For decades fans and journalists alike have heard bands billed as the “next Beatles” only to have the bands flame out and not live up to such mammoth expecations, but now it seems there's an inkling among the children of the actual Beatles to form a group of their own, the literal “next Beatles.” At least that's what this interview with James McCartney (son of Paul) seems to suggest. Via the BBC:

“Q. What would you say to forming The Beatles – The Next Generation, with Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison and Zak Starkey [Ringo Starr's son]?
I don't think it's something that Zak wants to do. Maybe Jason [another of Starr's sons and also drummer] 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.

Q. Has it been mooted?
Yeah, a little bit.

Q. Do you think it could happen?
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.”

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