Ringo Starr Considers Taylor Swift A Reflection Of The Beatles’ Legacy
Ringo Starr recently opened up to People and named Taylor Swift as his pick for the world’s biggest star. He said:
“I’m not naming anybody because I just like to listen to them, but there are several great bands out there, girl singers out there. I mean, the biggest star in the world, Taylor [Swift]. We used to meet her when she was, like, 5, at the Grammys with her mother. And the beat goes on.”
Ringo also discussed the Beatles’ legacy and noted that Taylor Swift has followed a similar path as her audience has grown with each album. The rocker explained the impact both acts have had as follows:
“That’s what’s great. We’re blessed, as the Beatles, because each generation has a listen to us. They see, ‘What does that mean to those guys?’ So we’re still selling records, can you believe it? And we’re still remastering them, and we’re still putting them in different orders and putting out outtakes. Life is good.”
Talking about still selling records and remastering tracks, Ringo and Paul McCartney are gearing up for one final Beatles track to be released this year. In an interview with BBC Radio 4, McCartney shared that they will release the new song using John Lennon’s vocals, which they removed from an old demo using artificial intelligence. Paul explained:
“So when we came to make what will be the last Beatles record, it was a demo that John had that we worked on, and we just finished it up. It’ll be released this year. We were able to take John’s voice and get it pure through this AI. Then we can mix the record as you would normally do.”
Although unofficial, the BBC has reported that the new track may be John Lennon’s ‘Now And Then.’ This is the piece McCartney has previously expressed interest in completing.
You can read Ringo Starr’s interview in People magazine here.