Ringo Starr has gotten together a crowd of his friends to record a special single written by Diane Warren.
“Here’s to the Nights” features Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, Finneas (you know, Billie Eilish’s brother), Steve Lukather from Toto, Lenny Kravitz and Dave Grohl among others to record the single, the first track off a new EP. Ringo also has a big new gift book coming to celebrate 30 years of his All Starr Band tours.
Other artists on the track include Corinne Bailey Rae, Eric Burton (Black Pumas), Ben Harper, Jenny Lewis, Chris Stapleton and my new favorite singer, Yola.
I can tell you a little secret: Mick Jagger was supposed to participate, but couldn’t at the last minute. With that crowd, he won’t be missed!
“When Diane presented this song to me I loved the sentiment of it,” Ringo says in a statement. “This is the kind of song we all want to sing along to, and it was so great how many wonderful musicians joined in. I wanted it out in time for New Years because it feels like a good song to end a tough year on. So here’s to the nights we won’t remember and the friends we won’t forget – and I am wishing everyone peace and love for 2021.”
The official video comes Friday but here’s a preview: