After James McCartney, son of Paul McCartney, conducted an interview for the BBC, rumors where abound that the sons from the four original Beatles were going to come together and form their own band. James had reached out to other sons of the legendary group to start up the next generation of the ‘Fab 4’.
James indicated that he tossed the idea around with the others, but only Ringo Starr’s oldest son was not interested. However, his younger brother showed interest.
“I don’t think it’s something that Zak wants to do,” James remarked. “Maybe Jason (Ringo’s other son) 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.”
Sean is John Lennon’s youngest son and Dhani is George Harrison’s son.
McCartney though hinted that the expectations would be way to high to be successful, if it ever happened because of what their fathers accomplished. “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.”
After the BBC interview and the buzz of a ‘Beatles Part Deux’ possibility, McCartney posted a message to his Facebook page to let fans know that it really was just a pipe dream.
He wrote, “Well, looks like quite some attention being given to my BBC interview! Honestly, I was just thinking out loud about playing with Beatles family friends, nothing more. My band’s going to be on tour in the UK and US for most of this year, and the shows are going great! I’m so grateful… Lots of love to you all…!”