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*Smash Hits*

Thought you knew everything about them? Smash Hits gets the most famous brothers in pop to reveal some juicy morsels...

ZAC’S NOT REALLY BARMY......

ZAC: (shouting): People wonder why I'm weird and crazy. It's just that I'm one of those people who say. "Well. I'm gonna scream and I'm gonna go WAAAOOARGH!" (He suddenly leaps out of his chair and dashes towards Smash Hits, screaming and waving his hands about).

IKE: (recovering): People think Zac's out of control. but he's completely in control. He does it to catch people off guard.

TAY: Anyone could sit there making funny noises and everyone would think. 'Oh my God. He's a psycho.' It's just that only Zac's bold enough to go hold a TV camera and start shaking it... stuff like that...

ZAC: EEERRAOOOHHOAOEHOOOOOH!! (Uh, okay.....)

ZAC PLAYS BASEBALL WITH HIS HEAD....

ZAC:We play baseball... and instead of using a bat, I use my head.

IKE: We play different sports at different times, so we’ve never kept our skills up...

ZAC: And we never were very good at any of those sports in the first place!

THERE’S A BIZARRE RUMOR ABOUT TAYLOR....

TAY: I heard I was supposed to have made Leanne Rimes pregnant.(He shakes his head in disbelief.) You’ve just gotta block out those sort of rumors.

IKE: There are also lots of rumours that we don't play our instruments. That's a pretty bogus thing to say, because of course we do. But if people don't like your music and want to make up stuff, so what?

ISAAC ONCE DEVELOPED A MYSTERY RASH....

TAY: (sympathetically): He's always been the kind of guy who gets like that. When we first went to South America, nine years ago. Ike had a best friend who he’d known since he was born. When we left, Ike broke out in a rash. Nobody could figure out what it was. But we think it was brought on by the fact he didn't want to leave his friend.

IKE: Yeah. and I just freaked out. I'm still a little bit like that.

HANSON ARE TURNING INTO A MAD ROCK BAND...

TAY: As long as fans keep buying our records, we'll keep making them. Even if they hated our music, we couldn't stop..

IKE: But it might make us depressed!

ZAC: We'd be (pretends to cry) ‘I wanna play music.' Then we'd get a little bit depressed and we’d make records like (rasps in terrible heavy metal roar) ‘Heeeeeeyyyy! It's my musiiiiiiiiic! Eeeeeuuurrrrgh!" (Everybody laughs.)

IKE: Yeah, we'd make very alternative records like (they all sing) "You may wonder/Why I sound so angry/Look at all the pain/Spilling from my head..." (They continue for about a verse.) It's a Pearl Jam thing. y'know! (song is "Jeremy") (What's the matter with Pearl Jam?)

HANSON ARE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT GIRLS....

IKE (confidingly): We're very close. We talk to each other about everything - especially girls!

TAY: Have we met Cameron Diaz? Ooh, we've been very close. At award shows, we've run into Brooke Shields. Cindy Crawford... and we've met Jewel. We've also met...

ZAC:(missing the point) The Prodigy... (hehe)

TAY: Nev Campbell... You know, it's hard getting to know girls. But we're big fans of Cameron Diaz!

IKE: As Zac said in our video, who's not a fan of a beautiful woman? It's very true!

ZAC(summing up): If you're a guy.

ISAAC PICKS HIS NOSE...

TAY(chuckling): There's a picture of Ike picking his nose like this (rams finger up nose and laughs. But he said. "No. I was scratching my nose!"

IKE (protesting): I was! But in that video Dad made, I'm sitting watching TV and I am picking my nose. Hey, you know, everyone has bad habits! I'm not ashamed. I love my boogers! ( *LOL* HAHAHA! )

EVERYONE: Uurgh!

NUTTERS IMPERSONATE THEM...

IKE (grimly): There was a radio interview in Atlanta, Georgia, where some people pretended they were us...

TAY: Yeah. the station got three kids off the street and claimed they were us. It wasn't a joke - they were cussing and acting like complete jerks to the people who called in.

IKE: People pretend they're us on the Internet as well. Fans think we’re talking to them. but it's actually other people who are cursing at them.

THEY INVENT SUPERHEROES....

ZAC (excitedly): We all draw cartoon things... like some insect guy!

IKE (explaining): Zac draws certain superheroes that he's made up.

ZAC: Some of them have got names, but I can't tell you what. I just call them stupid names so I can remember 'em.

IKE: Like in our garage, we’ve drawn murals with storylines all over the walls. We have a lot of stuff going through our heads..