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RINGO STARR RELEASES “HERE’S TO THE NIGHTS,” AN ALL STARR SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING EP ZOOM IN

 PENNED BY DIANE WARREN GUEST SINGERS INCLUDE PAUL McCARTNEY AND 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 

PERFORMING THE SONG WITH STARR WERE MUSICIANS NATHAN EAST (BASS) STEVE LUKATHER (GUITAR), BRUCE SUGAR (SYNTH GUITAR) BENMONT TENCH (PIANO) AND ON VIOLIN CHARLIE BISHARAT AND ON CELLO JACOB BRAUN 

Jim Cox: String Arrangement and Synth Strings 

 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 — As this crazy year comes to a close, Ringo is offering a song of peace, love and friendship – “Here’s To The Nights” available today as a single – LISTEN HERE (with the video coming Friday December 18).

Written by Diane Warren, Ringo is joined by his friends, some longtime and some new, 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 and Yola. 

“When Diane presented this song to me I loved the sentiment of it,” said Ringo. “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.” 

The song is the lead single from his forthcoming EP, titled Zoom In, which was recorded at Starr’s home studio between April- October 2020. For this EP, Starr collaborated with songwriters and producers including Jeff Zobar who penned the title track, “Zoom In, Zoom Out” during the pandemic, and features Robbie Krieger on guitar; Sam Hollander who wrote and produced “Teach Me To Tango” – sending Ringo a nearly completed track onto which he added vocals and, of course, drums; Ringo co-wrote “Waiting For The Tide to Turn” with his engineer Bruce Sugar, adding Tony Chen and his extensive reggae roots; and “Not Enough Love In the World” which was written by long time All Starr member Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams (full credits below). 

Taking every precaution, Starr invited only a few musicians at various times to his home studio to record the music. Joining Starr were musicians Nathan East (bass), Steve Lukather (guitar), Bruce Sugar (synth guitar), Benmont Tench (piano), Charlie Bisharat (violin), Jacob Braun (cello), and Jim Cox (string arrangements and synth strings). 

Throughout his career, Ringo Starr has received nine GRAMMY® Awards and has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — first as a Beatle and then as solo artist. Between 1970 and 2020, Ringo has released 20 solo studio records. He has acted in over 15 films, received an Academy Award®, and has been nominated as an actor for an Emmy®. Ringo has published seven books; had a stint as a male fashion model, and that same year went 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.” 

RINGO STARR, ZOOM IN Credits 

Produced by: Ringo Starr 

Co-Produced, Recorded and Mixed by: Bruce Sugar 

Recorded at: Roccabella West Beverly Hills, CA. 

Mastered by: Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering 

Zoom in Zoom Out 

Ringo Starr: Drums percussion and vocals 

Robby Krieger: Guitar 

Jeff Silbar: Bass, Guitar 

Benmont Tench: Piano, Organ 

Amy Keys BGV 

Windy Wagner BGV 

Here’s to the Nights 

Ringo Starr: Drums and Vocals 

Steve Lukather: Guitar 

Nathan East: Bass 

Benmont Tench: Piano 

Bruce Sugar: Synth Guitar 

Jim Cox: String Arrangement and Synth Strings 

Charlie Bisharat: Violin 

Jacob Braun: Cello 

Guest Vocals: Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh as well as Corinne Bailey Rae, Eric Burton (Black Pumas), Sheryl Crow, FINNEAS, Dave Grohl, Ben Harper, Lenny Kravitz, Jenny Lewis, Steve Lukather, Chris Stapleton and Yola. 

Waiting For The Tide To Turn 

Ringo Starr: Drums and Vocals 

Nathan East: Bass 

Bruce Sugar: Keyboards 

Tony Chen: Guitar 

Ed Roth: Hammond B3 

Zelma Davis: BGV 

Not Enough Love in the World 

Ringo Starr: Drums, Percussion, vocals 

Steve Lukather: Guitars BGV 

Joseph Williams: Keyboards, BGV 

Arrangement by Joseph Williams 

Teach Me To Tango 

Ringo Starr – Percussion, Vocals, 1 drum fill 

Grant Michaels – Keyboards 

Josh Edmondson- Guitar 

Sean Gould – Guitar 

Kavah Rastegar – Bass 

Candace Devine – BGV 

Zelma Davis – BGV 

Charity Daw – BGV 

James King – Horns 

Blair Scinta – Drums 

Hal Rosenfeld – Percussion 

Sam Hollander – BGV 

Produced by Sam Hollander 

Co-Produced by Grant Michaels 

Mixed by Chris Dugan 

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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