They were, without a doubt, the finest stoner joke rock band New Hope had ever produced. They were everything Phish fans ever wanted Weird Al Yankovic wanted to be, and everything Weird Al ever wanted the Grateful Dead to be. They were Ween: They were mighty, they were hilarious, they were obtuse, and not for nothing, they made a pretty legit country album that one time. But alas, they are no more. Gene Ween — government name Aaron Freeman — confessed to Rolling Stone yesterday that he’d left the band, effectively rendering Ween dead. So let us bid adieu to the Weens: They gave us “Fat Lenny,” they gave us the immortal “You Fucked Up,” they even gave us, God help them, “Push th’ Little Daisies.” And lo, it was… Ween. Farewell, bros! Fare thee well!