I went to see my friend Gregg Bissonette play with Ringo Starr yesterday at The Troubadour here in Los Angeles. Gregg is legendary as a studio drummer and has been a mainstay in Ringo’s “All Starr Band” since 2003. This week Ringo was in town to do a live “Town Hall” special for SiriusXM, hosted by the hilarious Russell Brand and renown producer Don Was. I’ve become a Sirius convert myself in the last couple years and can actually say I enjoy listening to radio again thanks to the diversity in music and cool programming events like these.
Ringo lit up the room and gave a fantastic Q&A for the attending press with his trademark Liverpudlian humor. We were treated to a short set including a song off the new Ringo 2012 album (released today) called “Wings.” This is the first album where Ringo has written every song himself, which he seemed very gratified by. Joe Walsh dropped in to play guitar as well. Great way to spend a Monday afternoon. Check out RingoStarr.com for summer tour dates and catch the All Starr Band for a night of peace, love & Beatle tunes from everyone’s favorite drummer if you can.
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