Ween breaks up

on May 29, 2012, 5:28pm

ween 2012 Ween breaks up

Iconic experimental rock outfit Ween has called it quits, according to frontman Aaron Freeman. Speaking with, Freeman explained that the decision had been contemplated for nearly a decade, even though the band remains on speaking terms.

“It’s time to move on,” Ween said, adding that he was retiring the Gene Ween moniker. “For me it’s a closed book. In life sometimes, in the universe, you have to close some doors to have others open… There’s no, ‘Goddamn that such and such!’ For me, I’d like to think it’s a door I can close finally.”

Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo formed the band in 1984 after meeting in an eighth grade typing class. During their 25-year existence, the band released 11 studio albums, plus a slew of live sessions, EPs, and other releases. They’re perhaps best known for their singles “Voodoo Lady”, “Push th’ Little Daisies”, and “Even If You Don’t”, which was turned into a music video by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Watch said video below.

Freeman recently released a Rod McKuen covers album called Marvelous Clouds, and plans on releasing an album of original material next.


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June 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I was at the Vancouver show and therefore am not really surprised. Bummed out, but not surprised. Long live the Brown!

May 31, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Say it ain’t so…been mourning for two days basically.  Long live the boognish.

May 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

This better be a joke….gener(not that your gonna read this but…)your cover album is not that good and you dont break up a band after 25 years, especially with the fans you have earned over those 25 years. Breaking up a band is something that is done early in a career….wtf?Better b a joke

Joel Dechant
May 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Today part of me died

charlie bronjon
May 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm

there will be reunion shows someday!!!

May 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm

This is a very sad day indeed

May 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm

 perhaps the worst day of my life

May 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm

A huge influence. A massive part of my life. Goodbye Ween.

October 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm

IM LATE to this funeral party… didn’t even know they had broken up! Saw them in Pomona @ the Glass hoUse, probably the best show I’ve evr seen (Early nineties i think) Anywys, I agree with yer all sentiments, huge influence on me too. Wow. The music will live on…fer ever… BOOGnish…mang. LOVE grrammmpa s.


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