While Beatles fans worldwide are preparing for the release of Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back, the two surviving members of what was once the world’s greatest band continue to draw attention to themselves. Paul McCartney follows his the third solo album, which he has released in December, while ex-drummer Ringo Starr has thrown a new EP on the market. In Zoom In, he devotes himself again to his favourite topics: Peace and Love. Ringo Starr is well aware of his strengths. These have always been in his drumming. For the vocals, he had the two best songwriters in the world in his band. Nevertheless, he also managed a massive hit with the Beatles with A Little Help From My Friends. That became even better known in the version by Joe Cocker.

Love And Peace

His songs always thrived on the charm of the now 80-year-old. That has not changed on Zoom In. These just zoomed in on his sessions last year and made their musical contribution to the EP. On the five new tracks, Ringo is just Ringo again. After all, he is used to supporting. After the split of the Beatles, he founded his All-Star Band. Since then, he toured the world for many years with different line-ups.

Anyone who can refer to such a past has no problems winning big names for themselves. For example, the Toto guitarist Steven Lukather plays as well as his ex-bandmate Paul McCartney. That is not enough; the guest list includes Lenny Kravitz, Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters and Nirvana, and Sheryl Crow. Nostalgia is critical here. The five songs invite you to sing along. The party plate should provide support in difficult times. After all, having fun is a life motto of the ex-Beatle. Paul McCartney also appreciates that.

Friends And Fans Cover McCartney III

The two survivors were only on stage together in Los Angeles not long ago. McCartney is still very active. A few months after the release of McCartney III, a cover album follows. His last album, which he released in December, will be covered in a few weeks by several top-class stars. You can buy it on April 16 under the name McCartney III Imagined. Among others, Beck, Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Ed O’Brien (Radiohead), as well as Phoebe Bridgers and St. Vincent are there.

Friends And Fans Cover McCartney III
Friends And Fans Cover McCartney III

Sir Paul himself curated the guest list. The performers are proven friends and fans of the musician. Each of them will interpret their favourite song on McCartney III. The original album hit the top of the charts at Christmas. But that is not all; the ex-bassist of the Beatles works on a vegan cookbook and his autobiography. That appears in an unusual form. McCartney would like to trace his successful life with the help of his lyrics. The book bears the name: The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present.