Ex-teenthrob Taylor Hanson of the ’90s boy band Hanson said he would not be bummed out if any of his four kids want to grow up and follow in their dad’s footsteps.
“If any of them become musicians for real, I’ll totally be happy,” said Taylor, 26, who has four kids with wife Natalie . “I want them to do whatever makes them happy.”
Hanson, who made it big with his brothers Isaac and Zac back in 1992, is headed Saturday to Boston, where he’ll be performing with his other band, Tinted Windows, at this year’s 10th Anniversary Hot Stove Cool Music concert benefit at the House of Blues .
Taylor and his bandmates – Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, Smashing Pumpkin’s James Iha and Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos – are on the bill with Red Sox [team stats] Theo Epstein at the fundraiser for Theo’s A Foundation To Be Named Later . Also taking the stage: the Hot Stove All-Stars, featuring MLB Network guru Peter Gammons, Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo; Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey; Letters To Cleo’s Kay Hanley; and Mike O’Malley as master of ceremonies.
Hanson said he’s psyched to play with his new band, but still loves working with his brothers.
“When you’ve been in a band with anyone, regardless of whether they are your brothers, you end up with a second language,” he said. “You know what the other is going to say or do, which is in a way like a sixth sense.”
Hanson’s new CD drops this spring.