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Ringo Starr no gamer

Ringo Starr has revealed he can't play 'The Beatles: Rock Band' computer game, despite playing the drums on the original recordings.
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Ringo Starr can't play 'The Beatles: Rock Band' computer game.

The musician - who was the drummer in the Fab Four - has tried to beat the virtual skins but struggles to replicate his parts virtually.

He said: "I'm absolutely c**p at it. We tried it when they were putting it together and they'd bring all these geniuses out to play it. It's too frantic for me."

Ringo, 69, thinks he is now too old to master computer games and wants to live the fun to the younger generation.

He added to US TV talk show host: "The graphics are great, I love the game and I love the music. But it's for young folk."

Meanwhile, Ringo has revealed he wants millions of fans to join him and display his signature V-shaped 'peace' hand gesture at noon on his 70th birthday.

The star will be seeing in the landmark day on July 7 with a planned concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall and before the show starts he wants as many people as possible to spread the message of "peace and love".

He said: "We have big plans to do an all star tour this summer. We'll be in New York on July 7 which is my birthday and we're going to celebrate. No matter what state you're in, at noon wherever you are I'd like you to gesture peace and love."

Ringo isn't the only member of the legendary group unable to get to grips with the game.

Bassist Sir Paul McCartney down the chance to recreate his biggest hits on the game, but his grandchildren 10-year-old Arthur and Elliott, seven - the children of his daughter Mary - love it.

Creative Producer Giles Martin - the son of Beatles producer Sir George Martin - said: "Paul held the instrument and was asked if he wanted to play. He said, 'To be honest I was in the band the first time round.'

"I was at Abbey Road studios when Paul was there. He was with his daughters Beatrice and Mary, who had her boys with her and I said to the boys, 'Do you want to play the game pretending to be your grandfather?' They loved it."

Posted on 14 Jan 2010 10:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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