Why Dave Grohl Kept His Eyes On Ringo Starr In “Get Back”
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Have you watched the Beatles documentary Get Back? Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Dave Grohl had already shared his thoughts about the film, saying that couldn’t take his eyes off drummer Ringo Starr.
The three-part miniseries entitled “The Beatles: Get Back” was released on Disney+ on November 25, 2021. The documentary featured footages of the Fab Four recording their final studio album, Let It Be in 1969, which also reveals the disputes between band members showing their personal differences before they disbanded.
There was a scene where Paul McCartney is trying to write the album while John Lennon is preoccupied with drugs and Yoko Ono, and then there’s George Harrison, who seemed to disagree with McCartney’s ideas, and well, Ringo is simply just there, seated at the drums observing everyone and just ready to play when they need him.
According to many people who worked with the band during that time, the sessions were quite intense because the band members’ relationship had worsened and while Nirvana wasn’t known for having internal disputes, Grohl admitted that he felt a connection with Starr because he had experienced the same when he was in Nirvana.
When asked about his recent favorite book, Grohl picked McCartney’s The Lyrics telling the Guardian:
“I’m familiar with every one of Paul McCartney’s songs, and I could probably recite most of them off the top of my head, but to have this new perspective coming from the writer, explaining the songs himself, is really rewarding. It humanizes the whole process. I did love the Beatles documentary ‘Get Back’ too. I watched Ringo the entire time: I know what it’s like to sit on a drum stool and watch a bunch of people argue. All you want to do is play a beat. Come on, f*ck it, no more words!”
Grohl and the Foo Fighters just released their horror-comedy film Studio 666 which is in theaters now, and Starr had recently published a coffee-table book Lifted featuring photographs from his Beatles era.