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Latest news as of Sunday, October 23, 2016

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
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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
Fonseca and Ringo Starr team up to sing about Colombia peace deal

Colombian singer-songwriter and four-time Latin Grammy winner Fonseca wrote and recorded a verse in Spanish for a new version of Ringo Starr's peace anthem "Now The Time Has Come," at the request of Ringo, all done in just one day. The song will be released Friday in honor of the recently reached Colombian peace treaty.

Source: Fox News Latino
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Listen: Ringo Starr drops surprise track for International Day of Peace

Ringo Starr dropped a surprise new song, "Now The Time Has Come," on Wednesday to celebrate the United Nations' International Day of Peace. Ringo said, "I worked on this record with peace and love. It was a joy to be part of this project. Making this record was incredibly personal for me."

Source: WROR FM, Boston
Monday, September 19, 2016
Ringo Starr to drum on new Jon Stevens recording

Australian singer Jon Stevens is getting by with a little help from his friends, Ringo Starr and Eurythmics guru Dave Stewart. Stevens is working on a new album with Stewart in the US, and Starr has joined them to play drums. The trio performed together at Starr's 76th birthday celebration in Los Angeles in July.

Source: The Courier Mail, Australia
Thursday, September 15, 2016
How new Beatles film reunited the Fab Four

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are back to where they once belonged, sharing a joke at Abbey Road. Paul McCartney said, "I started to see photos and footage of us all just as mates, that's all we were, just mates and it was great to be reminded of that. We kind of get reunited with John and George again. Which is very special."

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul and Ringo haven't seen new documentary yet

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr say they haven't yet seen the band's new tour film documentary Eight Days A Week. In a Facebook Q&A, Paul and Ringo said the first time they will watch the movie will be at tonight's London premiere. McCartney said, "We haven't seen it, so we're looking forward to tomorrow night's premiere."

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Video: How Beatles created strange sound of Tomorrow Never Knows Warning: Page opens with sound

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years features fascinating archival footage and some new interviews. In a new clip now available on the internet, Paul and Ringo talk about just how they managed to create sounds that no-one ever heard before, including the tape loops on Tomorrow Never Knows.

Related Articles  Source: Contact Music
Monday, September 5, 2016
Paul and Ringo say new film jogged their memories about Beatlemania

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recently came together to give a rare joint interview to chat about the upcoming Beatles documentary. They both noted that watching the movie helped jar their recollections of that time period, during which the band was subjected to unprecedented fan hysteria while touring the world.

Related Articles  Source: NCN
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Ringo's White Album named most expensive record sold ever at auction

Ringo Starr's copy of The Beatles White album has been named the most expensive vinyl record ever to be sold at auction. The first edition of the Fab Four's ninth album is set to make the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition, after it was sold at Julien's Auction House for a staggering $790,000 (522,438).

Source: Radio X, UK
Ringo Starr representatives denies claims he is in rehab

Representatives for Ringo Starr have dismissed claims that he has checked into rehab. Starr had reportedly admitted himself into a residential rehabilitation clinic before committing himself to a series of autumn tour dates with his All-Starr Band. Sources claim recovering alcoholic Ringo is constantly worried about falling off the wagon.

More: Original Report  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, August 29, 2016
Rediscovered Ringo painting to go on show in Liverpool

It hung on the walls of the original Cavern for years, but for the past three decades and more, this framed painting of Ringo Starr has lain forgotten at the bottom of a drawer at the home of Hal Morris. Now the former club cleaner has rediscovered the picture, which was drawn by artist Pete Williams in the club itself.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, August 22, 2016
48 years ago today: Ringo Starr quits beatles during White Album sessions

48 years ago today, Ringo Starr quit The Beatles during The White Album sessions when the constant bickering and tension became too much for him. After Ringo walked out, the remaining Beatles recorded Back in the USSR, with Paul on drums. Ringo's departure was kept secret, he rejoined the sessions on September 3.

Source: Glide Magazine
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to become a great-grandfather

Ringo Starr has become a great-grandfather at the age of 76. Starr's granddaughter, Tatia Starkey, gave birth to a baby boy, Stone Zakomo Low, on Sunday. It is her first child with partner Adam Low. Singer in the band Belakiss, Tatia Starkey is the daughter of Ringo's drummer son, Zak Starkey.

Source: NME, UK
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Ringo Starr set to get lei'd in November

Ringo Starr has announced he and his All Starr Band will make a first appearance in Hawaii on Nov. 8. The Honolulu concert follows dates on the West Coast, in Japan and South Korea. A Hawaii residents-only presale for the concert begins at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Aug. 20.

Source: Honolulu Star Advertiser
Friday, August 5, 2016
Ringo Starr celebrates one million Twitter follwers

Ringo Starr has passed the milestone 1 million Twitter followers and celebrated with a special Peace & Love fruit salad. "Peace and love to my 1 million followers wow," Ringo posted to his fans. Ringo was the first Beatle to have a string of continuous solo hits in the USA, eight in a row, a record which holds to this day.

Source: Music News, UK
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Ringo Starr laments lack of support for emerging artists

Ringo Starr says he goes "crazy" over how hard it is for new artists to break into the industry. "If you want to open for a well-known band you have to pay; management makes you pay." he fumed recently. "I did a Ringo tour once and had a local band at every gig open for us just to give them exposure. Nobody is helping anybody."

Source: TV3, Ireland
Ringo Starr admits he voted for Brexit

In a new interview, Ringo Starr has admitted, "I voted for Brexit, because I thought the European Union was a great idea, but I didn't see it going anywhere lately. It's in shambles, and we're all stuck with people who...don't think for the other countries. Britain should be out and get back on its own feet."

Source: Uncut, UK
Friday, July 29, 2016

Gary Wright
Gary Wright's lost 1972 album includes George Harrison solo

Keyboardist Gary Wright first played keyboards on Harrison's Isn't It a Pity, then went on to play on most of the rest of the All Things Must Pass album, as well as George's sessions for Ringo Starr. His lost 1972 Album, "Ring of Changes," finally released today, features a George Harrison slide guitar solo that sounds like an outtake from All Things Must Pass.

Source: PR Newswire
Ringo Starr announces new Asia and North America tour dates

Ringo Starr and his current and longest running group of All Starrs, featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette, has announced new tour dates with the latest leg starting in North America and including Japan and South Korea, and says more will be added soon.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Welsh Streets building collapse forces evacuation of family

A building has collapsed in the Welsh Streets regeneration area of Liverpool. Nobody was hurt but a family living in a flat above a neighboring shop has been evacuated. Pedestrians and motorists are being warned to avoid the area. The regeneration of the Welsh Streets, which include Ringo Starr's birthplace, is set to start next month.

Source: BBC News, UK
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Ringo Starr wants to perform with Paul McCartney again

Ringo Starr would be thrilled to perform with fellow former Beatle Paul McCartney again. "I would tour with Paul McCartney tomorrow!" Starr told Closer Weekly. "I'm doing my own tours right now so we'd have to work it out." Starr and McCartney are a long way from their Beatles days, the drummer recently turned 76.

Source: Fox News
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Ringo Starr to stage first Korea concert in November

Ringo Starr will hold his first-ever concert in South Korea in November, a local concert planner said on Wednesday. This would be his first event in Korea in his 54-year music career. The concert is set for Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. at Jamsil Stadium in southeastern Seoul. Ticket pre-sales will begin at 2 p.m. on July 28.

Source: The Korea Times
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Photos: Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and Ron Howard at LOVE anniversary

On July 14, 2016, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and many more celebrities came together in Las Vegas for the 10th anniversary of The Beatles LOVE show by Cirque du Soleil. This is the fourth time that Paul and Ringo have publicly attended the show together, the first time was when the show opened in 2006.

Source: Daytrippin'
Friday, July 15, 2016
Paul, Ringo and friends celebrate revamped LOVE show in Vegas

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell and Yoko Ono were among the all-star guests at Thursday's 10th-anniversary celebration for the Beatles' LOVE show in Las Vegas. "I can see this going on for another century or something," said Yoko with a smile. "The Beatles' music is growing, which is really nice."

Source: Rolling Stone
Giles Martin says he's open to Paul and Ringo collaboration

At the 10th anniversary of the Cirque Du Soleil LOVE show in Las Vegas, Giles Martin said he would consider working with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr if they decided to reunite but "it wouldn't be The Beatles". He told the Press Association, "I think the reason you ask that is because would it be like The Beatles? And no, it wouldn't be."

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Did Ringo Starr want Paul McCartney to Back Off Boogaloo?

Back Off Boogaloo was Ringo Starr's follow up to his 1971 hit It Don't Come Easy. Many critics and music commenters think the track was a targeted attack on Paul McCartney, based on Ringo's public criticism of Paul's solo albums. But Ringo has repeatedly stated it has nothing to do with Paul and is simply is a fun song.

Source: Starts At 60
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Film with Ringo cameo streaming in August and on DVD in September

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, starring Andy Samberg as a former boy-band member trying desperately to salvage his failing solo career, comes to Digital HD on August 16, On Demand on August 30, and Blu-ray and DVD on September 13, 2016. It includes cameos from music-world VIPs including Ringo Starr.

Source: PR Newswire
Monday, July 11, 2016
Ringo Starr to hold first South Korean concert in November

Ringo Starr will hold his first concert in South Korea later this year in November as part of the fall world tour of the Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band. Starr's trip to South Korea is expected to draw the attention of local Beatles fans as it comes after fellow-Beatle Paul McCartney performed in South Korea in May last year.

Source: KBS, South Korea
Friday, July 8, 2016
Ringo Starr reveals Beatles were worried to come to America

"Coming to America, was a most incredible moment in my life," said Ringo Starr. "We landed in New York. All the music I loved came from America, and we were weeks before like unknown, and we were worried. 'Well they don't know us there. They knew us in Denmark. They knew us in England. They knew us in Spain.'"

Source: Fox News
Fans and friends join Ringo Starr for 76th birthday Peace and Love ceremony

Ringo Starr's annual "Peace and Love" birthday ceremony seems to get bigger each year. 200 to 300 fans gathered outside the Capitol Records Tower, closing down part of Vine Street north of Holywood Boulevard. Friends in attendance included Joe Walsh, Eric Burdon, Dave Stewart, Edgar Winter and members of his All-Starr Band.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Ringo Starr announces new All-Starr tour dates

It was a very happy birthday for Ringo Starr who was joined today in front of Capitol Records in Hollywood for his #PeaceAndLove birthday celebration. Ringo has revealed a new set of tour dates with the current and longest running All Starrs that takes them to Japan, Korea bookended by dates up and down the West Coast.

Source: Rock 'n' Roll Truth
Giggles: Definitive ranking of every song Ringo Starr wrote for The Beatles

This is a conclusive list of Ringo's songwriting credits for The Beatles. Jokes aside, this list has helped us unearth what we believe to be a brand new Beatles' conspiracy: Ringo's go-to peace sign pose isn't intended to signify love and acceptance. Rather, it's a constant reminder to his public of how many Beatles songs he wrote.

Source: Revelist
Paul McCartney posts throwback photo of Ringo Starr on his birthday

Paul McCartney has posted a "throwback" photo of fellow Beatle Ringo Starr to mark his birthday. Starr turns 76 today, with McCartney's Twitter account posting a photo of the pair together at AIR Studios in the Caribbean island of Montserrat. It is thought that the picture was taken during the recording of Tug of War in 1981.

Source: NME, UK

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