Ringo Starr Shares New Single “Here’s To The Nights,” Feat. Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh and More
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Ringo Starr has shared a new single, titled “Here’s To The Nights.” The song was written by Diane Warren, and it serves as the lead single for Starr’s upcoming EP Zoom In.
Starr sings and drums on the new track, joined by Steve Lukather on guitar, Nathan East on bass, Benmont Tench on piano, Bruce Sugar on synth guitar, Jim Cox on synth strings (and string arranger), Charlie Bisharat on violin and Jacob Braun on cello. “Here’s To The Nights” also features a star-studded cast on guest vocalists: Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Corinne Bailey Rae, Eric Burton (Black Pumas), Sheryl Crow, FINNEAS, Dave Grohl, Ben Harper, Lenny Kravitz, Jenny Lewis, Steve Lukather, Chris Stapleton and Yola.
“When Diane presented this song to me I loved the sentiment of it,” said Ringo via press release. “This is the kind of song we all want to sing along to, and it was so great how many wonderful musicians joined in. I wanted it out in time for New Years because it feels like a good song to end a tough year on. So here’s to the nights we won’t remember and the friends we won’t forget – and I am wishing everyone peace and love for 2021.”
In addition to the single release, a new hardcover book chronicling the 30 years of Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band has been announced and is set for a release today, Dec. 16.
According to a press release: “This not to be missed commemorative photo memoir features some never-before-seen photos of the All Starr Band’s 30 record-setting years in the spotlight and life on the road, compiled by Henry Diltz and Jill Jarrett (who have followed Ringo Starr’s All Starr career since 1989), as well as exclusive images from many other photographers and members of the touring crew.
“Accompanying the photos are Starr’s candid stories, looking back on his legacy as the leader of one of the longest running live touring bands in the world – and all that goes into managing a band of music legends – and looking ahead to the All Starrs’ future making music together in a post pandemic world,” continued the release. “The book kicks off with a forward by Starr’s dear friend and brother-in-law, Joe Walsh, the renowned American musician, member of James Gang, the Eagles, and the Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band, and named one of the greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone.“