Taylor Hanson on performing live with Conan O'Brien: 'He's got chops!'

The now-alarmingly-mature gentlemen of Hanson got the chance to step out on stage with Conan O’Brien Saturday night, when the Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour hit their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma — a collaboration due in part, at least, to O’Brien’s wife. (According to Taylor Hanson, she’s a fan.) The trio — whose super-fun new album, Shout It Out, drops June 8 — joined other notable guests like Pearl Jam as the night’s local music heroes, running through new single “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin'” and a cover of Three Dog Night’s “Never Been to Spain” (but they have been to Oklahoma, etc.) with O’Brien backing on guitar.

Just in case we weren’t already sure of this, Taylor says that Coco is a “total gentleman,” and a “great musician.” “He’s obviously self-deprecating as a guy, but he’s got chops!” says the middle Hanson (who is now 27, and has four kids of his own, so, you know, mmmbop that). “He can get around on the guitar, and he can also get around on the keyboard, and I told him when we were there, I think he should do a Conan record. I think people would dig it.” In even better news, the legendary Coco Unemployment Beard — which has been verging on vagrant for the past few weeks — seems to be back under control. “The beard was not as unkempt as I thought it was,” confirms Taylor. “I think he tamed it a little bit for Tulsa.”

Check out the trio’s performances after the jump, plus a bonus appearance from the I’m Not Sure We Can Legally Call Him The ‘Masturbating Bear’ Anymore Masturbating Bear. Children, avert your eyes.

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  • Karina

    i wish i could’ve snagged tickets to a show! conan you are amazing :) cant wait until nov 8!!!

  • mimi

    i still love hanson. they are a very talented trio.

    • sorry

      … for me to poop on!!!

      sorry couldn’t resist

  • Adrian

    i was at this show, and i must say, ive always wanted to see conan, and i got to see him and had a blast, i also took a really awesome pic and got to touch him hahaha i hope he comes back to tulsa in the future

  • Kara

    Hanson and CONAN? Do I smell a Hanson comeback?

    • Jessica

      They’ve already been pretty consistant. In 13 years they’ve released 5 albums, not counting the live albums and EPs. They’ve been one of the most successful idependatnt artest the past 7 years. To say Hanson’s having a comeback is like saying Seattle should prepare for a damp season.

  • zerk

    do u know what is the email of jason segel?

    • Cristian

      Thanks for all the great comments eoevybrdy. I love how everyone is supportive of every athlete’s goal no matter what sport. Strength & conditioning today. Good AM’s- 105lbs., 3 reps on the min. for 7 minutes. Circuit- 95lbs. for Front Squat and Push Jerk, Knees-to-Elbows sub also-11:16 minutes. Team FAST Island Lake Sprint Triathlon Sunday. Looks to be same conditions as Tri 4 Life as far as weather. Hope it has a little more shade at least.

  • J

    They sounded great!

  • wakeforce

    How is it that the “ugliest” Hanson brother turned out to be the “knockout” of the group. That Taylor Hanson is FINE!

    • Ambee

      Jordy has always been considered the knockout of the group. He’s the lead singer and all the little girls wanted to be with him. He was always, always, always the most popular brother.

      They all group up quite well, however :)

      • Ambee

        Make that grew up. Psh! I need to eat lunch and get some brainpower back!

  • Sean S.

    I don’t mean this to sound rude, but when did Zach (however he spells it) Hanson become such a great singer?! His voice is great here. They all do a great job. Conan included.

  • Maura

    Hanson all have great voices. They all switch off instruments too, and Zac plays piano guitar and drums in every show.

  • Maura

    They also own their own record label, 3CG, own a couple of recording studios, and produced their new album themselves. It’s a mixture of pop rock, with an R and B touch.

  • Noemi

    04.13.10 at 3:36 pmGlowing WormNow I bet Coco tknhis he can cut to the front of the drive-thru line at Taco Bell

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