Ringo Starr walks off Regis and Kelly
If you tuned into Live with Regis & Kelly this morning expecting to see Ringo Starr perform his new single, then you were probably disappointed. He walked off the set before the show started.
Starr thought he was going to be able to perform the entire "Liverpool 8" song without editing (talk shows often need a shorter version of the song to fit their time schedule). He actually tried to cut the 4 minute, 15 second song down to the required 2 minute, 30 seconds, but found that he couldn't do it and still have the song be worth hearing, so he decided not to appear on the show at all.
Interestingly, he appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and performed the same song in an edited version, but one that was much longer than 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
Starr's publicist said that they could cut back his interview or fade to a commercial, but the show didn't want to do that. Meanwhile, the show says that Starr has known about the time restrictions for months.
La la la la, life goes on.