Out today (October 25th) is Ringo Starr's 20th solo studio album, titled What's My Name -- a tip of the hat to the Beatles drummer's signature in-concert shout-out to the audience. The highlight of the new set features him and Paul McCartney teaming up on one of John Lennon's final songs, "Grow Old With Me," which was originally released in 1984 in demo form on the posthumous Lennon album, Milk And Honey.

The 2019 version of "Grow Old With Me," which was produced by Ringo, features McCartney on bass and backing vocals, with Lennon's Double Fantasy producer, the legendary Jack Douglas, having supplied the orchestration for the track. Back in 1994, Yoko Ono gave the surviving Beatles one of Lennon's demos of the song as a possible choice for their Anthology reunion tracks, but the group passed on it at the time.

Among the other high-profile musicians on What's My Name are such friends and/or All Starr Band alumnus as Ringo's brother-in-law Joe Walsh, Toto's Steve Lukather, Men At Work's Colin Hay -- who wrote the album's title track, the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, Edgar Winter, Mr. Mister's Richard Page, Nathan East, and the Heartbreakers' Benmont Tench, among others. The album also features a cover of Barrett Strong's early-Motown classic "Money (That's What I Want)," which the Beatles recorded back in 1963.

What's My Name marks Ringo's fifth time behind the boards, having produced 2010's Y Not, its followup Ringo 2012, and 2015's Postcards From Paradise, and 2017's Give More Love. Ringo told us that only now does he feel fully confident as a producer: "I'm more dialed in. Y'know, I've done it now, y'know, I was a little insecure when I was produced the first one, ‘cause I hadn't done it before. Y'know, the more you do something, the more you know how to do it."

Coming off his decade of collaborating with Mark Hudson, Ringo's albums over the past nine years sound far more organic and stripped down than anything he's recorded since the early-'70s: "It is stripped down. I like space. Y'know, it's like my drumming; there's lots of space. For me, it's better that you don't do a fill than really do one -- it's as important that you leave air on the track. And that's what I tend to do, with the records I produce."

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