Ringo Starr has finally been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Hall has announced that Ringo will receive the award for Musical Excellence at the big ceremony and party next year in Cleveland. "Finally, the
four of us are in," said a jubilant Ringo. He recently announced a series of concert dates for 2015. The tour starts at Bossier City, LA February 13, zig-zags across the border for concerts in
Latin America before wrapping up as he did in 2013, at the Palms Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.
Paul McCartney has wrapped up his 2014 touring schedule with three shows in Brazil. The "Out There" campaign was filled with excitement and drama this year, with the unintended result that it only visited the Americas. Scheduled
concerts in Japan were canceled in June when Paul contracted a virus and stayed off the road on doctors' orders until early July. He has released his newest song "Hope For the Future" as a single in multiple formats. The song
is heard over the closing credits for the popular video game Destiny.
WogBlog is reporting that "Bootleg Recordings: 1964" is being prepared for release sometime this month. Speculation is that it will contain a number of outtakes from "A Hard Day's Night" and some live material. Just as with last year's release of 1963 outtakes, the move is designed to maintain
copyright on the tracks, which have shown up on bootlegs in various quality for decades. Last year's album also came out in mid-December. Watch this
space for updates.