Ringo Starr Will Not Be Involved In Olympics Opening

Beatles legend Ringo Starr has removed himself from the line-up of a potential supergroup tipped to perform at the London Olympics 2012.

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Beatles legend Ringo Starr has removed himself from the line-up of a potential supergroup tipped to perform at the London Olympics next year (12), insisting he will be busy on tour at the time of the games. British gold medal-winning rower Steve Redgrave hinted that organisers want to reteam Starr with Sir Paul McCartney as part of a spectacular ensemble which would include Sir Mick Jagger and John Lydon to kick off the Olympics' opening ceremony, which is being directed by Danny Boyle. But Starr insists he won't be involved in any such line-up as he will be performing in the U.S. He tells Sky News, "I'll be touring America so I won't be doing it." Thanks for the report to ContactMusic.com.

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    Crimson Ghost
    USCENDONE BENE wrote: I'm not going to get into this debate with you (mostly because my next point wins ) Ringo was often ousted from the drum room in the studio for someone else to record his parts because HE COULDN'T KEEP TIME. He's a less than mediocre musician at best.
    Listen to strawberry fields forever and try to say that the drums aren't good. Ringo was one of the most influential drummers of all time and clicked perfectly with the beatles.
    St Pedr0
    USCENDONE BENE wrote: Good. In other news, Ringo and Meg White are releasing an instructional video titled "How to suck at playing the drums and still make a career out of playing behind some of the world's best musicians"
    Ringo? You think Ringo sucks at drums? Ever heard of "drumming for the song, not for yourself?"
    USCENDONE BENE
    No sources but you should google it - i originally heard these things on a BBC documentary on the band. Look, i don't actively go around bashing the Beatles, or Ringo singularly - this is just stuff that has been made public knowledge.
    007dude
    USCENDONE BENE wrote: Shut up fan-boy :p look, even George Martin said he couldn't keep good time. FACT. John Lennon said of him that "he's not technically good". Though he does go on to say he was underrated...
    Do you have proof that George Martin said that? And proof that Ringo was "often ousted from the drum room in the studio for someone else to record his parts"?
    USCENDONE BENE
    007dude wrote: USCENDONE BENE wrote: I'm not going to get into this debate with you (mostly because my next point wins ) Ringo was often ousted from the drum room in the studio for someone else to record his parts because HE COULDN'T KEEP TIME. He's a less than mediocre musician at best. Bullshit. You just made that up. Ringo's a fantastic drummer. Phil Collins, Steve Smith, Mike Portnoy and a bunch of others would agree with me here, and no offence, but I'd take their word instead of yours.
    Shut up fan-boy :p look, even George Martin said he couldn't keep good time. FACT. John Lennon said of him that "he's not technically good". Though he does go on to say he was underrated...
    duzit006 wrote: USCENDONE BENE wrote: .. ringo starr and meg white?... go back to the drawing board.. for an attempt at humour .. try be a bit more creative next time buddy
    yeah, because i didn't just point out a blatantly obvious similarity there, did i? >.< And please, use THREE dots for an ellipsis.
    GenerationKILL wrote: I hope the Canadian media trashes the English summer Olympics as hard as the british media trashed the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
    Britain sucks, Canada is the way forward.
    nargoth
    USCENDONE BENE wrote: it's about time England shed its Beatles-fame skin and moved forward with the current generation.
    Go Landfill indie, dance pop and autotune!
    GenerationKILL
    I hope the Canadian media trashes the English summer Olympics as hard as the british media trashed the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
    duzit006
    USCENDONE BENE wrote: Good. In other news, Ringo and Meg White are releasing an instructional video titled "How to suck at playing the drums and still make a career out of playing behind some of the world's best musicians"
    .. ringo starr and meg white?... go back to the drawing board.. for an attempt at humour .. try be a bit more creative next time buddy
    007dude
    USCENDONE BENE wrote: I'm not going to get into this debate with you (mostly because my next point wins ) Ringo was often ousted from the drum room in the studio for someone else to record his parts because HE COULDN'T KEEP TIME. He's a less than mediocre musician at best.
    Bullshit. You just made that up. Ringo's a fantastic drummer. Phil Collins, Steve Smith, Mike Portnoy and a bunch of others would agree with me here, and no offence, but I'd take their word instead of yours.
    it's about time England shed its Beatles-fame skin and moved forward with the current generation.
    LOL, people have been saying that in the 80s. Not going to happen soon.
    Dardar1989
    Aww...I was look forward to the rumoured Beatles 'reunion' with Julian/Sean Lennon and Dhani Harrison. C'mon, Ringo. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, you ain't got many things left to do in your life but this is one.
    starsky133
    insisting he will be busy on tour at the time of the games
    because any tour ringo has is more important than the damn olympics...
    USCENDONE BENE
    MatimusX wrote: Talented or not, Ringo has become an arrogant prick. Him and Liam Gallagher need their mouths gaffer-taping.
    haha, both gallaghers, son
    MatimusX
    Talented or not, Ringo has become an arrogant prick. Him and Liam Gallagher need their mouths gaffer-taping.
    USCENDONE BENE
    Influential, yes. I'll give him that, props to anyone that can inspire so many to take up the drums. But he doesn't have a lick on the drummers of his time or drummers from now like the drummer in the Japanese band 'toe' who NOBODY has heard of. Way of the world. Anyway, SO off topic - Ringo shouldn't be involved with the Olympics, it's about time England shed its Beatles-fame skin and moved forward with the current generation.
    USCENDONE BENE
    I'm not going to get into this debate with you (mostly because my next point wins ) Ringo was often ousted from the drum room in the studio for someone else to record his parts because HE COULDN'T KEEP TIME. He's a less than mediocre musician at best.
    Higgzy
    KnotParkDay wrote: Just get Muse to do it...
    This. Although, I thought the "get the Lennon and Harrison children involved" idea was cool. Should have done it, Ringo.
    USCENDONE BENE
    Good. In other news, Ringo and Meg White are releasing an instructional video titled "How to suck at playing the drums and still make a career out of playing behind some of the world's best musicians"
    007dude
    USCENDONE BENE wrote: No sources but you should google it - i originally heard these things on a BBC documentary on the band. Look, i don't actively go around bashing the Beatles, or Ringo singularly - this is just stuff that has been made public knowledge.
    I've watched a huge amount of Beatle documentaries, and what you're saying is all new to me. Besides, if he couldn't keep time, how come he played on John, Paul and George's solo albums? The "ousted from the drum room" part, I think you made up. The only times he didn't play with the Beatles, as far as I can remember, was the whole Pete Best/Andy White "Love Me Do" thing at the beginning, the time when he was sick and was replaced by Jimmie Nicol for live performances, and various sessions from the White Album onwards (eg- Back in the U.S.S.R.), since he temporarily quit the band. Maybe George Martin said he couldn't keep time for "Love Me Do", that whole part is shady, but easily 1963+, George would have never said anything like that.