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Latest news as of Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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
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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.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
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
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Roger Miller all-star tribute album includes new Ringo Starr track

BMG will release King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller on August 31. The two-CD collection contains new renditions of Miller's songs by more than two dozen artists including Ringo Starr with a new version of "Hey, Would You Hold It Down?" a song from Miller's long-out-of-print 1979 album, "Making a Name for Myself."

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, August 27, 2018
Yoko Ono and Ringo Starr Come Together on John Lennon Bus

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is returning to New York City to launch the fifth annual Come Together NYC residency on Sept. 13. The event will kick off with a "Bed-In" featuring Ringo Starr, Jeff Bridges, iconic rock photographer Henry Diltz, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker of the NYC Council Corey Johnson.

Source: ET, Canada
Friday, August 24, 2018
Ringo Starr granted trademark registration in Columbia

The Superintendent of Industry and Commerce of Columbia has announced the decision to grant the registration of the brand "Ringo Starr" to the British drummer. The registry will allow identifying products in Colombia such as photographic and video equipment, sound and image players, clothing, footwear and headgear.

Original Article In Spanish  Source: RCN Radio, Columbia
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
On this day: Ringo Starr temporarily quits The Beatles

On this day in 1968, Ringo Starr temporarily left The Beatles during the sessions for The White Album. These recording sessions got so tense that at one point, Ringo Starr decided to quit the band, leaving while in the process of recording Back In The U.S.S.R. Ringo cited constant criticism by Paul McCartney as part of his decision.

Source: Tonedeaf
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Ringo Starr to be guest for Dan Rather's 100th episode

The Big Interview With Dan Rather has landed an exclusive sit-down with Ringo Starr to mark the AXS TV series' 100th episode. The interview with the former Beatle kicks off the second half of the program's sixth season on Tuesday, October 2. In the interview, Starr goes in-depth sharing stories from his acclaimed career.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr remember Aretha Franklin

The two surviving Beatles paid tribute to Aretha Franklin today following the news of her death. Paul McCartney wrote, "Let's all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls." Ringo Starr simply wrote, "God bless Aretha Franklin the queen of soul and peace and love to her family."

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Win a trip to see Ringo Starr at Radio City Music Hall

Fans can now enter to win a special event in New York City featuring Ringo Starr. The prize package includes a trip for 2 to New York, 2 tickets to see Ringo Starr perform at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2018, 2 VIP passes to The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones.

Source: OWC
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Steve Lukather on Ringo Starr in new interview

At the age of 19, Steve Lukather played guitar on Diana Ross' "Baby, It's Me" and Boz Scaggs' "Down Two Then Left" albums in 1977. That was, incidentally, the same year he co-founded the band Toto. About Ringo, he says, "He's really smart and he's as funny now as he was in A Hard Day's Night. This guy is my hero."

Source: San Diego Tribune
Monday, July 9, 2018
Video: Ringo Starr interviewed from Las Vegas

Over the weekend, recently-knighted Sir Ringo Starr celebrated his 78th birthday. Back in late 2017, Rock Cellar was fortunate enough to be granted an audience with Ringo in Las Vegas, where he was on tour with the All-Starr Band. He discusses a number of things, from the Beatles to the formative albums of his childhood and songwriting.

Source: Rock Cellar Magazine
Ringo Starr celebrates 78th birthday in France

Ringo Starr celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday in Nice, France, where he and his All-Starr Band are currently on tour, joining with fans to say "Peace & Love" at noon all around the world and also giving a short concert, performing Act Naturally and With a Little Help From My Friends. Also on hand was Ringo's brother-in-law Joe Walsh.

Source: Billboard
Friday, July 6, 2018
Ringo Starr to host his Peace & Love birthday celebration on Saturday

Ringo Starr will host the 10th annual edition of his "Peace & Love" birthday celebration this Saturday, July 7, at the Hard Rock Café in Nice, France. Since 2008, Ringo has called on fans around the world to pause at noon local time on July 7 and say "peace and love," or share the #peaceandlove hashtag on social media.

Source: WFJA FM
Monday, June 25, 2018
Ringo's All-stars take the spotlight in Tel Aviv

Like stepping into a classic rock jukebox with the original performers emerging from the machine to sing their greatest hits in person, the Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band show on Sunday night in Tel Aviv was a fist-pumping throwback to the halcyon days of the '70s and '80s. It was a kick to see Ringo bash away behind his Ludwig drum kit.

Related Articles  Source: The Jerusalem Post
Friday, June 15, 2018
Beatles solo albums ranked worst to best

In 1970, all four Beatles put out their own records, and Let It Be was finally released, to boot. In 1973, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both issued their most-heralded solo projects, in fact, McCartney released two. But as you'll see in this list of Beatles Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best, however, it wasn't always so great.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

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