Would you listen to The Beatles 2.0? It might happen someday: Paul McCartney’s son said that he — along with two other Beatles’ kids — are into it. Should we expect an album from The Beatles: The Next Generation anytime soon?
James McCartney, the lookalike son of The Beatles’ superstar Paul McCartney, wants to capitalize on his father’s icon status by forming a supergroup with the other Beatles’ offspring. So far, the sons of John Lennon and George Harrison are into it, but Ringo Starr’s son isn’t so sure.
“Sean [Lennon] seemed to be into it, Dhani [Harrison] seemed to be into it. I’d be happy to do it,” James said in a recent interview.
As for Starr’s son Zak? “I don’t think it’s something he wants to do,” James said. “Maybe Jason [Starr’s other drummer son] would want to.”
So far, it sounds like just a dream. Which, that might actually be the best thing after all — The Beatles spent years honing their sound in clubs around the U.K. and Germany. We’re sure James and the other kids have plenty of experience, but they definitely won’t have the same chemistry that the Fab Four had when they landed in the U.S.
James is a successful musician in his own right, though we don’t hear as much about him as we do his designer sister, Stella McCartney. The younger McCartney has released two digital-only EPs and another two-disc set produced by his father, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mirror. He’s currently touring clubs in the U.K. and Ireland.
James isn’t even sure it’ll ever come to fruition.
“Yeah, hopefully, naturally. I don’t know, you’d have to wait and see,” he said. “The will of God, nature’s support, I guess. So yeah, maybe.”
It doesn’t sound like they’ll have everyone’s support. Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard definitely isn’t down with The Beatles 2.0.
“No,” he tweeted, along with a link to the James McCartney interview.
Our thoughts exactly, Ben.