Paul McCartney Hints at Ringo Starr Joining Him On Stage
by Dave Lifton
May 11, 2014
If you’re one of the thousands of people who snapped up tickets to see Paul McCartney at Dodger Stadium on August 10, you may be in for a bit of history. McCartney may have hinted that he might be joined by Ringo Starr.
Speaking to KROQ’s Kevin and the Bean show, McCartney was asked if any of his many L.A.-based musician friends — singling out Dave Grohl by name — would be sitting in with him on that night. But McCartney chose a different name to drop. “It’s always a possibility, you know,” he said. “It depends who’s in town, who fancies showing up. But you’re right, that’s one of the great things about L.A. is that nowadays I have millions of people I know out there, not least of all Ringo. So, who knows, we might find a couple of them creeping up on stage unbeknownst to me.”
If that was indeed a hint, it was so subtle that the show’s hosts didn’t even pick up on it. Instead, they followed their intended line of questions about working with Grohl and the other surviving members of Nirvana on the Grammy-winning song ‘Cut Me Some Slack.’
It really wouldn’t be too much of a shock to see McCartney and Starr back together. Earlier this year, they stole the show when they performed at a made-for-TV special, ‘The Beatles: The Night that Changed America,’ that aired on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’
The Dodger Stadium show will mark the first time McCartney has played at the famous ballpark since August 28, 1966, which was the second-to-last Beatles concert. Their final performance was the next day at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, where McCartney will play on Aug. 14. It will be the last concert played at the stadium, which will be torn down in late-2014 or early-2015, as the San Francisco 49ers will move into the brand-new Levi’s Stadium this fall.
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