Sunday, June 07, 2009

Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr to Collaborate

Well, this could be interesting (Paste):
Sir Paul McCartney, his fellow ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, and Bob Dylan are joining forces to collaborate on new material.

The three musicians—all of whom are in their late 60s—have shared stages before, but never created new music together like this. McCartney recently became interested in working with Dylan, and after Dylan reciprocated, the two decided to move forward with this project. Starr will play drums.

This is the stuff music critics’ dreams are made of, and harkens back to the grandaddy of supergroups, the Traveling Wilburys, which consisted of Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. Details are scant otherwise, but expect to hear more about this collaboration soon.

I'm glad they told us that Ringo will play drums. I have no idea what this would sound like, but I hope it's an album of George Harrison covers. Or maybe a re-recording of All Things Must Pass.

1 comment:

Mark said...

It's a shame he's just playing drums because hearing Ringo and Dylan sing a duet would be great.

It would be interesting if this album were less like Memory Almost Full and more like that McCartney side project the Fireman. I read that Lanois and Dylan worked on making Love and Theft a Beck-inspired album of sampling loops before recording it in it's final state, so it's always possible.

And I don't know if sampling and electronic music + Bob Dylan + Paul McCartney would be advanced or overt, but it would surely be strange.