Before donning the mop-top and suit as the drummer of the Beatles, Ringo Starr scored his first gig as a member of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.
To quote the legendary James Brown, “give the drummer some!” Or in the case of this list ranking the richest beat-keepers in the world, give the drummers a whole lot, as in a fortune.
This March, the fourth annual Beatles cruise will once again set sail from Ft. Lauderdale headed toward the Bahamas, aboard the world’s largest cruise ship. And we have a few ideas for the cruise’s organizers.
Bonus features include new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as other members of the cast and crew; McCartney also recorded audio commentary. Other features include music videos of “Your Mother Should Know,” “Blue Jay Way,” “The Fool On The Hill.”
Joe Walsh played in the first two All-Starr Bands (as well as Starr’s short lived late-’90s backing band, The Roundheads), and these days, is Ringo’s brother-in-law. He says that the first All-Starr Band was one of the greatest groups he’s ever played in. And as huge of an experience as that was, being a part of the Starr family is even more of an eye-opener.
Founding Santana and Journey keyboardist/singer Gregg Rolie, who’s currently touring with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, has announced a series of solo dates set to begin in California at the beginning of August.
A Twitter novice, Ringo explained that he’s only been tweeting (or “twittering,” as he puts it) for a little more than a week. He picked it up as a way to combat boredom while on tour
“Up On Cripple Creek” features Helm on lead vocals (he sang on the original version from The Band’s 1969 self-titled album). When Helm passed away on April 19, Ringo decided to release the track on iTunes.
Summer’s here, which means the time is right for dancing in the seats (or on the lawn, if you’re on a tight budget) under the stars. As the temperature rises, rock, pop and country tours tend to leave arenas to give fans the experience of hearing their favorite performers live under the stars (or under the rain, if you’re unlucky). Here’s a roundup of some of this summer’s top shed and stadium tours.
Ringo Starr has long been a country music fan, and he’s showing the genre some love again. Ringo guests on The Grifter’s Hymnal, the latest album by outlaw country artist Ray Wylie Hubbard.