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Dean Ween on Ween’s breakup: “It’s news to me”

on May 30, 2012, 6:11pm

ween 2012 Dean Ween on Weens breakup: Its news to me

Yesterday, Aaron Freeman (AKA Gene Ween) announced the end of his band Ween. “It’s time to move on,” he told RollingStone.com.

However, as The AV Club points out, Freeman’s longtime bandmate Mickey Melchiondo (AKA Dean Ween) was caught off guard by the news. The breakup “is news to me, all I can say for now I guess,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

Ween’s publicist also wasn’t in on the news, telling AV Club, “I actually don’t have any further info at the moment but will alert you once I do.”

For what it’s worth, Ween hasn’t released an album since 2007, and their most recent tour in 2011 saw the rest of the band leave Gene Ween on-stage after he became too intoxicated to remember his lyrics.