FIRST LOOK: HANSON & ECHOSMITH PERFORM ON JULY 7 “GREATEST HITS” EPISODE

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Hanson and Echosmith perform together on the July 7 “Greatest Hits.” Here’s a first look!

Earlier this month, ABC confirmed that Hanson would be performing on the July 7 edition of its “Greatest Hits.”

What the network’s press release did not acknowledge, however, was that Hanson is joined on stage by fellow sibling band Echosmith.

The network formalized that news Monday by virtue of releasing new photos from the taping. Several of those photos feature the two acts collaborating on the “Greatest Hits” stage.

While this represents ABC’s first formal confirmation of the pairing, Echosmith fans have known about it for some time. The band Tweeted a set photo last month.

The July 7 “Greatest Hits” focuses on the hits of the period between 1995 and 2000. Other confirmed performers include Backstreet Boys (Meghan Trainor), Jewel (with Tori Kelly), Coolio (with CeeLo Green), LL Cool J (with Wiz Khalifa) and John Legend (performing two Lauryn Hill hits).

Details and photos of those performances are available here. ABC’s first look photos of the Hanson’s performance, as well as its Echosmith collaboration, follow:



Tuesday Trivia

TuesdayTrivia

The Live Show is the aspect of Hanson’s career that slows them to interpret songs different.

What was Taylor’s muse for the 2015 Hanson Day gallery?



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 June 24, 2016


WEEKLY PIC

Here is a snapshot of Zac in pause between drum takes during the recording of this year’s Hanson.net Fan Club EP, LOUD. Who has a good caption idea for this photo? What could Zac be thinking?


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

It has been a good week with lots of meetings and a little bit of packing.  We are headed overseas this week on a special trip, one we have wanted to see happen for years.  We are going to be taking some time to play for the US Navy.  It feels especially appropriate that we would be going on this little tour right now as we are fast approaching July and American Independence Day.  We will be celebrating July 4th with some of the amazing men and women who put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms and the principles that make the United States great.

We shared some of our plans for celebrating our 25th year as a band during HANSON Day 2016 and now we are going about the work of making those plans a reality.  The Play EP is all but finished, we are working on the list of songs for our coming Christmas album and the planning for a full tour in 2017 is underway.  The behind the scenes meetings are by no means the highlights of this job, but they make it all possible.  We are hoping to make it all around the world playing shows in the lead up to a brand new full length album – album number 7.

There are more new videos and photos from the making of Loud on H.net this week and still more to come.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


CHOO CHOO TRAINS OF THOUGHT

If you attended the 2016 HANSON Day lectures make sure to checkout the limited edition T-shirt made to commemorate the release of Choo Choo Trains Of Thought. The T-shirt features an unforgettable image of Zac riding a toy train on the front and includes the names of all members who attended the lectures on the back as a big thank you for taking part in the madness.  The shirt will only be available as a Pre-Order so place your order before July 4th to ensure you get one!


TAKE THE WALK MEGAPHONE WINNER!

 

Congratulations to Laura van Kuijk for winning the Roots & Rock ‘N’ Roll Megaphone.  We created this Megaphone for the R&R tour so that our voices could be heard as we cheered on everyone who joined us in each city for a barefoot walk to support the Take The Walk Campaign.  Laura van Kuijk is one of many amazing people who have chosen to lend their time and effort to continue the mission of the Take The Walk Campaign and become a host, sharing how millions of small steps can go a long way to eliminating poverty and HIV/AIDs all around the world. Thank you.
Isaac, Taylor and Zac



Hanson’s ‘MMMBop’ Gets the Doo-Wop Treatment Thanks to Postmodern Jukebox

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Postmodern Jukebox covers Hanson’s “MMMbop.”
When then-child band Hanson busted straight out of the Middle of Nowhere(aka Tulsa) in 1997 with their smash first single “MMMBop,” they loved telling reporters how their musical style was heavily influenced by the Motown and early rock n’ roll compilations they listened to as (even younger) kids.

Well, now YouTube covers band sensation Postmodern Jukebox have returned the favor by stripping back the insanely catchy original’s Dust Brothers beats and scratching and replacing them with some good old-fashioned doo-wop soda shop pop. The Happy Days-esque version of “‘Bop” from the group known for reimagining everyone from Katy Perry to the White Stripes, Twenty One Pilots and Guns N’ Roses is heavy on handclaps and barbershop quartet harmonizing.

Check it out:

 



Tuesday Trivia

TuesdayTrivia

It was Zac that said he wasn’t a professional during the R&R EP recording.

What aspect of Hanson’s career allows them to interpret songs differently?



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

Scoop: GREATEST HITS on ABC – Thursday, July 7, 2016

Broadway World

“Greatest Hits: 1995-2000” – The second half of the 1990s launched huge careers for the biggest names in pop, rap, hip-hop and rock music. This episode celebrates the greatest hits of the musical era from 1995-2000 with never-before-seen collaborations with Backstreet Boys & Meghan Trainor, Coolio & CeeLo Green, Jewel & Tori Kelly, LL COOL J & Wiz Khalifa and an unforgettable acoustic performance by Hanson. The episode also features John Legend’s captivating rendition of Lauryn Hill’s smash hits “Ex Factor” and “Doo Wop (That Thing).” Hosted by actor and comedian Arsenio Hall and country music star Kelsea Ballerini, “Greatest Hits” will air THURSDAY, JULY 7 (9:00–10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.

Musical performances from 1995-2000 include:

Backstreet Boys & Meghan Trainor – “I Want It That Way”
Coolio & CeeLo Green – “Gangsta’s Paradise”
John Legend – “Ex Factor/Doo Wop (That Thing)” (Lauryn Hill)
Jewel & Tori Kelly – “You Were Meant For Me”
LL COOL J & Wiz Khalifa – “Loungin’/We Dem Boyz”
Hanson – “Mmmbop”
Backstreet Boys – “Everybody”



This week in music: 1997 Puff Daddy

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Let’s turn back the clock and check some entertainment headlines from 1997.

J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” is published in the U.K. It comes to U.S. the next year as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
“Titanic” crashes into theaters. It is the most expensive film of all time, costing between $250 and $300 million to produce and market.

On TV, people were watching “Friends,” “ER” and “Veronica’s Closet.”

And these were the songs that were the songs people were listening to this week 19 years ago.

Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 had The Notorious B.I.G at number five with “Hypnotize.” The song was the first release from his album “Life After Death” which came out after the rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting earlier in the year.

Checking in at number four was Mark Morrison with “Return of the Mack.”

At number three was the Spice Girls with “Say You’ll Be There.” You may also remember the video which features the group as a band of female techno-warriors, who use martial arts and high-tech ninja weapons.

Holding down the number two spot was Hanson with “Mmmbop.” The song was popular all over the world reaching number one in 27 countries including the U-S.

Puff Daddy and Faith Evans took the top spot in 1997 with their hit “I’ll Be Missing You.” It was a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. It sampled “Every Breath You Take,” the 1983 hit by The Police. “I’ll Be Missing You” spent 11 weeks in the top spot making it one of the biggest singles of all time.



Three Albums That Changed My Life: Cleopold

Howl and Echoes

Hanson – Middle of Nowhere

This is the first album I ever bought from a record store when I was 7 or 8 growing up in Switzerland. My father suggested it while we were shopping together. I was a choir boy growing up and sung with the Knaben Kantorei Basel, which was an 80 piece vocal choir. I listened to it and remember thinking perhaps one day I could sing in the same style as MMMbop. 



HNET Newsletter June 20, 2016


WEEKLY PIC

We are looking ahead to new horizons this week, anticipating amazing projects and exciting new partnerships. It’s good to remember that every day something beautiful like this happens.


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

We have been having a great week focusing on one of the finishing stages of any collection of music – mixing. Tracking is finished for the Play EP and we are now moving on to the final stages of the project, getting all the levels just right and tweaking the smallest details before we send the songs off to be mastered.  We listen in the studio, in the car, and on headphones trying to hear each song in all the possible locations that it will be heard down the road. Then we use our best judgment on how it will sound the nicest on every stereo – old, new, and all in-between. Play will not be out for a few months, but starting in September we will open the doors to 3CG studios to share footage from the making of.  Making Play is a labor of love (in all of that statement’s contradictions) and one we hope you will all enjoy when it comes out this fall.

If you are a Hanson.net member, we do have something special this week for your listening pleasure.  During HANSON Day 2016, members were treated to Zac recording a song live on stage as part of his Choo Choo Trains Of Thought lecture and now the song by the same name is available to listen to HERE. For those members wanting to add it to their permanent collection, Choo Choo Trains Of Thought has also been added to the Super Digital Pantsalbum. Keep checking H.net for new photos and videos as we will continue to share lots more from the making of Loud and Play in the coming weeks and months.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac


CHOO CHOO TRAINS OF THOUGHT

If you attended the 2016 HANSON Day lectures make sure to checkout the limited edition T-shirt made to commemorate the release of Choo Choo Trains Of Thought. The T-shirt features an unforgettable image of Zac riding a toy train on the front and includes the names of all members who attended the lectures on the back as a big thank you for taking part in the madness.  The shirt will only be available as a Pre-Order so place your order before July 4th to ensure you get one!


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.