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Title: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: turnstyle on July 19, 2021, 11:36:41 AM
Any examples of the good ones?

I noticed that Bono's son's band released an album that went straight to the number one slot (ooh missus etc), and it got me thinking.

We're far enough away from Britpop now that there is likely sprogs of 90s indie bands picking up guitars and donning their mum's and dad's Kangol bucket hats. Are we in for Britpop 2, The New Batch? I think Liam Gallagher has about 37 kids, so presumably he could spawn about 12 bands, or one Polyphonic Spree.

For the record, I am vehemently against Britpop 2.

As for good ones, first one that came to my mind was Jeff Buckley. Please share your own. Maybe the Wallflowers changed your life, or you think Julian and/or Sean Lennon seem like a great bunch of lads.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: The Culture Bunker on July 19, 2021, 11:39:51 AM
The Wallflowers were absolutely massive in the States for a year or two in the 90s. I've never heard a note of their music, though, so can't confirm whether good or bad - one of those numerous American bands that have close to zero impact here.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: phantom_power on July 19, 2021, 11:58:13 AM
Someone posted a link to the band Lennon Gallagher was in the other week and that was surprisingly not shit

Sean Lennon's first album was pretty decent

Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Better Midlands on July 19, 2021, 11:58:30 AM
Alvin Stardust's son very successfully made some amazing D&B in the mid 90's as Adam F and scored four top 40 tracks.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Key on July 19, 2021, 12:24:06 PM
I saw that article about Bono's lad and his mates, all in their leather jackets, not looking at the camera in an old garage somewhere. And Bono's lad was saying they had paid their dues, just like a regular band, theyd played loads of small gigs in like terrible pubs, and just worked their way up the rock n roll ladder, authentically, like any other band might have done. So fair play to the lad.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: mrClaypole on July 19, 2021, 12:27:40 PM
I saw Paul Simons son play a tiny pub in Birmingham.
Also Paul McCartneys son James played a different small pub in Birmingham.
I'm sure that most people who attend these gigs are only really going so that they can be in the same room as someone who shares DNA with someone much more famous.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Kankurette on July 19, 2021, 12:53:05 PM
The Like are pretty good. Pete Thomas' daughter plays drums and Mitchell Froom's daughter is the bassist.

Always loved Alisha's Attic as well.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 19, 2021, 01:02:53 PM
Billy Ray Cyrus - Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: checkoutgirl on July 19, 2021, 01:05:31 PM
I'm sure that most people who attend these gigs are only really going so that they can be in the same room as someone who shares DNA with someone much more famous.

Oh yeah. I'd respect Stella McCartney as a fashion designer, as much as that's actually possible, if she dropped the McCartney bit and tried something without megastar daddy's name recognition.

Is Ziggy Marley any good?

Sometimes it's actually very amusing how short a distance the apple falls from the tree, Kasper Schmeichel being my current favourite.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Kankurette on July 19, 2021, 01:11:42 PM
Oh yeah. I'd respect Stella McCartney as a fashion designer, as much as that's actually possible, if she dropped the McCartney bit and tried something without megastar daddy's name recognition.

Is Ziggy Marley any good?

Sometimes it's actually very amusing how short a distance the apple falls from the tree, Kasper Schmeichel being my current favourite.
Kasper Schmeichel and Frank Lampard are the second comings of their dads. Unlike poor old Jordi Cruyff.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Neomod on July 19, 2021, 01:12:34 PM
Inara George, daughter of Little Feat's Lowell George and a member of The Bird and The Bee. Very good they are too.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 19, 2021, 01:16:55 PM
Reasons To Be Cheerful Pt 3 - Pt 2

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1760/50wry2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: mrClaypole on July 19, 2021, 01:18:04 PM
I saw the Bad Shepherd's live and they were supported by Ades daughter (I can't remember which one.  The folk singer one). She made a comment between songs about needing some money to record a new album.  Someone in the audience shouted "can't you ask Mummy and Daddy?". To her credit she shrugged it off.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: mrClaypole on July 19, 2021, 01:18:57 PM
Reasons To Be Cheerful Pt 3 - Pt 2

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1760/50wry2.jpg)

I forgot about Baxter.  I've enjoyed his albums but haven't listened in awhile.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: mrClaypole on July 19, 2021, 01:20:50 PM
Suggs from Madness daughters made a bid for pop stardom to the point that they were given a slot on the 2nd stage at one of the Madstock gigs.  They weren't great but thankfully gave up on the idea
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on July 19, 2021, 01:22:12 PM
The bass player of  https://youtu.be/7evmISar5DA Daughter of Shirley Temple. She went on to be in the Melvins. I think.

Daughter of Bruce Lee singing on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4VzY_arUqQ

The bass player of Forum favs. Black Country, New Road is the daughter of Karl Hyde of The Underworlds.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: The Culture Bunker on July 19, 2021, 01:22:28 PM
Always loved Alisha's Attic as well.
On a similar note, the sisters who fronted Voice of the Beehive's old man was in the Four Preps, who also featured Glen Larson in the line-up, prior to him inventing Knight Rider and numerous other TV shows.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 19, 2021, 01:22:57 PM
The Wainwright/ McGarrigle/ Roche Dynasty.

https://hipquotient.com/2014/05/15/the-family-tree-of-wainwright-roots-of-folk-royalty/
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 19, 2021, 01:29:23 PM
Suggs from Madness daughters made a bid for pop stardom to the point that they were given a slot on the 2nd stage at one of the Madstock gigs.  They weren't great but thankfully gave up on the idea

RE Madness. Not a popstar but saxophonist, El Thommo's son Daley. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree - in full effect. Just as nutty as his old man.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/483/vQDp6y.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: DrGreggles on July 19, 2021, 01:32:06 PM
"Formed in Tito Jackson's bollocks..."
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: mrClaypole on July 19, 2021, 01:32:59 PM
Andy Mccluskeys son has his own band
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: mrClaypole on July 19, 2021, 01:34:21 PM
RE Madness. Not a popstar but saxophonist, El Thommo's son Daley. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree - in full effect. Just as nutty as his old man.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/483/vQDp6y.jpg)


Sometimes featuring his Dad at gigs.  Wasn't the previous incarnation called Like father like son?

Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: The Culture Bunker on July 19, 2021, 01:37:02 PM
Are there many other cases like with the Staple Singers, where parent(s) and child(ren) become pop stars in the same act? I imagine it happens quite a bit with folk and country acts, but any more that had mainstream success? Frank and Nancy Sinatra, I suppose, to an extent...
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Neomod on July 19, 2021, 01:39:00 PM
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/e186d396242334e5b841673c4bff236279c3e5cd/737_580_2659_4564/master/2659..jpg?width=445&quality=45&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=2&s=1e1041c7792aca9b28dbcbd17c86c3bf)

She's the Kid
She's the Kid
She's the Kid
of a Marty Wilde

as is her brother Ricky
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: scarecrow on July 19, 2021, 01:40:51 PM
Lots of indie types seem to really like The Goon Sax despite the guy from out of the Goon Sax being nowhere near as good as his dad Robert Forster from out of the Go-Betweens.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Neomod on July 19, 2021, 01:43:20 PM
Are there many other cases like with the Staple Singers, where parent(s) and child(ren) become pop stars in the same act? I imagine it happens quite a bit with folk and country acts, but any more that had mainstream success? Frank and Nancy Sinatra, I suppose, to an extent...

The Cowsills!

(https://www.nydailynews.com/resizer/FpmSHkiBSElEr7QQnjB4o0CL3YE=/630x630/top/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/UFB2IJV2RIFPVAWL27MZVKY3RY.jpg)

L to R John (Now a Beach Boy), Susan, Paul, mum Barbara, Bob, Barry (R.I.P.) and Bill (R.I.P.)
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: icehaven on July 19, 2021, 01:53:00 PM
I half watched one of those 5 minute entertainment news shows the other day with a bit about some new singer talking about her latest single, and her surname was Lennox and the voiceover said something about her mum so I'm presuming it was Annie Lennox's daughter. No idea if it was any good though, didn't look like my kind of thing.

Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Better Midlands on July 19, 2021, 01:53:23 PM
The Cowsills Caitlin Morans!

(https://www.nydailynews.com/resizer/FpmSHkiBSElEr7QQnjB4o0CL3YE=/630x630/top/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/UFB2IJV2RIFPVAWL27MZVKY3RY.jpg)
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: checkoutgirl on July 19, 2021, 01:56:45 PM
Are there many other cases like with the Staple Singers, where parent(s) and child(ren) become pop stars in the same act? I imagine it happens quite a bit with folk and country acts, but any more that had mainstream success? Frank and Nancy Sinatra, I suppose, to an extent...

Does Garee New Mann from The Cars knock about with his daughter these days?
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on July 19, 2021, 01:58:18 PM
Are there many other cases like with the Staple Singers, where parent(s) and child(ren) become pop stars in the same act? I imagine it happens quite a bit with folk and country acts, but any more that had mainstream success? Frank and Nancy Sinatra, I suppose, to an extent...

Do Spirit count? Lead guitarist Randy California's stepdad, Ed Cassidy, played drums in the band. Cassidy was 44 (and bald) when the otherwise youthful and hirsute Spirit formed in 1967, which is quite unusual.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: icehaven on July 19, 2021, 02:01:36 PM
I saw that article about Bono's lad and his mates, all in their leather jackets, not looking at the camera in an old garage somewhere. And Bono's lad was saying they had paid their dues, just like a regular band, theyd played loads of small gigs in like terrible pubs, and just worked their way up the rock n roll ladder, authentically, like any other band might have done. So fair play to the lad.

Disingenuous at best, isnt' it. Anyone who's ever been in a band knows the hardest part of getting anywhere is getting an audience, and if you're the offspring of a huge rock star you're 1000% more likely to have people listen to you in the first place, get decent gigs and have people turn up in significant numbers than if you aren't, even if you don't intentionally play on your connections yourself. He might feel he's ''paid his dues'' but there's considerably more dues to pay than he'll ever know.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: The Culture Bunker on July 19, 2021, 02:03:42 PM
Does Garee New Mann from The Cars knock about with his daughter these days?
That sort of thing, well established stars having their kids in the band, isn't that uncommon. Crowded House currently have two of Neil Finn's kids in the band, I think Eddie van Halen had his son in the line-up in their later years and I'm pretty sure Johnny Marr's backing band has featured one of his bairns at some point.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on July 19, 2021, 02:20:54 PM
Hollie Cook, daughter of the Sex Pistols’ drummer Paul Cook, has been around for a few years now doing reggae-ish material. According to Wiki, her mother, Jeni Cook was also a backing singer for Culture Club.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: chveik on July 19, 2021, 02:23:05 PM
charlotte gainsbourg
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 19, 2021, 02:28:59 PM
Natalie (King) Cole.


Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Norton Canes on July 19, 2021, 02:29:44 PM
Most All of Inhaler's songs sound like rejects from Achtung Baby.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on July 19, 2021, 02:33:11 PM
Moon Unit Zappa's novelty hit.

Which I kinda prefer to most of Zappa Snr. 80s work to be honest.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on July 19, 2021, 02:43:11 PM
Matt Bellamy of Muse's dad was in the Tornadoes, the band what done Telstar
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Kankurette on July 19, 2021, 02:43:32 PM
Al Jardine’s son Matthew sings with Brian Wilson and he’s more than capable of pulling off Beach Boys songs.

Zack Starkey’s done well for himself as a drummer.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: peanutbutter on July 19, 2021, 02:52:36 PM
I saw that article about Bono's lad and his mates, all in their leather jackets, not looking at the camera in an old garage somewhere. And Bono's lad was saying they had paid their dues, just like a regular band, theyd played loads of small gigs in like terrible pubs, and just worked their way up the rock n roll ladder, authentically, like any other band might have done. So fair play to the lad.
Not sure I agree with that. I'd rather hear someone pretty clearly owning their privelege than being like "I passed an endurance course that I had full control of the terms of so actually it was just as hard for me as someone whose dad isn't worth hundreds of millions"

Kasper Schmeichel and Frank Lampard are the second comings of their dads. Unlike poor old Jordi Cruyff.
At least Jordi got as far as Barcelona, poor Erling Haaland'll probably never make it to Leeds
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: The Mollusk on July 19, 2021, 04:09:28 PM
I'd respect Stella McCartney as a fashion designer, as much as that's actually possible, if she dropped the McCartney bit and tried something without megastar daddy's name recognition.

Absolutely shitloads of fashion designers use their full names in their branding so I don’t think your criticism holds much water at all. It just comes across like you’re skirting around your actual thoughts of “I don’t like her fashion/I don’t like Stella McCartney” or whatever to justify posting about it in this thread.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 19, 2021, 04:59:38 PM
Even if she changed her name to Edna Boggis, she’d still have the kudos of being Paul McCartney’s daughter. I’m no expert but she’s clearly very good at what she does. It’s not as if James McCartney has rode the crest of a wave in the music biz with his famous moniker.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Mr Banlon on July 19, 2021, 05:15:59 PM
Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Bram Tchaikovsky from The Motors.

Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: purlieu on July 19, 2021, 05:23:39 PM
Are there many other cases like with the Staple Singers, where parent(s) and child(ren) become pop stars in the same act?
Guitarist in the current lineup of the Lightning Seeds is Riley, Ian Broudie's son. 'The Life of Riley' was actually written about him as a baby, which must be an odd one for him to play.

Edgar Froese's son Jerome was a member of Tangerine Dream from 1990-2005, with many of the albums from the period being literally just father and son.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 19, 2021, 05:25:19 PM
Sting's daughter, Elliot Sumner was a pretty good pop act called I Blame Coco. Released one excellent album, which even had Robyn on it. Then she changed to her real name, "got serious", and sucked all the life out of her music. Least she didn't call herself Ding or Ping or summat
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 19, 2021, 05:30:28 PM
One of Leftfield is the dad of Georgia, the pop lady who wallops all the synths
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: The Mollusk on July 19, 2021, 05:39:54 PM
If the spawn of Sting decided to call themselves Little Prick they would absolutely have my respect no matter what sort of art or whatever they ended up making.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: non capisco on July 19, 2021, 07:41:57 PM
Sting's daughter, Elliot Sumner was a pretty good pop act called I Blame Coco. Released one excellent album, which even had Robyn on it. Then she changed to her real name, "got serious", and sucked all the life out of her music. Least she didn't call herself Ding or Ping or summat

Is she the one who was reportedly mortified about her dad making an album with Shaggy? What a joyless nerk. I still maintain if I woke up one morning and read a text from my sister saying "Dad's only gone and made an album with Shaggy" I would not stop laughing for three days at least.

'EAR MI NOW, GERALD!
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 19, 2021, 07:51:13 PM
That sort of thing, well established stars having their kids in the band, isn't that uncommon. Crowded House currently have two of Neil Finn's kids in the band, I think Eddie van Halen had his son in the line-up in their later years and I'm pretty sure Johnny Marr's backing band has featured one of his bairns at some point.

Saw the 'Pointer Sisters' at a festival a couple of years back and they're a Gran/Mother/Daughter thing now.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on July 19, 2021, 09:18:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4T4ZEnrVdo

Staring Osama Bin Laden’s Niece.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Mr Banlon on July 20, 2021, 01:51:22 AM
Saw the 'Pointer Sisters' at a festival a couple of years back and they're a Gran/Mother/Daughter thing now.
The Brazzers festival ?
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: thecuriousorange on July 20, 2021, 11:17:03 AM
There was a "Frank Sinatra Jr" who enjoyed a relatively modest, but still successful, career. Not the guy who thought he was Woody Allen's son for much of his life.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: buzby on July 20, 2021, 11:32:55 AM
Jake Bates plays most of the bass parts while his dad Peter Hook is busy 'singing' with his own tribute band. He's also the touring bassist for Smashing Pumpkins (as baldy is a fan of JD/NO and became friends with them). Steve & Gillian's eldest daughter Matilda Morris is the keyboard player in Macclesfield band Grimm Twins (formerly Hot Vestry).

Gary Numan's teenage daughter Persia did some vocals on his Savage album in 2017 (most notably on the single My Name Is Ruin) and toured with her dad to promote it. He joking called her his 'old age pension'.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 20, 2021, 11:51:59 AM
Kate Bush's son Bertie has appeared on a few of her more "recent" tracks, and was a big part of her recent live show

I guess he'll fall into the Dhani Harrison/Sean Lennon role one day, of looking after her estate. I like to think he'll stick his vocoder'ed vocals over everything and say that that's what she would have wanted
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Satchmo Distel on July 20, 2021, 12:04:59 PM
Whitney Houston, daughter of Cissy, which leads me to ask if she's the only case of the parent outliving the child?
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: SteveDave on July 20, 2021, 12:25:13 PM
It’s not as if James McCartney has rode the crest of a wave in the music biz with his famous moniker.

Any opportunity to post this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGrZv0_eOBM
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: TheMonk on July 20, 2021, 01:14:21 PM
Genesis have bumped Chester for Phil’s son.
https://youtu.be/5CPqRQI7Vjo
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Head Gardener on July 20, 2021, 01:38:14 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/72/Wilson_Phillips_Debut.jpeg)

kids of stars supergroup - Carnie and Wendy Wilson, the daughters of Brian Wilson and Chynna Phillips, the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Head Gardener on July 20, 2021, 01:40:38 PM
Kate Bush's son Bertie has appeared on a few of her more "recent" tracks, and was a big part of her recent live show

I found his song was hard not to shuffle around my seat to when he was playing with Kate on those live shows
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Catalogue Trousers on July 20, 2021, 01:53:48 PM
But is that a good or a bad thing? Were you shuffling because the beat was just so infectious, or out or boredom/embarrassment?

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Is Ziggy Marley any good?

His theme song from the kids' cartoon Arthur has got a certain catchy charm.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: thecuriousorange on July 20, 2021, 02:32:22 PM
I think I read something a few years ago about the children of various NWA members forming a new rap collective together.

EDIT: It was this: https://www.vice.com/en/article/68ape3/the-sons-of-dr-dre-and-eazy-e-are-going-on-tour-as-nwa (https://www.vice.com/en/article/68ape3/the-sons-of-dr-dre-and-eazy-e-are-going-on-tour-as-nwa)

Don't think it got very far, as all the articles about them are at least five years old.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on July 20, 2021, 02:49:52 PM
I think I read something a few years ago about the children of various NWA members forming a new rap collective together.

Oh yeah Ice Cube's son played Ice Cube in Straight Outta Compton as well.

Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 21, 2021, 08:31:28 AM
Is she the one who was reportedly mortified about her dad making an album with Shaggy? What a joyless nerk. I still maintain if I woke up one morning and read a text from my sister saying "Dad's only gone and made an album with Shaggy" I would not stop laughing for three days at least.

'EAR MI NOW, GERALD!

Ha, exactly. It'd be brilliant

And yes, that's probably her. She doesn't seem to have much of a sense of humour. Tantric baby, you see
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Natnar on July 21, 2021, 09:10:58 AM
Sam Brown, one of the few cases of the offspring being better than the parent?
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: LORD BAD VIBE on July 21, 2021, 11:26:52 AM
Jason Bonham is a drummer like his dad was and deputized for him when Zeppelin played that big reunion gig at the 02 years ago. Daughter Zoe has also done some singer/songwriter stuff.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: JaDanketies on July 21, 2021, 11:34:09 AM
Country music icon Hank Williams' son is also a country musician called Hank Williams II, and his son is a metal-infused 'outlaw country' musician (that I'm a big fan of) called Hank Williams III.

Hank Williams' progeny seem to be very musical, apparently III's half-sister is singer-songwriter Holly Williams and his uncle is singer-songwriter Jett Williams. And weirdly, Jett Williams and Hank Williams II have never even spoken to each other.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: JaDanketies on July 21, 2021, 11:37:43 AM
Billy Ray Cyrus - Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus' sister Noah Cyrus has also now started dipping her toes into singing, she's got a gorgeous voice like Miley too (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXlP17OWF10).

You heard the Miley Cyrus cover of Nothing Else Matters by Metallica (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqoQY9bobow)? If you'd have told me ten years ago that this song would exist and that I would love it, I would've been mortified.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: buzby on July 21, 2021, 11:41:49 AM
Sam Brown, one of the few cases of the offspring being better than the parent?
Until she lost her voice, at least.

Country music icon Hank Williams' son is also a country musician called Hank Williams II, and his son is a metal-infused 'outlaw country' musician (that I'm a big fan of) called Hank Williams III.
Hank Williams Jr. his actual name is Randall Hank Williams, but he obviously wanted people to know who's son he has in no uncertain terms. His son is actually named Shelton Hank Willams, but obviously felt the same way as his father regarding the family legacy. It's even odder when 'Hank' was only his father's stage name too (there are quite a few country singers of that era who used it as a stage name), as his real christian name was Hiram.
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And weirdly, Jett Williams and Hank Williams II have never even spoken to each other.
They are only half-siblings - Jett was the result of an affair Williams had with a fan shortly before his death. She went through a long court battle against the Williams family (and Jr. in particular, as she wanted her half of her father's estate) to be recognised as his daughter, so it's not surprising they are not on good terms.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: willbo on July 21, 2021, 11:55:52 AM
Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang toured on bass with the band for years (after the original bassist left) starting in his late teens (and looking hilariously nerdy/ordinary on stage with them IMO). He just released his debut solo album Mammoth
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: JaDanketies on July 21, 2021, 12:09:10 PM
They are only half-siblings - Jett was the result of an affair Williams had with a fan shortly before his death

Hank Williams' jizz must have been so musical, each sperm had its own banjo. You could probably put a stethoscope against his ballsack and hear the next country and western hit.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 21, 2021, 03:02:09 PM
Jimmy Webb's sons were the excellent Webb Brothers

I Can't Believe You're Gone
https://youtu.be/GJ9bXd4NAHg
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: OnlyRegisteredSoICanRead on July 21, 2021, 03:07:49 PM
It's even odder when 'Hank' was only his father's stage name too (there are quite a few country singers of that era who used it as a stage name), as his real christian name was Hiram.

The Islamic judgment is as maybe, but what was his real name?




I'll get me Jubba.
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: JaDanketies on July 21, 2021, 03:16:44 PM
Barely-relevant but I saw some other less-relevant posts itt too -

Did you know that Nick Reynolds, the harmonica player from Alabama 3 - most famous for the Sopranos theme tune - is the son of Bruce Reynolds, the mastermind of the Great Train Robbery in 1963?
Title: Re: Kids of pop stars becoming pop stars
Post by: thecuriousorange on July 21, 2021, 03:27:12 PM
Why is it that when someone follows their parent into the acting world (countless examples), it's treated as less of a joke? But when the child of a pop/rock/rap star does it, that's usually met with an air of cynicism, and cries of how they didn't deserve all those doors to be automatically open, when more deserving mortals don't get a look in.
I guess musicians have more of an expectation to be relatable, so if you remove the familiar rags-to-riches narrative, it kind of wrecks it.
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Post by: Shameless Custard on July 21, 2021, 04:16:57 PM
Norah Jones is Ravi Shankar's daughter, and once you see the similarity you can't unsee it
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Post by: chveik on July 21, 2021, 04:39:57 PM
Neneh Cherry is a genuinely good singer
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Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 21, 2021, 05:40:54 PM
Folk-rock artist, Elvis Perkins, the son of actor, Anthony Perkins. And yes, this counts because the Psycho (1960) star released three albums and had a minor hit single in the U.S. during the late-1950s.

His son must've had a lot of emotion, agony and soul-searching inspiration for his country ballads considering his father's troubled life and early death. If that wasn't enough to deal with, he lost his mum, Berry Berenson in the 911 attack. She was a passenger on Flight 11. Some people really do get dealt a rough hand.

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Post by: Shameless Custard on July 21, 2021, 05:43:55 PM
This certainly doesn't count, but it makes me laff

La Roux's mum is June From The Bill
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Post by: Mr Banlon on July 21, 2021, 06:34:56 PM
Folk-rock artist, Elvis Perkins, the son of actor, Anthony Perkins. And yes, this counts because the Psycho (1960) star released three albums and had a minor hit single in the U.S. during the late-1950s.

His son must've had a lot of emotion, agony and soul-searching inspiration for his country ballads considering his father's troubled life and early death. If that wasn't enough to deal with, he lost his mum, Berry Berenson in the 911 attack. She was a passenger on Flight 11. Some people really do get dealt a rough hand.
He should team up with Jerry Lee Cash
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Post by: kalowski on July 21, 2021, 07:33:00 PM
Jimmy Webb's sons were the excellent Webb Brothers

I Can't Believe You're Gone
https://youtu.be/GJ9bXd4NAHg
Ah, I love The Webb Brothers.
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Post by: confettiinmyhair on July 22, 2021, 10:45:50 PM
The Wallflowers were absolutely massive in the States for a year or two in the 90s. I've never heard a note of their music, though, so can't confirm whether good or bad - one of those numerous American bands that have close to zero impact here.

One Headlight is a banger
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Post by: The Culture Bunker on July 22, 2021, 11:14:26 PM
One Headlight is a banger
I give it a try and was pretty much bored of it by the 90 second mark - I can sometimes dig that kind of mid 90s US  mainstream "alt" rock (ie Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket) but that washed right over me.

He's a better singer than his old man, I'll give him that.
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Post by: Hobo With A Shit Pun on July 24, 2021, 04:04:41 PM

Did you know that Nick Reynolds, the harmonica player from Alabama 3 - most famous for the Sopranos theme tune - is the son of Bruce Reynolds, the mastermind of the Great Train Robbery in 1963?

But have you seen Bruce Richard Reynolds? He's a man I'd like to find.
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Post by: TheMonk on July 24, 2021, 04:59:36 PM
This certainly doesn't count, but it makes me laff

La Roux's mum is June From The Bill
That is very weird. But I now have a mashup of Bulletproof and the theme from The Bill running through my head. It’s quite good.
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Post by: Rizla on July 24, 2021, 05:18:08 PM
There was a "Frank Sinatra Jr" who enjoyed a relatively modest, but still successful, career. Not the guy who thought he was Woody Allen's son for much of his life.

"He sure ain't his old man!"
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CsTDyQpr5QE/UOguam6sBeI/AAAAAAAAHCw/eRT2kXdN5K0/s1600/frankJr1.jpg)
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Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on July 24, 2021, 05:23:08 PM
"He sure ain't his old man!"
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CsTDyQpr5QE/UOguam6sBeI/AAAAAAAAHCw/eRT2kXdN5K0/s1600/frankJr1.jpg)

The artist's called 'Drew'!  Nice one!
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Post by: Satchmo Distel on July 25, 2021, 07:15:13 AM
Wiki:

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Kidnapping

Sinatra was kidnapped at the age of 19 on December 8, 1963, at Harrah's Lake Tahoe (Room 417).[5] He was released two days later after his father paid the $240,000 ransom demanded by the kidnappers (equivalent to $2,030,000 in 2020). Barry Keenan, Johnny Irwin, and Joe Amsler were soon captured, prosecuted for kidnapping, convicted, and sentenced to long prison terms, of which they served only small portions. Mastermind Keenan was later adjudged to have been legally insane at the time of the crime and hence not legally responsible for his actions.[5] Famed attorney Gladys Root represented Irwin.

The kidnappers demanded that all communication be conducted by payphone. During these conversations, Frank Sr. became concerned that he would not have enough coins, which prompted him to carry 10 dimes with him at all times for the rest of his life; he was even buried with 10 dimes in his pocket.[6]

At the time of the kidnapping, Frank Sr. and the Rat Pack were filming Robin and the 7 Hoods. The stress of the kidnapping, in addition to the assassination of Sinatra's close friend John F. Kennedy just a few weeks prior to the kidnapping, caused Sinatra to seriously consider shutting down production completely, although the film was ultimately completed.[7]
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Post by: thecuriousorange on July 26, 2021, 04:03:31 PM
Kelly Osbourne is the child of a rock star who had a few medium hits. Although it's really off the back of that massive reality show the whole family did, so I'd say she was famous in her own right before the music, not "just" Ozzy Osbourne's daughter.
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Post by: Aleister Growley on July 27, 2021, 05:44:38 PM

Hank III's son , called "IV" obvs, is making a go of it.

Not to be confused with Hank Williams IV.  (real name is Ricky Fitzgerald , the grandson of Butch Fitzgerald who is rumored to be the illegitimate son of Hank Sr)
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Post by: JaDanketies on July 27, 2021, 06:02:48 PM
Hank III's son , called "IV" obvs, is making a go of it.

Not to be confused with Hank Williams IV.  (real name is Ricky Fitzgerald , the grandson of Butch Fitzgerald who is rumored to be the illegitimate son of Hank Sr)

So here's the III album by IV (https://open.spotify.com/album/5DFpCoTpwqGSDTyOxbVDAs). Sounds like garage rock kinda stuff.

But another Hank III progeny  Coleman Finchum has also started releasing stuff that's a bit truer to the family brand. Much more my thing, at least from the debut single 'Son of Sin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa1IZ_cZ08s)'.

Looks like with all these Hank IVs about, we're gonna have another Batushka situation.
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Post by: icehaven on July 27, 2021, 08:45:02 PM
But I now have a mashup of Bulletproof and the theme from The Bill running through my head. It’s quite good.

It really is. Has it been done? If not do it.
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Post by: Magnum Valentino on July 28, 2021, 12:27:59 AM
Max Cavalera's son Igor (named after his uncle) now plays drums in his old man's band Soulfly. A recording of his heartbeat in utero was used to open the 1993 Sepultura album Chaos AD. The fact that he contributed rhythmically to his dad's music even before he was born is cool as fuck now that he's his drummer.
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Post by: JohnnyCouncil on July 29, 2021, 05:47:28 AM
I think i'm a lot more comfortable with examples like Igor and Jack Bates (Peter Hook's son) cutting their chops in the family band than when you hear about Bono's son's band and the like. It's partially jealousy of course, a decade of playing to zero people and all that, doors being closed, a lack of awareness even where the doors ever were.  It's pretty much standards in the arts now that you need the public school connections to find success (as well as the wealthy background to incubate it).

Sounds quite bitter this, dammit... not the intention.
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Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on July 29, 2021, 09:52:44 AM
Max Cavalera's son Igor (named after his uncle) now plays drums in his old man's band Soulfly. A recording of his heartbeat in utero was used to open the 1993 Sepultura album Chaos AD. The fact that he contributed rhythmically to his dad's music even before he was born is cool as fuck now that he's his drummer.

Laughing that the young, sprightly son is called Igor, and the grizzled old dad is called Max. It should really be the other way round.
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Post by: Bently Sheds on August 10, 2021, 11:00:28 AM
I half watched one of those 5 minute entertainment news shows the other day with a bit about some new singer talking about her latest single, and her surname was Lennox and the voiceover said something about her mum so I'm presuming it was Annie Lennox's daughter. No idea if it was any good though, didn't look like my kind of thing.
That's Lola Lennox, daughter of Annie "The Tourists" Lennox who, according to her write up on Ken Bruce's Tracks of My Years (on which she is featuring all this week, playing songs that have influenced her in her long career in pop) has been writing songs since she was 15 and playing piano since the age of 7. She earned a place at the Royal Academy of Music (didn't Her Mum Annie Lennox study there?) and has collaborated on songs with Her Mum Annie Lennox and the bloke off Goldfrapp. She currently lives in LA and has featured on Radio Two's House Music Sessions with Her Mum Annie Lennox on backing vocals which, according to the blurb, is the most watched clip in that series. Her latest song is co-produced by Her Mum Annie Lennox who was in multi million selling Eighties band The Eurythmics.

Nice to be able to achieve things like that on your own merit.
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Post by: icehaven on August 10, 2021, 12:46:36 PM
That's Lola Lennox, daughter of Annie "The Tourists" Lennox who, according to her write up on Ken Bruce's Tracks of My Years (on which she is featuring all this week, playing songs that have influenced her in her long career in pop) has been writing songs since she was 15 and playing piano since the age of 7. She earned a place at the Royal Academy of Music (didn't Her Mum Annie Lennox study there?) and has collaborated on songs with Her Mum Annie Lennox and the bloke off Goldfrapp. She currently lives in LA and has featured on Radio Two's House Music Sessions with Her Mum Annie Lennox on backing vocals which, according to the blurb, is the most watched clip in that series. Her latest song is co-produced by Her Mum Annie Lennox who was in multi million selling Eighties band The Eurythmics.

Nice to be able to achieve things like that on your own merit.

What's particularly irritating about that is that not only has she got a place that a less connected kid would never have got, but the inevitable thought that the RAM prioritise offspring of the famous because some, even moderate, success is virtually guaranteed for them, so the school gets to chalk up another notable alumni.
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Post by: Bently Sheds on August 10, 2021, 02:45:12 PM
Neil Finn's lads Liam and Elroy are both now in Crowded House with their dad. Mind you, years ago Neil joined his brother's band; his brother then joined his band, then they did a couple of albums together as a double act; Neil & Liam did stuff together; Neil & his wife started a band and then both boys joined that band to tour the record. So the Finn family have a very long history of working together. Liam also formed his own band and did a couple of solo albums years before helping his dad out with Crowded House.
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Post by: Kankurette on August 10, 2021, 03:56:10 PM
I was going to say, didn't Liam Finn make his own music before joining Crowded House?

Also, where do folk musicians fit in? I ask cos there's family groups like the Watersons/Carthys and Thompsons and Wainwrights/McGarrigles where the kids have been singing with their parents since they were little.
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Post by: Bently Sheds on August 10, 2021, 04:39:48 PM
I was going to say, didn't Liam Finn make his own music before joining Crowded House?
Liam started a band in the late 90s called Betchadupa. IIRC he got some grief on the Crowded House Usenet group because he "only got a record deal coz of ya famous dad"

Then he went on to do solo stuff, I got the impression from interviews at the time he was eager to distance himself from his dad - succeed on his own merit.
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Post by: pigamus on August 10, 2021, 05:04:04 PM
Nice to be able to achieve things like that on your own merit.

Well hang on, nothing you’ve said there suggests she’s talentless. Don’t you have to be a pretty good musician to get into the Royal Academy?
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Post by: Bently Sheds on August 11, 2021, 02:46:42 PM
Well hang on, nothing you’ve said there suggests she’s talentless. Don’t you have to be a pretty good musician to get into the Royal Academy?
I would hope so. It would be terrible for all concerned if she got in there just because her mum was famous and successful.
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Post by: icehaven on August 11, 2021, 03:53:43 PM
It's not that she isn't necessarily talented (growing up with that kind of encouragement, resources and opportunities it'd be hard not to make the most out of any amount of natural talent) , but connections will always give you an edge over those equally able when it comes to opening doors.
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Post by: JaDanketies on August 11, 2021, 04:01:17 PM
(growing up with that kind of encouragement, resources and opportunities it'd be hard not to make the most out of any amount of natural talent)

It's weird how many doors 'Achy Breaky Heart' opened