Ringo Starr Gives Update On New Beatles AI “Final Track”
Beatles member Ringo Starr has given an update on the group’s “final” song, which was crafted with the assistance of AI technology. He mentioned that “it should’ve been out already.”
In a recent interview with AP, Starr discussed the song, describing it as “the last track, ever, that you’ll get the four Beatles on the track. John, Paul, George, and Ringo.” Despite some delays, the release is still on track.
Addressing concerns about the authenticity of the AI-generated voices, Starr emphasized that they did not fabricate anything. Instead, the AI extracted John Lennon’s voice from demo recordings, a process previously mentioned by Paul McCartney earlier this year.
The AI-separated vintage recordings were then combined with new recordings from McCartney and Starr to complete the track. Fans eagerly await this technological breakthrough, which is why Starr commented that the song “should’ve been out already.”
Starr’s Rewind Forward: Everything We Know
Additionally, Starr shared news about his forthcoming EP titled Rewind Forward, scheduled for release on October 13. This marks his fourth project of this kind in three years. He expressed his fondness for EPs, particularly since their inception in the 1960s, and noted that younger artists are also embracing this format.
The four-track EP features collaborations with his frequent co-writer Bruce Sugar (who is also his engineer), Steve Lukather from the All Starr Band, Joe Williams from Toto, and Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell from Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers. Paul McCartney has also contributed to the project.
Furthermore, Starr was recently inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame on September 24 during an intimate ceremony held in downtown Nashville.