But he does say concede they are 'terrific.'
Paul McCartney dismisses any whisperings that the Simon Cowell manufactured X-Factor boyband One Direction compares in any way to (arguably) the most influential band of the 20th century, The Beatles.
On the British morning show Daybreak, Paul said:
"(That's 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.”
Aw! Well that’s a lovely way to give praise while not really giving praise!
We agree with Paul and think it’s outrageous to call someone the next (insert great band name here) because all the truly GREAT bands in history were unlike anything that had come before…
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