The latest incarnation of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band is not done according to guitarist Todd Rundgren.
Starr has frequently noted that this lineup -- which includes Rundgren, Toto's Steve Lukather, Santana/Journey keyboardist Greg Rolie -- is his favorite, and Rundgren tells us that Starr plans to keep it together into 2016:
"Yes, we are going out again, I believe next summer. There was talk about a potential European tour, but things are so crazy in Europe right now that I think we decided to just do another American tour, and I hear rumors of going back to the Pacific Rim in October or something like that. As far as Ringo's concerned, as long as everyone is able to show up he's probably just gonna keep doing this until either he can't do it anymore or either one or more of us can't do it anymore...The iron is if we stay together for another two-years we will have outlasted the Beatles. he'll have played with this band longer than he played with the Beatles. It certainly will have played more places than that because we're essentially a live band."
The lineup, Starr's 12th All-Starr Band, has actually been together since 2012, though bassist Richard Page has been in the group since 2010 and drummer Greg Bissonette dates back to 2008.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.