Will Ringo Starr use AI to Fake John Lennon’s Vocals?
Fake or Real did Ringo Starr Use AI to Fake John Lennon’s Vocals?
Ringo Starr is reiterating his claim that the vocals on the much-awaited new Beatles song, which was just hinted by former bandmate Paul McCartney, are legitimate.
In an interview with Rolling Stone for an upcoming podcast, Starr promised that the late John Lennon’s voice would “never” be imitated for the new song, which instead employs artificial intelligence to enhance previously recorded samples.
Starr said that George Harrison’s voice will also be heard in the song.
A ‘Final’ Beatles song is on the way, according to Paul McCartney.
He remarked, “This was fantastic,” adding, “It’s the last music you’ll ever hear with the four boys. And that is true.
Last month, McCartney made an additional effort to explain the usage of artificial intelligence on what he said would be the “final” Beatles song.
On his verified Instagram story at the time, he said, “We’ve seen some confusion and speculation about it.” There seems to be a lot of speculation out there.
“I can’t say too much at this point, but I want to make it clear that nothing has been produced synthetically. We all play on it, and everything is real, he said. “We cleaned up some old recordings—a process that’s been ongoing for years.”
The iconic musician, 81, said that AI technology was being utilized to release a “new” single with all four Beatles, including bandmates Lennon and Harrison, who passed away in 1980 and 2001, respectively. He made this claim in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s “Today” on June 13.
“We were able to take John’s voice and get it pure through this AI,” McCartney stated, “when we came to make what will be the last Beatles record – it was a demo that John had that we worked on and we just finished up, it will be released this year.” Consequently, we were able to mix the album as usual.
Meanwhile, Starr is approaching his 83rd birthday, which is on July 7.
The legendary musician recently wrapped up a spring tour with his All-Starr band and told Rolling Stone that he is in excellent health. The trouble is that you never know when you’re going to drop, he continued. And I haven’t dropped yet.