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Paul McCartney’s son wants to start a Beatles 2.0

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Today in "Entitled Children of Famous People:" Paul McCartney's potato-y looking son James recently told the BBC that four of the Beatles' children were interested in forming "The Beatles — The Next Generation." My only question is, who's going to play Picard?

James McLumpy (my, I'm feeling mean today) said that Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison and Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey were apparently talking over the idea of forming a sort of sons-of-supergroup.

"I'd be up for it," he said. "Sean seemed to be into it, Dhani seemed to be into it."

AFP reports that James said Starkey (who is a successful musician already: not only is he quite the session drummer, but he's been doing an uncanny Keith Moon impression on the skins behind Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey for quite some time) is "less keen," but that the band could "hopefully" happen with "nature's support," whatever that means. 

Here's my favorite part. James has apparently "dreamt of being better than The Beatles," though he's "not sure if [he] can do that." 

Continuing: "If anything, I would love to be equal to the Beatles — but even that's quite tough." Uh, yes, rather. Setting aside the practical impossibility of succeeding on the scale of The Beatles' scale in today's "Pay for music? [sarcastic laughter, torrenting]" climate, a thirty-four-year-old man (who's just now launching a music career with the help of — you guessed it — his dad) thinking that he can surpass the greatest group of the past century just because he and four other dudes happened to be spawned by said group is just sad. At least he's got that famous-dad thing going for him, though. That should carry him for a while.