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Friday, September 15, 2017
New Ringo Starr album out now

Out today is Give More Love, the 19th solo album by Ringo Starr. The 10-track album features a wealth of guest co-writers and players, including Paul McCartney and brother-in-law Joe Walsh, as well as appearances by friends and All-Starr Band alumni such as Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter and others.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Ringo Starr supports Brexit, but don't tell Bob Geldof

The Beatles drummer appeared on BBC's Newsnight yesterday to encourage the powers that be to "get on with it". "The people voted," he said, but he explained, not all rockstars feel the same way as him, adding, "Don't tell Bob Geldof." Paul McCartney has stated he was against Brexit, neither voted as they were out of the country at the time.

Source: Gigwise
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Philadelphia art dealer brings Beatles artwork together at exhibit

Philadelphia art dealer Neal Glaser first worked with Ringo Starr, exhibiting his work around the country and at shows with his All-Starr Band. He also is the distributor of fine art lithographs signed by Paul McCartney, the proceeds of which go to charities. His latest exhibit brings together the art of Paul, Ringo and George Harrison.

Source: Connecticut Post
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Listen: Ringo releases single from his new album

Exclusive to, ahead of its worldwide release tomorrow, fans can listen today to "Standing Still," Ringo's newest single from "Give More Love", on the website. The single will be available worldwide beginning tomorrow. Give More Love here wil be available everywhere on September 15th.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Ringo Starr keeps pushing forward with new music

"I decided at the end of November last year that I'm taking 2017 off," says Ringo Starr in a new interview. "On the 12th of January, I said 'Yes' to the October tour, so that didn't last long," he said with a hearty laugh. "I only ever wanted to play, that was my aim from 13. I'm sitting here, at 77, still talking about it. And I'm still playing."

Source: Los Angeles Times
Friday, September 1, 2017
Ringo Starr shares his wish list for next reissues

On what's next for Beatles reissues, Ringo Starr says, "I'd like to do the White Album, I think Giles should redo that. I don't know why not. And Abbey Road. But I love the White Album [because] we were back being a band, even though emotionally it was a bit weird between us for a while, and I left the band and came back."

Source: Los Angeles Times
Monday, August 28, 2017
Ringo Starr's modified boots sell for £6,900

A pair of Beatle boots worn by Ringo Starr on stage in 1963 have sold for £6,900 (about $8,900) at auction in Liverpool. Unlike the leather boots worn by the rest of the Fab Four, the drummer had suede versions of the distinctive pointed-toe footwear with a lower heel. This was so he could use the pedals of his drum kit while performing.

Source: BBC News, UK
Newspaper's epic error had Ringo Starr playing for the Green Bay Packers

A Milwaukee newspaper made one of those blunders that made the correction more enduring than the original story. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel printed in a story on Friday on Jerry Kramer being nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame incorrectly and named Ringo Starr as a center for the Packers. They meant to say Jim Ringo.

Source: Wisconsin Patch
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Revamped homes in Welsh Streets snapped up in 24 hours Warning: Page opens with sound

Merseysiders have been rushing to rent homes in the Welsh Streets , with a first phase of 24 properties going in a day. Houses in the Welsh Streets were empty for more than a decade during a long row about whether they should be demolished. The controversy went global as one of the streets, Madryn Street, includes Ringo Starr's birthplace.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Ringo's black suede boots to go under the hammer

Ringo Starr's stage boots are among the items going under the hammer at the annual auction of Beatles memorabilia organised by The Beatles Shop in Liverpool. The size 7 black suede boots, used by Ringo on stage in 1963, are estimated to fetch between £4,000 and £5,000 (about $6,400), are worn but in good condition.

Source: ITV, UK

Listen: Ringo Starr shares country song from upcoming album

Ringo Starr's has shared a new song from his upcoming LP, the country-sounding track "So Wrong For So Long." The song was co-written with Dave Stewart, who performs the song with him. Starr says it was the first song written for the album when he and Dave Stewart had planned to make it a country LP. The new album is due out Sept. 15.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Ringo Starr talks new LP, future deluxe Beatles albums

In a new interview, Ringo Starr talks about working on his new upcoming LP, working with his friends including Paul McCartney, and his involvement with the remastering of Sgt. Pepper. Asked about releasing deluxe editions of the other Beatles albums, Ringo said, "I hope they do the White Album and Abbey Road."

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson pay tribute to Glen Campbell

Musicians and singers and many other stars paid tribute today to Glen Campbell, who died yesterday following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Ringo Starr called him "the real rhinestone cowboy." Brian Wilson tweeted, "I'm very broken up to hear about my friend Glen Campbell. An incredible musician and an even better person."

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Peter Asher
Peter Asher Q&A: Producing Linda Ronstadt and more

In this interview, legendary British-born producer and performer Peter Asher, Beatles pal and half of the duo Peter and Gordon, talks about the vital role he played in the creation of Linda Ronstadt's recordings and his management of the singer, as well as some of his other production clients, including working with Cher, Diana Ross and Ringo Starr.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Longtime Ringo Starr engineer talks new album

Bruce Sugar, Ringo Starr's longtime recording engineer, is very enthusiastic about Ringo's forthcoming album, Give More Love, which will be released Sept. 15. "We're real happy with it. Everyone who's heard it can't wait till it's put out there in the universe." Sugar also said the songs that McCartney played on were challenging.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Concert For Bangladesh: Looking back

On August 1, 1971, George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh took place at New York's Madison Square Garden. Not only was it Harrison's first major live appearance since the Beatles quit touring five years earlier, it would go down as one of the greatest evenings of classic rock in history, with appearances by Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton.

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Another magical mystery drum: Ringo's golden snare

On September 5, 1964, the Ludwig Drum Company presented Ringo Starr with a Super–Sensitive snare, plated in gold. Pictures were taken the moment he received it, and then the gilded drum disappeared. Ringo's golden snare failed to reappear in a single photo, recording session notebook, or snippet of concert footage.

Source: Reverb
Friday, July 28, 2017

Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh on working with brother-in-law Ringo Starr

Since they're brothers-in-law, it doesn't take much to find Ringo and Joe Walsh working on each other's projects. They have a long history playing together, Walsh was in the original All-Starr Band in 1989, and it continues on Starr's new album with Walsh playing on two tracks, including the just-released rocker that also features Paul McCartney.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Listen: Ringo Starr's new song with Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr celebrates goofing off on the tour bus in his new all-starr track "We're on the Road Again," featuring Paul McCartney, the Eagles' Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and the song's co-writer, Toto's Steve Lukather. Lukather's snarling guitar riff and McCartney's surprisingly punk-styled bass guitar anchor the arena-rock track.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
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
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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