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RINGO STARR, MAX WEINBERG, MATT CAMERON LEAD MASSIVE COVER OF “COME TOGETHER” TO END WORLD HUNGER

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Ringo Starr, Max Weinberg, Matt Cameron Lead Massive Cover of ‘Come Together’ to End World Hunger
Rendition of the Beatles classic is part of WhyHunger’s new “Drum Together” campaign
Ringo Starr, Max Weinberg, Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, and over 100 other musicians have united for a massive cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together” as part of a new campaign to help end world hunger.

The “Drum Together” clip was organized by WhyHunger, and along with Starr, Weinberg, and Cameron, it features drummers like Jim Keltner, Steve Gadd, Cindy Blackman Santana, and 11-year-old prodigy Nandi Bushell. While a massive coalition of percussionists (including an orchestra timpanist) create the base for this epic rendition of “Come Together,” the meticulously stitched-together performance also features an array of other musicians from guitarists and pianists to trombonists and trumpeters.

“Drum Together” was helmed by producer Brian Resnick and Drumming’s Global Ambassador Dom Famularo. Funds raised from the clip will support WhyHunger’s efforts to end global hunger by funding community-led solutions to the problem.

“We all can agree that no kid should be hungry, and everyone should have access to nutritious food. This is a great cause that I’ve supported in the past and a great track — one of my favorite Beatles songs. So when Jim Keltner asked me to join all these other drummers I was happy to,” Ringo said.

Resnick adds, “’Drum Together’ was a very ambitious project, but simple in concept: Bring our drumming community together for a common cause and make an impact. The video features the greatest collection of drummers ever to perform on one song, and is so inspiring and powerful. I’m really moved by the generosity of all the phenomenal musicians who donated their time and talents, and I hope the project energizes people to get involved and join with WhyHunger in the movement to end world hunger.”

Official Video.. Here.

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RINGO STARR IS UNSURE ABOUT TOURING PLANS FOR 2022

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Ringo Starr isn’t sure if he will hit the road next year due to the COVID-19 situation still being “dodgy”.

Ringo had no choice but to call off all his shows in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and although he has the opportunity to head out on the road with his All-Starr Band again next year, he is still wary about risking his health.

He said: “We didn’t know what it was going to be like in March 2020.
“It was getting a bit rough and we all knew about it and we had to postpone the main tour.
“In my naivety I’m on the Internet and I’m saying, ‘I’m sorry, I know you all wanted to come to these gigs but don’t worry, hold on to the tickets because I’m going to do the exact same tour next year’.
“And, of course, we didn’t.
“I’m not going out this year. They’ve sent me the itinerary over for next year but it’s impossible to say if it’s on. I’m saying in my heart it’s on, but let’s see where we are.
“Getting through the pandemic has not been easy but what has made it easier for me is that I’ve had the chance to make music and hang out with other musicians.
“Last year we’d all be tested before we joined up together and this year we’ve all had our jabs so we hang out.
“It’s been a very strange year but when the tour dates come up I think to myself, ‘I want to be on tour’.
“But it’s not going to happen, that’s just the truth of the whole deal. It’s still dodgy.”

Ringo – who is married to 74-year-old actress Barbara Bach – admitted he missed out a big celebration to mark his 80th birthday in 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis, and although he has had the chance to see his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren he still laments the lost time.

RINGO STARR: “I THINK YOU SEE THE JOY” (“GET BACK” DOCUMENTARY SERIES)

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Ringo Starr Says Beatles’ Film Get Back Gives a True Portrayal of the Band: ‘You Will See the Joy’

“We found 56 hours of unused footage mainly filled with laughter,” Starr says
Ringo Starr is ready for fans of The Beatles to watch Get Back.

Ringo shared that he thinks this new three-part film is a more accurate portrayal of the dynamic of the group — originally comprising Ringo, Paul, John and George — than the original 1970 film Let It Be.

“It took one of the dull moments of the month, because we were there a month and it was all based on that downer,” he says. “I thought it was not really showing what it was like.”
“I think you see the joy,” he adds of the new film. “We found 56 hours of unused footage mainly filled with laughter.”

The original movie focused on the tension among the group, 16 months before The Beatles split up.

When asked if he still considers his groupmates “his best friends in life,” Ringo says, “I do. I had dinner with Paul and we were in London last week. We’re still pals.”

We usually talk about how badly he’s dressed,” he says with a laugh. “We talk about anything anybody talks about. About the meal, about football, about music. I don’t know why people think we have different things to talk about. We talk about the same s— everybody talks about.”

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night, the drummer also shared that the two FaceTime “regularly.”

“I was just in England and we actually saw each other physically,” Ringo said, later noting that he and wife Barbara Bach went out to dinner with McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, as well as late bandmate George Harrison’s widow, Olivia Harrison.

Kimmel asked Ringo if “people lose their minds” when the group walks into a restaurant together, but the drummer said that wearing face masks amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has helped with anonymity. “With the mask on, I can go anywhere,” Ringo said.

Ringo released an EP titled Zoom In Zoom Out with a song featuring Paul McCartney earlier this year and followed it up with the recently released Change the World, with a lead single of the same name.

“It’s so little energy to put into the state of the world today. It’s falling apart. What are we going to leave our kids our grandkids?” he said about the track.

Ringo also spoke about a song his late bandmate George Harrison wrote for him called “Hey Ringo” that was found by the late Beatles’ wife.

“It blew me away. Yeah, how far out is that? I didn’t know,” he says. “I wished [I knew about it] while he was still around.”

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THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “LET´S CHANGE THE WORLD” BY RINGO STARR

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Today Ringo released his new video “Let’s Change The World,” the lead single off his current EP Change The World.

The song was written by Joseph Williams and Steve Lukather, both of whom also played on the track, with backing vocals by Amy Keys, Zelma Davis, Billy Valentine and Darryl Phinnessee.

Lukather also appears in the video, which was created in collaboration with Kids In The Spotlight, a nonprofit that provides a platform for foster care youth to tell their stories through film. These underserved youth write, cast, and star in their own short films, and the experiences help them to heal and grow, as well as to prepare and lay the groundwork for future employment opportunities.

“Let’s Change The World! I wanted to make this video with kids because they are our future and this is for them. They deserve clean water and fresh air. I believe we should leave this planet in better shape than we found it for our kids, and right now we are not doing that. Half the world is on fire and the other half is under water. We have got to change, and I believe we can. Peace and love, Ringo.”

Ringo would like to thank Kids In The Spotlight and all the Kids who helped make this video “Let’s Change The World” ✌🏼💚🎶🌈

Watch the official music video : Here.


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