They’re well-known for their clean-cut image and catchy pop songs, but it’s fair to say that Hanson aren’t afraid to let their hair down… within reason.
Speaking to MailOnline, lead singer, Taylor Hanson, 35, discussed the band’s craft beer brand, (aptly named MmmHops) and admitted he has got a little carried away when sampling the band’s wares.
He said: ‘You do stupid stuff, you drink, you hang out, you make mistakes, but everything has its place. We enjoy things in moderation.
Hanson EXCLUSIVE: Taylor talked to MailOnline about ‘getting drunk, making mistakes and doing stupid stuff’ as he revealed the flip-side to the band’s clean-cut image
Huge success: The singer was nine, his brother Issac was 11 and Zac was just six when they created their band in 1992 and just five years later, they released cult pop song, MMMBop
‘I regret to admit that there was at least one time last year where I woke up genuinely not remembering how I got back from the bar with a group of friends.
‘I do not know how I went from here to there. Thankfully I had my wallet and my phone. I must have had more than one too many though.’
Pausing for thought, he added: ‘I must have had some good friends because they got me home. You have to choose your drinking company wisely.’
Taylor, (left) said: ‘I regret to admit that there was at least one time last year where I woke up genuinely not remembering how I got back from the bar with a group of friends’
True to themselves: The brothers have never felt the need to rebel in the way that former Disney stars like Miley Cyrus have in order to shake off their teen tag
Singing his heart out: Taylor gave it his all on stage as they performed at the Royal Festival Hall
Rocking out: Isaac sang his heart out during their mesmerising performance
Multi-tasker: Zac sang a few songs too as he sat behind the drum kit
The singer was nine, his brother Issac was 11 and Zac was just six when they created their band in 1992 and just five years later, they released cult pop song, MMMBop.
They credit themselves with being entrepreneurs as well as musicians and as well as their craft beer, they have run a craft beer festival for the past six years.
They are currently on their String Theory tour, in which they perform songs old and new, along with a live orchestra.
Taylor admits that there have been sacrifices for fame, but he insists the positives far outweigh any negatives.
The brothers say they have never felt the need to rebel in the way that former Disney stars like Miley Cyrus have in order to shake off their teen tag.
Taylor said: ‘We had a breakout success which was particularly extreme and that brings with it a unique set of upsides and challenges. You take the good with the bad.’
Beaming: Taylor was in high spirits as he sang for the adoring crowd
Having a great time: All three brothers gave it their all as they sang on stage
Close: Taylor married wife Natalie when he was aged 19 (pictured in 2009) and they have six children together, ranging from the age of 15 to two months old
‘[Rebelling] wouldn’t be being true to who we are. We’ve been very consistent from the start. We are songwriters and musicians and that is what we do.’
The brothers have 13 children between them. Taylor has six, the eldest is 15 years old and the youngest two months old.
Having lived his life in the limelight, Taylor says he’s proud, rather than embarrassed that he lived his younger years in the public eye.
Axing skills: Isaac showcased his stellar guitar skills during the night
Passionate: Taylor put everything he had into the performance
Mesmerising: Taylor and his brothers were sure to put on an incredible show for the crowd
‘We are proud,’ he said. ‘We know how difficult it is to have success. We know very talented musicians who wouldn’t be able to fill a stadium. Success is a lottery.
‘Our band posters and pictures of us hopping on tour buses are essentially our high school yearbook.
‘There are things that you would change, but that’s just life, isn’t it? I would be worried whether a person was of sound mind if they didn’t think that way.’
‘There’s definitely a flat side to putting yourself out there as an entertainer.
‘You lose privacy but when you have success in a big way, you take the positives and the negatives together… that’s the deal.’