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The Hansons on the Jonas Brothers

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It can be argued that the Jonas Brothers are Hanson (2.0).

But, instead of harboring any sort of spite for the 'biters', it looks like the Hansons have nothing but love for the new, wholesome, brotherly kings of pop.

The Hansons chatted with Access Hollywood about the Jonas phenoms.

The eldest Hanson, Issac told the entertainment chatter show:

“I wish them all the best in the world. It’s a hard job and they’re definitely packing a lot in."

Taylor Hanson, the hottest one, said the following about the New Jersey trio's music and their future:

“On the musical side, I think there’s very little similarity between us and the Jonas Brothers but I think they seem like really talented guys. They care about each other. [I] just really wish them a lot of luck. I hope they can translate what they’ve done into a career — a long career — in a similar way that we’ve been able to for many years. It’s a great privilege to be able to have this be your career… One clear thing the Jonas Brothers actually have going for them is they have written their own songs. I think what you see a lot of times, unfortunately people like Britney Spears or people that seem to go off the rails when they started out, it wasn’t really their deal. For us, people used to joke like, ‘We couldn’t stop you guys from doing it if we wanted to. When we were young, it was our songs, it was our show, it was our attitude, it was our vision for music videos… For better or worse it was always us. So instead of us waking up in a drunken stupor [years later] and realizing someone stole our money, we started off doing what we wanted and we continued.”

The Hanson' bring up a good point.

For all you aspiring rockers out there, write your own music, y'all.

You'll be in better shape, financially at least, when you're not at the top any more!

But, we wonder what the Hansons really say about the Jonai in private.

[Images via WENN.]

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106 comments to “The Hansons on the Jonas Brothers”

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    hmmm but who says ppl like Britney didn't start out doing what they love? Britney and Lindsay have both been performing since they were quite young. I don't think that has anything to do with it. Some ppl can handle the pressure, and some cannot.

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    blah blah

  4. 4

    i love the jonas brothers is hanson even making music ? plz

  5. 5

    The Jonas Brothers can't even come close to Hanson…

  6. SKB says – reply to this


    Hansons will never say die. The Jonas Brothers, as much as I love them, WISH they could be Hanson!!!!

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    As someone who has been a fan of Hanson since they were the Jonas Brothers I am going to guess that they probably don't say much…they just shake their heads and say "those poor boys". If the Jonas Brothers fans are half as insane as Hanson's fans then they have a lifetime of lame shit to put up with. Poor Hanson…poor Jonas Brothers. They just wanted to make music…not insane obsessive fans that stalk their homes, families, and follow them on tour like they were the fucking Grateful Dead or something. Oh…i'll shut up now.

  8. 8

    I have to say that I used to love Hanson. I mean I was one of those obsessed teenage girls when they first came out, and I have been following them ever since. Although I'm not such a big fan anymore, I think that they are a hugely talented group of men. I am a little too old to get pulled into the Jonas Bros hype, but I have been saying they are like little Hansons for a while now. And I bet that Hanson does truely wish the Jonas bros all the luck in the world, they know how hard it is, and they're not exactly going after the same fans now, are they?

  9. 9

    is hanson really hating on britney spears?

  10. 10

    Just need to point out that Zac Hanson is DEFINITELY the hottest one of the three these days. No doubt.

  11. Pezzy says – reply to this


    "I hope they can translate what they’ve done into a career — a long career — in a similar way that we’ve been able to for many years."

    Uhh, can anyone name another Hanson hit besides the excruciating Mmmbop? His comment is meant ironically, I hope. Otherwise, this has to be one of the most hilariously un-self-aware comments I've heard.

  12. 12

    i love hanson! such sweet boys!

  13. 13

    so sweet of them….

  14. 14

    OMG as long as I never have to hear MMMBop again!!!!! But they're all goonie looking!!

  15. 15

    Hanson, surprisingly, still puts out GREAT music. And they're actually doing a lot of philanthropic work, so kudos to them. check out www.takethewalk.net and see what Hanson is up to. :)

  16. 16

    I saw Hanson in concert last night in Seattle!

    If Jonas can keep up the success like Hanson can (if you have doubts, believe me, they are still making great music) then they are very lucky. Both boys are hella talented.

  17. 17

    Re: Pezzy

    Familiarity doesn't necessarily equal success. Just because I can sing the chorus of "I Kissed a Girl and I liked it" doesn't mean I don't want to drive a nail through my head while I'm doing it.

    Hanson has been successfully performing and writing music ever since MMMBop, even if it isn't beating you over the head every five minutes on the radio like most of the craptastic stuff the music industry approves these days.

  18. 18

    jonas brother's write their own songs? hmm… has anyone ever heard of the band Busted?!? well they definitely wrote What I Go To School For and Year 3000, and I loooved their verison much more!

  19. 19

    Re: perezcious711

    Well, the Jonas Brothers do have more than those two songs, you know.

  20. 20

    Who are the Hansons? Who are the Jonas Brothers?

  21. 21

    I never thought I would say this, but those jagoffs make Hanson look like The Beatles!

  22. 22

    It's no fun when celebs have something nice to say about other celebs

  23. 23

    I sure wish people would check out their newer stuff and MmmmBop will always represent a sweet time in my life. Taylor was such a cutie! :)

  24. 24

    i love hanson
    and yes they still make music, they even began their own record label because they thought the corporate labels weren't handling them correctly
    and i do believe they are like the jonai. hanson was the first of their kind. they were the first boy band. i still remember the hysteria at concerts. the jonas brothers will be lucky is they still have the loyalty of their fans 10 years later. hanson's fans will always be hanson fans.
    the jonas brothers and hanson are both super religious as well.

    zac hanson used to be my favorite but after a recent concert, taylor is my favorite. coincidence that joe and taylore are both the middle brother and they are the hottest?
    hmm…something to think about…

  25. 25

    It seems as though the JoFros got their heads on straight and are still grateful for where they are. Apparently, they were touring in a van only a year ago with just their parents and Big Rob. And, they definitely got the talent and drive to succeed. What 15, 19 and 20 year olds do you know that work months at a time without a single day off? Plus, they've got a good support system. I'm sure they'll have the longetivity that Hanson does, but there's room for both bands! Maybe Bonus Jonas will even join the bros one day! Stick him on drums! Or make him breakdance like the Beckham's kid!

  26. 26

    TEAM HANSON!!!!!!!

    The Jonas Brothers are SELL OUTS!!!

  27. 27

    Lets just hope that fade into an oblivion like Hanson did

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    Re: Pezzy – They may not have chart topping singles, but they are a talented band with a large following. They are still making plenty money to live off of.

  30. 30

    Re: Pezzy – You should see their documentary, Strong Enough to Break. Part of the reason they haven't had any recent hits is because of the corrupt music industry and they now have their independent label.

  31. Wadup says – reply to this


    Hanson is and always will be better!!!

  32. 32

    JoBros are way better than Hanson. End of story.

  33. 33

    GO HANSON! I love them and the Jo Bros.

  34. 34

    HANSON!!! Always love them….

  35. 35

    You've probably heard Hanson's new stuff at places but you just didn't know that it was them. I always hear them played on satellite. But yeah I understand why people who don't know more about Hanson would think that they are a lot like JoBros, but they really are pretty different and yes Hanson is still successful for those who don't know why Taylor said that…they just aren't in your face.

  36. 36

    Team Jonas!

  37. 37

    I just completely HATE IT when people talk about hanson and refer them to MMMBOP, I don't know how to get it into people`s little tiny brains that when Hanson wrote that song ZAC WAS 6 YEARS OLD, TAYLOR WAS 8 AND ISAAC WAS 10 YEARS OLD, what exactly we're you guys doing at that age, You we're playing doctor with your little neighbors peckers, that's what you we're doing. Hanson are extremely talented and yes, they are still making music and it's amazing music with the most incredible lyrics you've ever heard. Hanson, are the nicest guys ever, they are so down to earth, they have a great family, great family values, they're doing their own thing, with their OWN label now and now the fans they have, are REAL fans.. not just little 13 year old girls that get wet when they see them, Jonas brothers are good but they wont be around forever and their fans won't love them forever, the fans they have now will get older and move on to different things which is fine but in the end… only the real fans will still be there. The fans that love them no matter what! Hanson since 1997 baby

  38. 38

    Hi there!

  39. DALE says – reply to this


    HA! It's hilarious people are arguing which boy band is better, that's like arguing which is better shit or crap.

  40. DALE says – reply to this


    Re: BrokenAngel – it's because of "mmmbop" that they became famous, without people like you would've never heard of them. To say jonas bros. are an image and hanson isn't is absurd, it's certainly not because of they're amazing music, they're are more superior indy artists than hanson ie. arcade fire, the shins etc.

  41. 41

    how many hits has hanson had??
    conversation over.

  42. 42

    wow, this is sooo funny! isaac is kinda like kevin (both the oldest), joe and taylor are both the cute ones and the middle child and then zach and nick are both the gorgeous young brothers of the band. lol. LOVE IT!

  43. 43

    Re: DALE

    says you.

  44. 44

    no comparison to Hansons only that they are brothers, they were almost a 1hitwonder. JONAS Brothers are more like the new Beatles :) $$$MEGA $$$ & Mega HOTNESS

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    Re: jmeace

    um what does it matter, how many hits have you had? They're still doing what they love doing and still have fans and still make a living off of that, that's what matters. What are you gonna do with your life. Conversation over. Superficial dumbass.

  46. 46

    Re: B!tchBarbie
    but the curly one sings like he's taking a shit.. I don't get it. Your sn should be Dumb Barbie

  47. 47

    i love tay

  48. 48

    in private hanson probably says that its incredibly creepy how isaac-kevin, taylor-joe, zac-nick are 7yrs apart in age and that it is really weird how joe doesn't really play an instrument and just walks around and sometimes sings during their concerts and that nick carries the band because he has the most talent and that he totally ripped off taylor's style of singing and that the jonas brothers have creepy parents for putting themselves out there along with their much younger brother. and i bet that zac and taylor make fun of isaac for being so much like kevin but most of all i bet zac is really glad that he wasn't born a jonas because that would just be embarassing for him to act that cheesy

  49. sickk says – reply to this


    Hanson? The first boy band? Ever heard of a little group called New Kids on the Block? At the very least, they were the first, and I'm not even sure that I believe that. And so what if the Jonas Brothers covered TWO of Busted's songs, they have plenty of "original" material.

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    I TOOK THE WALK!! :)

  51. 51

    yeah perez I loved this post! Hanson would have nothing but good advice for the Jonas brothers, they've continued to make great music for a long time, yeah maybe they're not all over the stinkin' radio but they have a good career.

    I'm seeing them next month at the HOB in AC! and they're nothing but good peeps

  52. 52

    bands just this come along every five years, they are always "the new Beatles", and then they fade into obscurity.

  53. 53

    Re: DALE – i'm a huge fan of both arcade fire and the shins, but remember the shins were on sub pop records when they really exploded onto the scene (not their own), and one could argue that people have only heard of them because of their stuff on garden state (which i'm sure sub pop helped happen) that really propelled them into the spotlight. so in that way the shins and hanson had the same kinda lucky break. it's not really fair to write hanson off as irrelevant because they had one big hit when they were kids, they've had a whole career after.

    i'm not sure how much listening to their newest stuff you've done, but it's def worth a listen!

  54. 54

    i've been waiting for something like this for a while. thanks!! also i'd like to say to other commentors yes hanson is still making music and still touring, and their stuff is GOOD.

  55. 55

    Yay Perez for talking about Hanson! I love love love them.
    I'm so happy to see all the Hanson fans who responded!

  56. 56

    That just proves what top notch guys Hanson are. They aren't trying to compete with the main stream like Jonas Brothers. They have thier own independant label and are doing what they love while raising their families.

  57. 57

    hanson takes me back…wayyyy back. taylor was my favorite when i was in seventh grade.

  58. 58

    I LOVE Hanson!
    Been a fan since for 10+ years.
    they are great because they are growing up WITH their original fan base.
    i respect them and wish them the best with their ever growing family.
    and yes, definitely check out hanson.net

  59. 59

    Re: Pezzy – Besides all of the hits of their first two records? Yeah, they made their own independent record label so they could make the kind of music they wanted to make…not the kind a big record label wanted. Since then they've released several records off their record label and they've all been some of the highest selling independent records of all time. They released the single "the great divide" on itunes and it went to number one, and all of the proceeds went to a foundation in Africa. And they've been doing (and are still currently) the Walk Around the World Tour, which helps raise awareness for that same foundation. What have you done lately?

  60. 60

    LoL I've been saying that the jonas brothers were just the better dressed version of Hanson for forever! And taylor is retarded for saying that their music is completely different. Umm hello, when you look me in the eyes sounds exactly like some old school hanson lol.

  61. 61

    And good god…STOP CALLING THEM A BOY BAND!!! Just because they're all guys and in a band doesnt make them a boy band, they dont jump around and dance. Would you call the Rolling Stones a boy band? I dont think so, they're just called a BAND.

  62. 62

    Perez, I love that you always mention Hanson whenever possible! It's great. You're the best. And you always put good pictures of them up! Rock on!

  63. 63

    i hope you keep putting up Hanson posts… i can't get enough!!! :)

  64. 64

    right, forgot Hanson brothers existed… and Ellen Degeneres said Jonas were the ost famous brothers in the world. Don't know about that, so far people go nuts about them only in US, not to mention Eastern Europe, were nobody gives a damn. And Hanson brothers were a hit everywhere. Russia, Asia… just name it.

  65. tap says – reply to this


    "JONAS Brothers are more like the new Beatles $$$MEGA $$$ & Mega HOTNESS"

    Right. Hanson had only music and videos. The Jonas Brothers had music, videos, tv shows, movies AND mothereffing disney behind them. Is it even fair to compare?!

  66. 66

    The Hanson's had a long career? WHAT? They were a one hit wonder. Whateva.

  67. auds says – reply to this


    Re: Pezzy
    For those too ignorant to know, Hanson has their own record label, have helped many artists (including Michelle Branch) start their own music careers, and have had a HUGE effect with charity for poor Africans, not to mention they play to sold out shows ALL THE TIME! They keep releasing amazing albums that sell well and they make tons of money touring. The Jonas Bros won't see this kind of future more than a decade from now.

    BTW you can tell who the little girls are by their hating on Hanson and huge support for JB!!! HAHAHA.

  68. auds says – reply to this


    Re: AnotherAndyAlias
    I do believe 2 of the three Jonas Bros are 18+

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    One shiteous group praising another shiteous boy band.How "sweet". Puke

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    I think tha Hanson are way better than the Jonas Bros.
    Is it even true that the Jonas write their own music ??

  71. Ellu says – reply to this


    How sweet of them.. but i think that Jonas Brothers are more famous than Hanson (world wide). Because I live in Finland and here nobody's ever heard anything about Hanson.. but everybody's freakin' out about the Jonas Bros here! I wish that Jonas Bros in someday comes here… :) )

  72. Ellu says – reply to this


    Re: Allytta – Umm, why are we freakin out about the Jonas Brothers IN FINLAND then?? Do you know even where Finland is? :D

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    I've always thought it was impressive that Hanson wrote their own music, and didn't really know that about the Jonas Brothers (although they aren't really my taste). Pretty cool though, and does indicate some staying power!
    i dont think there needs to be a comparison though, they are two totally different bands, really. Both can be good, ya know?

  74. 74

    DALE…you suck!!!!! Do you even know what the heck you are talking about? I THINK NOT!!! Oh yeah and HANSON did have more than the hit MMMBop you all just are too busy having your heads up your a$$ to realize it!!!!!

  75. 75

    What is it with these brother boy bands and tight pants? Icky!!

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    At least the Hansons were hot. the jonas brothers make me want to puke. and let's not even start on their sickening virginity rings and shit like that.

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    Hanson is amazing.
    What gracious and gorgeous men!!

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    They're all a bunch of queer dicks if ya ask me.

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    Re: tap – Because the Jonas Brothers are SELL OUTS! Hanson had plenty offers back in the day, but they decided to stick to what they new best - their passion - music.

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    funny just thought about it the other day, there are similarities…
    but HANSON is way way waaaaaaaay better.
    oh and yeah, i still have the "tapes"…

  83. bXc says – reply to this


    I've loved Hanson for ten or so years now (damn I feel old) They're still touring and writing (when they're wives aren't having babies). The Jonas Brothers are young and hopefully have a very long career a head of them. However I think sometimes it is very tough to keep going on when you are the big it band and then everyone goes away cept a remaining few. Hanson can no longer sell out large venues but they still sell out all the ballrooms and shit which is still a fairly decent crowd (as annoying as that crowd may be).

  84. bXc says – reply to this


    Re: launce

    Haha oi I still have like 20 tapes of Hanson on tv, I haven't watched them in many many years and my bf things I'm crazy for keeping them, but I just can't bring myself to throw them away. I also still have all the crappy teen mag clippings and posters and crap all somewhere at my parents house lol.

  85. 85

    they're probably secretly thinking their gay …like everyone else in disney….especially miley slutty cyrus

  86. 86

    If they're like Hanson, does that mean they'll disappear in a year or so, and then we'll NEVER EVER hear from them again??? *praying*

  87. 87

    Yay for more Hanson post!

  88. 88

    similarities. Yes. good.good..

    this means in a year no one will remember or care about the Jonas Brothers.
    Oh, what has happened to the music industry?

  89. 89

    Hanson is doing a free concert in a week or two at the Oklahoma State Fair. haha I might have to go just for a laugh.

  90. 90

    Hanson is a great group of guys who knows how hard it is to make it in the music industry. Record companies tried to control them for so long they had to break free and do everything on their own. They aren't saying anything bad about the Jonas Brothers. They don't want to see them go through the same struggle that they had to endure at a young age.
    And yes, Hanson still makes music. Look it up, it's quite good. =)
    They're not dissin Britney, they're pointing out facts.

  91. 91

    it's funny to see their pictures side by side.
    2 sets of 3 brothers in bands together.

  92. 92

    you guys are so stupid. 'they dont write their own music, they just steal from disney.'
    UH, NO THEY DONT. nick wrote sos in like five minutes.
    and when you say that us jonas fans wont be fans in 10 years, speak for yourself. ill always be fan, so shut the hell up. kthx.
    AND, are you all so igorant? your forgetting a country that loves them just as much as the US- a little place called CANADA. they have tons of fans here too, idiots.

  93. 93

    awwww hanson…still one of my faves.

  94. 94

    The Jonas Brothers are amazing guys. As well as Hanson. Both are great bands with amazing talent. They both have great taste and are also wonderful people. Point blank, not one brother band is better than the other. Both are amazing for just living their dreams, and doing what they love to do. They are both great in their own ways.

    Personally, I am a huge fan of the Jonas Brothers. I don't listen much to Hanson, but I do believe that they are a great band. Don't get me wrong. It's just really hard to compare two different brother bands when both have different styles, and different ways of looking at things.

    Hanson and the Jonas Brothers are great bands. Period.

  95. 95

    the hilarious part is that the jonas fans think jonas is better, hanson fans think hanson is better and people ignore that both groups are basically in the same place, ten years apart. we'll see where jonas is in ten years. simply put, jonas writes good pop music. hanson writes good pop music. staying power is non-existant these days. jonas will be lucky if they're still putting out quality stuff and still have people to buy it 5-10 years from now.

  96. yajiz says – reply to this


    WTF? Why does he have to go and diss Britney Spears? I mean, if your so-called band is so successful and you think you have talent then why must you diss other celebrities. Go back to making babies you moron!…Britney has made some mistakes but people still love her and her fanbase is still huge including Perez! All these idiots seem to do is make babies and talk useless sh*t. Taylor, sweety, dissing Britney Spears or other celebrities will not bring you back to MTV nor to the #1 spot on the Billboard charts!. What Dumbassses….

  97. 97

    please tell me u did not just call the jonas bros the kings of pop? they are so unoriginal and their songs are all "been their done that"…i agree they are talented but until they get a little more dirty with themself they are certainly not the "kings"…oh yea, and all of them need to buy some bigger pants :)

  98. Pezzy says – reply to this


    Re: auds – Yeah, starting "their own record label" is something has-beens do when no major record label gives a crap about them anymore. And it's easy to sell out a venue if the seating is limited, and you're practically giving away the tickets. Why not just admit that they're has-beens and one-hit wonders? "BTW," I am not a little girl, nor do I have "huge support" for the Jonas brothers (I have heard a total of 2 of their songs), but judging from your avatar you are certainly a BIG girl yourself. Either that, or you're a tranny. Either way, you're completely unfuckable, with your round man-face.

  99. Pezzy says – reply to this


    Re: auds – BTW — I wrote that post to teach you a lesson about why it's wrong to step outside of the court of arguing on an intellectual level into the court of personal attack. "Personal attack" is actually one of the oft-taught philosophical "logical phallacies" — a way to divert attention from the real, practical, substantive issue by attacking the arguer. Rather than limiting your response to the content of my post, you de-legitimized your argument by ca

  100. Pezzy says – reply to this


    Re: auds – BTW — I wrote that post to teach you a lesson about why it's wrong to step outside of the court of arguing on an intellectual level into the court of personal attack. "Personal attack" is actually one of the oft-taught philosophical "logical phallacies" — a way to divert attention from the real, practical, substantive issue by attacking the arguer. Rather than limiting your response to the content of my post, you de-legitimized your argument by calling me a "little girl."

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