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Paul McCartney’s son finds The Light

on November 17, 2009, 10:45am

In news we just feel obligated to report on, the son of Sir Paul McCartney, James, recently formed a group called The Light. McCartney will be playing guitar along with Bryan Johnson on drums and Charlie Turner on bass.

Both Johnson and Turner grew up in Allerton, the same area of Liverpool that Sir Paul spent his childhood and inspired many of his future hits. McCartney met his bandmates about a year ago after being introduced to each other by producer David Kahne.

The Light is said to be currently mixing its debut studio album at Hog Hill Studio in Sussex, though no additional details have been given. That said, McCartney did note that his father’s sounds won’t be the only thing influencing the band’s sound. “The music was inspired by The Beatles, Nirvana, The Cure, PJ Harvey, Radiohead and all good music,” explains McCartney. Talk about covering your bases.

For a preview, might we suggest scrolling down, where you’ll find footage from the band’s first ever U.S. performance. It went down as part of the David Lynch Foundation event in Fairfield, Iowa this past weekend.

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