Paul McCartney's Son James Wants a Second Generation Beatles Band

| by Michael Allen

Paul McCartney's 34-year-old son James says he would like to form a band with children of the Beatles.

James told the BBC: "I don't think it's something that Zak wants to do. Maybe Jason [another of Starr's sons and also a drummer] would want to do it. 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, who is a singer-songwriter, played guitar on two his father's albums 'Flaming Pie' and 'Driving Rain.' He is following in his father's footsteps by playing a gig at Liverpool's famous Cavern Club this week.

Asked if a new Beatles band could happen, James said: "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."

Asked about his relationship with his dad, James said: "It's amazing. Sometimes in the past, a few years ago, it can be difficult, it can be tense, like families can get. But beyond that it's beautiful. He's a genius, he's beyond genius, and he's a big inspiration. Very intellectual and obviously amazing at what he does, so it's great fun. He helps me get in tune with myself and be the best person that I can be."