Well, this is what is posted at the web site under their bio. I know they don't like talking about it now, but basically, it sounds as if they got f*cked out of some money that was supposed to help them finance part of the tour...
"Then, in May of 2001, the wheels came off. The band found out that all of
its "untouchable" publishing money had been spent frivolously by the
involved parties.They came out publicly with what happened and why they
were off tour in the middle of the record cycle in what Chris and Jason
would later call "the smartest dumb move we ever made." The band promptly
released Hanson MGMT, Flood Bumstead, McCready and McCarthy, and The Agency Group from their roster."
Silly monkeys give them thumbs
they make a club and beat their brother down.
How they survive so misguided is a mystery.