Music legend Paul McCartney, who is one of the founding members of the legendary band The Beatles, has revealed how he does not think it is right to compare boyband One Direction to his former band. Paul claims that it puts far too much pressure on these young lads, which is not right.
McCartney told ITV1 morning show Daybreak, "There are so many bands who all get called 'the next Beatles'. Suddenly it puts an awful lot of pressure on them to be the next Beatles." Paul then suggested that they should just be called a terrific band, to ease any unnecessary pressure.
He added, "Oasis were 'the next Beatles' once if you remember. It's a pressure, because suddenly you've got to live up to all the things that we did, and it was a different time. So let's just call them 'the next terrific band'."
Paul then went on to congratulate One Direction on their current success in the US and wished them all the best for the future. He continued, "They're doing well in America. It's good - good luck, lads."
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