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In Close-Knit World of Hanson Fans, Controversy Brews
Why Diehard 'Fansons'
Are Starting to Walk Away

Why Diehard 'Fansons' Are Starting to Walk Away

Vice reports on accusations of bigotry against the brotherly band Hanson

(Newser) - Those familiar with the music of Hanson might fall into three groups: People who remember "MMMBop" from the 1990s and figure the trio of brothers Zac, Isaac, and Taylor Hanson were a one-hit wonder. More casual fans might know they've stayed together as a group but mostly under...

Hanson Brothers Burn Bieber in Most Colorful Way

Liken him to a venereal disease

(Newser) - For anyone who has ever had a tough criticism of Justin Bieber's music: the Hanson brothers may have just definitively won the verbal joust. In an interview with Australia's Hit107 FM , Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson (yes, of "MMMBop" fame) were playing a game of "Whose...

5 Stars With Their Own Booze Brands

You know you want some George Clooney tequila

(Newser) - You know you've really made it when you have your own brand of alcohol—as do these celebrities rounded up by ETOnline :
  • George Clooney: Helped develop Casamigos tequila after a trip to Mexico with friends Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman; the ad features Clooney waking up next to Cindy

Drake/Hanson Concert Sparks NYC Riot

Free gig called off after pandemonium erupts

(Newser) - Police pulled the plug on a free concert by up-and-coming rapper Drake and former teen sensations Hanson yesterday after the overflow crowd got rowdy. The 25,000-strong crowd at the South Street Seaport was more than double what organizers expected. Fights had already broken out amid the crowd when fans...

Musicians Who Can Teach Jonas Bros. How to Grow Up

(Newser) - Hate the Jonas Brothers? You're not alone—but there’s hope for them yet. Lots of artists have made the leap from teen heartthrob to legitimate musician. J. Edward Keyes, in Rolling Stone, breaks them down:
  • The Beatles: It’s easy to forget now, but their pre-Rubber Soul stuff wasn’

Top 10 Most Irritating Songs of All Time

Remember the Macarena? British listeners found nine tunes even more jarring

(Newser) -
  1. James Blunt, You're Beautiful: The smarmy, cloying falsetto that made 2005 suck
  2. Axel F, Crazy Frog: A German pastiche of club remixes that was less than the sum of its parts
  3. Hanson, Mmm Bop: The least annoying #1 hit by androgynous blonde teenagers
  4. Mr Blobby, Mr Blobby: Do you

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