Fellow The Beatles legends Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney are set to reunite on Starr’s forthcoming EP, Zoom In. Ahead of the EP’s release, Ringo has reflected on the joys of performing with Paul during the autumn years of their respective careers.
Collaborations and performances between the two remaining Beatles are few and far between, but these past few years have seen the pair grace the stage together on a number of occasions. From a glorious induction ceremony performance at the 2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, to a performance at McCartney’s show at the O2 in England in 2018.
“I love that, getting up with him,” Starr shared with The Irish News. “We did it at the O2 in England [in 2018]. And then he called me and he said, ‘I’m doing Dodger Stadium if you want to do a few numbers’.
“So he picked three numbers, and I got up and went down there. And it’s magic for the audience as well as us. I love playing with him.”
Starr continued, “The audience is like, ‘Oh, there’s two of them! Wow’. It lifts everything, in a joyous way. So, yeah, I had a great time.”
When asked about their current friendship, Starr mused: “We’re still pals. We don’t hang out with each other a lot. But if we’re in the same country, and if we’re in the same town we always have a dinner, and we say hi or he comes over here or I go over to his house.”
On March 19th, Ringo Starr will unveil his latest, timely EP, Zoom In. The record features contributions from a lineup of the finest names in music including Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Finneas, Sheryl Crow, Jenny Lewis, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Stapleton and Corinne Bailey Rae. Check out lead single, ‘Here’s To The Nights’, below.
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