Oldest Hanson warns newbie pop stars Bieber and Miley on regrettable behaviour
NINETIES pop star Isaac Hanson has issued a warning to his 2014 counterparts Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus to pull their heads in or be left with regrets.
The oldest member of clean-cut band-of-brothers Hanson — who rose to international fame with their 1997 smash hit MMMBop — told the Leader that he “felt bad” for Bieber and Cyrus because of their controversial antics.
Justin Bieber onstage in California earlier this year. Picture: Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Bieber has recently uploaded a photo of his crotch onto social media and Cyrus is becoming increasingly known for her provocative ‘twerking’ dancing.
“On some level or other I feel bad for them,” Isaac, now 33, said.
“I think in the ways those artists are behaving, they will look back and regret some of the stuff they are doing.”
Isaac Hanson says the behaviour of Miley Cyrus, pictured here in a selfie on Instagram, may come to override her music.
The Tulsa band, comprised of Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson - all now married with children- has received several Grammy nominations, sold more than 16 million albums and have just released a new album, Anthem.
At the time, the pop stars, aged 11, 13 and 16, were likened to the Beatles due to the legions of screaming female fans at their concerts.
But Hanson remained the good boys of pop, keeping a clean image from then to now.
Isaac put out a warning to Bieber and Cyrus that their behaviour could overcome their music.
“As an artist or musician, you want to be remembered for the music you make,” he said.
“Hanson will be associated with MMMBop and long blonde hair, in the same way the Beatles are associated with mop tops and suits.
“What Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber (are doing), they are ingraining a certain thing with people’s minds and they stand a good chance to regret those things.”
Hanson is in Australia touring with their new album, Anthem, will play Melbourne’s The Hi-Fi on Sunday, August 10, and have already sold out their show the night before at the Palais Theatre .
Isaac said the band’s concerts attracted hardcore fans who have been on board since they were 13, to new fans who have just discovered their music — but the “screaming quotient” remained.
“For some reason or another there’s definitely still continues to be a significant screaming quotient at Hanson shows,” he said.
“In some ways, Australian fans are more dedicated and more enthusiastic than some of our most loyal fans in the US.