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Tom Hanson, long time fiddle player for Honky Tonkitis, announced Thursday that he is leaving the band.

"Although I've thoroughly enjoyed my time with Honky Tonkitis, I've finally mended fences with my brothers, and they've asked me to join their band immediately." Hanson said.

Hanson was referring to the musical group, Hanson, consisting of brothers Taylor, Zac and Isaac Hanson, most famous for their 1997 hit, "MMMBop."

That chart-smashing hit caused the initial fracture between Hanson and his brothers. The fiddle player walked away from the group when they refused to give him credit for writing the tune. Tom Hanson said that personal reasons lead to his departure as well.

"They refused to call me by anything other than my stage name, 'Stucco,'" Hanson said. This, combined with elimination of all violin parts on the Top Forty hit song, lead brother Tom to quit the group just as the Hanson musical star was ascending.

"I was sick of their behavior and was ready to prove that I could make stars out of any old crap band. That's when I joined Honky Tonkitis." Hanson concluded. "At this point my brothers and I have grown and matured both personally and musically. I think they're better able to recognize the musical contributions I could bring to their band."

Later Thursday Zac Hanson announced in a press conference: "We're delighted to have our brother Stucco joining us on this tour. We're not sure what he's going to do yet, run a spotlight or sell t-shirts or something, but we've really missed him over the years."

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