Here Come The Sons? James McCartney Looking to Form Band with Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison and Zak Starkey
I’m sorry, but I feel that this is a disaster in the making. James McCartney (34), Paul’s son, is trying to put a band together that would include the sons of the former Beatles.
James has contacted Sean Lennon (36), Zak Starkey (46) and Dhani Harrison (33) about giving it a go. On Monday April 2nd, James shared his thoughts through an interview with the BBC, Including the possible reluctance by Zak: “I don’t think it’s something that Zak wants to do,” James remarked. “Maybe Jason (45) [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.”
Zak has been drumming for The Who for some time now. He also has played with Oasis.
James recently released an EP that was received well by the critics. He also made his national network television debut in January on Late Night with David Letterman. You can see that performance below.
Dhani’s decision might be a change of heart. He 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.”
It’s interesting to note that every member of the second generation band would be older than any member or The Beatles when they parted ways.
Some have questioned if this could possibly be an April Fools joke, but from all reports the interview was done by the BBC’s Ian Youngs on April 2nd. It concluded with Ian asking James McCartney if he thought it could actually happen. James reply: “Yeah, hopefully, naturally. I don’t know, you’d have to wait and see. The will of God, nature’s support, I guess. So yeah, maybe.”
– Larry Carta
- See out piece on Paul’s, Band on the Run
- See our piece on Paul’s, Tug of War
- See out piece on George’s All Things Must Pass
- See our piece on the Ringo Album
- See our piece on Ringo 2012
Here’s James McCartney