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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
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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."

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, March 8, 2019
Video: Joe Walsh with Ringo Starr and James Taylor at VetsAid 2018

Ringo Starr, James Taylor and more helped Joe Walsh raise and disburse $795,000 in grants at his 2nd annual VetsAid music festival, held last November on Veterans Day. Video clips include the night's surprise guest, Ringo, leading a rousing performance of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends.

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
National Trust refuses Ringo's childhood home as heritage attraction

The National Trust was accused of "turning its back" on an important part of Beatles history yesterday after refusing to adopt Ringo Starr's childhood home. The house in Liverpool attracts thousands of fans every year. Being renovated, the hope was it would be turned into a heritage attraction, like the former homes of other Beatles.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Photos of George Harrison and Ringo Starr to go on display

The great Memphis songwriter and musician Don Nix's collaborators included not only his colleagues at Stax and in Memphis, but such stars as George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr. This weekend, close to 40 of Nix's photographs of his famous friends and colleagues go on display at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Source: Commercial Appeal
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Ringo to headline Woodstock 50th at original site

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts announced today the first acts that will perform at their edition of the festival's 50th anniversary on August 16 to 18. Ringo Starr will perform, as will several of the artists that played the legendary festival there in '69, including Santana, Arlo Guthrie and Edgar Winter.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Jenny Lewis unveils new song featuring Ringo Starr

Jenny Lewis has shared the second single from her forthcoming solo album, On The Line, scheduled to arrive on March 22. The new song, "Heads Gonna Roll", features musical contributions including Ringo Starr on drums, Don Was on bass, and former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench on organ.

Source: Live For Live Music
Monday, February 4, 2019
Ringo Starr All-Starr Band celebrates 30 years this summer

Ringo Starr will be on tour with his All-Starr band this summer, the 30th anniversary of his outfit's start in 1989. Band members include Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Colin Hay, Hamish Stuart and Gregg Bissonette. Not only will this tour mark the band's 30th year together, but Starr will celebrate his 79th birthday in July.

Related Articles  Source: College Media Network
Monday, January 28, 2019
Ringo Starr adds 2019 tour dates

Ringo Starr has added U.S. dates to his 2019 All Starr Band tour, including Harrah's Resort Southern California and performances in Fukuoka and Osaka, Japan. August 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Ringo and His All Starr Band and the celebratory tour concludes September 1 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
35 inspirational Ringo Starr quotes about life

Among Ringo Starr's most memorable quotes are, "When I was thirteen I only wanted to be a drummer," "I hope the fans will take up meditation instead of drugs," "We [the band] had this open door policy, if you walked in the door, you were asked to play," and "The Beatles were just four guys that loved each other. That's all they'll ever be."

Source: Wealthy Gorillla
Friday, January 18, 2019
Rock trumpeter Steve Madaio dies at 70

Steve Madaio, a trumpeter who played in the studio and on stage with many of the biggest names in classic rock, died Tuesday in Palm Desert, California. His trumpet can be heard on John Lennon's Walls and Bridges and Ringo Starr's Goodnight Vienna, and was closely associated with many of Stevie Wonder's 1970s-era studio recordings.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Ringo is 10th richest rock star

Richard Starkey, known professionally as Ringo Starr, is now the 10th richest rock star in the world, as of 2019, his net worth is roughly $350 Million dollars. Much of his multi-million dollar fortune is from his time with the Beatles, today considered to be one of the most popular and best bands in the history.

Source: Wealthy Gorillla
Monday, December 17, 2018
Video: Ringo makes surprise appearance with Paul McCartney in London

Fans attending Paul McCartney concert at London's O2 Arena on Sunday got the unexpected thrill of a lifetime when he was joined onstage by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. When the cheers died down, McCartney added, "I believe we've got someone else here who can help us out... ladies and gentlemen... the ever-fantastic Mr. Ringo Starr!"

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
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

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