2015

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
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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.

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.

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

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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
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, December 20, 2013
Ringo talks about the Beatles and the Beeb in Beatlefan magazine

The new Beatlefan magazine includes an interview with Ringo Starr about his new "Photograph" book and the "Live at the BBC Vol. 2" album. "Those sessions were really immediate; there were no real overdubs of any sort. They'd tell us, 'We'd like you to be on this show and we'd like you to do 10 songs,' and we'd just say 'OK.'"

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Video: Ringo Starr launches book in Hollywood

The unveiling of Ringo Starr's "Photograph," a book of Ringo's photo collection from the years when he was with the Beatles, was held in Hollywood yesterday, with Ringo Starr in attendance and a number of interesting guest speakers, including Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters and Steve Gorman, drummer with the Counting Crows.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Ringo announces 13th All Starr Band tour for 2012

Today Ringo Starr announced his 13th All Starr Band, which will launch June 14 from Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario and conclude in July at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California. New to the All Starrs are Steve Lukather and Gregg Rolie who will join All Starr alumni Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera, and Gregg Bissonette.

Source: Beatles News
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Beatles reunite at the Radio City Music Hall

The concert started at 7:40. Ringo was introduced shortly before 10pm. At about 10:30, Paul took the stage. Then the fun REALLY started. Paul introduced "Billy Shears" to the crowd and Ringo led the band through "With A Little Help From My Friends". With Ringo on lead vocal, and Paul providing the "response" portion. It was truly magical.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tickets go on sale Monday for Paul and Ringo at Radio City

Paul McCartney and special guests including Ringo Starr will perform at the David Lynch Foundation's benefit concert, "Change Begins Within," at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Saturday, April 4th, 7:30 p.m. David Lynch and other surprise guests will fill out the star-studded slate as presenters.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Brazilian Beatles fan wins Ringo photo contest

On July 3, Ricardo Martinelli de Medeiros flew all the way to Hollywood, Florida from Brazil to see Ringo Starr perform live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel. When Ringo posted an announcement about the concert photo contest on his official website last year, Ricardo says, "I thought, Let's try, why not?"

Source: Beatles News
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ringo announces All Starr Tour 2008 Photo Contest

Have you been coveting your picture of Ringo and his All-Star Starr band captured from the recent All-Star tour? Ringo wants YOU, his loyal fans, to submit photos taken from his 2008 All-Star tour. Ringo will hand pick his favorite photo to be featured on his official website, Ringostarr.com.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Peace and Love with Ringo on July 7

Ringo is asking for a little help from his friends! On Monday, July 7, Ringo would like everyone, at Noon local time wherever they are in the world, to join him in making the peace sign and saying, singing, shouting, whispering or quietly thinking one simply beautiful and universal message: "Peace & Love."

Source: Beatles News

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