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The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison, Zak Starkey
The Huffington Post | By Kia Makarechi Posted: 04/ 3/2012 11:42 am Updated: 04/ 3/2012 12:26 pm




James McCartney has expressed interest in a new Beatles band. Nothing may be sacred after all: Sir Paul McCartney's son James is interested in starting a second-generation Beatles band with John Lennon's son Sean, George Harrison's son Dhani and Ringo Starr's son Zak.

The band would apparently be called "The Beatles -- The Next Generation," AFP reports.

There's only one problem: they're out one drummer. Ringo's son Zak Starkey was not a fan of the idea. "I don't think it's something Zak wants to do," McCartney admitted, according to The Telegraph.

All of the aforementioned Beatle progeny have taken after their fathers. McCartney has played guitar on two of his father's albums, and is playing a show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles cut their teeth.

Starkey has drummed for the likes of The Who and Oasis, Harrison is the frontman of thenewno2 and Lennon is a successful singer-songwriter in New York.

As for the chances of the band actually coming to fruition? McCartney says it's up to "the will of God" and "nature's support."

What do you think of the idea? Let us know in the comments and/or tweet us @HuffPostEnt with the hashtag #beatles2 to be added to our slideshow.
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Oh, right, I'm sure this would be as good as The Beatles. Or half as good. Or even an 1/8 as good...

Meh.
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Bad idea. There's no way that they'll live up to The Beatles and if anything this seems like it could make or break their careers if you ask me. They should probably just stick with their own projects or if anything maybe do this as a one off album and that's it.
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Yes... this will end well

As if living up to the expectations of their fathers wasn't bad enough, to invite comparisons like this is a very bad idea.
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Sounds like a horrible idea. But hey, you never know.

Speaking of which - a couple of Julian Lennon's songs were really good. Do you think those were gifts from John and Yoko? He seemed to vanish pretty quickly.
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

This isn't an April Fools gag is it?
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Gotta be a gag.
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Definitely a joke.
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Not a joke, unless MSNBC got fooled too (it's currently on their homepage as a top story).

Anyway, all those offspring and Ringo's kid is the only one with any brains. Whoda thunk?
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Originally Posted by cungar
That looks like one Conan O'Brien's "If they mated..." pictures.
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Sean Lennon sucks almost as much as his mom, and I'm not overly impressed with what little I've heard from James McCartney.

Real or joke, this doesn't interest me a whole lot, and I'm a huge Beatles fan.
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
That looks like one Conan O'Brien's "If they mated..." pictures.
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Sean Lennon sucks almost as much as his mom, and I'm not overly impressed with what little I've heard from James McCartney.

Real or joke, this doesn't interest me a whole lot, and I'm a huge Beatles fan.
Yoko Ono is a great artist, and has had some fantastic albums. Sean Lennon has made some good music, but I never heard anything from him that lived up to what his parents have done.

As for the idea of a new Beatles, don't do it. If these four guys want to get together and make music, that's fine, but don't call it The Beatles 2 or TNG or any of that. Just make it your own thing.
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Maybe this time they can successfully spell "beetles."
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

The Shitty Beatles
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Originally Posted by DonnachaOne
The Shitty Beatles
So it's not just a clever name, then.
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

If this isn't a joke I would love to hear what they could come up with. Under a different band name...

(That whole part of it makes me, like a lot of others apparently, wonder if this was all an April Fool's joke gone viral.)
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

I can't wait. Everything that made the Beatles great only for a whole new generation!
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Originally Posted by Nesbit
I can't wait. Everything that made the Beatles great only for a whole new generation!
i thought that was supposed to be One Direction!
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

Originally Posted by Supermallet
So it's not just a clever name, then.
Haha, that's exactly what went through my head when I read this! I can't believe Paul Mccartney's son looks more like Paul Mccartneys father.
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Re: The Beatles 2? James McCartney Hints At New Band With Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison

How about= The Beatless
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They should really fuck with people and call it The New Rolling Stones.
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They should call themselves The Bay City Rollers.
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Originally Posted by DonnachaOne
The Shitty Beatles
The Dung Beatles?

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