Showing posts with label Rolling Stone magazine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rolling Stone magazine. Show all posts

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Ringo in new Rolling Stone interview

Rolling Stone has a long chat with Ringo about his new EP, Change the World, the new Beatles "Get Back" documentary and more.

The new record has a flashback to your Fifties roots. How did you come to sing “Rock Around the Clock”?

I was thinking — one of those days you’re just sitting around thinking — about when I was 15. The year I’d been in hospital. I’d had my 14th birthday and it was coming up to my 15th, and I just didn’t want to be there for 15. We spoke to the doctors, my mum did a bit of begging, and the doctors let us go. We got out two weeks before my birthday and went to London with my stepdad, to hang out with his family for a week. Then we came back to my grandparents’ in Liverpool — they brought me up with my mother, because my dad left when I was three. They took me to the Isle of Man. Rock Around the Clock was playing in the cinema, so they took me. It was one of those rowdy holiday places, everybody’s having fun, like Florida on a bad day.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Video: More Ringo - Rolling Stone Special Edition

More on video from Ringo today.

In the interview, Starr talks about his longevity (one secret: “broccoli with everything and blueberries in the morning”); life in isolation (“I haven’t left the house in 11 weeks now”); hanging out with Keith Moon and John Bonham (“that’s two handfuls”); the early years of his solo career; Peter Jackson’s upcoming Let It Be-era Beatles documentary; missing George Harrison and John Lennon; and playing “Helter Skelter” on stage with Paul McCartney last year for the first time since he recorded it. 
Starr also discussed Ringo’s Big Birthday Show, a virtual charity concert that will hit YouTube at 8 p.m. EST July 7th. The show will include a mix of at-home performances and unseen concert footage from Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr., Sheila E, Ben Harper, and others. The YouTube broadcast will benefit four charities: Black Lives Matter Global Network, The David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares, and WaterAid.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Paul covers the new issue of Rolling Stone

Paul is on the cover of the Rolling Stone once again and you can read the mag's new interview with him here.

Among the usual old stories, Paul discusses why we still haven't seen a remastered "Let it Be" film on DVD/Blu-ray:

You mentioned the Let It Be film. Is there any chance it will ever be rereleased?I keep thinking we've done it. We've talked about it for so long.
What's the holdup?I've no bloody idea. I keep bringing it up, and everyone goes, "Yeah, we should do that." The objection should be me. I don't come off well.
It suggests that, with the Beatles' work, you are not as in control of the legacy as people would assume.Apple [Corps] is a democracy. I'm one of the votes. The Beatles stuff does itself. Someone will say, "Ron Howard is interested in doing a film." I get to say yes or no. My preference is yes – he's good.
Does it have to be a unanimous decision – you, Ringo, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison?Yeah. That's the secret of the Beatles – can't do three to one. During the breakup was when it got screwed up – we did three against one. But now it has to be unanimous. The two girls are Beatles.

 ...and his upcoming performance at the Desert Trip festival, which will also include the Rolling Stones:

You will be at Desert Trip with the Rolling Stones. What do you see when you go to a Stones show now?It's a mirage. I see the little band I always knew. You've got Mick, Keith and Charlie, who were always there, and Ronnie – he's earned his Stone-ness. I see a good little rock & roll band – not as good as the Beatles [grins], but good.