Ringo Starr's latest All Starr Band DVD, Ringo At The Ryman, will be released on March 19th. The disc features Ringo's entire concert in Nashville this past July 7th on his 72nd birthday. Ringo 2012/2013 All Starr Band includes returning All Starrs Todd Rundgren, saxophonist Mark Rivera, Mr. Mister's Richard Page, and drummer Gregg Bissonette. New to Ringo's band are Santana and Journey co-founding keyboardist Gregg Rollie, and Toto's co-founding guitarist Steve Lukather. Original All Starr -- and Ringo's brother-in-law -- Joe Walsh made a special guest appearance to play "Rocky Mountain Way."
In addition to his All Starr Band, the notables on hand for the show closing "With A Little Help From My Friends" were Walsh's daughter Lucy, former All Starrs Richard Marx and Felix Cavaliere, pop rocker Brendan Benson, frequent Ringo collaborator Gary Burr, and country stars Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, and Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn.
Ringo explained that as a boss -- be it in the studio or as a bandleader -- all he wants from any player is the best they've got: "If I ask you to come and play on it -- I want you on it. I'm not there saying, 'Don't play that note -- or don't do this.' Sometimes I have to say, 'Well, that's not really the way I was goin',' but I trust the musicians to do their best. That's the same with the All-Stars, and I have that speech every time I put a new band (together): 'Look, I'll do my best for all of you, I expect you to do the best for me and all the other members of the band.' And sometimes in rehearsal, I've had members that aren't willing to do their best and we've had to let them go."
The tracklisting to Ringo At The Ryman is:
"Matchbox" - Ringo Starr
"It Don't Come Easy" - Ringo Starr
"Wings" - Ringo Starr
"I Saw The Light" - Todd Rundgren
"Evil Ways" - Gregg Rolie
"Rosanna" - Steve Lukather"
"Kyrie" - Richard Page
"Don't Pass Me By" - Ringo Starr
"Bang The Drum All Day" - Todd Rundgren
"Boys" - Ringo Starr
"Yellow Submarine" - Ringo Starr
"Black Magic Woman" - Gregg Rolie
"Band Intro & Happy Birthday"
"Anthem" - Ringo Starr
"I'm The Greatest" - Ringo Starr
"Rocky Mountain Way" - Joe Walsh
"You Are Mine" - Richard Page
"Africa" - Steve Lukather
"Everybody's Everything" - Gregg Rolie
"I Wanna Be Your Man" - Ringo Starr
"Love Is The Answer" - Todd Rundgren
"Broken Wings" - Richard Page
"Hold The Line" - Steve Lukather
"Photograph" - Ringo Starr
"Act Naturally" - Ringo Starr
"With A Little Help From My Friends/Give Peace A Chance" - All
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band tour dates (subject to change):
February 7 - Christchurch, New Zealand - CBS Canterbury Arena,
February 9 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
February 11 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
February 13 - Moore Park, Australia - Hordern Pavilion
February 16 - West Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
February 19 - Hindmarsh, Australia - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
February 21 - Perth, Australia - Challenge Stadium
February 25, 26 - Tokyo, Japan - Zepp Arena
February 27 - Nagoya, Japan - Zepp Hall
March 1 - Osaka, Japan - Zepp Hall