Ringo Starr Guests on Dan Rather’s 100th Episode

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The Big Interview With Dan Rather has landed an exclusive sit-down with Ringo Starr to mark the AXS TV series’ 100th episode. The interview with the former Beatle kicks off the second half of the program’s sixth season, when it bows on Tuesday, October 2, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

From the August 21 announcement: Starr goes in-depth sharing stories from his acclaimed career as he talks about about his introduction to the drums as a child during one of many arduous hospital stays, maintaining his sense of authenticity through the superstardom, and the brotherhood of the Beatles, and his highly successful career with his All-Starr Band, performing classic rock favorites with a revolving roster of his famous friends and fellow legends.

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Starr toured the U.S. throughout September with the 2018 edition of the All Starr Band: Colin Hay of Men at Work (“Who Can It be Now,” “Land Down Under”), Steve Lukather of Toto (“Africa,” “Hold The Line” and “Roseanna”), Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey (“Black Magic Woman,” “Evil Ways”) and new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc (“I’m Not In Love,” “Things We Do For Love”). On percussion and sax: Warren Ham and on drums Gregg Bissonette.

Related: Our September 2018 review of Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band

Other second-half highlights include all-new in-depth interviews with Rod Stewart (Oct. 9); Lynyrd Skynyrd (Oct. 23); Kansas (Oct. 30); Joan Baez (Nov. 6); actor Dan Aykroyd (Nov. 13); Buddy Guy (Nov. 20); Kenny Loggins (Nov. 27); Brian Setzer (Dec. 11); and Dickey Betts (Dec. 18).

Since its premiere episode on September 16, 2013, The Big Interview has put the spotlight on numerous entertainment figures, giving viewers a look into their personal lives and legendary careers as Dan Rather gets them to open up. The roster of all-star guests has included such stars as Don Rickles, Merle Haggard, and Gregg Allman shortly before their deaths; filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone; and music stars Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, Meat Loaf, Neil Young, Roger Waters, Frankie Valli, Carlos Santana, Carly Simon, and Dolly Parton.

Related: Listings for 100s of classic rock tours


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    #1 sfsfsf 28 August, 2018, 15:46

    Ringo must be desperate.

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