"We are the best 1-800 band in the world," Starr quips. "We've got your hits. That's what it takes to be in the All-Starr Band."
Among the chart-toppin' singles that could get some play on the road: Carrack's "Tempted," Waite's "Missing You" or Hay's "Who Can It Be Now?" In addition, the Beatle classic "Yellow Submarine" is a shoo-in. "This year we are [also] throwing in 'Don't Pass Me By,'" Starr adds of the tour, which runs until September. "We never did it before."
In concert, Starr's also performing "Never Without You," his tribute to late bandmate George Harrison. "At the beginning, [playing] it was difficult," he says. "We do it in the spirit it was written, at quite a good tempo so it doesn't get maudlin. It's about him and his music. The world won't forget him."