Since 1989, Ringo Starr has been touring with variations of his All-Starr band that always feature other famous musicians. In an interview with Vulture, the musician was asked to list his dream All-Starr band line-up, but he revealed that he doesn’t have one since people he invited always said yes to the invitation.
Ringo Starr said about his dream All-Starr band line-up
“Every one of those people on our stage have said yes. I’ve never received a no. I remember my first call was to Joe Walsh. and everyone else followed. Now I have to put the phone book down because everybody says yes. It was mad in its way, but the band was great.”
“We played two or three tours with the first All-Starrs and we even went to Japan. Then I thought, Well, I’m going to change the whole band now. Then I played with that band, we did a couple of tours, and then I decided again, I’m going to change the whole band now.”
“Which was very hard when I now think about it, because the rehearsals were always difficult. A lot of these musicians had never even met. So we had to really get it down. No time to goof around. After that iteration, I realized the extent of how hard it was and I said, ‘I’m just going to change two of them going forward.’ That’s how it’s been now. We’ll see how long this band lasts. There’s no set time. We’ve added quite a few years with a few changes, but basically it’s the same band. We’ll wait and see,” Ringo Starr said.
The current line-up of Ringo’s All-Starr band has: Colin Hay (Men At Work), Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Edgar Winter (Edgar Winter Group), Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth), Steve Lukather (Toto) and Warren Ham (Toto).
Over the years his supergroup had many other famous members like Joe Walsh, Dr. John, Billy Preston, Clarence Clemons, Levon Helm, Randy Bachman, Mark Farner, John Entwistle, Peter Frampton and Jack Bruce.