Concert Reviews

Converge's Jacob Bannon On Queen, Texas Wrestling and Being a Mixed Martial Arts Judge

Jacob Bannon, lead singer of the mighty Converge, returns to Dallas tomorrow night at Dada, as the four-piece promotes their latest, All We Love We Leave Behind. We caught up with him about the first record he bought, his first tattoo, how he got into mixed martial arts and his love for Texas wrestling.

Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? First album I bought with my own money was, I think, Queen's The Game. I believe it was 8-track, if I remember correctly. We had an 8-track copy in my house and we had a vinyl copy. That was pretty much it. I still love Queen. An absolutely fantastic band. Probably one of the greatest rock bands of all time. I still listen to Queen, probably, weekly. You know? My musical taste that I had when I was a kid has always stuck with me. It's never really departed or anything like that.

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Eric Grubbs is a Dallas-based writer who has published two books, Post: A Look at the Influence of Post-Hardcore 1985-2007 and When We Were the Kids. His writing has been featured in Punk Planet, Popdose, Fort Worth Weekly, The Dentonite and LA Weekly. He supports Manchester City and will never root for Manchester United.
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