The Beatles 2: Paul McCartney’s Son to Set Up a Band With Beatles’ Offspring

Paul McCartney’s son James announced that he wants to form a ‘next generation’ Beatles with the sons of the other band members.

James McCartney’s said that he’d be up for forming a new band, The Beatles: The Next Generation, with the offspring of John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. Photo: James McCartney

Asked if a new Beatles could happen, James said: “Yeah, hopefully, naturally. I don’t know, you’d have to wait and see. The will of God, nature’s support, I guess. So yeah, maybe.”

McCartney revealed that he’s discussed his idea with Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison, and Zak Starkey (Ringo’s son) and it’s possible that a new Beatles band will be formed soon. “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,” said McCartney J.

However, there is one problem in convincing Zak to join the band. Luckily, McCartney has a back-up plan if Zak turns down the offer, he may be able to get Ringo’s other son Jason to take a seat behind the drums.

McCartney said: “I don’t think it’s something that Zak (Ringo’s son) wants to do… But maybe (his other son) Jason would want to do it. You’d have to wait and see. The will of God, nature’s support, I guess. So yeah, maybe.”

As the Telegraph reports, the singer-songwriter, who was involved in two his father’s albums Flaming Pie and Driving Rain, is following in his father’s footsteps by playing a gig at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club on Tuesday.

The Cavern is where the Beatles played dozens of gigs before hitting the big time. James is said had been “beautiful” working with his father, who co-produced two of his EPs, including sessions at the Abbey Road studios.

Asked about his relationship with his father, Sir Paul, he said: “It’s amazing. Sometimes in the past, a few years ago, it can be difficult, it can be tense, like families can get. But beyond that it’s beautiful.”

He continued: “He’s a genius, he’s beyond genius, and he’s a big inspiration. Very intellectual and obviously amazing at what he does, so it’s great fun. He helps me get in tune with myself and be the best person that I can be.”

James also revealed that having the name McCartney was “a help” in the music business and it was “an honour” to be connected to his father.

In an interview to BBC, McCartney said: “When I got to a certain age, I realised that I was somewhat better than other kids at school at guitar and took pride and enjoyment in that.”

“I then dreamt of being better than The Beatles. I’m not sure if I can do that. If anything, I would love to be equal to The Beatles – but even that’s quite tough,” he added.

Sir Paul’s son also spoke about the point when he got that his dad was famous: “I always realised that, when there were fans around who would ask for autographs and would always ask for mine sometimes. I would decline because my parents encouraged us to live a somewhat private life.”

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