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Latest news as of Monday, February 18, 2019

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
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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.

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!"

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Jenny Lewis recruits Ringo Starr for new LP

Jenny Lewis will release her fourth solo LP, On the Line, in spring 2019. The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman announced some of the high-profile musicians who played on the 11-track set, including Ringo Starr. Lewis will promote the record on a North American tour launching in March in Bloomington and wrapping in San Diego.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Help Ringo Starr support the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF

You can help spread some peace and love by using the Ringo Starr Facebook Frame and tagging 2 friends. The George Harrison Fund is a joint undertaking between the Harrison family and UNICEF USA, and supports programs that provide lifesaving assistance to children, including health, education, nutrition and emergency relief.

Source: U Discover Music
Monday, November 26, 2018
Ringo Starr shares Beatles stories, never-before-seen photos in new book

Ringo Starr is releasing a series of previously unpublished photos in a new coffee table book, Another Day In the Life, including candid views of his everyday life, as well as archival shots of Paul McCartney and other legends from his Beatles days. Ringo said, "I love taking photos of random things, and seeing how they all fit together."

Source: Parade Magazine
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Ringo Starr says broccoli keeps him young

Ringo Starr has revealed the secret to "staying young" and maintaining high energy levels. Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Starr commended his vegetarian diet for helping him stay "so young and active." Starr said he works out with a trainer, and he follows a vegetarian diet that includes broccoli "with every meal."

Source: Live Kindly
Monday, November 12, 2018
Ringo Starr announces 2019 tour and new book

Today Ringo Starr announced tour plans for 2019 with his All Starr Band, begining in March with one U.S. show at Harrah's Resort Southern California. Also, this month, Another Day In the Life, Ringo's third book with Genesis Publications, will be released in a limited edition, while the hardcover will available in wide release in April.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, October 26, 2018
David Lynch writes foreword for New Ringo Starr book

Twin Peaks creator David Lynch has written the foreword for the new Ringo Starr book "Another Day In The Life". The book has a limited run of 2000 copies and are signed by Ringo. The 176-page book includes over 500 images and 13,000 words by Starr, and covers the recent All-Starr tour and last month's "bed-in" protest with Yoko Ono.

Source: Noise 11
Monday, October 22, 2018
Ringo Starr admits he's happier now as a solo musician

When it comes to Beatlemania, Ringo Starr just wants to let it be. "I'm happier where I am now," Ringo told Closer Weekly at the recent Facing Addiction with NCADD Gala 2018 at the Rainbow Room in New York City. "I mean, it was great when we were young guys hanging out, but Paul McCartney and I have our own careers now."

Source: Closer Weekly
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Eagles' Joe Walsh tells his addiction story at gala evening

Joe Walsh was honored Monday night by the nonprofit Facing Addiction with NCADD. Walsh, sober for 25 years, told his own story of alcohol and drug dependence, and his rocky childhood in the 1950s struggling against what are now recognized as attention-deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and Asperger's syndrome.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Ringo presents Joe Walsh with award for support of addiction recovery

On Monday in New York City, Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, presented Joe Walsh and his wife Marjorie, who is Bach's sister, with the NCADD Humanitarian Award for their efforts supporting its cause helping individuals and families deal with the issues of alcoholism and addiction. Joe also performed at the event.

Source: WFJA FM
Monday, October 1, 2018
Ringo Starr added to lineup of Joe Walsh benefit concert

Joe Walsh has added his brother-in-law, Ringo Starr, to the lineup of his second annual VetsAid concert, to be held on November 11 in Tacoma, Washington. Other stars already announced to perform include Don Henley, James Taylor, Chris Stapleton and Haim, each of whom will play full sets, as will Walsh.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Giles Martin: Paul And Ringo have to be happy

About the new White Album reissue, producer Giles Martin has described Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr's input into the reissue process. Giles told the UDiscoverMusic website, "We listened to stuff together... They're my bosses, they have to be happy, that's the first box to tick. It's their record, their stuff that I'm playing around with."

Related Articles  Source: U Discover Music
Monday, September 24, 2018
Did John Lennon really make Ringo best drummer joke?

It's one of the standing jokes in the music industry. And it reportedly came from the mouth of John Lennon himself: "Ringo wasn't the best drummer in the world... Let's face it, he wasn't even the best drummer in The Beatles." Lennon was known for his caustic wit, but did John actually make that joke? We may now know the truth.

Source: Radio X, UK
Friday, September 21, 2018
Study proves octopus truth Beatles knew

Octopuses exposed to "ecstasy" display unusual social behaviour with surprising parallels with human responses to this psychoactive drug, scientists reported on Thursday, nearly 50 years after Beatles' Ringo Starr wrote and sang lyrics that link octopuses with happiness. The scientists' findings were published in the journal Current Biology.

Source: The Telegraph
Thursday, September 20, 2018
This guy's a Ringer for Starr

Michael Callahan doesn't have to do anything special to portray Ringo Starr in upcoming concerts in Minnesota. All he has to do is act naturally. Callahan, a drummer just like Starr, is "Ringer Star" in a tribute to the Beatles drummer and his music. In 2013, he took his Ringer Star show on the road, including performing in Liverpool.

Source: Post Bulletin, Rochester, MN
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Ringo and his All-Starrs deliver diverse set of tunes in Saratoga Springs

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band gave their all to the crowd on Friday night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, supplying a diverse set of tunes by different band members. Along with Ringo were Colin Hay, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc.

Source: The Saratogian
Friday, September 14, 2018
Review: Ringo Starr A star among All-Starrs

With outstanding contributions from Warren Ham and drummer Gregg Bissonette, Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band's performance at New York's Radio City Music Hall Thursday night was as exuberant and polished a concert as an audience could hope for. Starr sang half of the songs on the 24-song set, mostly from the front of the stage.

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Friday, September 7, 2018
Ringo and his All-Starrs spread peace and love at Iowa State

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band drew a full house, around 2,500 guests, to Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University on Wednesday. Although the latest variation of the All-Starr Band has been together for only a couple of months, their onstage chemistry makes it seem like they have all been together for many years.

Related Articles  Source: Iowa State Daily
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Ringo Starr's artwork is on view in Milwaukee this weekend

Ringo Starr brings his All-Starr Band back to Milwaukee for a show this Saturday, but his talents will be on display here longer than that. The legendary drummer's artwork, hand-signed by Starr, will be on display and for sale from today through Saturday at Gallery 505 in Whitefish Bay. Some of the work features Starr's own image.

Related Articles  Source: On Milwaukee

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