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Paul McCartney's son hints at Beatles 2.0

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James McCartney, the singer-songwriter son of Paul McCartney, has revealed to the BBC that he and the sons of former Beatles members would be open to forming a new band, The Beatles: The Next Generation.

"I'd be up for it. Sean [Lennon, son of John Lennon] seemed to be into it, Dhani [Harrison, son of George Harrison] seemed to be into it," said McCartney, adding "I'd be happy to do it."

McCartney, 34, explained that the only issue would be getting one of drummer Ringo Starr's sons involved.

"I don't think it's something that [oldest son] Zak [Starkey] wants to do. But maybe [middle son] Jason would want to do it," he explained.

 

"You'd have to wait and see. The will of God, nature's support, I guess. So yeah, maybe," he added.

McCartney, who is the spitting image of his father, began his musical career with the band Light but has been performing recently under his own name and says he welcomes inevitable comparisons to his famous father.

"I think it's great. It's best for me to embrace it, rather than run away like I used to do," he said.

McCartney will play the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, Tuesday -- the same club where The Beatles made their name.

And McCartney says he still has hopes of making it as big as his father's band.

"I dreamt of being better than The Beatles. I'm not sure if I can do that," he said. "If anything, I would love to be equal to The Beatles -- but even that's quite tough."

Last Updated: 04/03/12 22:46
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by Elizabeth wens : U.S.A. June 2, 2012 2:28 PM EDT (Guest)  click to register
I would love to hear the music of the second generation,maybe it could be "Beatlemania,Part 2.That would be GREAT! Go for it.
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by trish portelli : australia April 30, 2012 12:15 AM EDT (Guest)  click to register
go for it beatle babies what about julian he has talent like john ill be there when you come to oz x
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by catherine blair : Canada April 19, 2012 10:38 PM EDT (Guest)  click to register
thats fan-bloodytastic. I`ll be watching out for tickets for that one. I was to young to see thier dads the first time around, other than on then t.v. I have seen Paul three times, a sellout everytime, and If James is a chip off the ole` block, then we are in for one hell of a show."maybe, wjth a little luck" thier dear ole` dad,s will make a cameo appearence)
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by Noreen : Boston/Ma April 4, 2012 8:12 PM EDT (Guest)  click to register
How about a Beatle daughter or two in there?
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by Norwegian : Wood April 4, 2012 2:15 PM EDT (Guest)  click to register
Sounds interesting. I don`t know how tight they are on a friendly basis, these beatle-sons, I guess that`s part of what made The Beatles great, they grew up together, like organic friends, nothing `created` about it, but it`s sounds intersting, the sound/songs they would produce together, it appeals to my imagination. Let`s do it! : )
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James McCartney, the singer-songwriter son of Paul McCartney, has revealed to the BBC that he and the sons of former Beatles members would be open to forming a new band, The Beatles: The Next Generation.