The Beatles' Sons Form 'Next-Gen' Band?

Paul McCartney's son James says the sons of the original Beatles members have given serious thought to forming a next-generation Beatles.

The Beatles' Sons Form 'Next-Gen' Band?
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The sons of The Beatles could be forming a band of their own, according to James McCartney. In a BBC interview, James said they were considering a "next generation" group, and suggested that several other Beatles' sons had also expressed interest in the idea. The only son that isn't into the idea is Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey, says James: "I don't think it's something that Zak wants to do. Maybe Jason [drummer and one of Starr's other sons] would want to do it. I'd be up for it. Sean [Lennon] seemed to be into it, Dhani [Harrison] seemed to be into it. I'd be happy to do it." He said the idea had been discussed, and when pushed for a confirmation, he said "Yeah, hopefully, naturally... you'd have to wait and see." While we love the idea, it sounds too uncertain to get excited about just yet. Each of the potential members are busy with their own projects, and James seems to have partially retracted his comments with a message on his Facebook page, where he reminds fans that he is busy touring the UK and US with his own music this year: "Looks like quite some attention being given to my BBC interview! Honestly, I was just thinking out loud about playing with Beatles family friends, nothing more. My band's going to be on tour in the UK and US for most of this year, and the shows are going great!" Perhaps fan support on the idea will help it push forwards, and it's clear that most of the sons would give it serious consideration.

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    Pagan_Poetry
    It's too bad Zak Starkey isn't into it. He's quite a good drummer. Otherwise, I don't see why this shouldn't happen. Will we get a band as good as The Beatles? No, but why would it hurt to see what they would come up with?
    alles7
    could be cool, hopefully its original music and not them covering the songs.
    King buzzo
    lol that picture of him looks like Paul is trying to be all young and hip. cant stop laughing when i look at him
    TheSilverBeatle
    No idea how this would sound, my favourite Beatles son is Dhani, he is a spitting image of his dad and he just seems to be the coolest and most down to earth of all the Beatles' kids, probably because his dad was the coolest and most down to earth of all The Beatles. RIP George!
    Maestro1600
    'Some guys might play music together. Small pockets of anger ensue.' They might rock, or they might suck. Just the same as every other band that's ever been formed
    schirripar
    I was literally talking to a friend about this last week. James McCartney, Dhani Harrison, Sean Lennon and Jason Starkey in a band. I could only imagine. The only issue would be that the pressure would be immense.
    Reagar
    Lol sorry I may have overreacted but after seeing that he has no personality on the BBC show I took a dislike to him.
    Koelker12
    Why are so many people against this? This could turn into something pretty cool. If you don't like how they sound, don't listen; and the project will likely fade away if everyone else thinks the same.
    Minivirus2
    If this does, for some reason, happen in the future, I'm predicting a slew of "Fathers spinning in graves" comments right now...
    Vinushka
    As long as they don't use their dad's fame to push their crappy music and actually strive to make something decent I don't see why not. I don't think musical skill is genetic though (looking at you, son of Bruce Dickinson and your awful metalcore).
    ne14t
    Don't like this idea at all unless they are going to get blasted to crap on acid and stuff and make some awesome music, and not just them covering Beatles songs out of key.
    Superperfex
    Root Beer wrote: Holy shit guys, who are we to tell them they CAN'T form a band? We are not in control of their lives. If they want to form a band, ****ing let it be. God, people are such douches...
    Let it be! Let it Be! There will be an answer, let it be!
    khakiapple
    Reagar wrote: Also James McCartney is like the least charismatic person I've ever seen
    Well apparently you missed his swanky picture at the top of the article. Who needs charisma when you've got SWAG
    Superperfex
    Dhani and Sean are phenomenal, and at the very least, should be the definite members for a new project. Any other bassist and drummer is whatever to me as long as Dhani and Sean are in the band. I don't know too much about James honestly, though I'd have to do some research.
    ctb
    nnb wrote: I'm not a beastles fan but I hope you get more then the watered down stuff we got from Bruce, Steve and Ozzys kids..
    Indeed. Although these are the Beatles we're talking about so the songs are bound to be generally radio-friendly.
    nnb
    ctb wrote: nnb wrote: I'm not a beastles fan but I hope you get more then the watered down stuff we got from Bruce, Steve and Ozzys kids..Indeed. Although these are the Beatles we're talking about so the songs are bound to be generally radio-friendly.
    Fair enough, I thinking more along the lines that Ozzy/Sabbath and Maiden had a signature sound, style whatever you want to call it. While their kids, from the little I've heard sound generic. Hopefully the Beatle kids will do better.
    Root Beer
    Holy shit guys, who are we to tell them they CAN'T form a band? We are not in control of their lives. If they want to form a band, ****ing let it be. God, people are such douches...
    fifopher
    I'd really like to see what could come of that. Also, good Lord, James looks exactly like Paul! And I'm not sure that's a compliment...
    Reagar
    Please ****ing no. Sounds shit. Also James McCartney is like the least charismatic person I've ever seen
    WM121
    OMG THE BEATLES ARE SO OVERRATED!!! THIS IS THE WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO MUSIC..... Just kidding.. I'm looking forward to what they come up with years from now
    Engel22
    I say let 'em have a crack at what they feel like doing, I just hope that people don't keep drawing comparisons to their fathers' music and wanting them to follow in their footsteps.
    bmarlatt1685
    Rocker17962 wrote: Julian Lennon instead of Sean.
    Couldn't agree more. Julian's a much better musician, and I always found Sean's music a bit... meh. Yeah, I get the whole being Yoko's kid stigma, but that aside I dislike him even more for when he was interviewed and he mentioned he was on EMI's label and the interviewer was like "Oh, cool like the Beatles" and Sean responds "What... Noooo, like Radiohead."
    CaliforniaKid
    Pauls son looks older than Paul. Perhaps Paul is Dorian Grey? It must suck to be a rich mans son... perpetually bored.
    K33nbl4d3
    I swear I saw the idea for this in a comment on UG a couple days ago. Draw whatever conclusion you want from that... =)
    nnb
    I'm not a beastles fan but I hope you get more then the watered down stuff we got from Bruce, Steve and Ozzys kids..