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Ringo keen to hit road

Ringo Starr is keen to hit the road again.

The former Beatles drummer has been spending the Covid-19 lockdown recording music, painting and keeping fit at the Los Angeles home he shares with his wife, ex Bond girl Barbara Bach, but he's ready to play some shows with his All Star Band now.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Ringo - real name Richard Starkey - admitted: "I like to do stuff, so I'm just doing stuff. I have a little guest house here and it's now my studio. It's been my studio for the last 10 years, actually

"This time it was a little awkward because people were getting tested to come and play. Or, if they had a studio, they could play in their own place. So that took the pressure off the lockdown a little because I was drumming and singing and hanging out with musicians. I do go to the gym quite a lot. And also I took half of the gym, now that's where my paint studio is. So I can make a mess without Barbara getting crazy."

Ringo and his bandmates are due to hit the road in June, though it's uncertain if those gigs will go ahead amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

The legendary sticksman has also teamed up with his Beatles bandmate Sir Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Dave Grohl and more on his upcoming EP, Zoom In.

Ringo recently unveiled the track-listing for the star-studded five-track collection and released the lead single, Here's To The Nights, which was co-written by songwriter to the stars Diane Warren.

The All Star EP also features guest vocals from the likes of Billie Eilish's brother, Finneas, Lenny Kravitz, Jenny Lewis, Chris Stapleton and Corinne Bailey Rae.

The EP was recorded at his home studio between April and October, and arrives March 19.



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