• > Home
  • > News
  • > Paul McCartney Offers His Opinion on One Direction
  • Paul McCartney Offers His Opinion on One Direction

    Tue, 03 Apr 2012 11:47:36

    Paul McCartney Offers His Opinion on One Direction - They've been called "the next Beatles"

    Paul McCartney Photos

    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    more paul mccartney photos »

    Paul McCartney Videos

    • Krewella - Love Song To The Earth
    • Paul McCartney - FourFiveSeconds (Vevo’s Guess The Video)

    more paul mccartney videos »

    British/Irish boy band One Direction are blowing the hell up in the US, with people comparing them to The Beatles and that British Invasion. The same is being said about The Wanted, who are also from the UK. However, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney insists the "next Beatles" label could destroy the band, since it's too much pressure to live up to.

    McCartney spoke to British TV show Daybreak, saying the "next Beatles" label is "the kiss of death. So many bands, they all get called the next Beatles. It puts an awful lot of pressure on them to be the next Beatles. Oasis were the next Beatles once, if you remember. It's pressure because suddenly you have got to live up to all the things that we did. It was a different time back then. So let's just call them the next terrific band. They're doing well in America. Good."

    What do you think about One Direction, and Macca's comments/advice for them? We love that he referenced Oasis, who broke down rather famously.

    —Katie Sheehan
    04.03.12



    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on Paul McCartney

    Tags: Paul McCartney, One Direction, The Beatles, The Wanted, Oasis

    Latest Music News

    more news headlines »

    • this week
    • last week
    • artist
    • ringtone
    • peak rank
    • wks on chart