Paul McCartney dismisses The Beatles and One Direction comparisons

But singer does hail them 'the next terrific band'

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Paul McCartney has dismissed comparisons with The Beatles and boyband One Direction.

The singer praised the outfit put together by Simon Cowell on The X Factor, but said any similarities drawn with the Fab Four will destroy their career.

He told ITV1 morning show Daybreak: "(That's the) kiss of death. So many bands, they all get called the next Beatles. It puts an awful lot of pressure on them to be the next Beatles. Oasis were the next Beatles once, if you remember. It's pressure because suddenly you have got to live up to all the things that we did."

McCartney added:

It was a different time back then. So let's just call them the next terrific band.


Earlier, this week he was joined onstage by Paul Weller, The Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood and The Who singer Roger Daltrey during his set at London's Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust continue tonight (March 31) with a performance from Pulp.

To check the availability of Teenage Cancer Trust Gig tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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