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Here come the sons: Will Beatles' kids form own band?
« on: April 03, 2012, 09:21:18 am »
Here come the sons: Will Beatles' kids form own band?

Oh, this is such a bad idea. Talking about destined to fail.

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Sgt. Pepper may have recruited new members to the Lonely Hearts Club Band. Four sons of the four Beatles may be looking to form a group of their own.

James McCartney has reached out to Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison and Zak Starkey to create the next generation of The Beatles, the BBC reports. In an interview Monday, the 34-year-old musician, who’s released three EPs on his own, said embracing the legacy of the Fab Four has worked towards his advantage so far, thus he wouldn’t be opposed to a reincarnation of the ensemble. But not all the sons may agree.

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“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.”
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Zak Starkey has already had a respectable career, serving as drummer for The Who and Oasis. His younger brother Jason performs with a few bands on the indie circuit. Sean Lennon has found some success as a solo artist, and signed briefly to Capitol Records before launching his own label. He’s additionally done work as a film composer and social activist. And Dhani Harrison made his musical debut in 2001 on his father’s final release, “Brainwashed,” which he completed upon the death of his father George.

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."

However, even McCartney realizes that the musical bar has been set awfully high.

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

Fans might concur.

New Yorker editor Ben Greenman tweeted, “Can we all agree that this is a bad idea?”

He also wondered why no headline writer had used the tag, "Here come the sons." Here you go, Ben.
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I'm not against anyone wanting to create a band if it's for the right reason. If you have players that know their instruments and are respected enough by the music community I say go for it. But if this is just some PR move that is being manufactured by Lawyers and Production companies, then they should just close up shop now. I won't have anything to do with it. Just look at what the Tito Jackson tried to do with his sons. It was a joke in that 3T were being marketed as the heir apparent to the Jackson 5's throne.

But lets get one thing straight. If Sean Lennon and company decide to move forward with this, there is NO topping The Beatles. Just put that out of your head right now and just focus on creating good music and good songs. Everything else is gravy, baby!
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That’s what I was kind of getting at. I would not crush any creative aspirations, but from the sound of it, they would be doing it because of their famous fathers. They would be immediately and constantly be judged against ‘The Beatles’ and while anything is possible, I think the chances would be uber-slim to first get over that comparison barrier and then be accepted for actually creating something good. I do not know any of these guys talents. I give benefit of a doubt and think they do have talent. But to group together for name sake… just money grubbing.

I can’t imagine what it must be like to be standing in the shadows of someone famous, in particular, those who do have talent (I’m not even give those talentless hacks who think they are entitled, a chance).  I can think of a few children of artists that have done well. (Simon Collins, Jakob Dylan), but I don’t think they ever thought to replicate what their parents did. Especially as a group.

Being a devil’s advocate for one nano-second… the way today’s young generation sop up any kind of musical crap that comes over the airwaves, these boys may have their 15 minutes of fame.
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