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Published: 2012/05/30

Ween Breakup is News to Dean Ween

In an interview with Rolling Stone intended to promote his solo debut Marvelous Clouds, Ween frontman Aaron Freeman revealed that he plans to retire his Gene Ween moniker and “close the door” on his longtime band. As reported by The Av Club, on his private Facebook page Freeman’s Ween partner Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo admits that the band’s breakup “is news to me, all I can say for now I guess.” In his interview with Rolling Stone, Freeman says he harbors no hard feelings about Melchiondo or the rest of the band.

It is unclear if Freeman’s statements were taken out of context or if he plans to work with Melchiondo under his given name. Ween has taken several hiatuses in recent years and has not released a major studio album since 2007’s La Cucaracha. Freeman will perform at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live on June 21 with the Marvelous Clouds band.

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