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Earlier this week, we offered Sputnik users the chance to win a copy of the new Converge single, ‘On My Shield,’ which is currently only available at the merch table on the band’s European tour.

The way the original post was worded, it appeared that the contest was in some way endorsed by the band. This was a failure on our part and we apologise for any confusion caused. I personally attended a date on the band’s tour earlier this week and bought the record myself to give away as a “thank you” to the community for all that you contribute to this place.

On Thursday, we were contacted by the band’s label, Deathwish Inc., and asked to take the contest down. We opened a dialogue with Converge singer Jacob Bannon in an attempt to reach a compromise but were told in no uncertain terms that Converge/Deathwish are to retain full control of all contests. In hindsight, we should have asked the band for their approval in advance, but we have been left in no doubt that no permission would have been granted had we done so.

I am prepared to take full responsibility for this as it was my haste that caused the situation, and Deathwish/Jacob Bannon were fully within their right to tell me to go fuck myself. Which they did.

Once again, sorry guys.

We would hate to leave you guys shorthanded, though, so the competition will go ahead as scheduled with one minor alteration – the promised single has been replaced with a super-duper MYSTERY PRIZE! We can’t tell you what the MYSTERY PRIZE is, because it’s a MYSTERY, but as luck would have it it matches the spatial dimensions of the original prize exactly, meaning I won’t have to buy a new envelope.

We asked you to complete the following sentence: “Hi, my name is Jacob Bannon, and I’m…”

After days (one, to be exact) of deliberation, there was only ever going to be one winner. And without further ado, the winner is…

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and I’m obviously very upset about something.

Congratulations, Tyler! Your MYSTERY PRIZE will be on its way to you very shortly.

///

Here’s a selection of the best of the rest:

Disclaimer: none of the following statements represents the views of Jacob Bannon.

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and welcome to WWALLLLLMARRRRRTTTTTTTTTT.

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and if you leak a Deathwish record you will be Bannon-ed from hardcore.

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and I am the only man to have ever literally punched someone with his voice.

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon, and I enjoy moon-lit walks along the beach, and petitioning the empty sky from time to time.

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and when I open my mouth every ball in the room drops.

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and just kidding no one can understand what I’m saying.

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and I’ll be your substitute teacher today.

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and my name is an anagram of Non-Bacon Jab.

Hi my name’s Jacob Bannon and you look like a fucking pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers it will be your fault.

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and tonight we’re only doing Blondie covers.

Hi my name’s Jacon Bannon and I completely understand why I wouldn’t want to be associated with this.

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and I’m taking my talents to South Beach.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed.





Satellite
07.16.10
My name's Jacob Bannon and I'm butthurt because somebody who paid money for one of my records is giving it away for free through a contest on the internet.

vanderb0b
07.16.10
^this

Electric City
07.16.10
wish staff couldve participated cuz the two staff ones up there are the funniest

Inveigh
07.16.10
these were awesome I totally forgot to ever submit anything. fuck Deathwish and Jacob Bannon though that's pretty lame. just because something's "within your rights" to do doesn't mean it's not a total douche bag move. I think I'm finished purchasing Converge albums now haha

joshuatree
07.16.10
number 1 album of the decade and this is how they treat us

Emim
07.16.10
My name's Jacob Bannon and how dare you give away one of my singles EVEN AFTER YOU BOUGHT IT.

plane
07.16.10
only decade list ever and this is how they treat us

Inveigh
07.16.10
am I the only one who legitimately just lost a good deal of respect for Converge? or at least for Jacob Bannon?

vanderb0b
07.16.10
Hi, my name is Jacob Bannon, and Sputnik hates me now, amrite?

Satellite
07.16.10
No, I seriously did too. What a prick.

inb4 fanboys rush to his side.

Inveigh
07.16.10
yeah don't get me wrong I love Converge's music but I won't be giving them any more of my cash

Inveigh
07.16.10
My name's Jacob Bannon and Jane Doe's about a dude

Iluvatar
07.16.10
haha its wonderful that you can see some of our dialogue with deathwish in the twitter feed on the right

plane
07.16.10
Nothing in this post indicates that Jacob or Deathwish were in any way rude. You all can carefully step down off your high horse.

porch
07.16.10
my name is jacob bannon and I don't care that Sputnik has been sucking my dick for years, we will remain in charge of all contests

Maniac!
07.16.10
My name's Jacob Bannon and Jane Doe's about a dude prostitute*

fixt for u inveigh

Inveigh
07.16.10
what does being rude about it have to do with it being a dick move

porch
07.16.10
you're not allowed to criticize him here inveigh, be careful

Maniac!
07.16.10
just kidding, i dont really think differently of the band as a whole. not sure how i feel about bannon atm, but i wont care most likely

Inveigh
07.16.10
oh shit my bad forgot i was on the internet

vanderb0b
07.16.10
My name's Jacob Bannon and RAH RAH RAH RAH RAH RAH!

lost a shit ton of respect for him.

Satellite
07.16.10
Bannon and Sputnik have an Ike-and-Tina relationship.

porch
07.16.10
you're all permabanned

Inveigh
07.16.10
probably not out of the question

Emim
07.16.10
"Nothing in this post indicates that Jacob or Deathwish were in any way rude. You all can carefully step down off your high horse."

har har har, you are HEElarious.

plane
07.16.10
Yah I'm sticking up for Bannon cause he's Bannon. He's fucking Bannon man! Bannon.

DiceMan
07.16.10
How stupid. $5 says the "MYSTERY PRIZE" is still teh single.

Masochist
07.16.10
"Five years of sucking Bannon's dick and he jizzes in our faces? WTF!?"

LOL...good thing I'm not a Converge fan, I'd be butthurt, too :-P.

On a different note, these were awesome. Did anyone actually turn in, "...and Windows 7 was my idea?"

Inveigh
07.16.10
planewreck droppin the bannon-hammer

Emim
07.16.10
Jacob Boneon, oh wait, wrong thread.

Inveigh
07.16.10
^YES!

ShadowAmI
07.16.10
i won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D

burnafterbreeding
07.16.10
hell yeah mine made it on to the best of!

StreetlightRock
07.16.10
Dave I think... I'm in love with you.

burnafterbreeding
07.16.10
but i didn't win.


but I will say, fuck Jacob Bannon after this, fucking dickhead. I still love Converge, but this pretty much cemented by inkling of his sheer dickheadedness.

Tits McGee
07.16.10
pretty gay

DiceMan
07.16.10
BRB, troll rating Converge discography.

JacobBannon
07.16.10
hey guys

oh don't mind me, i'm just being a huge FAGGOT

JacobBannon
07.16.10
hey "burnafterbreeding" FUCK YOU
you can talk some shit when you get some sick neck tats like me, pussy

Inveigh
07.16.10
JacobBannon is remarkably self-aware

acADHDemy
07.16.10
wal-mart and blondie covers were funniest.

Skimaskcheck
07.16.10
i thought he was meant to be a really nice guy or something? hm

Iluvatar
07.16.10
sputnik fails me

musicConsumer
07.16.10
My name's sputnik and i'm butthurt that my dick sucking didn't result in a Converge album that I will inevitably download illegally.

Transient
07.16.10
jacob bannon's actually a pretty nice dude

TRMshadow
07.16.10
Yay, one of mine made the top 13

Counterfeit
07.16.10
Well. I didn't pay for their albums anyone, so I don't give a fuck.

Counterfeit
07.16.10
anyway* not anyone

WeepingBanana
07.16.10
maybe if we spark so much controversy he will reference us in his next album. but then again, we wouldn't be able to understand it anyways

joshuatree
07.16.10
wait are you people seriously mad at jacob bannon

joshuatree
07.16.10
or deathwish

i mean really

Inveigh
07.16.10
i could really care less, but it doesn't mean i don't think it was a douchey thing to do. and i now will never feel guilty about not paying for Converge music, so in that sense it makes me happy

Electric City
07.16.10
guys :(

Poet
07.16.10
lol@Dave getting chewed out by Bannon

Willie
07.16.10
The guy has the right to control his music and how the band's name is used. I've never heard Converge before, but apparently he feels that the contest could cast the band in a negative light.

I think that he should let people have a bit of fun, but whatever. It definitely doesn't give anyone an excuse to pirate their music (not that anyone seems to need an excuse) or think that the band are a bunch of assholes.

WatchItExplode
07.16.10
lolololololool.....Ha Ha Ha, this is beyond hilarious, and Jane Doe was a pre-op transsexual

TheBloodening
07.16.10
Anyone who talks shit on Converge must get permabannoned*

Srsly tho I didnt expect this from Jake

TMobotron
07.16.10
"The guy has the right to control his music and how the band's name is used." That's true, but we all have the right to come on here and bitch about it too. We could say fuck you Jacob and fuck your band, but that would make us douche bags. Still, we have the right to do it.

It's all about how you act within the rights you have, and this contest wouldn't hurt anything. In fact it would probably just give the band even more attention through this site (like we haven't given enough). Honestly it's probably mostly Deathwish who prevented this from happening, but most importantly we don't know who gave the official no, so it's fucked up to blame Bannon for it (unless someone knows for sure it was his choice, in which case I would like to be enlightened).

The point is it sucks and I'm pissed, but I'm not pissed off at anyone in particular, just pissed.

And if the Mystery Prize is still the single, I love you.

combustion07
07.16.10
Meh, it was a fun contest anyway.

ShadowAmI
07.16.10
haha yea i hope the mystery prize is at least a record of some sort.

Enotron
07.16.10
haha, did he actually say "go fuck yourself"?!

AnotherBrick
07.16.10
what a faggot. more reason for me to hate them

Foxhound
07.16.10
omg lol

AnotherBrick
07.16.10
"thank you sputnik for putting our album at number 1 of the decade, here is 10 free copies for you to distribute to our fans on your site"

ShadowAmI
07.17.10
where did that quote come from?

Emim
07.17.10
Everyone should realize that Bannon owns Deathwish, so it's not like the label just put the kibosh on the contest.

Regardless of if it's his right to do, he's still a douche for doing this.

AnotherBrick
07.17.10
he texted me that

ShadowAmI
07.17.10
lol

shrapnel
07.17.10
"but apparently he feels that the contest could cast the band in a negative light"

and making their album #1 for the decade must also cast the band in a negative light. It's his right to do this, I understand, it's still a dick move and he obviously doesn't know/care that so many people on here love this band
btw best answer:"My name's Jacob Bannon and RAH RAH RAH RAH RAH RAH!"

acorncheese
07.17.10
How the fuck is he going to know if you send the single to the winner? Do it anyway. That's ridiculous.

liledman
07.17.10
yay i made the shortlist.

jacob bannon is a really nice dude, when he played in melbourne at the start of the year, he spent time after the show shaking hands and talking to whoever came up to him - and there was a lot of people. dont usually see dudes stick around that long to chat to fans.

and also of course deathwish is going to take a tough stance, even if it is about jacobs band. i mean how do you think deathwish got this big? theyre a business, making business based decisions. they have to take this stuff seriously even if it is only one 7"...

combustion07
07.17.10
Holy crap I made the list too!

Enotron
07.17.10
seriously though, dave, were they actually rude("Deathwish/Jacob Bannon were fully within their right to tell me to go fuck myself. Which they did.)? Or was it just a disagreement?

Counterf3it
07.17.10
It was already paid for though, only x amount of copies are being sold on a european tour. How do you think us American blokes are gonna be able to get it? Oh wait, we can't. At least 1 could. (I'm not saying an american would win, just sayin.)

Counterf3it
07.17.10
Well then I guess that changes everything. I still think that since it was paid for, they shouldn't give a fuck what happens. I understand that money isn't everything but shouldn't they be honored that people are trying to win it cuz they're so kvlt they only make it available like that? haha, nevermind, im just rabbling bout nothing.

bloc
07.17.10
Arrived late to this party but what the hell is this bullshit? It's been repeated a million times already but Dave, you should have been able to do whatever you wanted with that record. Stupid ass record label.

Captain North
07.17.10
My main problem with this is that Dave essentially payed Bannon to advertise for him. From a business perspective that's a good thing. Yes, he should have asked for permission first and yes Bannon is totally within his rights to say no. Doesn't really make him a dick, it just makes no sense to me. Particularly since this is a community that practically hero worships him.

Deviant.
07.17.10
So taking Dave to the next Converge gig, apparently the man knows how to party

Athom
07.17.10
He's a nice dude. I'm kinda bummed this didn't work out.

Satellite
07.17.10
How does this contest paint him in a negative light? Also, we all obviously realize that he's within his right to oppose this, but considering a large percentage of this site (myself included) consider themselves Converge fans (which I assume is why Dave started this contest in the first place), WE have every right to view this as a complete dick move on his part.

tinkrbel
07.17.10
"WE have every right to view this as a complete dick move on his part"
pretty much


Locrian
07.17.10
This is just perfect. My computer breaks, and a contest happens without me knowing. Oh well, I wouldn't have won anyway, I suppose.

Bulldog
07.17.10
hi im jacob bannon and wait who the fuck is jacob bannon

???

ShadowAmI
07.17.10
vocalist for converge

Satellite
07.17.10
bulldog u dum?

Bulldog
07.17.10
oh thanks shadowami

Ire
07.17.10
SadAmI

ShadowAmI
07.17.10
why SadAmI? haha

Lelle
07.17.10
It would be fun if you could write out the entire conversation between you and Bannon in a staff blog but I guess that is quite a dickhead move, too

Iluvatar
07.17.10
How people wouldnt get that a contest where people essentially put words into Jacob Bannons mouth could potentially be damaging to him is beyond me.

acADHDemy
07.17.10
Hi my name is iluvatar and im super-srs

Satellite
07.17.10
How is it in any way damaging to him, John? I mean, if THAT'S the issue, then why the fuck were those words that have been "put into his mouth" posted on this blog?

Basically what I've surmised from this is that Bannon is a prick with no sense of humor.

robin
07.17.10
who is jacob bannon

Counterf3it
07.17.10
some fag who goes rahrahrahrah a lot

robin
07.17.10
i'm definitely too scared to go to their show in brighton now what if he knows i'm about these parts?

cvlts
07.17.10
lol converge losin sputnik-cred in this thread.

ConsiderPhlebas
07.17.10
Hi my name’s Jacob Bannon and you look like a fucking pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers it will be your fault.



Well.

Inveigh
07.17.10
yay for underground music

it's gotten to the point where even dudes in bands like Converge have their heads completely up their own asses

Iluvatar
07.17.10
wait wait wait, the point here is that Bannon doesnt want this to seem as though its officially endorsed by him. the contest is currently 100% no related to Converge or Bannon in any way now, as he made sure to make that clear.

now, i know most of you can be short sighted and frankly retarded, so here we go: if Bannon had in fact approved of this he would, regardless of disclaimer, essentially be sponsoring whatever we posted. Two things could have happened that would not have been good, either he gets some idiot who posts one of these as though he actually said it (believe me, less factual things have spread like wilfire on the internet), or else he himself filters through them and picks and chooses which ones he will allow to be used or not. Either way, not good for the site is it?

I mean one outcome could have been him just saying whatever, but I think you guys are getting all sorts of butthurt for no more reason other than the fact Bannon didn't want to be directly related to a contest that he didn't even help create/supply the prize for, regardless of the fact said contest (as seen by the Mel Gibson entry) could be construed in certain (idiotic) circles as tasteless and damaging.

Iluvatar
07.17.10
and if anyone doesnt want to read all that, this is a summary:

go care about something else

Zeno
07.17.10
Hi, my name is John Hanson and my personality has all the appeal of a crinkled anus expelling feces and gas in a crowded subway

PanasonicYouth
07.18.10
"Hi my name’s Jacob Bannon and you look like a fucking pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers it will be your fault."

ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
fucking win

Inveigh
07.18.10
Iluvatar: by writing that gigantic comment it really seems like you care a lot more about this than any of the users who were just making fun of Bannon and calling him a douche. I didn't even enter the contest, I could care less whether or not the record was given away. I simply think it was a douchey move and I didn't expect it from the vocalist of Converge. Nothing more, nothing less.

Lelle
07.18.10
I wouldn't be particularily surprised if Bannon - actually - had no sense of humor, considering he is the man who wrote the lyrics for, well, Converge's entire discography

Athom
07.18.10
iluv hits the nail on the head but the throng continues with their cacophonous bullshit.

Enotron
07.18.10
"john explains to the retards why they're retards and they still don't realize they're retards"

yeah people whose opinions diverge from a staffer's opinions are retarded

Satellite
07.18.10
"I didn't even enter the contest, I could care less whether or not the record was given away. I simply think it was a douchey move and I didn't expect it from the vocalist of Converge. Nothing more, nothing less."

THIS. I didn't enter either. It's just lame to see how vapid and douchey Jacob clearly is. It would not have harmed his reputation the slightest bit to allow this contest to exist, and you srsly have some pretty hilarious delusions of grandeur if you think this site is capable of making that kind of impact.

It's not worth arguing about anymore, though. People like Iluvatar are going to keep riding Bannon's sack no matter what.

PanasonicYouth
07.18.10
"It's not worth arguing about anymore, though. People like Iluvatar are going to keep riding Bannon's sack no matter what."

because none of you were riding it before this happened
bitches need to get over it

AnotherBrick
07.18.10
we'll let him decide Eno.



shrapnel
07.18.10
"you srsly have some pretty hilarious delusions of grandeur if you think this site is capable of making that kind of impact." lolololol!
so was the problem the contest's format itself or the prize?

Iluvatar
07.18.10
Its funny, because personally I think its dumb Bannon cares about this enough to actively have disassociated himself from it. It just makes complete sense why he would decide not to want his band be a part of it, and there is no reason to call him a faggot or think less of him. Theoretically, his name is a brand and he has to protect it. He isn't some rich guy who doesn't have to worry about small stuff like this, something adverse coming from this might actually effect his income.

and what are you talking about satellite? the contest itself really has nothing to do with it. however, the quote "Hi my name’s Jacob Bannon and you look like a fucking pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers it will be your fault." now exists on the internet, and if this had been approved by Bannon, even as a joke it could be construed completely the wrong way. Its not an issue of site influence, just of words.

once again, i disagree and dont know why bannon/deathwish would actually care, the small amount of publicity they get from this is certainly worth the small, small chance for something negative to occur, but it makes complete sense to me why they would just make the decision to clear it altogether.

Emim
07.18.10
"itt: john explains to the retards why they're retards and they still don't realize they're retards"

Hi, John. Quit blowing yourself.

TheSpirit
07.18.10
"Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and just kidding no one can understand what I’m saying."


This one had me in stiches

Romulus
07.18.10
Agreed Spirit I actually have no idea what went on here but that quote is fantastic

Emim
07.18.10
My favorite was the welcome to wal-mart and window's 7 was my idea.

burnafterbreeding
07.18.10
[quote]This one had me in stiches[/quote]

kudos to me.

burnafterbreeding
07.18.10
looks like thats not how you quote on the blog

Inveigh
07.18.10
"once again, i disagree and dont know why bannon/deathwish would actually care, the small amount of publicity they get from this is certainly worth the small, small chance for something negative to occur, but it makes complete sense to me why they would just make the decision to clear it altogether."

I guess I'm just confused why you guys still posted all the quotes then. It seems to me that the issue isn't with giving the album away, but putting words in Bannon's mouth.

Inveigh
07.18.10
alright well thanks for clearing that part up

burnafterbreeding
07.18.10
in the end I think we should all just go out for pizza.

SeaAnemone
07.18.10
I don't listen to Converge and it's pretty clear that Bannon's requests are absolutely reasonable and justified.

Kinda like I don't know Iluvatar at all but I completely agree with what he said here.

DFelon204409
07.18.10
Ya you guys should really just stop all of this discussion. They are within their rights. The end.

tinkrbel
07.18.10
the fact that theyre within their rights doesnt change the fact that he comes off badly.
Bannon is within his right to do this and we are within our rights to think hes a douche for doing it

Iluvatar
07.18.10
but you're dumb for thinking it is all!

the song isnt that good tho

tinkrbel
07.18.10
"but you're dumb for thinking it is all!"

says Iluvatard


Iluvatar
07.18.10
Thread locked

AnotherBrick
07.18.10
nooooo

plane
07.18.10
It's not as if anyone here knows what was said or how he said it, which would indicate whether or not he was being a "douche." The action itself isn't by any means rude of Bannon, or "humorless," just business. Pretty much what John is trying to say.

DFelon204409
07.18.10
Ya. Everybody saying anything more than 'oh it's unfortunate the contest didn't work out' is just speculating.

tinkrbel
07.18.10
well speak up Dave! end the speculation

ShadowAmI
07.20.10
sooo... whens my prize coming :p

viewerslikeyou
07.20.10
yessss got 2 in the top

this contest is the only thing that convinced me to stop lurking around and actually make an account

AbyssalCreation
07.21.10
I think he saw that 2 star of Axe To Fall someone wrote here that made it to digg or something ha ha.

TheyTookOurJobs
07.23.10
I just think it was rude of Jacob to have told Dave to go fuck himself. Seemed rather douche-y.

qwe3
07.23.10
Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and just kidding no one can understand what I’m saying.

Hi, my name’s Jacob Bannon and my name is an anagram of Non-Bacon Jab.

my faves

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