Tuesday Trivia

By | February 12, 2019

TuesdayTrivia

Match the Hanson’s to their slogans –  Zac is “I Was Born”, Taylor is “Live Like You Mean It”, and Isaac is “Work Smarter and Harder”

What semi-released song was written during the Middle of Nowhere era?



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HANSON DAY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

By | February 11, 2019

HANSON DAY 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Fan Club Exclusive: Join us on May 16th, 17th and 18th for HANSON Day weekend in celebration of 27 years of HANSON music!

This year, HANSON Day will have more musical experiences than ever before. Starting on Thursday, May 16th with the Storytellers concert, a String Theory Concert Friday, May 17th, and then the Member’s Only Concert on Saturday, May 18th, there is a concert to watch every night and that is not even talking about all the special events that will be going on throughout the weekend.

Every year, we invite Hanson.net fan club members from around the world to converge on Tulsa, Oklahoma to celebrate our band’s anniversary.  Over the years, HANSON Day has grown from a concert into a weekend full of one-of-a-kind HANSON experiences like bowling tournaments, art galleries, one-of-a-kind musical performances, lectures, photo galleries and late night dance parties.  On our 27th anniversary, we are giving you the gift of music, so HANSON Day 2019 will feature a concert every night! Held on May 16th, 17th and 18th in the Brady Arts District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, all Hanson.net fan club members are invited to attend. RSVP in the Calendar section on Hanson.net and make your plans to be in Tulsa this May.

The full event schedule is now available HERE with all special event tickets going up for sale on February 14th!

String Theory Tickets available NOW.  For more information visit www.Hanson.net



Band Hanson reveals they’ve got 13 children between them

By | February 11, 2019

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Hanson reveal they’ve got 13 CHILDREN between them as viewers go WILD for the handsome brothers 22 years after the release of MMMbop

  • Eldest brother, Isaac is now 38 – he was the last of the musical trio to wed. He married Nicole in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, ceremony in 2006
  • They have three children; Nina Odette, 4, son James Monroe 9, and son Clarke Everett, 11 
  • 35-year-old Taylor was the first band member to marry in 2002
  • He and his wife Natalie have six children; Jordan Ezra, 15, Penelope Anne, 13, River Samuel, 12, Viggo Moriah, 9, and Wilhelmina Jane and two month old Claude Indiana Emmanuel 
  • Youngest brother, Zac, 33, and wife Kate, have four children. They welcomed John Ira Shepherd, in 2008. Shepherd goes by his middle name
  • They are also proud parents to Junia Rosa Ruth, seven , followed by son George Abraham Walker, now 4 and 18-month-old Mary Lucille Diana
  • Isaac was 11, Taylor was nine and Zac was just six when they created their band in 1992 and just five years later, they released MMMBop 

They burst onto the music scene 22 years ago, with their iconic hit single, MMMbop and their long blond hair was just as famous as their vocals.

And when pop band Hanson appeared on Lorraine on Monday, the three brothers, who are now in their 30s, revealed they have 13 children between them.

They said: ‘We have 13 children – we all three have ten-year-old sons. All the kids get on as we spend a lot of time together touring and in the studio.’

They’re BACK! Hanson told Lorraine on Monday that they’ve got 13 CHILDREN between them as viewers went WILD for the handsome brothers 22 years after the release of MMMbop

Eldest brother, Isaac is now 38 – he was the last of the musical trio to wed. He married Nicole in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, ceremony in 2006.

They have three children; Nina Odette, 4, son James Monroe 9, and son Clarke Everett, 11.

35-year-old Taylor was the first band member to marry in 2002.

Family man: Eldest brother, Isaac is now 38 - he was the last of the musical trio to wed. He married Nicole in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, ceremony in 2006 - they have three children

Family man: Eldest brother, Isaac is now 38 – he was the last of the musical trio to wed. He married Nicole in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, ceremony in 2006 – they have three children

Getting along nicely: Zac and wife Kate (left) and Isaac and wife Nicole (right) (pictured in 2009) 

Getting along nicely: Zac and wife Kate (left) and Isaac and wife Nicole (right) (pictured in 2009)

Big brood: 35-year-old Taylor was the first band member to marry in 2002 - he and his wife Natalie Bryant have six children; Jordan Ezra, 15, Penelope Anne, 13, River Samuel, 12, Viggo Moriah, 9, and Wilhelmina Jane and two month old Claude Indiana Emmanuel

Big brood: 35-year-old Taylor was the first band member to marry in 2002 – he and his wife Natalie Bryant have six children; Jordan Ezra, 15, Penelope Anne, 13, River Samuel, 12, Viggo Moriah, 9, and Wilhelmina Jane and two month old Claude Indiana Emmanuel

Close: Taylor and wife Natalie (pictured in 2009) welcomed their youngest child just two months ago 

Close: Taylor and wife Natalie (pictured in 2009) welcomed their youngest child just two months ago

 Sweet: Youngest brother, Zac, 33, and wife Kate, have four children. John Ira Shepherd, 10, Junia Rosa Ruth, seven, George Abraham Walker, 4 and 18-month-old Mary Lucille Diana

Sweet: Youngest brother, Zac, 33, and wife Kate, have four children. John Ira Shepherd, 10, Junia Rosa Ruth, seven, George Abraham Walker, 4 and 18-month-old Mary Lucille Diana

He and his wife Natalie have six children; Jordan Ezra, 15, Penelope Anne, 13, River Samuel, 12, Viggo Moriah, 9, and Wilhelmina Jane and two month old Claude Indiana Emmanuel

Youngest brother, Zac, 33, and wife Kate, have four children. They welcomed John Ira Shepherd, in 2008. Shepherd goes by his middle name.

They are also proud parents to Junia Rosa Ruth, seven , followed by son George Abraham Walker, now 4 and 18-month-old Mary Lucille Diana, who goes by the name of Lucille.

Viewers of the show went wild for Isaac, Taylor and Zac’s handsome appearance.

They took to Twitter and wrote: ‘Um hello when did Hanson become so hot?! #Lorraine.’

‘Blimey look at #Hanson’ and ‘Holy cr** Hanson got HOT #Lorraine.’

Isaac was 11, Taylor was nine and Zac was just six when they created their band in 1992 and just five years later, they released MMMBop.

Busy: The men are currently promoting a new album, called String Theory and are currently touring the UK with a live symphony orchestra

Busy: The men are currently promoting a new album, called String Theory and are currently touring the UK with a live symphony orchestra

The men are currently promoting a new album, called String Theory and are currently touring the UK with a live symphony orchestra.

Zac said people had doubts about the longevity of their career when they first started out.

He said: ‘When we started out people would say to us,'”What are you going to do in 10 years?” And we’d say,”Music”.’

But music is not the boys’ only business venture – they have also produced a beer called MMMHops.

Singing to their tune: The musicians were all smartly dressed for their TV appearance

Singing to their tune: The musicians were all smartly dressed for their TV appearance

 



People can’t believe how hot Hanson are as they mark 22 years since MMMBop

By | February 11, 2019

Mirror

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Hanson  are celebrating 22 years since their hit single MMMBop was released – and people can’t get over how hot they’ve become.

The brothers, Isaac, Taylor and Zac, appeared on today’s Lorraine to talk about their upcoming UK gigs, and how life has changed over the years.

Isaac was 11, Taylor was nine and Zac was just six when they formed a band in 1992.

And they were propelled to worldwide fame when their single MMMBop dropped in 1997.

The trio are now in their 30s and have 13 children between them.

To celebrate more than 20 years in the business, Hanson are touring the UK with their new album String Theory, and putting on shows with a live symphony orchestra.



Sixty Seconds with Taylor Hanson

By | February 10, 2019

Metro

The MmmBop singer, 35, on his relationship with brothers Zac and Isaac, making it on to Family Guy and hitting the road with an orchestra

We’re speaking to you in Jamaica. A pre-tour holiday?

No, we’re hosting a festival in Jamaica. We’ve been doing it for seven years. We do solo shows, I do DJ dance nights, we have special guests on — Lewis Watson came over from the UK — and we have a craft beer festival. It’s a lot of fun and it’s warmer than Oklahoma, where we’re from, at this time of year!

You’re setting out on tour with an orchestra. Are you excited by that?

We were thinking about how we mark the fact that we’ve been together on the road for 25 years. We wanted it to be something special, to showcase our music. It’s not such a leap to play with an orchestra — we all learned classical piano when we were really young.

Is this the sound of Hanson all grown up?

You could look at it like that but it’s an outside perspective. Our music is taking on a new life. We never stopped writing.

Is there one track on your String Theory album that stands out as symbolising where Hanson are now?

The whole show has a story arc. It’s our story told through our music and the end of the show is extremely optimistic. It’s about how we’ve had the burden of early success and what that means, and we’ve learned how to deal with it. I guess you have to decide what success means to you — you have to use it to free your mind.

 

MmmBop has a life of its own — it recently won a whole new legion of fans when YouTuber Joe Sugg danced to it on Strictly in the UK. Has it ever felt like an albatross round your necks?

No, it’s never been an albatross. As an artist you’re continually trying to develop and move on to new things and be creative, which is why we try out new versions of it. We were so young when we made that, so it’s incredible to think that it turns up in all kinds of weird places. But it’s part of us and we’re incredibly proud of our history.

Brothers in bands famously fall out — Oasis, The Kinks, Bros. What’s the secret of Hanson family harmony?

Maybe we’re just better at keeping our dirty laundry in the basket. Our ability to come together for the greater good has been valuable over the years. When you meet a couple who have been married for 40 years, do you really think they don’t ever fight? It’s the same with us. Sure, we get frustrated with each other, and there can be deep divisions, but we’re extremely loyal to each other.

What’s the oddest thing that’s come out of being Hanson? You have a beer called MmmHops…

That was a pretty odd one, I’d say that was up there. It came about because MmmBop was used in The Hangover movie and that coincided with the band being 21 years old so we joked that, ‘Hey, now the band can finally drink’ and from there we’ve got our own brewing company, which is pretty cool.

Ever thought of expanding? MmmMops for a cleaning company, MmmDrops for parachutes, MmmFlops for… mmm…

Stop there!

What happens on your annual Hanson Day in Tulsa?

It’s fun, it’s kind of our version of a Comic-Con for the fans. Fans from all over the world come to our hometown and we get to hang out with them. It started pretty small when the town marked our success and then it’s just built over the years as we got more involved. Now it’s more like a festival. I’m a photographer and Zak is an artist so we have galleries of our work and we do acoustic gigs and all sorts. It’s a way of staying connected with the fans.

Have you sued Haim for stealing your look?

They’re really good friends of ours. We joke that they’re our music sisters and we should do a brothers-and-sisters tour because it’s true, we do look like we could be related. We’d need to get our long blond wigs back on, though.

The three of you have 13 kids between you — any sign of a Hanson Mark II?

Is it 13 or 12? Hang on a minute: I have… six, Zac has four and Isaac has three. So yes, that’s 13. There’s a lot of creativity in our family so I’d be amazed if there wasn’t some kind of group at some point. But not so far. It’s down to the dads for now.

Are you a Family Guy fan? They seem like fans of yours. How much therapy did you need when Quagmire named you as his ideal fantasy woman?

Ha ha! I’m well aware of the references on that show and it’s a lot of fun. What can I say? I was a young kid with long blond hair, a pretty enough face, so I get where that was coming from. It’s funny. I’ll take it, it’s all part of the legacy.

Hanson’s album String Theory is out now. Their tour starts at Birmingham Symphony Hall tonight and continues to February 17. hanson.net



Nineties pop trio Hanson eye up judging role on The X Factor? ‘That’s a cool job title!’

By | February 10, 2019

Celebs Now UK 

You might remember them as the three long-haired blonde Kurt Cobain lookalikes whose infectious song Mmmbop provided the soundtrack to summer – despite no one really being quite sure of the lyrics.

For some, Hanson disappeared into the pop wilderness somewhere around their third album, but diehard fans have been with them through another six, along with 16 million record sales – and let’s not forget the cameo in Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night music video.

Now, Isaac, Taylor and Zac are back, with a new album, String Theory, and a new world tour, but, more importantly proving us right for loving them all these years – 22 of them to be exact.

Yes, that’s right, Hanson’s first single was released that long ago.

But while Mmmbop (which means a moment in time for those philistines who don’t know) is one of the most memorable hits of the ‘90s, would the band be any good at spotting the next big thing in the 21st century? Well Zac, 33, seems keen on giving it a go.

‘Being an X Factor judge would be interesting,’ he tells Now magazine. ‘Being able to talk to people critically about music and how they’re affecting people, that’s a cool job title – judging people.’

And it seems he’s had practice, because although the brothers look like the best of friends, their relationship isn’t always as harmonious as their well, harmonies.

‘We fight and disagree,’ says Zac. ‘We’re so judgmental with each other, and so honest, we can argue for four or five hours.’

So that’s settled, #HansonForXFactor. You’re welcome, Simon.

Hanson’s new album String Theory is on sale now. For tickets to the String Theory World Tour visit hanson.net

Words by Kira Agass.

Read more at https://www.celebsnow.co.uk/celebrity-news/nineties-pop-trio-hanson-eye-up-judging-role-on-the-x-factor-thats-a-cool-job-title-778252#CKhV0qZcFAVu0qke.99



Lupita Nyong’o had so much fun fighting zombies, singing Taylor Swift in ‘Little Monsters’

By | February 10, 2019

USA Today

In horror comedy “Little Monsters,” which premiered Tuesday at the Sundance Film Festival, the Oscar-winning star of “12 Years a Slave” and “Black Panther” lets loose as Miss Caroline, a kindergarten teacher whose petting zoo field trip goes off the rails when zombies attack. With the help of concerned parent and chaperone Dave (Alexander England), the two fend off the living dead using tractors, shovels and a pitchfork – all while serenading her students with Taylor Swift and “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.”

Q: We also learn that Miss Caroline was a Hanson groupie before she became a teacher. Did you ever fangirl over them growing up?

Nyong’o: Oh, yeah! They were one of the only posters I had on my wall. My favorite was Taylor (Hanson) – I had such a big crush on him. And I loved the song “MMMBop” and “I Will Come to You.” So yes, I have to admit I was a Hanson fan.



Hanson brothers reveal how Scots pal helped them become nineties megastars

By | February 9, 2019

Daily Record

Hanson ruled the ninties with hits like MMMBop (Image: Sam Levi/WireImage)

They were the ultimate pop idols, three young brothers who found fame with MMMBop in 1997.

Now, as Hanson prepare for their biggest ever Scottish show, the trio from Tulsa, Oklahoma, have revealed that they owe their mega-success to a Scot.

Zac, 33, Taylor, 35, and Isaac Hanson, 38, were clean-cut kids when they teamed up with Altered Images rocker-turned-producer Stephen Lironi to knock MMMBop into shape.

It helped them sell 17million records and topped the charts in 21 countries.

The alliance with Stephen, husband of former Altered Images bandmate and ex-EastEnders actress Clare Grogan, has continued since he worked on their first two albums. And Isaac said: “We have a soft spot in Scotland and love Scotland as a whole because of Stephen, and also Clare.

“We are really good friends. Last time we played London, Stephen came to visit and we had a good time together.”

Hanson brothers Zac, 33, Taylor, 35, and Isaac Hanson, 38 (Image: Handout)

Zac added: “I love Stephen, He’s awesome. He ended up being a great collaborator. Stephen is really good at things we’re not good at.

“He had worked with Black Grape and had experience mixing, playing instruments and working with loops.

“Vocals weren’t his forte but I learned about the textures and the loops from his ideas on those first two records.

“He did a ton of work on MMMBop, as did the Dust Brothers, but Stephen worked on everything on that record.”

The fact that MMMBop topped the charts more than two decades ago might make you feel a little old. So too might the fact that all three Hansons married fans they first saw at their shows.

Isaac, Zac and Taylor, who have 12 kids between them, insist there is nothing weird about how they met Nicole, Kate and Natalie. After all, they say, Stephen married the singer in his band.

“We met our wives at shows, he met his wife while playing shows, so it’s not that unusual,” said Isaac.

“Meeting somebody at a show, albeit a rock ‘n’ roll fairytale, is not unusual. People meet each other at work all the time.

“She was a lovely young 19-year-old girl. I was 22 at the time and said to myself, ‘I need to meet that person,’ and  I made sure it happened.”

Hanson were founded in 1992, when Isaac, Taylor and Zac were 11, nine and six.

MMMBop and the album Middle Of Nowhere gained them multiple Grammy nominations and they had five consecutive top 40 singles, including Where’s The Love, I Will Come To You and Weird.

Clare Grogan singer actress wedding white dress bouquet greenery white flowers Stephen Lironi groom husband (Image: Daily Record)But as they released their follow-up album, This Time Around, a record label merger almost derailed their careers.

Isaac said: “Our record company situation was a complete mess after a corporate merger that put us on a rap label, and they flushed our second record down the toilet.”

The boys said they struggled to be taken seriously in the early years, until Stephen came along. Z

ac said: “As young people, we felt constantly patronised. People in the industry told us we were so young that we didn’t know what we were doing which was, frankly, not true.

“We were told it wouldn’t work – but it did.

“We’d like to follow a similar path as bands like U2 by being around for decades with 50 years behind us of stuff we’re proud of. Starting out so young makes that possible.”

Isaac added: “Our youth when we began could have been a disadvantage because people were patronising to us and tried not to take us seriously.

“But it is also an advantage because I’m 37 and I’ve been doing this over 20 years. We’re still releasing records and selling out tours around the world.”

Hanson are heading to Scotland to perform with a full orchestra of Scottish musicians. They promise an orchestral version of MMMBop, despite the fact they’ll have just two hours of rehearsals.

Zac said: “I don’t get sick of MMMBop. I get sick of people thinking that I
would be sick of MMMBop. I’ll play it every day from now until we stop.”

He added: “We have had good experiences in Scotland. It has been at least six years and we’re looking forward to returning. Each time we come back it’s a fresh experience.

“In 1997, it was 12-year-old girls. We look out now and there’s fans that are our peers, the fans bringing their kids, and fans that didn’t discover our music until a few years ago.

“Stephen is the impression of the Scottish in my mind because it is so personal. Stephen in the studio would be smoking cigars and being a rascal.”

Zac says he can’t wait to meet the Scots who will back them on stage.

“Collaborating with local players is an amazing illustration of how universal music is,”he said.

The lads also plan to savour some local beers to compare with their own brew – Hanson Brothers MMMhops. Zac said: “That’s part of the reason we started making beer – because we had the experience of drinking beers in different countries. I’ll be drinking those beers when we come.

“I don’t know if we can give them a run for their money, but I do think Scottish people would enjoy Hanson beer.”

● Hanson play the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Sunday, February 17.

 



HANSON: The Calm Before The Storm

By | February 8, 2019


WEEKLY PIC

As we prepare to head to Europe for the coming String Theory shows we are still reflecting on the awesome times at BTTI2019 taking in the tropical escape!


MESSAGE FROM THE BAND

Back To The Island 2019 was amazing! Big thank you to our friends Jacob and Lewis for adding their musical talents to this years festivities. We hope everyone had an amazing time listening to music and playing games and we hope everyone got home safe, even if going home means ice and snow like we are living with in Tulsa today.  BTTI is something we look forward to each year, so even though it hasn’t been announced just yet, you have our permission to day dream about sun and waterfalls and going Back To The Island in 2020.

We are officially in the lull before the storm. In just two days we will board a plane and take the String Theory Tour to the EU and from there to Australia.  Needless to say, we are very excited to bring this show to more fans (and some really iconic venues). It has been a labor of love to bring this music from concept to reality, but each time we play it, we are reminded that all the hours and late nights were worth it. With the continuation of The String Theory Tour almost upon us, this week we released the String Theory Special Edition Color Vinyl.  If you happen to be an audiophile forever in search of a new addition to you record collection… you’re welcome!

In other news, you probably know we announced that HANSON Day 2019 will be held May 16th -18th.  In addition to the free concert on Saturday night, HANSON Day has grown to include a full schedule of events that include bowling, painting classes, karaoke… yeah Don’t Stop Believing is our go to song as well. The HANSON Day schedule is going up Monday, so if you are thinking about coming, make sure to check back then. This should give you a few days to connect with other friends making the trip (for group activity planning) before event tickets go on sale on Thursday the 14th. All H.net members are invited to attend and share the weekend enjoying music, and maybe event a little beer on Sunday at The Hop Jam.

Isaac, Taylor And Zac


STRING THEORY VINYL!

The String Theory Limited Edition Colored Vinyl is available in the Hanson.net Store.


HOP JAM 2019!

THE HOP JAM BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL SET FOR SUNDAY MAY 19th
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR 6th ANNUAL FESTIVAL

The Hop Jam, Oklahoma’s largest Craft Beer and Music Festival, today announced its 2019 event will take place on Sunday, May 19th. Returning for the 6th consecutive year, the beloved event features extensive craft beer and live music at the heart of the Tulsa Arts District. Tickets go on sale now, with full music lineup and featured breweries to be announced in March.

“The Hop Jam is all about championing craft beer and music with one community minded voice, and getting the chance to host the best of those two worlds at the heart of Tulsa,” said Taylor Hanson, festival co-founder. “It’s just incredible to see the growth of the festival since we began and we’re thrilled to make it official, Hop Jam 2019 is on its way.”

For tickets and further information, visit TheHopJam.com


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