Carnie and Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips are the kids of musicians, so it’s not a surprise to learn that their own children are musically inclined too!
It looks like it won’t be long till the gals of Wilson Phillips (Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips) are challenged on the Billboard charts — by their kids! The youngsters are third-generation musicians and plan to follow their moms and grandparents into the music biz.
Wendy’s kids already have a name for their band. “They said, ‘The name of our band is the Bad Boys,’” Wendy, 41, tells HollyBaby.com. “I think it’s hysterical!” Sounds like the boys are putting together a group just like their grandfather Brian Wilson‘s band, the Beach Boys.
Wendy’s four boys — Leo, 7, Beau, 6, and twins, Will and Jesse, 3 — are already practicing. “They like to sing to the Beatles music,” Wendy laughs. “One will have the bass, one the guitar, one drums, and then the other is the singer. So they play and they totally act it out and pretend that they’re in a rock band. It’s adorable.”
“My older boys have taken piano lessons already and they know how to read music,” Wendy adds. “And I think when they’re a little older, I’m going to put Beau into drum lessons and Leo into guitar.”
Sister and band mate Carnie, 42, would die to see her daughters Lola, 5, and Luciana, 1, join up with their cousins and Chynna’s kids to start a band. “Honest to god, if that happened I would s**t in my pants,” Carnie told us. “This is what’s weird, we kind of got a taste of that when they come on stage with us. When we sing in concert and the kids are there, they’ll all come running out on the encore. That’s what we used to do with the Beach Boys, so it’s a total mind warp right there. I would be just delighted.” Carnie’s oldest has already started singing and has a solo in her school’s holiday show this year.
Third member of Wilson Phillips, Chynna, 42, whose own parents John and Michelle Phillips were in the Mamas & the Papas, would also like to see her kids (daughters Jameson, 10 and Brooke, 6, and son Vance, 8) team up with the Phillips’ kids. “If that were to happen, it would be very cool and I’d love to see it happen,” Chynna says. “My son plays drums and my 10-year-old daughter, Jameson, plays piano. She’s going to start guitar. They all sing. They are all very musically inclined.”
Check out Wilson Phillips’ new holiday album, Christmas In Harmony.