“I was inspired at 13 and that has never left me, the dream and the joy,’ Starr said in a press conference to promote this year’s Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band tour, which comes to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.
“Then, I started playing. I only ever wanted to be a drummer from 13 and then I got a kit of drums. And I was in a couple of really good bands … and it’s still there. I love to play, My mother had this great line: ‘You know what, son? I always feel that you’re happiest when you’re playing.’ And deep inside I am.”
This year, as he had done annually since 1989, save for the last two years, Starr will be playing with his aforementioned All Starr Band, a supergroup that, for 2022, includes Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather (from Toto), Hamish Stuart, Colin Hay, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.