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Ringo, Paul & George Together Again

March 10, 1998 12:00 AM ET

Look for Ringo Starr to release a new album this summer, with some high-profile guest stars.

According to the Denver Post, the set, Vertical Man, unites Starr with Beatle-mates George Harrison and Paul McCartney, as well as Alanis Morissette and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler (who join Starr on a remake of "Drift Away") and Brian Wilson; Mark Hudson produced.

According to a source, Starr is in talks with Mercury about releasing the album. In other news, Starr will tour Europe this summer with his All-Starr band, which includes Peter Frampton, Mark Rivera and Jack Bruce.

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