The Hanson brothers had to walk away from work on their latest album as their fighting threatened to break the band up.

The siblings headed back to the studio together last year (12) to begin work on their sixth album, Anthem, but they had to stop the sessions due to bitter arguments between the brothers.

Drummer Zac Hanson insists it was the first time the brothers have ever had to stop work on a record to sort out their personal differences, telling Britain's Daily Star, "For the first time ever we started to make an album, then stopped. We were fighting to such an extent we said, 'Let's take a break'."

However, Zac insists the fighting actually improved the songs, adding, "There was a lot of fight in the album and it created a bigger sound."