Dean Ween took to Facebook to clarify remarks he made about auditioning singers to take the place of his former bandmate, Aaron Freeman
Former wonder-duo Ween have a knack for weaving strange -- sometimes a touch unsettling -- stories with their songs.
Remember 'The Jane Pratt Show'? Neither do we. Apparently it was a daytime talk show that lasted a mere five months on the Lifetime network back in 1993. Perhaps its short lifespan was in part due to such ill-advised musical guest choices as Ween, the willfully bizarre duo that was best known at the time for its minor alt-rock radio hit 'Push th' Little Daisies.'
Ween fans who were surprised by the band's breakup earlier this year will likely be totally shocked by this news. According to a report in Glide Magazine, ex-Ween singer Aaron Freeman is currently in a hospital in Belgium where he is undergoing “a transformative procedure" -- and the story suggests that said procedure may be a sex change operation. Wait, what?
The future of Ween is currently up in the air, but the duo's past as an eclectic and uncannily original band is well established. That said, a cameo in the 1994 box-office bomb 'It's Pat' -- based on the quirky 'Saturday Night Live' skit of the same name -- isn't exactly something most bands would place too high on their bios.
But since Ween aren't like most bands,
Nearly two months have passed since Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) announced Ween were over and that he had moved on to focus on a solo career, but his former bandmate, guitarist/singer Mickey Melchiondo (aka Dean Ween), still doesn't believe the split will hold. In fact, he insists it probably won't be long before Ween are back rocking together again -- much sooner than anybody realizes. "I don’t think that you’ve seen the last of Ween," Melchiondo tells mxdwn.com. "I wouldn’t be surprised if we played before the year is over to be honest with you."