Will Beatles’ Kids Form Own Band?

by | April 3, 2012 at 5:27 PM | General, Music

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Paul McCartney’s son, James, would like to see the Beatles’ kids come together. James McCartney has reached out to Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison and Zak Starkey to gauge their interest in starting a second-generation band, the BBC reports.

James McCartney, 34,who is in the midst of launching a music career, has released 3 EPs on his own. Meanwhile, Dhani Harrison is in a band called thenewno2; he made his musical debut in 2001 on his father’s final release, “Brainwashed.” Zak Starkey has played drums with The Who and Oasis, and Sean Lennon has released solo records and often collaborates with other bands.

James said that embracing the legacy of the Fab Four has worked to his advantage so far. However, not all sons may be interested in a reincarnation of the band.

“I don’t think it’s something that Zak wants to do,” James remarked. “Maybe Jason [another of Ringo Starr's sons] would want to do it. I’d be up for it. Sean seemed to be into it, Dhani seemed to be into it. I’d be happy to do it.”

Dhani Harrison told The Guardian in 2003,  “I don’t really plan to be a pop star; I just want to be able to make music without the whole My Dad thing hanging over me.”

Plans for the band are hardly set in stone. James’ remark was casual in tone, though he did seem intrigued by the prospect.

Will it ever happen? “I don’t know, you’d have to wait and see. The will of God, nature’s support, I guess. So yeah, maybe.”

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