Ringo Starr has revealed the 'magic' of performing with his former Beatle band mate Paul McCartney.

The two surviving members of The Beatles have shared the same stage twice in the past few years.

"I love that, getting up with him," Ringo said in an interview with The Irish News. "We did it at the O2 in England (in 2018). And then he called me and he said, 'I'm doing Dodger Stadium, if you want to do a few numbers.' 

"So he picked three numbers, and I got up and went down there. And it’s magic for the audience as well as us. I love playing with him."

"The audience is like, ‘Oh, there’s two of them! Wow’. It lifts everything, in a joyous way. So, yeah, I had a great time."

The iconic Liverpudlian drummer was clear that they are both still big friends. "We don’t hang out with each other a lot. But if we’re in the same country, and if we’re in the same town we always have a dinner, and we say hi or he comes over here or I go over to his house."

McCartney, who recently released his new album McCartney III, will appear on Zoom In, a new EP from Starr scheduled for release in March. It also features contributions from Dave Grohl and Finneas. 

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