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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
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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
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Photos: Ringo Starr delights 6000 friends in L.A. Saturday night

Ringo Starr, looking ever so relaxed and fit, stepped in front of more than 6,000 fans as he wrapped a 21-show 2016 U.S. tour concert with the sold-out show on Saturday night, July 2 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, which he now calls home. He bounced around on stage as if he was half his age, the energy was electric.

Source: The Pasadena Indepedent
Monday, July 4, 2016
Video: Ringo's wish for Peace and Love on his birthday Thursday

In a new video on YouTube, Ringo Starr again renews his wish for all of his fans and everyone worldwide to wish each other Peace and Love at noon on his birthday, July 7. Ringo has also invited everyone to a big birthday party for him in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood this Thursday, July 7, at Noon.

Official Page  Source: YouTube
Ringo's All-Starr Band wraps 2016 tour but new music on the horizon

"The tour is great," Ringo Starr said of his latest All-Starr Band, which wrapped their 2016 U.S. tour concert with the sold-out show at the Greek in Los Angeles. Backstage, Ringo said, "I'm more than halfway through a new album." So far, his songwriting partners include Steve Lukather, Dave Stewart and Van Dyke Parks.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Video: Ringo Starr says Brexit Britain can work it out

Ringo Starr has said he was "huge fan" of the EU when it started but it had failed to turn into a "love fest". Starr has praised the UK's decision to leave the European Union, saying Brexit will allow the country to get back on its "own feet". "I was a huge fan when (the EU) started....But it never really got together, I didn't think."

Source: BT, UK
Monday, June 27, 2016
Fan waits 30 years to get Ringo Starr's autograph on LP, doubling its value

Beatles fan Paul Minett, who got John, Paul and George to autograph his Sgt. Pepper album outside their Abbey Road recording studio in 1967, has more than doubled its value after waiting 30 years to add Ringo's name to it. Originally priced at 15,000, the album has now been valued by auctioneers at a whopping 40,000.

Source: The Express, UK
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Ringo says this All Starr Band lineup is a keeper

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band is no longer Ringo being backed by a revolving cast of well-known musicians. Instead it's a real band that Starr says he hopes to keep together indefinitely. "The band is good," Starr said at a news conference. "We're getting longevity as a band now. It's so far out. I've no plans to change it."

Source: Detroit Free Press
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Peace and Love and more: A conversation with Ringo Starr

In a new interview, Ringo Starr talks about his message of "Peace and Love," his advice for new artists trying to find their way now, how The All-Starrs have evolved as a unit, personally and musically, and how his last album, Postcards From Paradise, is blurring the line between his solo albums and his All-Starr Band.

Source: Huffington Post
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Pictures: Ringo Starr rocks Staten Island with All-Starr band

Rock legend Ringo Starr took the stage with his "All-Starr Band" Wednesday night at the historic St. George Theatre on Staten Island. He danced, sang and pounded his way through some Beatles classics, Yellow Submarine" was a singalong standout, the group also played some of the All-Starr members' original songs.

Related Articles  Source: Staten Island Live

James McCartney
James McCartney to perform in Fort Wayne next week

Next week almost looks like a mini Beatles family reunion as Paul's son James McCartney takes to the stage for a performance in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Thursday night at 8 p.m., just two days after Ringo Starr's first appearance in Fort Wayne at Foellinger Theatre. James is touring the country to promote his second album called "The Blackberry Train."

Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band rock to a sold-out Pennsylvania crowd

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band brought a night of classic rock 'n' roll to the sold-out F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, PA., Tuesday evening. As soon as the lights dimmed, the entire crowd jumped to their feet. It is clear Starr is no longer performing for the fame or fortune, but for the love of music.

Related Articles  Source: The Citizen's Voice, Wilkes-Barre
Monday, June 13, 2016
Amid tragedy, Ringo Starr wants to spread more peace, love

Ringo Starr, who spreads a message of peace and love every year on his birthday in July, said he wants that message to hit home even harder this year in the wake of Sunday's Orlando shooting. Starr said in an interview Monday that he doesn't understand the attack that left 49 victims dead and more than 50 hurt.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Ringo Starr remembers George Martin, teases new music

On June 3rd, Ringo Starr launched a month-long summer tour across North America with his All-Starr Band. When he's not bringing music to the masses, he can usually be found in his home studio in Los Angeles, working on a new album with a little help from his rock-star friends. He said, "I play because this is what I do."

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Ringo Starr brings peace, love and hits to New Jersey

Last night Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band hit the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey, and thrilled the audience for nearly two hours. On his own songs, he'd often play the frontman, away from his drums. As much fun as that is, there's still a magic to seeing him behind the kit, where he spent much of the show.

Related Articles  Source: K-EARTH 101, Los Angeles
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ringo Starr on the time Muhammad Ali picked him up

On Sunday, as the world mourned the death of Muhammad Ali at age 74, Ringo Starr shared his memories of the day in 1964 when he stepped into the ring with the soon-to-be champ. The photos taken in Miami that day all look so perfectly choreographed, like a lost scene out of A Hard Day's Night, though Starr insists that they weren't staged in advance.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, June 6, 2016
Ringo Starr responds to Lou Reed calling the Beatles garbage

In a 1987 interview, the late Lou Reed said, "I never liked The Beatles. I thought they were garbage." In a new interview, Ringo said, "Everybody has their choice. That's OK. Everyone didn't like us, you know? Some of them couldn't understand it. Some of them thought we were worthless. But thank God the majority didn't think like that."

Friday, June 3, 2016
Ringo Starr is working on a new album for 2017

For over twenty-five years, Ringo has failed to produce an album with his All-Starr band. The drummer is currently working on eight new songs, two of which were co-written with his current All-Starr Band guitarist, Steve Lukather. A third track features Dave Stewart, and additional tracks will feature other All-Starr Band regulars.

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Thursday, June 2, 2016
When Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band rocked Syracuse in 2000

When Ringo Starr takes the stage at the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse tomorrow, it will not be the former Beatle's first appearance in the area. On June 10, 2000, Starr performed at the Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, with his All-Starr Band. The estimated crowd of 2,400 fans saw Ringo Starr play his hits and Beatles favorites.

Source: New York
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Ringo Starr makes cameo in new Popstar movie

The new film, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" features cameos by big-name pop stars, including Ringo Starr. Adam Samberg said, "Some we did through reps, some people like Ringo Starr... we don't have Ringo on speed dial." Also in cameos are Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake and a few reporters were asked not to reveal.

Source: Showbiz 411

Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren set to rejoin Ringo's All Starr Band this week

Todd Rundgren wrapped up his current solo tour with concerts over the Memorial Day weekend in New Haven. He will now switch his attention to Ringo Starr's All Starr Band, which launches its own US concert tour this Friday, June 3, in Syracuse, New York. Rundgren said that he isn't sure if Ringo will ask the All Starrs to collaborate on Ringo's next album.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies
Monday, May 23, 2016
Video: Ringo Starr surprises fans at Joe Walsh concert on Friday

At Joe Walsh's concert at the Forum in Inglewood, Ca., on Friday, his brother-in-law Ringo Starr came out to join him for the first encore, which was "Rocky Mountain Way." Starr's wife, Barbara Bach, is the sister of Walsh's wife, Marjorie. "That don't happen every day," Walsh dryly said upon the song's conclusion.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Ringo Starr sues Indonesian firm over 'Ringgo Star' brand

Ringo Starr was not amused when he learned that Indonesian company Asia Global Media registered a brand name that is very similar to his own name. Starr filed a lawsuit at the Commercial Court in Central Jakarta in February, 2016, over the use of the "Ringgo Star" brand. The case is scheduled to be heard later this week.

Source: Indonesia Investments
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Denny Laine exhibit includes Paul and Linda McCartney and Ringo art

For the first time, Denny Laine, guitarist and singer for Wings, exhibited his own work at an art show last Friday in Tinley Park, in the suburbs south of Chicago. Aside from his works, the show featured 12 paintings by Paul McCartney, eight signed photographs from Linda McCartney and a handful of paintings from Ringo Starr.

Source: Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh to perform in Lancaster, PA

Joe Walsh, guitarist of the California country rock band the Eagles, will perform at American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on July 31. Aside from his work with the Eagles, Walsh has performed in James Gang, Barnstorm, the Party Boys and Ringo Starr & his All-Starr Band. Tickets for "An Evening With Joe Walsh" go on sale May 28.

Source: Lancaster Online
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Barbara Bach
Pictures: Barbara Bach shopping at Stella McCartney's boutique

One of the biggest pin-ups of the 70s, Ringo Starr's wife Barbara Bach cut a youthful figure when out shopping in London on Monday. The one-time Bond girl, now 68, proved the years have been no match for her as she enjoyed some retail therapy and indulged in a spot of shopping at Stella McCartney's swish boutique in Knightsbridge.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, May 9, 2016
Ringo Starr adds second concert date in Nashville

The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, has added a second date to Ringo Starr's performance in June. Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band had already announced a show Sunday, June 19. The Ryman announced a second show on Saturday, June 18. Tickets for the Saturday show will go on sale Friday at noon.

Source: WKRN TV, Nashville
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Young actor who played Ringo in TV movie mysteriously dies aged just 38

Kristian Ealey, known for acting in two British soap operas set in Liverpool, has passed away at age 38. Kristian also played Ringo Starr in the TV film In His Life: The John Lennon Story. He was also a keen musician and was a member of Liverpool based band Tramp Attack. The exact cause of Kris' death is unknown.

Source: The Daily Star, UK
Monday, May 2, 2016
Remo Belli, pioneer of synthetic drumheads, dead at 88

Remo Belli, a musician who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound and then saw it become standard on kits across genres, has died in California. A 20-inch Remo drumhead was seen on Ringo Starr's Ludwig kit when the Beatles played on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Source: Billboard
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Ringo Starr marries Barbara Bach 35 years ago today

They met when Ringo Starr was well past the height of fame, and then struggled through years of dependency. But Barbara Bach's unlikely pairing with the former Beatles star endures to this day, despite their early struggles. They were married in a civil ceremony, rather than a splashy gala, on April 27, 1981, in London.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Ringo Starr went to primetime variety special hell 38 years ago today

Ringo Starr appeared in a celebrity-laden primetime special on NBC called Ringo on April 26, 1978, playing himself and fictional half-brother "Ognir Rrats." The show, including a special appearance by George Harrison, was a campy, corny, indifferently acted embarrassment which finished near the bottom of the ratings that week.

Source: A.V. Club

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