Since 2003,Ringo Starr has averaged a new album every two to three years, a pace that continues today (Friday) with the release of his 20th studio set, What's My Name. The title is one of his concert catchphrases.
Ringo Starr on why he continues to record albums:
Recorded in his home studio in Los Angeles, the album contains 10 songs, recorded with such friends as brother-in-law Joe Walsh, Paul McCartney, Edgar Winter, Dave Stewart, Benmont Tench, Steve Lukather and Colin Hay who, like Walsh, Winter and Lukather, was in Ringo's All-Starr Band.
Ringo says, “I don’t want to be in an old-fashioned recording studio anymore. I’ve had enough of the big glass wall and the separation. We are all together in here, whoever I invite over. This is the smallest club in town. And I love it, being at home, being able to say hi to [my wife, actress]Barbara[Bach], it’s just been good for me and the music.”
The title track was written by Hay and features Lukather playing slide guitar. The album also includes a cover of "Money (That's What I Want)," the Motown classic The Beatles recorded in 1963, as well as John Lennon's “Grow Old With Me” with McCartney on bass and background vocals and Walsh on guitar.
Ringo Starr "What's My Name: