Yahoo Music: Paul’s son, 34-year-old singer/songwriter James McCartney, told the BBC that he’d be up for forming a band with some other musically inclined Scions of the Fabs. The group could be called “The Beatles—The Next Generation,” the BBC interview helpfully suggested.
James even suggested that he’d had discussions with other Beatle offspring that could result in a quorum…. with one major holdout to contend with. “I don’t think it’s something that Zak wants to do,” said McCartney, referring to Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey, a highly successful drummer.
I couldn’t be MORE on board with Zak’s decision. It’s bad enough that you’re a son of a Beatle – you probably get introduced like that still:
Guy #1 This is – well I forget his first name, but his last name is McCartney! His dad is Paul McCartney! Of the Beatles?
[first name] McCartney: Hi, I’m -
Guy #2: AWESOME! Hey, Paul Jr., what do you think your dad is doing right now?
FNM: No, my name’s not Paul, it’s -
Guy #1: Good question! Hey, Paul Jr., say something in an effiminate cockney accent!
FNM: No, you see -
Guy #2: Yeah! Do you know where Ringo is these days?
And on and on. Now you want to f-ing steal your dads’ music and turn into clones of them? It reminds me of those smelly Occupy Wall Streeters who can’t even come up with their own protest chants, or for that matter, their own causes, so they just keep rehashing the old ’60′s tripe. Go get your own job, for chrissakes. And get a f*cking haircut too, hippie, you look like a g0d damned Oompa Loompa.