After years and years of rocking venues around the world, Ween has finally decided to call it quits. While announcing the breakup, founding member Aaron Freeman (AKA Gene Ween) said the band had a good run, but it’s time to move on.

Aaron Freeman is finally ready to put his alter-ego to bed. “It’s time to move on,” Freeman told Rolling Stone from his home in New Jersey. “I’m retiring Gene Ween.”

So does that mean the end for Ween, the band that Freeman formed with high school friend Mickey Melchiondo (a.k.a. Dean Ween) in New Hope, Pennsylvania, in the mid-Eighties?

“Pretty much, yeah,” says Freeman. “It’s been a long time, 25 years. It was a good run.”

News of the band’s breakup absolutely devastated fans! Some even expressed their heartbreak all over Twitter.

We have a feeling they’ll end up back together after a lengthy hiatus.

Only time will tell.