In a video posted on YouTube, the Beatles drummer announced that he will be coming out with a new solo record next year. “I’ve finished my record, mixed the record and, next year, it will be out on Universal Records,” Starr said in the video. He also hinted at an upcoming tour with his All-Starr Band early next year.
The as-of-yet-untitled record is the follow-up to “Ringo 2012” which was released almost three years ago. It will also be Starr’s 18th solo record.
In an interview with NME earlier this year, Starr asserted his belief in the old adage that “rock ‘n’ roll will never die”.
The saving grace for me – I have to admit I’m not a big fan of the boybands dancing and that stuff – but the thing that saves me is there’s always bands out there. There’s always bands playing somewhere, and they come through in the end.
Let’s just hope that Ringo’s new record also comes through in the end.