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Some might question his choice of words, but Hanson drummer Zac Hanson sure put a heckler in line during an August 4 show at The National in Richmond, Virginia by stopping the concert and calling her a "drunk bitch."
Zac, 27, the youngest of three Hanson brothers, was just 11 years old when his band released the pop smash "MMMBop" in 1996. But he's clearly grown up since then and is no longer the bright-eyes, fresh-faced kid bobbing his head behind the drums.
Wearing a black vest over a white t-shirt, Hanson was seated at a keyboard singing "Lula Belle," when a woman started yelling sexually suggestive comments. About two minutes into the song, Hanson stopped playing and said, "Seriously?" He smiled, tossed his mid-length hair and added, "I’m singing this beautiful song about a little girl and this drunk bitch is screaming. You can go home."
The crowd cheered in response to Hanson's retort and he continued, "I’m gonna start that verse over again so the rest of us can enjoy it."
As "Breaking Bad'"s Jesse Pinkman (who may or not be one of Zac's heroes) would say, "Take that, bitch!"
"Lula Belle" is the hidden track on Hanson's 2004 album "Underneath." The band is currently on the road touring for its ninth studio album Anthem, which came out June 16.
Zac responds to heckler at 2:15 mark:
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