Ringo Starr to ‘Drum Together’ for Charity
Beatle icon Ringo Starr and an all-star cast of drummers are banding together to raise money for the charity, Why Hunger, to aid its efforts to end global hunger.
Starr has enlisted the talents of E Street Band‘s Max Weinberg, Pearl Jam‘s Matt Cameron, The Police‘s Stewart Copeland, Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith, Yes‘ Alan White, Korn‘s Ray Luzier, Bad Company‘s Simon Kirke, Vanilla Fudge‘s Carmine Appice, Rolling Stones touring drummer Steve Jordan, Iron Maiden‘s Nicko McBrain, famed session musician Jim Keltner, and pre-teen drumming sensation Nandi Bushell for a take on the Beatles classic “Come Together” for a new tune: “Drum Together.”
“We all can agree that no kid should be hungry, and everyone should have access to nutritious food,” says Ringo in a statement. “This is a great cause that I’ve supported in the past and a great track — one of my favorite Beatles songs. So when Jim Keltner asked me to join all these other drummers I was happy to. Peace and love.”
Someone had to sing and play on the track, so Ringo found some non-drummers to help: Jen Chapin — daughter of late WhyHunger co-founder Harry Chapin — and such acclaimed session musicians as bassists Lee Sklar, Will Lee and Nathan East.