NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Ringo Starr will sit down for a rare, exclusive Q&A session, hosted by Russell Brand and moderated by legendary producer Don Was, with a select group of SiriusXM subscribers at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, California.
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"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Ringo Starr" will air live on The Spectrum, channel 28, on Monday, January 30 at 4:00 pm ET, the day before the release of Starr's new album, Ringo 2012. The special is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, an intimate gathering with an iconic musician and a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous "SiriusXM Town Hall" specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, the surviving members of Nirvana, Tom Petty and Coldplay.
Hosted by Russell Brand, and moderated by Don Was, who is featured on Ringo 2012, the "SiriusXM Town Hall with Ringo Starr" will include the legendary singer/songwriter/drummer answering questions from the studio audience.
The "Town Hall" special will also feature an in-studio performance by Starr and his band. SiriusXM listeners will hear some of Starr's classics as well as songs from his new album Ringo 2012.
"I am a massive fan of Ringo and of all his work, but like most people I am ignorant as to his life before he rose to prominence with Thomas the Tank Engine," said Russell Brand. "Now we can unravel the enigma of Ringo."
"As a member of The Beatles and with his enduring series of hits as a solo artist, Ringo Starr changed not only popular music, but pop culture," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are thrilled to give Ringo's fans the chance to sit, talk and ask questions of this music icon as part of our Town Hall series."
Ringo 2012 is Ringo Starr's 17th solo studio album and was produced by Starr. The album, from Universal Music Enterprises, was recorded in Los Angeles and features nine songs - including covers of Buddy Holly's "Think It Over" and Lonnie Donegan's "Rock Island Line" plus two new versions of his own songs, "Wings" and "Step Lightly." Special guests on the album include Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Edgar Winter, Charlie Haden, Van Dyke Parks and Don Was. For more information on Ringo Starr and Ringo 2012, visit www.ringostarr.com.
The Spectrum plays music spanning the past, present and future. Listeners will hear artists like U2, Dave Matthews, REM, Tom Petty, Coldplay, Wilco, David Gray, Neil Young, Counting Crows, Ryan Adams and more.
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