Originally Published by Relix, Photo above by Jake Krolick
Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo has officially commented on his band’s future. As previously reported, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman announced the band’s split in an interview with Rolling Stone. Shortly after, Melchiondo commented on his Facebook page that Ween’s breakup was news to him. Freeman, who is a recovering addict, then reportedly tried to get the band together for another run “for the fans.”
Melchiondo recently discussed the band’s future with mxdwn.com. His interview not only hints at the band’s return but also that they may play together later his year.
When asked about his plans for the next few years Melchiondo said:
I never put anything before Ween. I dedicated twenty-eight years of my life to it. So, I don’t know. It’s common knowledge that Aaron just went away for a long stint in rehab. He’s trying to get himself sober, and get his life on track, and that extends way deeper than just Ween. And I love Aaron, he’s one of my best friends in the world, my whole life. So, I kinda thought, that maybe the band would be on ice for a year, or two, or three, or five, and I was totally cool with that. However long it took for him to be healthy and more importantly happy, I was prepared to do it, and I was going to wait for him to take the lead on it. And the next thing I know I read in Rolling Stone that he said that he was breaking up the band. And I was heartbroken. I still am. It’s only been a month. And I also knew, you shouldn’t make a decision like that, the day you get out of rehab or the week you get out, and I think he regrets it. I don’t think that you’ve seen the last of Ween. I wouldn’t be surprised if we played before the year is over to be honest with you.
Freeman recently released his first solo album while Melchiondo is focusing on his second career as a fisherman.