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Taylor Hanson Of ’90s Pop Group HANSON Turns 32 And We Officially Feel Old [Flashback]

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To celebrate the big day, we are catching up with the ’90s heartthrob and his brothers, Isaac Hanson, 34, and Zac Hanson, 29, all pictured above at a recent Hanson.net live stream when they updated fans on their plans through early 2016.

The trio, HANSON, brought us the deliriously catchy pop tune, “MMMBop” in 1997, and following a quick climb to stardom in the ’90s with their album Middle of Nowhere, the brothers have continued to write and produce music together.

In 2013. under their independent record label 3CG Records, HANSON released their sixth studio album,Anthem. The album peaked at 22 on the U.S. Billboard 200, making it the guys eighth album to break the top 40. Of the album, Taylor explained

“We have always been in awe of the ability music has to engage people, whether it’s a song that makes you want to dance, or a song that inspires you to take action for a cause. We want this record to be the anthem for all of those moments”

Alongside the Anthem release, “the guys that invented MMMBop” launched their own beer, Mmmhops. The brewdebuted at the Hangover III premiere in Los Angeles in June 2013, and went on the road with the group for select stops on the 2013 Anthem Tour. Interested in tasting the delicious Pale Ale? Mmmhops is availableonline through The Wine and Cheese Place, as well as at select retail locations including House of Blues in Chicago, Disney Epcot, and bars throughout their hometown of Tulsa, OK. Ten percent of the proceeds made from the beer go to support drilling clean water wells through Hanson’s non-profit, Take The Walk.

Now, in 2015, Isaac, Taylor and Zac have yet to slow down. On March 13 they announced official plans for their next annual destination concert event, Back to The Island, January 5-9, 2016. The fourth annual event is returning to Jamaica for 2016. The all inclusive, music infused tropical vacation includes 3 HANSON concerts, solo shows from each Isaac, Taylor, and Zac, special guests (2015 guests included Nick Santino and David Ryan Harris), and special activities like “Tie-dye with Taylor” and “Make Jamaican Rasta Bracelets with Zac.” Can you think of a better way to start January 2016? Sign up quick because the event sells out early!

For fans anxious to see the guys sooner, active fan club members can now RSVP for HANSON Day 2015, the annual fan event held in May and hosted in the band’s hometown of Tulsa, OK. Free HANSON Day events include the HANSON Day Concert, State of The Band talk, and HANSON Day Art Gallery. The weekend-long event gives the band a chance to thank loyal fans by giving them an early listen to new music, and sharing with them plans for future projects and albums. Mark your calendars for the May 15-17 event.

Time to start saving for the May trip to Tulsa, OK and the 2016 Jamaican vacation with HANSON!

In the meantime, launch the gallery for a greater look at how Isaac, Taylor and Zac have kept busy, according toTaylor’s Instagram.

Blues Traveler’s John Popper on Hanson’s Fat Joke, Emma Stone’s Tribute

Rolling Stone

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Blues Traveler’s new album, ‘Blow Up the Moon,’ features Hanson, JC Chasez, Jewel and Plain White T’s. Larry Marano/Getty

“I’m just trying to count the steps behind me, and there are so many steps,” says John Popper, Blues Traveler’s harmonica-wielding frontman. Two decades after time-capsule hits like “Run-Around” and “Hook” seemed inescapable, the band that Popper once described as “transcultural” is now transcending genre: Each song on the group’s new Blow Up the Moon, out April 7th, features guest artists like ‘NSync’s JC Chasez, 3OH!3, Hanson, Plain White T’s, Jewel and Bowling for Soup. It was recorded in Dave Grohl’s Northridge, California, studio. “His vibe is very much in the place,” says Popper. “There’s a giant portrait of him with a snifter of brandy in the main mixing room. He’s got his Hugh Hefner bathrobe on and an ascot, I believe. It’s quite a thing to behold.”

Why did you collaborate with this particular set of artists?
Well, I really gotta give the credit to Lani Sarem, our manager. She really had an idea for a collaboration record, and the artists she had in mind were with Blues Traveler in mind. It seems to me that the coolest thing about us is that we don’t know what’s cool about us, and so if we actually said, “Hey, who would this band work well with?” I think we’d fuck it up somehow. So you kind of need somebody who’s looking at you and saying, “Do you know what’s cool about you?” They remind you about a part of yourself that you might dismiss.

 

What kind of stuff did you get reminded of?
It depends on which band we worked with. With Bowling for Soup, I remembered that I like to have fun with lyrics and be funny, and that was also true with Plain White T’s. I really remembered I love sounds with 3OH!3. Working with Secondhand Serenade, I just felt like a songwriter, you know, working with another songwriter. How Hanson built a really great system where they become the producers, you can see how this came from the experience they had growing up. They had to forge a place where they could really control the sound they heard in their head. That made us nervous, but our faith was rewarded because when they showed us the product, it was amazing.

You actually worked with them on their second album.
Yes! It was so weird working them as adult men, ’cause you just always think of them as kids.

What was it like to work with them 15 years later?
The funny part is that back then Taylor had this specific harmonica part in mind. He could play it, and I, for some reason, couldn’t play that exact harmonica line. He actually had to do the tagline, and I did all the rest of it. I got to meet their family. It’s like the little Hanson brood and they’re just running the whole factory, and it’s kind of cool. The three of them are telling a story, and at this point I was 400 pounds. Zach goes, “…and he was so fat.” Then they all froze and got really embarrassed. I remembered that for 15 years, this weird little Hanson moment. Of course, when we got into the studio, I go, “I remember this moment!” They all wanted to thank me for bringing it back up again [laughs]!

 

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Hanson I Love The 90s

QMusic

(Translated using Google Translate)
Peter Andre ! Urban Cookie Collective ! 2 Fabiola ! Twenty 4 Seven ! Human Resource ! DJ Ward !
Already for the eighth time in Hasselt you can to I Love The 90’s – The Party . This year, on Saturday, April 11. The above list artists all sounded great but we throw another one on top : Hanson !
The three brothers Hanson scored in the 90’s a big hit with Mmmbop and guarantee a lot of screaming.

Wim and Felice called this afternoon with Zac , the youngest of three . Listen above!
(Interview at the source)

Peter Andre! Urban Cookie Collective! 2 Fabiola! Twenty 4 Seven! Human Resource! DJ Ward!
Al voor de achtste keer kan je in Hasselt naar I Love The 90’s – The Party. Dit jaar op zaterdag 11 april. Bovenstaand rijtje artiesten klonken al geweldig maar we smijten er nog eentje bovenop: Hanson!
De drie broers Hanson scoorden in de 90’s een dikke hit met Mmmbop en staan garant voor heel wat gegil.

Wim en Felice belden vanmiddag met Zac, de jongste van de drie. Luister hierboven!

 

Lifelong Tulsan, Taylor Hanson, creates Food on the Move to bring meals to those in need

KJRH 

Food trucks parked in front a local community college this week to pass out meals for those in need.

Tulsa Community College hosted local musician Taylor Hanson’s project, Food on the Move, Wednesday. The event brought food for those in need at the Northeast Campus of TCC.

Students and neighbors in the area could buy tickets for a meal, or get one for free. They also had the option to load up on fresh veggies.

“We end up purchasing food that we distribute so for this thousand dollars – we will be able to provide 4,000 meals. It goes a long way,” said Hanson.

This event was the first in a series of Food on the Move events set for Tulsa.

Ed Sheeran vs. Hanson: Who Covers Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty’ Better?

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Because the world is a beautiful, beautiful place, both Ed Sheeran and Hanson have covered Christina Aguilera‘s “Dirrty.” In one of the legitimately toughest readers polls this PopCrush editor has ever had to write, we have to ask: Whose cover do you like better?

How do we love Ed Sheeran’s cover of “Dirrty”? Let us count the ways. First of all, is there anything better than a cover track that not only showcases Ed’s ability to completely transform music, but also flaunts his versatility? No, no there is not. The ginger crooner killed it on the acoustic guitar while his vocals were pretty much out of this world — as to be expected from him, of course. And then, when he took over Redman’s rap in a dizzying display of sheer talent, we totally lost it. Slay, Ed Sheeran. Slay. Watch Ed Sheeran’s cover in the video below.

Hanson covered Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty” way back during their Underneath Acoustic tour in 2003, but let this fan tell you that it has stood the test of time and is a serious favorite, even 12 years later. The guys infuse the performance with a super sultry vibe, giving the track a seriously steamy feel. From Isaac growling “six in the morning,” to Zac’s soulful singing and a touch of Taylor falsetto, Hanson’s cover of “Dirrty” is pretty much everything we have ever wanted. Of course, our fave part of the cover is the band’s harmonies at the end, which really give it that trademark Hanson sound. Listen to the band’s cover below.

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Watch Ed Sheeran Cover “Dirrty”

Listen to Hanson Cover “Dirrty”

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Hear It First: Blues Traveler Introduces ‘Castaway’

Yahoo Music 

Famed jam band Blues Traveler has a new album, Blow Up The Moon, coming out on April 7, and it’s filled with an eclectic mix of songwriters influenced by the bands remarkable two-decade-plus career. Blow Up The Moon features collaborating artists Thompson Square, Plain White T’s, 3OH!3, Hanson, Jewel, Secondhand Serenade, Dirty Heads & Rome Ramirez (Sublime), JC Chasez (*NSYNC), Bowling for Soup, New Hollow and Thomas Ian Nicholas.

Yahoo Music is thrilled to premiere the first track from the set, “Castaway,” which features the Dirty Heads & Rome Ramirez.

Hear It First: Blues Traveler Introduces ‘Castaway’ 

“This entire project was an ambitious one,” notes frontman John Popper of the new set. “To write and record with so many differently talented entities — each w/such dear and unique gifts — was more than a challenge for us, It was a year-long clinic on how to explore such gifts in a vast cadre of others, as well as in ourselves.”

Meanwhile, Ramirez has this to say of his contribution: “Working with Blues Traveler and Dirty Heads was a rad time. Both bands are very talented and I learned a lot working with seasoned pros,” while Jared “Dirty J” Watson adds: ”It was a really laid back session. It felt very comfortable. All the dudes made us feel at home and we got along really well, so it made it easier for the creative process to flow. The coolest part for me was being able to put our twist on such a recognizable sound as Blues Traveler’s.”

For more information on Blow Up The Moon, check the band’s official site.

Baking for Valentine’s Tay. Er… Day. It’s Valentine’s, Hanson Style.

It’s that time of year where we all get jealous that Lisa from Baking for the Office is not OUR coworker.  Lisa has done it again – putting together a delicious amount of Hanson style treats for her office! All the treats play on a Hanson event or song and include such items as – Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies and Fired Up Red Hot Cupcakes.

Be sure to check it all out at Baking for the Office

And Lisa – any chance your office is hiring? ;)

 

 

 

Is Andrew McMahon Teaming Up With Hanson?! Jack’s Mannequin Frontman Reveals What’s Next

ET 

As Andrew McMahon continues to support his latest album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, the former Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate frontman is keeping the creative juices flowing

The 32-year-old will play a string of shows across the globe in the coming months, but he’s also making time for some good old fashioned collaborations with friends.

“I’m going out to do a writing retreat in El Paso with my old buddy Taylor Hanson and a handful of writers they put together,” McMahon told ETonline’s Sophie Schillaci. “They basically get 10-12 writers from various different walks of life and styles of music, and you pair off and you do a writing session every day — you write and record a song every day for four days in a row. I have no idea if I’ll end up in a room with Taylor or Isaac or Zac or any of the other writers — I have no idea — I’m just showing up with my backpack and a journal, and I’m gonna start writing.”

While we keep our fingers crossed for a McMahon-Hanson collab (hello, teenage dream come true!) McMahon says he admires the brothers’ entrepreneurial spirit.

“Every time I talk to Taylor my mind is blown how he has so many irons in the fire,” he said. “He’s so passionate and has got such a great energy.” Of teaming up in the studio, he adds: “I would love that, they’re great guys.”

WATCH: Hanson Does ‘MmmBop’ 16 Years Later

When he’s not recording or posting adorable Instagram photos of his baby daughter Cecilia, McMahon is working hard to raise funds and awareness for his Dear Jack Foundation. The organization supports adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer, a cause close to McMahon’s heart as a cancer survivor himself.

ETonline was with McMahon at his third annual Dear Jack Golf Classic in Valencia, Calif., last week, while he’ll hit the stage at New York’s 54 Below forMade for Each Other: Broadway Meets Andrew McMahon on Feb. 19. The artist remains tight-lipped about the event’s “special guests,” telling ETonline only that “I’m looking forward to a great night of music with my friends from the New York City theater community.”

Could said friends include Jeremy Jordan or Katharine McPhee of NBC’s now-cancelled Smash? Here’s hoping! McMahon earned an Emmy nomination in 2013 as the songwriter behind their duet “I Heard Your Voice in a Dream.”

NEWS: GRAMMY Nominees Revealed

Among McMahon’s other upcoming gigs is Coachella in April. Fans in Indio can expect to hear “Cecilia and the Satellite” with a tiny VIP in the audience.

“It will be baby’s first Coachella,” he said with a laugh. “We’ll get her kinda hipstered out and dressed appropriately for the event.”

But first, ETonline is thrilled to announce that McMahon will join us to liveblog the GRAMMYs! Be sure to check back here on Sunday, Feb. 8 for all the latest.

COMPLETE COVERAGE: 2015 GRAMMY Awards

For more on McMahon’s upcoming tour dates, check out his website.

Tell us: Who would you like to see McMahon collaborate with? Hit the comments with your picks and join the conversation online using #ETNow.

Article: Celebrities who correctly predicted their futures

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As every Hanson fan knows, the band famously “reckoned” in 1997 that they’d continue their career as musicians well into the future. “In five years, and hopefully in ten years, or for the rest of our lives, we’ll do music,” Taylor said, as Zac chimed in: “Whether we’re singing it, writing it, or performing it.” 17+ years later, they’re still going strong.

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Danielle’s Back to the Island Review

Danielle recaps her trip to Back to the Island on her blog, I Dig Music.  Check it out!