Post Tagged with: "Ringo Starr"

New Music Monday: Jeff Lorber, Joe Louis Walker and new live stuff from Styx

Welcome back to our weekly rundown of notable upcoming music projects — both new and reissue.

Ringo Starr singing songs by the other Beatles: Gimme Five

Ringo Starr singing songs by the other Beatles: Gimme Five

As with the decades-old hit solo album for which it’s named, Ringo Starr’s forthcoming Ringo 2012 includes an array of name guest stars. Unfortunately, unlike 1973’s Ringo, none of those friendly assists come from his fellow ex-Beatles.

Ringo Starr, “Wings” from Ringo 2012 (2012): Something Else! sneak peek

Ringo Starr, “Wings” from Ringo 2012 (2012): Something Else! sneak peek

“Wings,” from Ringo Starr’s ‘Ringo 2012’ album, is actually a badly needed remake of a song he co-wrote decades ago.

Something Else! Interview: Nils Lofgren, of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band

Nils Lofgren, the longtime member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has emerged with a fiery, emotionally frank solo release – his first original project in six years.

Gimme Five: Alan White on songs with Yes, John Lennon, David Torn and Tony Levin

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Yes drummer Alan White

Gary Wright – Connected (2011)

Gary Wright’s life around the Beatles continues, as he helps kick off the UK leg of Ringo’s ongoing All-Starr Band tour today at Hampton Court. Wright’s newest album Connected also includes a turn from Starr — as well as a continuation of his decades-long collaborations with George Harrison.

Beatles songs where Ringo Starr doesn’t, you know, suck: Gimme Five

Beatles songs where Ringo Starr doesn’t, you know, suck: Gimme Five

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has taken his share of knocks over the years. But we’d like to give the former Richard Starkey his due.

One Track Mind: The Georgia Satellites "Don't Pass Me By" (1988)

One Track Mind: The Georgia Satellites "Don't Pass Me By" (1988)

by S. Victor Aaron I always thought that the best covers are ones that takes a mediocre original and turns it into a genuinely good song. Such was the case when Atlanta roots rockers The Georgia Satellites took Ringo Starr’s hokey “Don’t Pass Me By” and gave it a swift, hard kick in the ass. For those of you whoRead More

Songs where Ringo Starr, well, sucked: Gimme Five

When Ringo Starr recently announced that he wouldn’t be responding to any more fan mail, it occurred to me that he must be completely unaware of the disastrous foibles he’s unleashed on a loving but ultimately unwitting fanbase. Certainly likeable (at one time, anyway), Starr was and is a drive-by celeb, someone so lightning-strike lucky to have replaced Pete BestRead More

Something Else! Featured Artist: George Harrison

George Harrison remains the Beatles’ great unresolved mystery — the guy who might have actually done more had he been in any another band after 1965. Or not. His solo records are a frustrating mix of the sublime, the blatant and the unremarkable. Sometimes within a three-song sweep. Sometimes within the same song. Thus, the unresolved part. George seemed asRead More

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