Ringo Starr hooks up with The Zutons

Beatle gets a sneak preview of their new album

The Zutons had a chance encounter with Ringo Starr in Los Angeles, and gave the Beatle a sneak preview of their new songs.

Starr was outside Sunset Sound Studios, where The Zutons are recording their third album, when the band’s saxophone player Abi Harding spotted him.

She explained: “I was sitting outside the studio when my jaw dropped ‘cause Ringo had just pulled up in front of me. I was proper shocked and ran over to him and gave him a big hug.”

The group invited the star in and gave him a preview of some of their new songs.

Harding added: “He came in and talked to us a bit and had a listen to a couple of our songs that he seemed to really like. He said he liked the way I played sax so I was made up all day.”

Set for a summer album release, The Zutons are currently recording with legendary producer George Drakoulias. The record will be the follow-up to 2006's 'Tired Of Hanging Around'.

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