Interestingly,as you'll see in the interview below, Harrison doesn't refer tothenewno2 as a band, but as "a company." It may be the first you'rehearing of it, but the company already has some impressive credits forits graphic art, including album design for George's final album, Brainwashed as well as the Concert For George, The Dark Horse Years boxed set and the menu design for Concert For Bangladesh DVD.
As a musician, Dhani played guitar and added backing vocals on Brainwashed, working to complete it with producer Jeff Lynne following his father's passing. He also served as an honorary Traveling Wilbury, joining Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Lynne to perform "Handle With Care" at the tribute concert to his father, which was subsequently released on CD and DVD.
Ofcourse, all of those credits are well and good, but Dhani really wantsis for thenewno2 to be taken on its own merits for its music, which hesays is quite different than his father's. He acknowledges that hisfather is an influence. How can't he be? But still, he and his band aretrying to forge their own identity, as Dhani explains in the interviewbelow.
Do you think Dhani and thenewno2 will get a fair shake from the public? Or will they be forever dogged by comp-Harrisons?