Ringo Starr Becomes a Great-Grandfather
Tatia Starkey is the daughter of Ringo’s son Zak Starkey, who followed in his father’s musical footsteps by becoming a drummer for band The Who. He has also shown off his drumming talents for his father’s All-Starr Band as well as playing for Oasis. His daughter, meanwhile, is a member of the band Belakiss. Zak Starkey was born to Starr and his first wife Maureen Starkey Tigrett, who died in 1994 at age 48 after losing her battle against leukemia. Starr revealed in a recent interview that he is currently working on his 19th solo studio album. While he has eight songs musically ready, they still need lyrics, but he is hoping that he and guitarist Steve Lukather can finish the tracks while on tour together with the All-Starr Band. “We’ve got the tracks down; now we have to write the words,” the former Beatle told Billboard. “We know where it’s going. We’ve got the idea. We’ve got the first verse of one of them. The second will be a ballad. We’re gonna finish them while we’re on the road.” Starr added he is hoping the new record will be ready for release in early 2017.