Forgive us for the headline, but we couldn’t resist. Yes, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are reuniting once again, though not to perform Beatles material. Instead, Macca’s gonna give his old drummer a push in the studio, as he’ll lend a hand on a few tracks for Starr’s upcoming album, Y Not, the follow up to 2008’s Liverpool 8.
“Paul was doing the Grammys,” Starr writes in his press release (via Rolling Stone). “So he came over to the house and was playing bass on Peace Dream.’ So I played him this other track and Paul said, Give me the headphones. Give me a pair of cans.’ And he went to the mike and he just invented that part where he follows on my vocal. That was all Paul McCartney, and there could be nothing better.” As Rolling Stone goes on to report, McCartney will share vocal duties with Starr for the album’s first single, Walk With Me, which Starr insists, “He makes it bigger and he makes it fuller.”
Don’t forget, this isn’t the first time in recent memory that the two have worked together. If you recall, Macca and Starr shared a song or two at that benefit concert held at Radio City Music Hall earlier this year. Perhaps that kicked up some ideas, or maybe it was all that Beatlemania a couple months back.
If that’s not enough to reel you out for the album, then maybe collaborations with Joe Walsh, Joss Stone, Van Dyke Parks, Ben Harper and Richard Marx will whet your appetite. But really, if Macca doesn’t do it for you, then you’re probably not even reading this article.
Y Not is prepped to hit streets January 12, 2010.