Rock star offspring play music on their own
Carnie and Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips aren’t the only offspring of baby-boom-era rock stars. At this point there are enough pop kids in the business to form a band. So we have. Let’s call it New Chips off the Old Blocks:
Drums: Zak Starkey, 26 (Ringo Starr’s son), on straight 4/4 beat; 20-minute solo by Jason Bonham, 26, son of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham.
Basses: Soulful notes by Otis Redding’s kid Dexter, 31; ”Whipping Post” bass line courtesy Elijah Blue Allman, 15 (of Gregg Allman and Cher parentage). Guitars: New-wave licks played by ex-Car Ric Ocasek’s son, Chris, 24; frenetic solo by Frank Zappa’s kid Dweezil, 22.
Keyboards: Julian Lennon, 29.
Lead vocals and hair mousse: Rick Nelson’s twins, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, 24. Vocal on reggae bridge (and spliffs for the band): Ziggy Marley, 23.
Background vocals (falsetto): Gerald Levert, 25, son of Eddie Levert of the O’Jays.
Background vocals (baritone): Chastity Bono, 23.
Video: Directed by fledgling auteur Jesse Dylan, 25, starring aspiring model Jade Jagger, 20, daughter of Mick and Bianca, and introduced on MTV by ex-VJ China Kantner, 21, daughter of Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner and Grace Slick.
Underwater baby on album cover: Bruce Springsteen’s 6-month-old daughter, Jessica.
Protest: Led by the born-again Debby Boone, 35.