HNET Newsletter Aug 26, 2016


WEEKLY PIC

This week I am thinking about the open road, something that is always enticing. When was the last time you took a trip down a winding stretch in search of adventure?


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

This has been a good week for us, and no it is not just because school is back in session!  We have been making good progress on our 2017 plans, among them where and when tour dates will be coming.  No we are not ready to share anything just yet but, with any luck in 2017 you will hear music like never before.  A big part of next year is sorting through all of our music and deciding what and how we want to share it.  A few weeks ago we asked Hanson.net members to vote on their top 25 songs from our studio albums, when we combined their list with ours it totaled well over 40 songs… that would be a very long concert.  Thinking about our whole career and condensing it down into what is essential is a challenge, but one we are all enjoying.

Speaking of voting, don’t forget to vote for your top Hanson.net songs.  This week we are asking Hanson.net members for insight into the essential members only music.  In so many ways there are two HANSON catalogs, the songs on studio albums and the over 70 songs that have been released as part of Members Only EP’s and special online releases.  We feel like these songs are an important part of our band’s DNA and that they need a place in the HANSON story.

The Play EP won’t come out until October 10th, but in just two weeks we will share the first stream from the making of Play.  Mark it on the calendar and tune in on Friday September 9th for a Members Only look inside 3CG Studios.  For better or worse, this is how we make our albums!

Isaac, Taylor and Zac

TOP 15 MEMBERS ONLY SONGS

Fan Club Exclusive: After asking Hanson.net members to pick their top songs from our studio albums, we felt like something was missing.  We really have two catalogs, the music we share with the world, and the songs we give only to Hanson.net members.  As we look at our almost 25-year career and try to encapsulate the essence of HANSON it is incomplete without looking at the music of the Members Only EP’s.

We would like members to pick their 15 songs from the Hanson.net catalog that should be considered when trying to share the best that HANSON has to offer.  Be warned, we included Digital Pants!

Voting deadline is Sunday, Aug 28th so get your votes in now!


RENEWAL REMINDER

With a new 2016 members EP shipping now, we wanted to remind you to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2016.  You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page.


Ryan Reynolds Has Some Insightful Thoughts About ‘MMMBop’ & Air Quotes

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Ryan Reynolds rocks a leather jacket and holds on to his helmet before hopping on his motorcycle for a ride around town on Friday (August 26) in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.

The day before, the 39-year-old actor celebrated his wife Blake Lively‘s 29th birthday and sent her a hilarious birthday tweet.

Ryan also took to Twitter recently to share some other hilariously insightful thoughts.

“It’s difficult… but not impossible to make love while singing MMMbop. I’m sorry for this tweet,” he wrote, referring to the famous Hanson song.

He later added, “It’s neat to have entire conversations using only ‘air quotes’. Also, punching myself to death is fun.”



Tuesday Trivia

TuesdayTrivia

Hanson mentioned The Brook in Tulsa has good burgers.

What song has Zac been singing all his live but wasn’t done live until the R&R streams?



Do you have a Hanson trivia question you'd like to submit for consideration for our Tuesday Trivia question?  Send the question & answer to blog@hansonstage.com

HNET Newsletter Aug 19, 2016


WEEKLY PIC

Here’s a pic from backstage on the Roots and Rock ’n’ Roll Tour, one of the coolest tours we’ve done.  Looking forward to some awesome shows in 2017!


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

Over the past few weeks Hanson.net members have been wrestling with a question we posed.  The question was about our music. We asked members to pick 25 songs from our major album releases to represent our 25-year career, for anyone who is interested it comes out to more than 80 songs.  It is not an easy task, but that is why we asked for input from the only people who might know our music better than we do – Hanson.net members.  But when you talk about HANSON music there are really two sides, almost two bands or more two separate catalogs.  There is the music that has gone out to the public on major albums and there is the music that has only been released on Members Only EP’s.

Now we find ourselves wanting to ask Hanson.net members to weigh in and tell us their top 15 members only songs that should be shared with the world.  Thankfully the list of members only songs is a little smaller; there are only 78 songs to choose from.

And if you are in the mood for a little music, we posted up clips of all five songs from the Play EP for you to whet your appetite. Don’t forget, anyone who pre-orders Play from the Hanson.net store or already has pre-ordered it  gets early access to “Do You Believe In Love”. Hope you al enjoy the music, more to come soon.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


TOP 15 MEMBERS ONLY SONGS

Fan Club Exclusive: After asking Hanson.net members to pick their top songs from our studio albums, we felt like something was missing (78 things to be more exact).  We really have two catalogs, the music we share with the world, and the songs we give only to Hanson.net members.  As we look at our almost 25-year career and try to encapsulate the essence of HANSON it is incomplete without looking at the music of the Members Only EP’s.

We would like members to pick their 15 songs from the Hanson.net catalog that should be considered when trying to share the best that HANSON has to offer.  Be warned, we included digital pants!


PRE-ORDER PLAY

If you Pre-order or have already pre-ordered the Play EP or the Loud Play Limited Edition Package, you can download “Do You Believe In Love” from your order page on Hanson.net. Do you want to hear a preview of the song? Click here.


FALL MERCHANDISE COLLECTION

Enjoy the Fall season in style wearing the new HANSON Play shirts available in women’s cuts, long sleeve and unisex along with other new merchandise including the new Pictures Book and much more available in the HNet Store now.


AMAZON SMILE

While doing your Back To School shopping, consider using Amazon Smile, through which Amazon will donate 0.5% of all your purchases to your favorite charity, at no cost to you. If you order from Amazon, we would love you to consider choosing to donate to Take The Walk.

This is how you set it up:

1. Go to smile.amazon.com.

2. You can use your existing Amazon account or create a new account if you aren’t an Amazon member.

3. Choose the charity of your choice – search for Hope From The Heartland. Hope From The Heartland is the legal name of the charity.

4. Change your Amazon bookmark to smile.amazon.com. Don’t worry if you miss this step the first time. Amazon will remind you!

Millions of products are eligible for AmazonSmile and are marked for your convenience. For every purchase you make on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the charity.

Want to know more about AmazonSmile? Just click here –http://smile.amazon.com/about/ref=smi_se_ft_abt_saas.


RENEWAL REMINDER

With a new 2016 members EP shipping now, we wanted to remind you to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2016.  You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page.


Tuesday Trivia

TuesdayTrivia

Lucy was the song Zac had to look up the lyrics to before a live stream.

What spot in Tulsa did Hanson mention have good burgers?



Do you have a Hanson trivia question you'd like to submit for consideration for our Tuesday Trivia question?  Send the question & answer to blog@hansonstage.com

HNET Newsletter Aug 12, 2016


WEEKLY PIC

Here we are laying down clap tracks on the new Play EP.  Hope you all enjoy the first song “Do You Believe in Love” now available for download to those who pre-order the Play EP.


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

This week we have all been out of town or simply out of the office trying to make the most of the final moments with our families before summer ends and kids go back to school.  Summer is one of the best times of year for discovering new music, so with that in mind we have decided to release one of the songs from the new Play EP early.  If you pre-order or have already pre-ordered the Play EP or the Loud Play limited edition package, starting today you can download “Do You Believe In Love” from your order page on Hanson.net. We hope you enjoy the music and that it gets you excited about what is to come when we release Play in October.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


FALL MERCHANDISE COLLECTION

Enjoy the Fall season in style wearing the new HANSON Play shirts available in women’s cuts, long sleeve and unisex along with other new merchandise including the new Pictures Book and much more.


NEW MUSIC TODAY

If you Pre-order or have already pre-ordered the Play EP or the Loud Play limited edition package, starting today you can download “Do You Believe In Love” from your order page on Hanson.net.


RENEWAL REMINDER

With a new 2016 members EP shipping now, we wanted to remind you to renew your Hanson.net membership for 2016.  You can find your current expiration date by going to your My Account page.


Zac Hanson Welcomes Daughter Mary Lucille Diana

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MMM-tot: Zac Hanson is a dad again!

The Hanson drummer and wife of 10 years Kate welcomed their fourth child on Saturday, Aug. 6, his rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

“We are overjoyed to share the arrival of Mary Lucille Diana Hanson,” the 30-year-old musician tells PEOPLE exclusively of their newest addition to the family, who was born in Zac’s hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, weighing in at 8 lbs., 4 oz.

The couple’s daughter, who will go by Lucille, joins big sister Junia Rose Ruth, 5½, and big brothers George Abraham, 2½, and John Ira Shepherd, 8.

“It is such an inspiration to meet her and to imagine all of the adventures we will take together as a family of six,” the father of four adds.

Zac Hanson Welcomes Mary Lucille Diana

Zac Hanson Welcomes Mary Lucille Diana
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Aside from her siblings, Lucille has eight cousins to hang out with in Isaac and Taylor Hanson‘s children. Isaac, 35, is dad to sons James Monroe, 8, and Clarke Everett, 9, as well as 2-year-old daughter Nina Odette with wife Nicole.

Taylor, 33, has five children with wife Natalie: Jordan Ezra, 13, Penelope Anne, 11, River Samuel, 9½, Viggo Moriah, 7½, and Wilhelmina Jane, 3½.

Most of the Hanson clan goes by their middle names, including Isaac (whose first name is actually Clarke, like his oldest) and Taylor (whose first name, like his oldest, is Jordan). Their desires for a big extended family are no surprise, as the Tulsa-born-and-bred Hanson brothers are themselves the oldest of seven children.

And like with Taylor’s children Penelope (A.K.A. Penny) and River, Lucille’s name will resonate with Hanson fans. On the band’s breakout album Middle of Nowhere — which turns 20 next year — “Lucy” was the only song which featured the youngest Hanson member on lead vocals. And “Diana” is special, too — it’s the name of Zac and his siblings’ mother.

“It’s fun this time to watch the little ones so excitedly anticipating their new sibling,” Zac, who recently performed with his band on Greatest Hits, said shortly before his son Abraham’s birth.

The band, who are also beer connoisseurs on top of being musicians, notably opened their own independent record label in 2003. Their latest albumAnthem was released in 2013. Their newest EP Loud was released to members in May, and their upcoming EP Play will be available on their website beginning Oct. 10.

Jen Juneau with reporting by Sarah Michaud