In addition to his own music, Simon has been guitarist and vocalist in The Who since 1996, playing sold out tours around the world, including monumental performances at the 2010 Super Bowl and the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. He studied Jazz performance at University of North Texas, then moved to Los Angeles is 1994.
Since then Jon has toured with many major artists including Roger Daltrey, Sheryl Crow, Robben Ford and Shakira.
Not surprisingly, Zaks drumming is the best fit in the Who since Keith Moon pillaged and pounded the skins during the bands 60s/70s glory days.
On The Who Live: The Blues to the Bush CD and The Who Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD, Starkey integrates within the Who as no one has done sing the mad Moon the loon himself.
Sean Lennon (now 36) has been the most musically interesting of the Beatle boys, in ways his father would certainly approve of, creating whimsical experimental rock, sometimes with his mother, Yoko Ono, and sometimes with his own Japanese girlfriend, Yuka Honda.
When Paul and Linda married, the Beatles bassist took the steps to adopt Heather as his own daughter.Many musicians – and music fans – consider themselves children of the Beatles and the band’s artistic legacy.But there are 15 individuals who are literally children of the Fab Four, many of whom have been, or continue to be, involved in creative fields. Paul gained a stepdaughter when he got married in 1969.Her last name was changed and, to this day, she considers Paul her dad.As she grew up, Heather took an interest in photography, art and pottery, becoming a well-respected potter as an adult and beginning a line of houseware items in 1999.It is the secret fantasy of every Beatle obsessive: what would you get if you put the scions of the greatest group ever in a recording studio together?It’s like a musical science experiment, mixing the creative DNA of John, Paul, George and Ringo to see how much is nature, how much nurture, and how much nepotism? And, it turns out, the Beatle kids think about it too.The other drummers who followed Moon in that exalted drum chair- great players indeed- displayed a keen knowledge of Keiths kinetic drum fills and expansive time feel.But Zaks combination of organic cohesion and natural fluidity is closer to Moons than anyone.Julian Lennon was born to John and his first wife, Cynthia, just as the Beatles were hitting the big time.As a young boy, Julian inspired three Beatles tunes: ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ and ‘Good Night’ (written by his dad) and ‘Hey Jude’ (written by Paul to console Julian during his parents’ divorce).