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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Ringo Starr to release new album with Lennon cover

According to the internet, Ringo Starr will release a new solo album, What's My Name, on October 25. And, if those reports are correct, the album will include a cover of "Grow Old With Me," one of the last songs written by John Lennon, and Ringo also invited Paul McCartney to contribute background vocals and bass to the track.

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Monday, August 19, 2019
Ringo Starr played a rooftop concert in New York City

New York City was treated to a Beatle on a rooftop when Ringo Starr stopped by on Sunday night for a show at the Rooftop at Pier 17 with His All Starr Band. At 79 years young, Ringo's voice hasn't aged one bit, the show included Ringo's classic It Don't Come Easy and a handful of Beatles songs including Don't Pass Me By and Yellow Submarine.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band show celebrates 30th anniversary

Last night at The Met in Philadelphia, music icon Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band took the stage for a sold out performance. The tour marks the 30th anniversary of the supergroup's debut back in August of 1989. With this run, Ringo and company are soaking up every moment of the celebration.

Related Articles  Source: The Rock Revival
Friday, August 9, 2019
Ringo Starr makes his humble return to the Ryman

The history of the venerable Ryman Auditorium can humble even Ringo Starr. "When I was living in Liverpool, England," began Starr, who performed Wednesday night at the hallowed Nashville venue, "and listening to Ernest Tubb and Willie Nelson - when he wore a suit ... the idea I'm on this stage is mind blowing."

Related Articles  Source: The Tennessean
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Video: Ringo Starr joins Paul McCartney on stage at Dodgers Stadium

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on stage last night for the final date of McCartney's 2019 Freshen Up tour at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. During the evening's encore, Paul announced the surprise and the pair of Beatles joined together for two songs, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band and Helter Skelter.

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Monday, July 8, 2019
Ringo says Peter Jackson's Beatles documentary to be more expressive

Ringo Starr says an upcoming documentary on the Beatles from filmmaker Peter Jackson will be "more expressive and more like we were". Speaking to SiriusXM about the upcoming film, Starr says the original 1970 documentary Let It Be, which ends with the Beatles' famous rooftop concert in London, misrepresented the band.

Source: New Zealand Herald
Ringo Starr celebrates 79th birthday and tour begins soon

Ringo Starr celebrated his 79th birthday on Sunday with a little help from his friends. The beloved Beatle returned to the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles for his annual Peace & Love celebration, where he and a starr-studded group of classic rock stars and other celebrities joined gathered fans.

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Friday, June 28, 2019
21 uplifting quotes from Ringo Starr

One of the most beloved members of The Beatles, Ringo Starr quotes can be used for a number of reasons. He's an eccentric, fun-loving, talented musician who made The Beatles complete. And if your favorite Beatles song is Yellow Submarine or Octopus's Garden then you have Ringo Starr to thank!

Source: Women.com
Friday, June 21, 2019
Details on Ringo Starr's 2019 birthday celebration and tour

Ringo Starr has announced details for his annual birthday celebration. On July 7, 2019, he'll turn 79 and will return to Capitol Records Tower at 1750 N Vine St. in Los Angeles for his annual Peace & Love celebration, where he and a starr-studded group of classic rock stars and other celebrities will join gathered fans.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, June 13, 2019
What Ringo Starr does to deal with stage fright

In a recent interview with Al Roker, Ringo Starr admitted he still gets stage fright even after all these years of performing. He said, "I do still get stage fright. Seconds before I go on, I want to go to bed. I wanna go anyway bar there. And then I run on. Once I've run on, I grab the mic and I'm fine."

Source: The Express, UK
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Photographer shoots Ringo and his All-Starrs

Vulcan contacted me this past September. They needed a photographer in San Jose, California, to photograph Ringo. As in Ringo Starr. Yes, the Beatles drummer. What was he like? Very laid-back, super personable, no attitude. He let his personality shine throughout the shoot and he was as he's always appeared: a pretty happy guy.

Source: OZY
Friday, May 3, 2019
Zak Starkey and Sshh Liguz on starting new reggae label Trojan Jamaica

Zak Starkey has made his mark drumming for British rock mainstays Oasis, the Who and Johnny Marr, but in 2019, he's focused on reggae, rocksteady and the sounds of Jamaica. He and his partner Sharna "Sshh" Liguz have launched Trojan Jamaica, a new BMG-funded and -distributed record label focusing on Jamaican music.

Source: Billboard
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Ringo Starr pays tribute to Don Was at 2019 Jazz FM Awards

At last night's Jazz FM Awards, the most prestigious event in the UK jazz calendar, Don Was and Blue Note Records collected the prestigious PPL Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing the label's contribution to jazz history for the past eight decades. Ringo Starr was on hand to congratulate his friend and collaborator.

Source: UDiscover Music
Monday, April 22, 2019
John Lennon's Sgt. Pepper piano sells for more than $700K

An antique piano once owned by John Lennon which he used to write several songs on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, was purchased at auction Saturday for $718,000 by Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts. Irsay also owns a 1963 drum kit Ringo Starr used to record some of The Beatles' biggest early hits.

Source: WFJA FM
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
New exhibit at NY Metropolitan Museum includes Ringo's drum kit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is opening the first major exhibition in an art museum dedicated entirely to the iconic instruments of rock and roll. Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, features more than 130 instruments played by artists including Paul McCartney and one of Ringo Starr's Beatles drum kits.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Ringo Starr is giving fans chance to come to his birthday bash

Ringo Starr is offering his fans the chance to come celebrate his birthday party with him on July 7 in Los Angeles. Continuing his tradition of using his birthday to benefit The David Lynch Foundation, fans who make a donation of $10 or more to the foundation will be entered to win a trip to the party.

Source: iHeart Radio
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Zak Starkey previews new reggae label

In 2016, Zak Starkey and his Sshh bandmate Sharna "Sshh" Liguz teamed with Eddie Vedder and a slew of reggae legends to record a cover of Bob Marley's "Get Up Stand Up," which they've performed in Kingston. Since then, they have returned regularly to the island and are concocting plans for a new reggae label, Trojan Jamaica.

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Pictures: Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band at Harrah's Resort

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band got by with a little help from their friends at Harrah's Resort north of San Deigo last week. The band tore through 24 hits in the fabulous show which ranged from hits by the All-Starr Band's individual members' bands to the Beatles covers and Starr's own solo hits.

Related Articles  Source: NBC San Diego
Monday, March 18, 2019
Ringo Starr reveals he's working on a new album

Ringo Starr is apparently working on new music. Steve Lukather, who plays in Starr's All-Starr Band, posted a photo of the group in a recording studio on his facebook page, and Starr posted a photo of the pair together on Twitter and wrote "In the studio again with the great Steve Lukather what a guy."

Source: NY Daily News
How Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band saved him from alcoholism

In a new Rolling Stone interview, Ringo Starr recalled how the formation of his All-Starr Band in 1989 saved him from becoming lost in alcoholism, and set him on a road to a "fun" life once again. He said he'd reached rock bottom with his addiction issues, and needed to be persuaded to return to work after a stint in rehab.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, March 15, 2019
Tickets for Ringo Starr's show at Woodstock on sale next week

Tickets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock at the original festival site with artists incluing Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band will be available this week. Tickets for Ringo go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday,and a presale for Bethel Woods members begins 10 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets to see Ringo start at $38.50.

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Celebrity tributes to Hal Blaine include Ringo Starr

Between 1966 and 1971, Hal Blaine played on six consecutive Grammy Record of the Year winners. Following his passing, the musicians and singers who worked with Blaine or were influenced by his talent, shared their appreciation and grief. Ringo Starr tweeted, "Peace and love to all his family Goodbye Hal an incredible musician."

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Is Ringo recording a new album with Peter Frampton?

Ringo Starr posted this on Twitter on Monday: "Back in the studio with the great Peter Frampton thanks for the great day Pete Peace and love," along with a picture of Ringo and Frampton together. Ringo told Billboard last June that he was recording a new studio album for 2017, but there was no mention at the time of Peter Frampton.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Website giving away last year's Top 3 Beatles releases

Beatles DJ Ken Michaels has expanded the trivia page on his web site to include a list of one of 9 amazing prizes. Fans can now win one of the Top 3 music releases for Beatles fans for 2015, Ringo Starr's "Postcards From Paradise," Paul McCartney's latest remasters "Tug Of War" and "Pipes Of Peace," and the "Beatles 1 (CD + DVD.)"

Source: Beatles News Blog
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Two Ringo Starr radio specials now streaming online

Two of Beatles talk show host Ken Michaels' recent live broadcasts celebrating Ringo Starr's 75th birthday are now available online, a 2-hour birthday show, highlighted by a 30-minute set of Ringo's collaborations and a "Ringo Starr Album Sampler" in which he featured one song each from all 18 Ringo studio albums in chronological order.

Source: Beatles News Blog

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