Archive for the ‘Ringo Starr’ Category
Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Ringo announces the newest All Starr Band:
Ringo has just released a new album (Ringo 2012) and has started to announce tour dates. Nothing in Canada so far with the exception of his usual kickoff at Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls (June 14, 15 ) but more shows will be added soon. He’s also announced the latest All -Starr band: Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie (Santana), Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), sax player Mark Rivera and drummer Gregg Bissonette. The band usually plays Beatles and Ringo tracks along with numbers from band members.
Jon Anderson says “no” to Yes:
Rumours have been flying that Yes has asked Jon Anderson to put differences aside and reunite with his old band. Anderson, who claims the band ousted him while he was recovering from Illness, is currently on tour with fellow Yes alumni Rick Wakeman. His people say the rumours are not true and Anderson is too busy with his current projects. Chris Squire recently claimed that he and Anderson are frequently in touch, to which Jon recently responded “: “I haven’t spoken with Chris in four years, and the only e-mail I have received from him in the last 3 years was him asking for free tickets to my show in Mesa, AZ last week – very sad, but true.”
Metallica gets their own festival:
Metallica have confirmed that they’ve teamed up with the organizers of Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Festival to create “Orion Music + More”. The festival runs June 23-24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey andwill feature a number of diverse bands . Metallica will close the show, performing all of “The Black Album” on one night and all of “Ride the Lightning” on the other.
Def Leppard on the road again:
Dep Leppard and Poison have confirmed separately on Facebook (so it must be true) that they will be teaming up for a tour this summer. Dates and venues TBA.
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Bruce Springsteen will release his new album “Wrecking Ball” on March 6 and kick off a world tour March 18. He’s just been named as a performer at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
Brian Johnson of AC/DC tells us that the band is ready to work on a new album but had to put things on hold due to the illness of “one of the boys” . He didn’t say what the illness was or which band member was affected but “one of the boys” has led many to believe that one of the Young brothers has been ill. Johnson says things are improving and the band will be back on track shortly.
Neil Young confirms that he’s working with Crazy Horse again and there’s an album ready to go and one in the works. They will also be performing next week at the Paul McCartney “Musicares Person of the Year” tribute.
Today (Feb 3) is “Motley Crue Day” in Sin City! The band begins a run of shows at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino tonight so L.A. Mayor Carolyn Goodman decided to mark the ” first hard rock residency” in Vegas, by honouring the band.
Ringo Starr’s new album is due to be released the same day as fellow former Beatles Paul McCartney’s issues his latest “Kisses On the Bottom” . “Ringo 2012″ arrives on Tuesday February 7.
Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry made a progress report on the new Aerosmith LP earlier this week – and let some juicy news slip too. The album is almost finished so we should have a release date soon. Perry also announced that the band intends to hit the road in June. He tells us we should hear an announcement later this month or early March.
Works in Progress: Steven Tyler, Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Paul Mccartney,Roger Waters
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Steven Tyler solo…
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler will release his solo single “(It) Feels So Good” on May 9. It will be available the next day at digital retailers.
He’s hoping to record a whole solo album but as soon as Idol wraps up, Aerosmith is due to regroup in the studio to finish work on an album they started recording in January.
Ringo gets personal…
Ringo Starr has revealed that he is currently working on an “autobiographical” album.
He’s been asked to write a book about his life, but feels that most people are only interested in the eight years he spent in The Beatles. According to Ringo, there would be “three volumes before I even got to that”.
Instead, Ringo is “making a record about me and Liverpool”, and will create mini-autobiographies in song form.
Keith is at it too…
A number of sources say that Keith Richards has been recording at New York’s Germano Studios with producer Steve Jordan and engineer Dave O’Donnell. There’s no official confirmation and no word on whether it’s solo material or something for the Rolling Stones.
Either is possible because not too long ago, Mick Jagger’s brother Christopher confirmed that Mick was working on a solo album in Los Angeles with producer Dave Stewart.
It COULD be two solo albums in the works but there’s always the chance that The Glimmer Twins are working on Stones music at separate locations. Or maybe that’s wishful thinking!
” The Roger Waters Collection” will be released May 30th. It’s a deluxe Box Sset that includes seven CDs and one DVD, with each album packaged in a mini-LP replica sleeve with original artwork. Included in the collection: “The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking”, “Radio K.A.O.S.”, “Amused To Death” and “Ca Ira” (his opera). There’s also a 2 CD/DVD edition of “In The Flesh – LIVE”
Paul McCartney will reissue his albums “McCartney” and “McCartney II” in remastered and deluxe editions. The deluxe editions will come with bonus DVDs and a booklet featuring rare photographs. The remasters will include bonus tracks and live material. The albums will be available as of June 13.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Drumming up a donation…
17-year-old Alexx Kipp has survived brain cancer, and suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome. He recently made a request through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He wanted to meet Ringo Starr.
Ringo supports Make-A-Wish, who help young people with life-threatening illnesses by giving them a chance to have an experience they dream of. He’s designed a fund-raising T-shirt that will sell at Hard Rock International locations and was happy to get together with Alexx. “It’s Huge” said Ringo “It puts you in your place. You think you’ve got a cold – you’re all, ‘Oh, what about me?’ . Then you help these kids. You think of the families. I’ve got children too, and it’s got to be hard.”
The two met at the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles, where they talked and played drums together. To top it off, Ringo then gave Kipp the drum set.
Across the pond…
A Japan benefit concert took place in London England on Sunday night and one of the highlights was a performance by Beady Eye, a group made up of former Oasis members (after the departure of Noel Gallagher). The centerpiece of their set was a cover of The Beatles’ “Across the Universe”. The band later announced that they’d been in the studio immediately before the benefit to lay down a studio version of the track, which will be available for download (through their website) for a limited time, with proceeds going to aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan.
EP to APP…
David Bowie will put out an EP featuring the original version of his 1975 single “Golden Years” and four remixes. On the same day, Bowie will release an iPhone app that he commissioned, to allow fans to remix the song. The app was created by Station to Station producer Harry Maslin.
Both the EP and app are due out June 6.
Form an orderly line to the left….
It seems as if everyone would like to have Paul Rogers as a lead vocalist. He was the voice of Free and Bad Company and just finished a stint with Queen. Aerosmith wanted him and it turns out The Doors did too! Rogers says he was recently stunned to discover that after the death Jim Morrison, The Doors came to England to look for him because they were fans of Free and felt Rogers would be the perfect replacement for Morrison. At the time, Rogers was in seclusion in the country and couldn’t be contacted. So The Doors went home.
Would Rogers have taken the gig? “I dunno. It’s hard to say, looking back. But I think not. I tend to form bands, that’s what I do. Although it’s always flattering to be asked!”
For a good clause…
We’ve heard many stories about late-starting Guns & Roses shows thanks to Axl Rose’s problems with punctuality. We’ve experienced it first-hand here in Ottawa. It’s become the norm and has caused a lot of problems for promoters who face fines and refund demands and fans who wind up with transportation issues – not to mention sleep deprivation.
Someone is finally doing something about it. On Sunday October 2, GnR will headline the closing night of Brazil’s “Rock In Rio” in Rio de Janeiro. The organizers have added a “late” clause to their contract with the band, holding GnR financially accountable for any fines or incidents that might arise should they hit the stage late. Axl and his reps have reportedly signed off on the deal.