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Adam Larson, jazz saxophonist and composer: Something Else! Interview

Something Else Reviews

(Full interview at the source)

PRESTON FRAZIER: Adam, tell our readers about your musical upbringing.
ADAM LARSON: I grew up in a very musical household. My mother is a trumpeter and in her 32nd year of teaching as a junior high school band director, and my father is a drummer who taught for 11 years as a band director before moving into a career in computers and IT in 1993 when my sister was born. My father and I played together every weekend from the time I was 13 until I left for college at age 18. My first instrument was drums at about age 7, and I quickly became uninterested after I thought the pinnacle of drumming was having the ability to play-a-long with the then-smash hit single “MMMBop” by the boy band Hanson. I was much more interested in basketball and sports. I also played piano from around the same time, until about age 12. I hated piano and decided I wanted to spend more time practicing saxophone. My late grandfather, Jack Larson, had been paying for my piano lessons because it was something that he never got to do when he was a young kid — a kid during the depression — and I remember calling him from the piano in my parents living room and asking him if he would be willing to allow me to use the money to take saxophone lessons and he enthusiastically said “That would be just fine!” I chose the saxophone because I had narrowed it down to trumpet, drums and saxophone when I was 11, and I had no interest in taking direction or lessons from either of my parents and he had a spare alto lying around the house so I thought, “What the hell!,” and started playing in 5th grade.

One Direction, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift among the 50 ‘catchiest songs ever’


Remember ‘MMMBop’? Can’t stop caterwauling ‘Call Me Maybe’? Singing ‘Shake It Off’ 24/7? You’re not alone, honey; ‘cos have compiled a list of what they reckon are the fifty catchiest songs ever featuring all of the above plus the likes of One Direction, Justin Bieber and the bloody Spice Girls.

Yup – some focus group have sat down somewhere and decided which timeless tunes are potentially never gonna leave our brains, with highlights including Eiffel 65’s ‘Blue (Da Ba Di),’ Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’ and Ricky Martin’s ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca.’ Basically loads of proper ’90s bops alongside Beyoncé and stuff.

According to some press release we got ‘the only way to get rid of the songs is to just listen to it one final time then forget about it – until you get home and your kids start singing it too.​’ Well, er, we don’t actually have kids at this point but we can pretty much guarantee we ain’t forgetting ’em any time soon.


1.Cheerleader – OMI

2.All About The Bass – Meghan Trainor

3.Wannabe – Spice Girls

4.What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

5.Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

6.Happy – Pharrell Williams

7.I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

8.Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

9.Karma Chameleon – Culture Club

10.  Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

11.  Barbie Girl – Aqua

12.  Mambo No.5  – Lou Bega

13.  Mickey – Toni Basil

14. MMMBop – Hanson

15. Tub-thumping – Chumbawamba

16. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

17. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyoncé

18. Baby – Justin Bieber

19. Money On My Mind – Sam Smith

20.  The Final Countdown – Europe

21.  Yellow Submarine – The Beatles

22.  Mr Sandman – The Chordettes

23.  Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

24.  Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

25.  Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘N’ Roses

26.  I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys

27.  Tainted Love – Soft Cell

28.  Rule The World – Take That

29.  Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

30.  Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs

31.  C’est La Vie – B*Witched

32.  Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

33.  Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue

34.  Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne

35.  Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis

36.  What Is Love? – Haddaway

37.  A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley

38.  Smooth Operator – Sade

39.  Take a Chance – ABBA

40.  I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

41.  Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Rae Cyrus

42.  I Wish It Could Be Christmas – Wizzard

43.  Happy Talk – Captain Sensible

44.  One Love – Blue

45.  That’s Amore – Dean Martin

46.  Livin’ Da Vi Da Loca – Ricky Martin

47.  Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65

48.  Crazy Frog – Axel F

49.  Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer

50. Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard

Stay ’til it changes

The Tulsa Voice

Taylor Hanson’s Food on the Move brings long-haul perspective to food access

Nearly 30 years after they found international success as two teens, a tween and a really catchy ditty, the Hanson brothers’ wholesome, boy-next-door image and entrepreneurial spirit show no signs of wear. In 2007, the band founded Take The Walk, a barefoot walking campaign to support HIV/AIDS relief and fight poverty in Africa ( In the years since, they’ve built an empire from their home base—the unassuming 3CG Records in the heart of what’s now the Brady Arts District—and employed their strengths with increasingly positive results for Tulsa.

In 2013, Hanson launched their first craft brew, Mmmhops Pale Ale, through Hanson Brothers Beer Company. This year marked the second all-ages beer and music festival, The Hop Jam, to downtown Tulsa. The band just wrapped up a 10-city North American tour and is working on a project with strong ties to Oklahoma’s music heritage, to be released in the next 12-18 months. They’re also looking to open a local brewery and continue to expand their involvement with the local music scene.

Perhaps the most interesting project to come from the Hanson brothers’ commitment to Tulsa is Taylor Hanson’s Food On The Move, a program inspired by the community-focused work of Edward Perkins, a former U.S. ambassador to South Africa. The mobile food project brings food trucks, fresh produce, cooking demonstrations, music, and health and social services to food deserts—economically strapped areas with limited access to nutritious food options.

Food On The Move is visionary because it deals with the problem of food access in a way that both meets an immediate need and asks anyone who’s paying attention to re-think the way our community lives, works and eats.

I interviewed Taylor Hanson at 3CG a few days before he left for tour. Though discussing food insecurity was clearly his priority, he graciously answered all of my other questions—even about the renaming of Brady Street—and I walked away with a lot to think about.

Hanson told me that Tulsa’s geographic segregation is a primary challenge for Food On The Move. The program’s success depends on Tulsans’ willingness to step outside our insulated neighborhoods and invest in the marginal areas of our city. Broadening the boundaries of access to high-quality food and employment opportunities is good for all Tulsans, Hanson said, and a central goal of Food On The Move is to gain local consensus about that.

Mobile food events take place once a month at Tulsa Community College Northeast Campus and EduRec and will likely expand to other parts of town. The program’s “pay as you can” policy aims to build a culture where a person who eats for free now will return in the future able to pay a little extra. In the same vein, Food On The Move seeks to attract Tulsans from across the city—of all income levels—to connect with the events and build a stronger community as they help support the program.

The Tulsa Voice: Food On The Move is innovative because you’re bringing food to areas without it, instead of asking people to come to you.

Taylor Hanson: If you’re facing challenges of access to a paycheck, you’re also probably facing not having a car, not having transportation. You can’t build a soup kitchen on every street corner, and you shouldn’t. The food bank can only do so much.

But if we could take food or take energy to an area that is currently not thriving, then we could begin to strengthen a core group in each of these areas. We’re meeting you where you are today—so we’re meeting a core need, we’re meeting a hunger need. But what we’re really trying to do is to grow the list of people that are committed to seeing that neighborhood thrive again. And creating a climate that says, “We’re ready to see a grocery store; we’re ready for that business to come back”—or to be born out of that neighborhood.

TTV: What do you see as barriers for Food On The Move? How can Tulsa make the project go as far as possible?

TH: One of the greatest challenges we’re facing is the fact that there are people in Tulsa—farmers, people with knowledge—that could be bringing healthier and better food to us. One of the most critical things that we need to see happen in Tulsa is a change in conversation about food.

It just makes sense—when you see a family farmer, or a group of people that are growing amazing vegetables, and all the new things that are happening with aquaponics and hydroponics and small areas where you can grow incredible produce—that you would support your local farmer. Because all of the sudden, you’re eating better, our grocery stores are fueled, and our local economy is thriving.

That issue actually ends up benefiting all of us—poor, rich, living in a food desert or not. Looking at food deserts unlocks this bigger conversation about what all of us are eating, and how it’s getting to us, and why we’re eating it.

There’s this incredible opportunity: We actually are going to be led toward new solutions to make healthier produce accessible for everybody. There are incredible innovations in agriculture, and an opportunity to bring access to greater produce to us all is staring us in the face.

But we have to bring those lines together and say, “We actually want to find a way to support our local farmer. We actually want to see innovative and creative and positive things like an urban garden that is a good business”—not just an urban garden that’s successful, but an urban garden that actually provides employment.

TTV: 3CG Records was one of the first businesses to move into what’s now the Brady Arts District. Redevelopment has literally surrounded you on all sides, so you’ve watched a lot of change come through, as well as some growing pains. As a Brady district business owner, how have you processed the pseudo-renaming of Brady Street and the continued conversation about the Brady name? 

TH: I don’t really want to get stuck on that. Here’s what I think. I think that forward is better than backward. There’s a million reasons to rethink the past. But I’m not sure that renaming an area is not more of a distraction than it should be a priority.

What I want to talk about is what the district is gonna be named that’s not there now (points toward north Tulsa). I want to name things after people that are leading today. Life is not made up of clean slates and perfect histories. What we should be talking about is, why are we still not seeing businesses grow in certain areas?

Renaming a district is not a bad idea. But I’d really rather name the next district after other individuals that we all believe are worthy of that new name. That, to me, is what we should be focused on.

TTV: Your studio is also at the physical center of live music in Tulsa, in an area full of local artists. Do you feel connected with the local music scene, or are you kind of your own situation?

TH: Yeah, I feel connected with a lot of local bands. When we’ve done The Hop Jam, we’ve put on opening band contests and had tons of great artists submit their music. We’ve gotten to know a lot of those musicians. Paul Benjaman is a friend and a great musician in town. All About a Bubble guys won the last contest, and they’re playing around.

The fact that we can go visit with Leon Russell or go see Roy Clark, and we have those friendships, is huge. There is the current scene of musicians locally that I think is really cool. But what I’m most interested in is the future, because Tulsa is in a position to decide to be a great place for music and arts. And right now, it is only a place to be a local artist—or like us, we’ve had success, and we’ve chosen to be here, so we’ve kind of made our own island; we’ve figured out how to work here and love being in Tulsa.

But it’s not an industry city. It’s not a city where you’re able to move from A to B to C as an artist, as a musician. And so I think the question is, can Tulsa be a place where we begin to invite innovators that are really starting labels, starting publishing companies, writing songs, promoting events—and grow those areas?

Seeing Tulsa thrive is not necessarily about keeping everyone in Tulsa. You’re always gonna go somewhere and come back. But each time you do that, it’s that question of, well, do you come back? And then when you come back, do you bring something back to this place, and does it continue to build and grow?

Josh Lynch, The Dog House food truck; Michael Grogan,
Food On The Move volunteer coordinator; Taylor Hanson,
FOTM founder; and Katie Plohocky, R & G Family Grocers

TTV: How do local food trucks factor into your work with Food On The Move?

TH: Food trucks are so key to what we’re trying to accomplish because they represent a sort of dignity. They’re cool and they’re fun, and they’re going to areas of town that are not seeing food trucks. It’s not a current stop for Andolini’s to be at 5424 N. Madison, almost to Turley. But they’re there, at Food On The Move. And those food trucks are an example of community leaders, businesses that are saying, “I’m going to give today. Not one day when I have enough money to start a foundation. I’m going to give with my business.”

Great example: Josh Lynch, who has the Dog House and Crunch (Nacho Ninjas) and recently started The Park in the Pearl. He made a commitment to request those trucks be a part of Food On The Move as a part of joining the park. And that’s a huge, huge statement as a small businessperson. The people that are paying the bills daily and starting their businesses, they are at the heart of seeing real change happen. And a huge amount of appreciation I have for the many food trucks that have taken time and dollars out of their pockets to say, “Today I am a mobile kitchen, and I’m providing these guests a level of dignity, a level of being treated just like every person that walks to the Guthrie Green to get their foodie lunch.”

TTV: That’s inspiring.

TH: Yeah, it’s ‘cause they’ve done it. I don’t have a food truck, so I couldn’t offer it.

We define what kind of place we live in. And I have the advantage as well of working since I was really young. So I have zero tolerance for people saying, “Oh, I can’t make a difference.” Because I was given the gift of seeing that it’s possible to succeed with what you love. That’s where I love getting the opportunity to come alongside people that have those abilities—a food truck owner, an entrepreneur—and they’re right on that cusp where they’re like, “I might cash it in. I might just throw in the towel. This is too hard.” But it’s just a matter of surviving just a little bit longer. Just a little bit longer until that idea or that business or that thing that we believe in works. 

And most people that end up making a change, they didn’t necessarily have a better idea than the person next to them. But they stuck it out. They stayed on it. That is a huge, non-flashy, non-complex version of what we need to do. We just need to decide as a community that having two miles away from here be an area that has no grocery store—with thousands of people that would put dollars into the coffers of that business and support it and see it grow, and see business thrive, and see neighborhoods begin to improve—that we believe that that’s not okay. You decide you’re going to stay on it until it changes.

Today in History

ABC News Associated Press

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2015. There are 44 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Nov. 17, 1558, Elizabeth I acceded to the English throne upon the death of her half-sister, Queen Mary, beginning a 44-year reign.

On this date:

In 1800, Congress held its first session in Washington in the partially completed Capitol building.

In 1869, the Suez Canal opened in Egypt.

In 1889, the Union Pacific Railroad Co. began direct, daily railroad service between Chicago and Portland, Oregon, as well as Chicago and San Francisco.

In 1917, French sculptor Auguste Rodin (roh-DAN’) died in Meudon at age 77.

In 1925, actor Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois.

In 1934, Lyndon Baines Johnson married Claudia Alta Taylor, better known as Lady Bird, in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1947, President Harry S. Truman, in an address to a special session of Congress, called for emergency aid to Austria, Italy and France. (The aid was approved the following month.)

In 1968, NBC outraged football fans by cutting away from the closing minutes of a New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin the TV special “Heidi” on schedule. (After being taken off the air, the Raiders came from behind to beat the Jets, 43-32.)

In 1973, President Richard Nixon told Associated Press managing editors in Orlando, Florida: “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.”

In 1979, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13 black and/or female American hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

In 1987, a federal jury in Denver convicted two white supremacists of civil rights violations in the 1984 slaying of radio talk show host Alan Berg. (Both men later died in prison.)

In 1994, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Sunset Boulevard” opened on Broadway with Glenn Close as faded movie star Norma Desmond.

Ten years ago: U.S. Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, considered one of Congress’ most hawkish Democrats, called for an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. A jury in Sarasota, Florida, convicted auto mechanic Joseph Smith of kidnapping, raping and strangling 11-year-old Carlie Brucia (BROO’-shuh), whose abduction had been captured by a car-wash security camera. (Smith remains on death row.)

Five years ago: House Democrats elected Nancy Pelosi to remain as their leader despite massive party losses in midterm elections. Republicans voted to keep John Boehner as their top House leader, making him speaker in the new Congress. A hand-count of votes affirmed the re-election of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the first Senate candidate in over 50 years to win a write-in campaign. The first Guantanamo detainee to face civilian trial, Ahmed Ghailani (guh-LAHN’-ee), was convicted by federal jury in New York on one charge of conspiracy, among over 280 counts related to 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Ghailani’s native Tanzania. (He was later sentenced to life in prison.)

One year ago: Pope Francis confirmed that he would be attending the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in Sept. 2015. Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon who’d contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone, died at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, two days after being admitted. John T. Downey, 84, a former CIA agent who survived more than 20 years in Chinese prisons during the Cold War before becoming a Connecticut judge, died in Hartford. Jimmy Ruffin, 78, the Motown singer whose hits included “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” died in Las Vegas.

Today’s Birthdays: Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., is 81. Rock musician Gerry McGee (The Ventures) is 78. Singer Gordon Lightfoot is 77. Singer-songwriter Bob Gaudio is 74. Movie director Martin Scorsese (skor-SEH’-see) is 73. Actress Lauren Hutton is 72. Actor-director Danny DeVito is 71. “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels is 71. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tom Seaver is 71. Movie director Roland Joffe is 70. Former Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean is 67. Former House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) is 66. Actor Stephen Root is 64. Rock musician Jim Babjak (The Smithereens) is 58. Actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is 57. Actor William Moses is 56. Entertainer RuPaul is 55. Actor Dylan Walsh is 52. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is 51. Actress Sophie Marceau is 49. Actress-model Daisy Fuentes is 49. Blues singer/musician Tab Benoit (behn-WAH’) is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ronnie DeVoe (New Edition; Bell Biv DeVoe) is 48. Rock musician Ben Wilson (Blues Traveler) is 48. Actor David Ramsey is 44. Actor Leonard Roberts is 43. Actress Leslie Bibb is 42. Actor Brandon Call is 39. Country singer Aaron Lines is 38. Actress Rachel McAdams is 37. Rock musician Isaac Hanson (Hanson) is 35. Actor Justin Cooper is 27. Musician Reid Perry (The Band Perry) is 27. Actress Raquel Castro is 21.

Thought for Today: “Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs.” — William Allen White, American journalist (1868-1944).

The life of a Hanson superfan (and my chance to interview them!)

Orlando Sentinel

^Link to video

I wish I had a time machine.

Or, at the very least, the ability to tell my 11-year-old self that one day my cell phone would ring and on the other end would be Taylor Hanson.

Yes, younger version of me trapped in 1997 with unfortunate Bugle Boy glasses and unruly curly hair, Taylor Hanson is calling you for an interview. (More on that later…)

And for anyone who doesn’t know exactly who I’m talking about, let me give you a one-word refresher: Mmmbop.

Hanson, a trio of brothers from Tulsa, Okla., first burst into the musical scene nearly two decades ago with that infectious hit song. It didn’t take me long to fall into the ranks of little girls screaming their little heads off for their music.

The boys men, Isaac, Taylor and Zac, now ages 34, 32 and 30, were able to reduce me to my prepubescent self last week as they took the stage at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival for three nights. Judging from the hordes of adult women who stood in line for each show, I wasn’t alone.

I guess it’s time I admit I’m a Hanson superfan. A die-hard, no-shame-about-it, listen-to-them-on-the-regular fan girl.

I mean, c’mon, I had Hanson birthday parties when I was little. And I’m not saying my birthdays were themed around them. I’m talking the fact I celebrated theirbirthdays with individual parties in March, October and November for more years than I can recall.

I’d decorate my house, invite friends over and force my mom to make cupcakes with me.

That was one “weird” part about my Hanson obsession, according to my mother, Geri Dineen.

“The music was terrific,” said Dineen. “It was fun music which meant I, as your mom, could encourage you as a pre-teen to think the boys were cute.”

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I interviewed my own mother for this article. I thought I knew what kind of Hanson fan I was growing up, but I wanted my mom’s opinion since she was the one who purchased every T-shirt, cassette tape, pillow case, poster, concert ticket, etc.

That list, if you’re curious, barely scratches the surface.

“Everything that was Hanson that came out you wanted to have,” my mother said.

And, let’s be honest, not much has changed in the last 20 years for me in that respect.

The group has released nearly 10 albums in that time and I’m the proud owner of all of them. I have favorite songs I listen to on repeat. I have songs I can’t go a day without listening to.

Fast forward to 2015 and thanks to the group coming to Orlando last week, my coworkers have been learning these little tidbits about me since last month or so.

I was able to see six of the nine concerts at Epcot and met fellow superfans, a massive group of people who dance and sing along to each song without an ounce of worry. I even met a fantastic couple the first night (hi Mary and Charlie!) who I think will be friends for many years to come.

This, folks, is the power of Hanson.

I interviewed Taylor Hanson Nov. 6. I wanted the scoop on what kind of shows they had planned for us. I wanted to know what it felt like to play at Walt Disney World. Let’s face it, I wanted to know whatever he would tell me.

We talked a little bit about everything, but one thing really stuck with me. The band likes having grown up with their fans.

“It’s just really thrilling to realize we have shared our lives and our music with people for such a long time,” said Taylor Hanson. “And, thankfully, there’s so many people that have positive association that talk about ‘Gosh, this was meaningful to me when I was 16’ and ‘it was meaningful to me when I was 25’ and ‘I had this thing going on and I met this great friend because I was a fan’.”

Knowing their music might have defined various parts of our lives, as fans, isn’t lost on them at all.

“And all those things together, I think, really just add up to the journey of what you want as an artist,” the 32-year-old said. “Which is to do what you love and feel like you’re part of something that is kind of bigger than you.”

Well, Taylor, I’d say mission accomplished.

SNL’s Old School Boy Band Spoof is Hilarious and Embarrassingly Accurate


Oh, snap! All the boy bands we fawned over back in the day just got called out in the most hilarious way ever.

As a part of a totally cray Saturday Night Live sketch, host Elizabeth Banks took on the role of pop singer from a girl group named Infinity Plus Five. Joined by SNL‘s Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon and Vanessa Bayer, the Hunger Games star and her all-white crew performed “First Got Horny 2 U,” in which they retrospectively and lyrically drooled over their first crushes, which happened to include former TRL host Carson Daly and Taylor Hanson.

“Back in ’96, I first heard ‘MMMBop’/Started getting sweaty in my thermal top,” Kate sings. Um, we’re sure both Carson and Taylor would probz be flattered realizing that someone still acknowledges them as former heartthrobs, if only they weren’t lumped in with the Menendez Brothers (WTF?!), The Nanny‘s Mr. Sheffield and Robbie from The Dinosaurs, the respective objects of affections for Vanessa, Elizabeth and Aidy.

Aside from that little bit of madness, it’s clear that the women of Infinity Five had their sights set on poking direct fun at The Backstreet Boys, whose famous all-white wardrobe happens to be one of the most memorable details from their “I Want it That Way” video.

Sorry, old school boy banders — you know it’s all love between us but this sketch has us laughing our a**ses off.


25 Greatest Pop Hooks of All Time


A memorable hook only needs a few seconds to worm its way into your head.

When Team Billboard sat down to discuss our personal picks for great, catchy pop hooks, by necessity a lot remained on the cutting room floor. What emerged, however, is 25 hooks that we can’t stop humming, and we feel confident we won’t be able to for many, many years to come.

24. “MmmBop,” Hanson
For Hanson, going nonsensical when it came to the lyrics of their breakout single “MmmBop” made sense: they were young, carefree and didn’t really have much of a message to impart. And it’s why the resulting chorus became classic –not only did they score a hit altogether without a message, but they had the world singing in gibberish.

Hanson Continue to music together 11 Next Generation

CNN Indonesia  (translated with Google Translate)

Hanson Terus Bermusik bersama 11 Generasi PenerusHanson (CNNIndonesia Internet/Dok. Hanson/Facebook)

Jakarta, Indonesia CNN The sound shrill, cute face, body skinny, long-haired. Who can forget the appearance Hanson debuted with the single pledge during pitched cheery, MMMBop, two decades ago.
Now, Zac, Taylor and Isaac Hanson has grown. They still make music, and not long ago just completed The Roots and Rock n ‘Roll Tour in 10 cities in the United States and Canada.
In addition to singing the songs of their own, also cover other songs trace the root” or the home town of the singers they admired, including the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and Billy Joel.

ET Online when asked about the new song material, Zac said every time he and two siblings, Taylor and Isaac, always take the time to work on it.

“Always, of course … every time,” said Zac, sure. That is, fans of the brand-new music album worth looking forward to Hanson as well as many other surprises are completely new.

“I’m sure there will be a new music album in the future,” Taylor added. “Currently, we are in a phase where we want people to look forward to something new.”

Something new is that, according to Taylor, can be a special concert tour following new mini music album. Special called, because Hanson will hold a concert destination.

Hanson eventually be visited a destination, such as Jamaica, along with the fans and meluang time there for a week for vacation and berkonser.

Something new that is also “an opportunity to download songs our beer … just going to more music,” said Taylor. Not long ago, Hanson was launched MMMHops beer brand.

Regardless of the music business, as long as Hanson personnel also disibuki domestic affairs. These three siblings have been both married and have many children.

Taylor has been married to Natalie and has five children. While Isaac and Zac also each own a wife, Nicole and Kate, and three children.

It describes the life of a prosperous trio Hanson with 11 the next generation! If not impossible in the foreseeable future would appear the band Hanson version 2.0.

“The music is abundant in the Hanson family,” said Taylor. “I mean, music is ingrained. Music impede children … they live surrounded by music. ”

After the release of the music album Boomerang (1995), which followed MMMBop the following year, Hanson mengestafet seven other musical album. The most brand, Anthem (2013).

“Songs like MMMBop tells of things that come and go, and how do you maintain those relationships and meaning,” said Taylor, one time, told MTV.

Now, a challenge for Hanson to maintain prestige in the realm of music with other hits, not just a one hit wonder MMMBop. Moreover, the digital era of the music industry is growing rapidly.

“The true essence of the challenges and the future of the music business is knowing how people mengomsumsi music,” said Taylor. “That’s how the music and share the music with the world.”


More Hanson Music Is ‘Definitely’ Coming

MTV News

Well, they did kinda promise us they’d keep be our pop besties for the restie.

Remember: “When you get old and start losing your hair — can you tell me who will still care?” Hanson, that’s who.

Zac, Taylor and Isaac are still going strong after their 10-city Roots & Rock ’N’ Roll Tour of brotherly love, and their first order of business now that they’re back on solid ground is to start tinkering away on some new jams.

ET Online spoke to the trio about their plans for a new album, and Zac said that we should start expecting their seventh album and other fun things from them because they intend to deliver.

Zac said they’re “always, absolutely … all the time” making new music together, and a record is “definitely” forthcoming. “But we’re in a phase where we just want people to expect that there’s more coming,” he added. “Whether it’s a special tour that has an EP — we do a destination concert where people travel to Jamaica and spend a week with us there. It might be downloading a song off of our beer.”

(Yes, Hanson has a beer brand, and it’s appropriately titled Mmmhops.)

“So, there will be music no matter what,” added Zac.

Hanson’s last album, Anthem, was released in 2013, and since the discography was a consistent three year gap between each record (before that, Shout It Out dropped in 2010, after 2007’s The Walk, and in 2004 they had Underneath and so on), so by that logic, it’s Timmmebop in 2016.

Hanson Disco