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Ringo Starr debuts new song for UN's International Day of Peace

Ringo Starr released a new song, “Now The Time Has Come,” in partnership with the United Nations in honor of International Day of Peace on Wednesday.

“I worked on this record with Peace & Love,” said Starr in a statement. “It was a joy to be part of this project.”

The former Beatle co-wrote the song with producer Bruce Sugar. Richard Page, Colin Hay, and Billy Valentine all lent their vocal talents to track, and social media sensations Christian Collins, Maddi Jane, Casey McPherson, James Maslow, and Wesley Stromberg are featured as back-up singers.

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr were adorable at Eight Days a Week premiere

Ron Howard’s documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week made its world premiere Thursday in London. Howard, John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, and George Harrison’s widow Olivia Harrison were among those at the star-filled screening, but the marquee guests were Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

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Ringo Starr cancels North Carolina show in protest of anti-LGBT law

Count Ringo Starr as the latest musician to cancel a show in North Carolina.

The former Beatle announced Wednesday he has canceled the All Starr Tour stop in Cary, North Carolina on June 18 at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in response to the state’s controversial Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (aka HB2).

“I’m sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love,” Starr said in a statement. “How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended.”

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Watch the never-before-seen Beatles video for
'A Day in the Life'

It’s the Beatles like you’ve never seen them before: in restored, vibrant color. The famed rockers from Liverpool now have a music video for one of its landmark songs, “A Day in the Life.” The video, which premiered on Mashable, was filmed during the recording process of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band closer in January and February 1967.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 10 highlights from the 2015 induction ceremony

There’s a perpetual schism at work with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony: It is an overlong, nigh-unbearable live event (often lasting well over five hours), but once in the hands of HBO’s crack team of editors, it becomes a pretty lively three-hour television spectacle.

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