Paul McCartney’s Son Hints At Formation Of Next Generation Beatles

[pullquote quote=”Sean seemed to be into it, Dhani seemed to be into it. I’d be happy to do it.” credit=”James McCartney”]The Fab Four called it quits in 1970 after a decade of dominance which began in the U.K and made its way stateside with Beatlemania. But more than forty years after the release of final album Let It Be, the Beatles could be making a return.

Well, the Beatles 2.0, to be more specific.

Paul and Ringo won’t be uniting for another go at greatness. Instead the offspring of the Beatles might form a next generation incarnation of the band to take the world by storm, according to McCartney’s 34-year-old son, James, who’s released two EPs of his own in the last two years.

“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,” James McCartney told the BBC, reports U.K.’s the Telegraph.

The thought of forming the next generation of the band had been discussed for some time by the Beatles kin, with the only resistance coming from Ringo’s brood.

“I don’t think it’s something that Zak [Starkey, naturally a drummer] wants to do,” McCartney added. “Maybe Jason [another of Starr’s sons and also a drummer] would want to do it.”

Time will only tell if the Beatles II will come to fruition. In the mean time, tell us your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!

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E.J. Judge, WCBSFM New York

(Additional reporting and editing by Jillian Mapes, CBS Local)

  • Lango6

    Hmmm. While it seems interesting on the surface, I think it would be treated as a novelty and then dismissed as a gimmick and money grab by the offspring. None, except perhaps Sean, have been especially distinguished in composition or performance, so we probably would not hear anything new. They could probably cover their dads’ songs well enough, but would that be ultimately pleasing or any better than some other cover band? Do their voices sound close enough to dads’ to give them an advantage? The idea raises a good deal of questions, but I suppose if Paul and Ringo gave it thumbs up, then who am I to disagree?

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