Ringo Starr

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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…

Modern Drummer
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…

Modern Drummer
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…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2021

Episode 51: Press conference to announce Ringo Starr Change The World

Beautiful Day’s Elizabeth Freund curated this week's MD Podcast with Ringo Starr on a private Zoom press conference to announce Ringo Starr Change The World, a new EP to be released on September 24, 2021.  The 4 tracks were all recorded at…

Modern Drummer
Sep 23, 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…

Modern Drummer
Aug 13, 2021

Episode 41: Celebrating Ringo Starr’s 81st Birthday. #Peace and Love

Hello everyone! Yesterday July 7th, was Ringo Starr’s 81st Birthday! As a #ThrowBackThursday, Modern Drummer would like to repeat our press “pop up podcast” we recently attended/posted with Sir Richard. MD sends Peace & Love in honor of what most…

Modern Drummer
Jul 8, 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…

Modern Drummer
Jun 17, 2021

Ringo Starr Pop Up Podcast

Let’s kick off the weekend with this fly-on-the-wall “Pop Up Podcast” featuring a private filmed, streaming, virtual “ZOOM IN” press conference with Elizabeth Freund, Ringo, Modern Drummer, and a few select friends. Thank you, Beautiful Media and Ringo, for allowing…

Modern Drummer
Mar 19, 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…

Modern Drummer
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…

Modern Drummer
Jul 18, 2019

Peace And Love with Ringo On July 7, 2019 Entry Deadline is June 25th!

https://vimeo.com/337518261   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…

Modern Drummer
Jun 20, 2019

Matt Tecu of Jakob and The Echo In The Canyon Band

Talks About New Movie and Album Hello everyone! Thanks to MD (and Steve Jackson of Pultec for the intro to Billy Amendola) for this “On The Beat.” I’ve been a session/touring drummer in Los Angeles for many years. I’ve been…

Modern Drummer
May 14, 2019

On The Beat with Danny Wagner of Greta Van Fleet: Talks Influences, Songwriting, and Music Muscle

  Hello Modern Drummer readers! Danny Wagner here. I play drums for the band Greta Van Fleet and am a long-time reader of the magazine. I’m honored to write an “On The Beat,” especially as such a young musician. Guitar…

Modern Drummer
Apr 17, 2018

On the Beat with Session Great Fred Eltringham

Hey Modern Drummer readers, Fred Eltringham checking in to let you know what I’ve been getting into lately. We just finished Sheryl Crow’s new pop/rock record Be Myself, scheduled to be released April 21. Sheryl and her long time writing…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2017