Former Beatles bandmates Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney haven’t released new music together since 2010, when Sir Paul appeared on "Walk with You" from his old drummer’s Y Not solo album. On Thursday, Starr released “We’re on the Road Again,” the latest single from his upcoming 19th studio album Give More Love.
In the new track, which can be heard below, Ringo takes the lead with vocals, but is backed up with some surprisingly ferocious bass playing from his old pal Paul. Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and Toto's Steve Lukather also appear on the shiny, retro-sounding power pop tune. It’s Lukather, the song’s co-writer, who leads the way on the Kerouac-themed single with the fiery intro guitar riff. All four guest performers can be heard singing backing vocals during the chorus as well.
"We play really tight; we play really loud," Starr said about his live band, who will be living out their new song's ethos when they head back out on the road in support of the upcoming album this fall.
Give More Love is currently scheduled for a Sept. 15 release, and will feature more appearances from Ringo’s classic rock buddies including Peter Frampton. After all, he does get by with a little help from his friends.