Ringo Refuses Regis Right Of Reduction

Jess Harvell | January 22, 2008 4:00 am

Ringo Starr got pissy with the producers of Live With Regis And Kelly today when they asked him to snip the song he was scheduled to perform down to 2:30, prompting a huffy exit during taping. While part of me feels that forcing a musician to abridge a song to such a paltry length is another sign of music’s wider insignificance in pop culture–all that singing is just cutting into Michael Kors’ face time–we should not forget that each song (save one) on Please Please Me, With The Beatles, and A Hard Day’s Night clocks in at under 3:00. Maybe (re)learn to edit, Ringo. [AP]