Watch Ringo Starr’s Hall of Fame Rehearsals Featuring Green Day

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place a few weeks ago, but for those who were not able to make the trek to Cleveland, HBO will be airing the complete ceremony at the end of the month.

On Wednesday, Ringo Starr uploaded an almost four-minute, behind-the-scenes video showing his rehearsals from the event. In the video, we see Starr hanging out with the guys of Green Day, joking around that they should go on tour together (we’re team Gringo Day for the tour name) and that frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will be “mowing Starr’s lawn” and “painting Starr’s house.” The video even shows Starr drumming alongside Green Day drummer Tre Cool for a song the California band and the former Beatle played at the event.

The video also features Starr directing people on just what he wanted for his show and rehearing with former band mate, Sir Paul McCartney.

Cool, huh?

Check out the video below.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air on Saturday, May 30 on HBO at 8 p.m ET.

Fall Out Boy to Induct Green Day into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is only a month away from happening and the committee behind the annual ceremony have revealed those artists who will be helping induct the “Class if 2015.”

Paul McCartney will introduce former band mate Ringo Starr while Stevie Wonder will do the honors for Bill Withers. Patti Smith will (posthumously) induct longtime friend Lou Reed while Peter Wolf will do the same for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. John Mayer is set to pay tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble while Steve Cropper will introduce The “5” Royales.”

Fall Out Boy will get the honors of helping induct Green Day into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

But Green Day aren’t just getting inducted into the famed museum; they are also slated to perform at this year’s event. According to frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, coming to an agreement on which songs should be featured on the set list has become difficult, especially since the group would like to incorporate some of the songs that first got them noticed.

“It’s hard because there’s the Lookout years that are important to us. It would be nice to play something from those years that’s meaningful,” Armstrong told Rolling Stone.

Also set to perform at the ceremony are Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, John Legend, Jimmy Vaughan, and fellow “class of ’15” inductee, Ringo Starr.

When asked about his performance, the drummer revealed that he’s not sure what will happen.

“I told Paul [McCartney] that I’m not putting a band together. If he puts a band together, I’ll do ‘With a Little Help From My Friends,'” Starr told Rolling Stone.

If it seems like one set of members from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “Class of 2015” is missing from the list, it’s because they are. As of now, there has been no information on who will be doing the honors of inducting Joan Jett and the Blackhearts into the club, because after all, that’s a huge honor in itself.

The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on April 18 at Cleveland’s Public House in Cleveland, OH while HBO will broadcast the event on May 30.

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Announce Class of 2015

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have announced the newest members to the iconic Ohio museum.

Green Day and Lou Reed are just two of the many artist who will join previously inducted acts such as Nirvana, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and The Clash.

But, Green Day and Reed aren’t the only ones in the “Class of 2015”; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bill Withers, and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band have also been chosen.

Ringo Starr will also be receiving an honor; he’ll be getting the Award for Music Excellence. The Beatles drummer was inducted as a member of the band back in 1988.

Green Day became the 48th act to be inducted into the museum and the coolest part of is that this was their first year to be eligible for the honor and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong mirrored the sentiments.

“I had to go for a walk when I heard the news,” said Armstrong.

“We’re in incredible company and I’m still trying to make sense of this. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has always held something special for me because my heroes were in there. This is a great time for us to sort of reflect and look back with gratitude.”

The induction ceremony will take place on April 18 at Cleveland’s Public House and will be broadcast on HBO in May.

More than 600 artists, historians and members of the music industry voted for the recipients of the positions.This year, the fans were also given the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists.

In order to be eligible for a spot as a nominee, their first recording (or debut record) must have been released at least 25 years ago.

All the inductees were in good company. Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Kraftwerk, N.W.A., Sting, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, Chic, and War were also nominated for a position, but sadly, did not receive the votes needed to be admitted.

Ron Howard to Produce Beatles Documentary

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The Beatles are one of the most influential bands to have ever graced the music world, and now director Ron Howard has gotten the rights to produce a documentary about the fab four.

Howard who coincidentally named his production company which he co-founded with Brian Grazer is named “Imagine” after John Lennon’s iconic song.

As of now, the documentary about the Liverpool boys will concentrate on the band’s years of hectic touring around the world which all began at the Cavern Club in their hometown of Liverpool. The film will also chronicle their fame explosion after appearing on The Ed Sullivan show in 1964 and wrap with their show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

“I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse Pictures team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964,” Howard said in a press statement about the upcoming project. “Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”

The documentary will be produced by Apple Corps and White Horse Pictures, like Howard had confirmed as well as Imagine. At the moment, the production team has the full cooperation of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

Howard, though is not a stranger to these kinds of documentaries; this will be his second venture into this kind of storytelling. In 2013, he produced a documentary of Jay-Z’s  all-star concert, Made in America which has grown from one event in Philadelphia to two completely different shows; one still in Philly and the other in Los Angeles, making its debut this year.

Ringo Starr Becomes a PowerPuff Girl

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If you had to reread the titled a few time before reaching point and are still a bit confused, don’t worry, so were we.

A few weeks back, it was reported that Ringo Starr would in fact be in the upcoming Powerpuff Girls special which is scheduled to premiere on January 20 on Cartoon Network. The former Beatle is set to play a flamboyant mathematician named Fibonacci Sequins.

In a recently obtained video from the people over at TV Guide, we see Sequins jamming out with the three little girls to “Wish I Was a PowerPuff Girl.” The video, much like the series from the 90s, is full of bright colors and rainbows and even shows Sequins donning a yellow version of the dresses that the PowerPuff Girls wear.

Trippy, dude.

 

While Starr has been keeping himself busy currently, this week marks an important moment for the Beatles. The 50th anniversary of their iconic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show is right around the corner and The Recording Academy revealed that there will be a special dedicated to them with over a dozen performers taking the stage to honor the band.