When Billboard caught up with Julian Lennon to chat about his father's legacy, he was scrambling to get things in order so he could exit the U.S. in time to be in compliance with his visa. The situation harkens back to how times have changed as his father John had to fight deportation attempts in the early 1970's. In a short interview with Billboard.biz, Lennon shared his thoughts on his father's music, discussed his role in two of the Beatles most famous songs ("Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" and "Hey Jude") and talked about what it is like being the son of one of the world's greatest musicians.

What is your favorite song or album from your father's solo career?
One of my all time favorites, I guess is "Isolation," purely because of how I relate to it and how I think Dad in his early days very much felt about the loss of his mother and how he grew up. There are great similarities between us, in that respect, and so that was very much a song that felt very close to my heart.

Do you have any memories from when you were younger of your father writing music around the house or writing with Paul?
I was never around when they were writing together, I was still in a pram. But I always remembered him playing around. There wasn't a day that he wouldn't be picking up an acoustic or sitting down at a piano for a minute, whether it was to remind himself of an idea or to come up with new things. There is nothing that I can tell you that was specific that I could go it was this song or that song. It was a cross section of ideas that I'd hear.

Everyone knows your role in how "Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds" came about. When did you realize that Paul's "Hey Jude" was about you. Did you realize back then or did you find out later like we all did?
I found out later on. I'd heard the rumors, but Paul and I had never been in touch, except he would send Christmas or birthday cards with years gone by. I think it was with my first album, when I did the first promo tour through the states and we had a chance to bump into each other. I asked him point blank.

When you were growing up were your school mates into John's music?
In the early days, it was kind of a cool thing, especially when Dad came out with "Walls and Bridges" and "Mind Games." Kids at that age, I guess it was 12 or 13 were pretty cool about it. Dad used to send me a box of albums to give to all my friends, which was fab.

Did the Beatles sons ever thinking about getting together? Did promoters ever try to entice you?
Not ever, not ever, ever, ever, ever. And as for promoters, many times, and each of us say, it will never happen. That's the last thing we need in our lives: To be considered a cover band. Its not a reality, its a dream gone too far. A different time, a different place, and we are different people. I don't know why people even consider that we could be similar.

Another 'for fun' question - what do you think about getting together with Elephant's Memory?
I don't think about it at all. They were a great band and great players.