Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) is an American musician and a founding member of the experimental alternative rock group Ween. Freeman, along with childhood friend Dean Ween (aka Mickey Melchiondo), started the group in the mid-1980s.
Aaron Freeman left Ween in May 2012. He played shows both solo and accompanied by Joe Young from 2012-2014. After moving to Woodstock, New York and teaching at Paul Green's School of Rock, Freeman began working on material for a new album. He assembled musicians from the Brooklyn, New York area as well as North Carolina to record the album for Partisan Records. The new band, "Freeman" hit the road in July 2014 in support of the album. The live version of Freeman featured Joe Young on bass and Zach Tenorio-Miller on keyboards, along with Chris Boerner and Kyle Keegan, who played on the album. Freeman was produced by Chris Shaw who had previously produced Ween's White Pepper album.
As of 2016 Ween has reunited and continues to play live shows together.