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Ringo Starr's 83rd Birthday Celebration: Photos + Recap

Ringo Starr celebrated his 83rd birthday at his Peace & Love Statue in Beverly Hills, California on Friday, July 7th. This marks the third year the celebration has taken place there — prior to 2020, a public celebration took place…

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Jul 11, 2023

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Play on The Rolling Stones' New Album: Report

Photos via Getty The ultimate '60s supergroup is materializing — but perhaps only for a song or two. The Rolling Stones' new album is yet to be announced, but Variety has confirmed the record will feature The Beatles' Paul McCartney…

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Feb 27, 2023

100 Drummers “Drum Together” for WhyHunger Campaign

The mission is simple, but critical: One Beat. One Mission. End Hunger. WhyHunger—a non-profit founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and radio deejay Bill Ayres to “change systems, policies, and institutions that perpetuate hunger and poverty in our…

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Oct 4, 2021

Ringo Starr Releases Change The World

4-SONG EP AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER UMe announces Ringo Starr Change The World, a new EP to be released on September 24, 2021. Available to preorder now.  These 4 tracks were all recorded at Starr’s Roccabella West studio just as he did…

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Aug 13, 2021

Calling all Beatles Fans! The wait is over!

“THE BEATLES: GET BACK,” A DISNEY+ ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES DIRECTED BY PETER JACKSON, TO DEBUT EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+ Over Six Hours of Never-Before-Seen Restored Footage, Including The Beatles’ Last Live Performance, to Roll Out on Disney+ Over Three Days, November…

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Jun 17, 2021

Thank you to Far Out Magazine for Reminding us how brilliant Ringo Starr is. We Agree!

Credit: AlamyJack Whatley·February 5, 2021 5 isolated drum tracks to prove The Beatles’ Ringo Starr was a genius   Too often has The Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr been the butt of some unkind jokes. Reportedly purported by his bandmate John…

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Feb 8, 2021

MD Subscriber and Ringo Starr Peace and Love Contest Winner Bryan Shadden Shares His Experience

Steven Roper (left), Ringo, and MD subscriber Bryan Shadden attend the Ringo Starr 11th Annual Peace & Love Birthday Worldwide Celebration at Capitol Records Tower on July 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Beautiful…

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Jul 18, 2019

Peace And Love with Ringo On July 7, 2019 Entry Deadline is June 25th!   To the Modern Drummer Subscriber Family! “We’re Going to a Party, Party!” (And YOU could be our guest.) Here's your cha-cha-cha-chance to celebrate with Ringo Starr on his birthday, July 7, in Los Angeles, California. One lucky Modern…

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Jun 20, 2019

News: Julien’s Auctions Announces Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach Property Auction

Julien’s Auctions is auctioning property from the collections of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach on December 4 and 5, 2015. The collection by Ringo and Barbara features items from their London estate and Beverly Hills and Monaco residences. Comprised of…

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Sep 20, 2015

Percussive Arts Society to Raffle a Signed Ringo Starr Print During PASIC 2014

The Percussive Arts Society and Gary Astridge, noted Beatles drum gear historian, are raffling a rare Ringo Starr signed print, entitled “The World’s Most Famous Snare Drum,” in support of Ringo and Barbara Starkey’s Lotus Foundation charity and the Percussive…

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Oct 31, 2014

Ringo Tribute With Spin Doctors Drummer Aaron Comess

In MD's fifth Ringo Starr tribute segment, the Spin Doctors' Aaron Comess shares his memories of discovering the Beatles and the impact Ringo had on him as a drummer playing in a band and for the song. He tells us…

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Jul 3, 2014

Ringo Video Tribute With Drummer Liberty DeVitto and Photographer Rob Shanahan (from the Fest For Beatles Fans 2014 )

Segment four of our tribute to Ringo Starr, shot during the Fest For Beatles Fans celebration, begins with host Michelle Joni Lapidos welcoming former Billy Joel/Slim King/BJ Kramer drummer Liberty DeVitto. DeVitto demonstrates two songs from the Joel album The…

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Jun 27, 2014

Mark Hudson Ringo Tribute Video

In this video, drummer, producer/singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Mark Hudson shares stories of producing Ringo and discusses how much Ringo's drumming was an influence on him. Hudson recalls how excited he was to play the original Abbey Road/Let It Be Ludwig…

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Jun 19, 2014

Limited Edition Prints Support Ringo Starr’s Lotus Foundation

Ringo Starr and Gary Astridge present a limited edition print entitled “The World’s Most Famous Snare Drum” to promote the first in a series of Beatles’ drum related prints, all in support of Ringo and Barbara Starkey’s Lotus Foundation charity.…

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Jun 13, 2014

Ringo Tribute with Danny Seraphine, Liberty DeVitto, and Carmine Appice Video! In our second tribute segment to Ringo Starr, we feature ex-Chicago/CTA founder Danny Seraphine, ex-Billy Joel/current Slim Kings’ drummer Liberty DeVitto, and Vanilla Fudge/Cactus/Rod Stewart legend Carmine Appice. Seraphine, who was in town for two shows at the Iridium in New…

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Jun 12, 2014

Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Announce Latin American Tour Dates

The Tour Concludes In U.S. With Two Dates At The Palms In Las Vegas Announcement comes on heels of Worldwide DVD Release "Ringo At The Ryman", featuring this current line up recorded live at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on…

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Apr 29, 2013

Ringo Starr Show Marks First Major Exhibit Dedicated to a Drummer

  Ringo: Peace & Love to Premier at the Grammy Museum June 12, 2013, and Tour Select Cities Through 2014. The Grammy Museum, in cooperation with Ringo Starr, will debut a major new exhibition, Ringo: Peace & Love, opening on…

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Mar 6, 2013

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band To Tour The Pacific Rim In 2013

Tour Comes On Heels Of 2012's North American Summer Dates And Features The Same Band: Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Journey, Santana), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera, and Gregg Bissonette Ringo Starr announced that his All Starr…

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Oct 18, 2012

Ringo Starr Art Exhibits To Show At Select Cities On 13th All Starr Tour

Ringo Starr is hitting the road this summer with his 13th All Starr Band, including Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Mark Rivera, Gregg Rolie (Santana), Todd Rundgren, and Gregg Bissonette. In addition, a collection of his art, composed…

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Jun 11, 2012

Discovered: Ringo Starr's Drum Case Used with the Beatles

Dig announced the discovery of a unique piece of Beatles Memorabilia: the drum case used by Ringo Starr to carry one of his drums on tour with the Beatles. The case is stenciled RINGO STARR, THE BEATLES in two places  and has various freight labels…

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Mar 12, 2012

Feb Web Update News

Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Hamilton, and Karriem Riggins are on Paul McCartney’s latest, Kisses on the Bottom. Riggins performed with the former Beatle at the Grammys, as did McCartney regular Abe Laboriel. For more, visit Speaking of the Grammys, Low…

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Feb 22, 2012

Announcing Ringo Starr & His 13th All Starr Band Featuring Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Journey, Santana), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette

Ringo Starr announces his 13th All Starr Band, which will launch June 14, 2012 from Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario and conclude July 21, 2012 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California. New to the All Starrs are Steve Lukather (Toto)…

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Feb 8, 2012

Jan Web Update News

  Ringo Starr’s seventeenth solo studio record, Ringo 2012, will be released on January 31 in the United States and January 30 internationally. The album, which was produced by Starr, was recorded in L.A. and mixed in England by Ringo…

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Jan 23, 2012

Bid On a Remo Buffalo Drum Signed by Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr has autographed three 14" Remo Buffalo Frame Drums that will be auctioned off to benefit Southern California nonprofit Arts and Services for Disabled (ASD) in Long Beach, California. Bidding began online on October 7 at and continues for…

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Oct 11, 2011

Web Update News

  John Tempesta is in the studio working on a new Cult record. For more on John go to 311 have a new studio album out, Universal Pulse, produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica) and mixed by drummer Chad…

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Sep 1, 2011