Ween frontman Aaron Freeman, aka Gene Ween, has announced the band is calling it quits after 25 years together. Freeman revealed the news to Rollingstone, saying: “It’s time to move on…I’m retiring Gene Ween…It’s been a long time, 25 years. It was a good run”. The singer said he had been contemplating ending the band for 8 years; however, there’s no animosity towards his bandmates:
“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”, he said.
Ween was formed in 1984 by Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween) when the pair were in eighth grade. The band’s first big hit came from 1992’s Pure Guava, with the single Push th’ Little Daisies, which came 40th in triple j’s Hottest 100 in 1993.