On October 2nd, the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview will have a treat for all you Beatle’s fans. Rather’s guest on that episode, which by the way will be the show’s 100th — will be Ringo Starr, it will also kick off the second half of The Big Interview‘s sixth season.
On the show the ex-Beatle talks about his love of the drums, passion for performing, and the immense bond between him and his Beatle band mates, and the reason why he decided to put together his touring group The All -Starr Band.
In the interview Starr also tells Rather about how he developed his own drumming style.
He said: “People always ask me, ‘Oh, what about those drummers and those records?’ I never listened to the drummer,” adding: “I listened to the whole thing…I was listening for the whole feel of the record.”
He also explains that his role as leader of The All Starr Band isn’t one he’s totally comfortable with.
He talked about the bands formation: “I was so insecure, there were three drummers. I was in the middle; [famed session drummer] Jim Keltner,my hero from L.A…was on this side; and Levon Helm was on this side. And we were all just boogieing away.”
The Big Interview has a great line-up this fall that includes: Rod Stewart,members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kansas, Joan Baez, Buddy Guy, Kenny Loggins, Brian Setzer and founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts.
Here’s the dates and full list of upcoming new episodes:
10/2 — Ringo Starr
10/9 — Rod Stewart
10/16 — Toby Keith
10/23 — Lynyrd Skynyrd
10/30 — Kansas
11/6 — Joan Baez
11/13 — Dan Aykroyd
11/20 — Buddy Guy
11/27 — Kenny Loggins
12/4 — Ricky Skaggs
12/11 — Brian Setzer
12/18 — Dickey Betts