Ringo Starr Is Still Burning Bright

One of the most famous drummers in history tells GQ about his new album, What’s My Name.

From changing the course of popular music with a little help from his fellow Beatles to a well-received, decades-long solo career, Ringo Starr is inarguably one of the most famous drummers in history—not that he’s resting on his laurels. For one, he’s on an essentially non-stop tour with his famous friends (aptly dubbed his All Starr Band) which recently wrapped up a globe-trotting string of dates. This month, the lad from Liverpool is also releasing a book of photographyAnother Day in the Life, which features an eclectic array of shots mostly taken on his iPhone. And, he’s also set to add another chapter to his indelible musical legacy with the new album What’s My Name. His 20th, it features originals like its autobiographical call-and-response title track, inspired covers, and even a collaboration with Paul McCartney.

Starr spoke to GQ about reuniting with Macca, recording a long-lost song written in mind for him by John Lennon, and an incessant attitude that preaches peace and love.

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