The Fab Four called it quits in 1970 after a decade of dominance which began in the U.K and made its way stateside with Beatlemania. But more than forty years after the release of final album Let It Be, The Beatles could be making a return. Well, the Beatles 2.0, to be more specific.
Paul and Ringo won’t be uniting for another go at greatness. Instead the offspring of the Beatles might form a next generation incarnation of the band to take the world by storm, according to McCartney’s 34-year-old son, James, who’s released two EPs of his own in the last two years.
“I’d be up for it. Sean Lennon seemed to be into it, Dhani Harrison seemed to be into it. I’d be happy to do it,” James McCartney told the BBC, reports British newspaper The Telegraph.
The thought of forming the next generation of the band had been discussed for some time by the Beatles kin, with the only resistance coming from Ringo’s brood.
“I don’t think it’s something that Zak Starkey wants to do,” said James. Zak’s godfather Keith Moon bought him his first drum kit. He is now The Who’s unofficial drummer, and also plays with Oasis. ”Maybe Jason (another of Starr’s sons and also a drummer) would want to do it.”, McCartney added.
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(Additional reporting and editing by Jillian Mapes, CBS Local)