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James McCartney Talks Coachella Performance, Family Traditions

James McCartney Talks Coachella Performance, Family Traditions

Paul McCartney's son James says that, in some ways, his performance at Coachella this weekend continued a family tradition.  The younger McCartney's Fab father played a memorable headlining set at the Indio, California event back in 2009, and James made his Coachella debut on Friday.  But he tells "Rolling Stone" that his set was also about him "doing [his] own thing."  Even though he only started performing publicly a few years ago, James says he "couldn't imagine doing anything" other than playing a guitar.  But he adds that he has a number of other artistic interests, including photography, which he admits is another family tradition thanks to his mom, Linda McCartney.  James calls Linda "amazing," and says he feels honored whenever he gets a chance to meet someone who met her.

As for whether Paul McCartney offered any Coachella advice to his son, James says the former Beatle had only one comment -- "have a brilliant gig."  He adds that his father gives him a lot of encouragement, and the two have grown much closer over the past few years.  James McCartney is set to release his debut full-length album "Me" on May 21st.

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