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Albums Of The Week: Ringo Starr | Zoom In

The rock icon welcomes another slate of stars for his latest easygoing offering.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Ringo Starr’s new EP Zoom In was recorded at Starr’s home studio between April and October 2020. As usual, Starr collaborated with a host of musicians — including 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, Yola, Robbie Krieger, Nathan East, Steve Lukather, Bruce Sugar, Benmont Tench, Charlie Bisharat, Jacob Braun and Jim Cox.

During his career, Ringo Starr has received nine Grammy Awards and has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — first with The Beatles and then as solo artist. Between 1970 and 2020, Ringo released 20 solo studio records. He has acted in over 15 films, received an Academy Award and has been nominated for an Emmy. Ringo has published seven books, had a stint as a male fashion model, and gone behind the lens as the photographer for some Foo Fighters PR photos. In 2018, Ringo was knighted and in 2019 he celebrated 30 years of touring with his All Starr Bands. For all his many creative successes, Ringo is and always will be first and foremost a musician, a drummer. Ringo’s candor, wit and soul are the lifeblood of his music. Peace and love are his life’s rhythm and melody, and he propels this universal message in everything he does: his evocative artwork, his enthusiastic live performances, his legendary songs, all imbued with the joy, reflection, and wisdom of the music icon the world knows and loves simply as Ringo.”