Fan First

Fan First: Converge's Nate Newton on Nirvana, Neurosis, How Misfits Skull Influenced 'Jane Doe'

From the revered musicians onstage to the diehards in the front row, we're all fans first. Revolver's "Fan First" podcast features iconic rock artists exploring their deeply felt and sometimes surprising relationships with their most formative musical heroes. Episode six features Converge bassist Nate Newton (also of Old Man Gloom, Cave In), who talks about his history with American hardcore (and skating culture), how Avail and Neurosis changed everything, the connection between the Misfits skull and Converge classic Jane Doe, the mind-bending songs that changed his life, the generational divide between bands who watched Nirvana break young (and those who didn't) and an in-depth exploration of the local scenes he inhabited. You can listen to the podcast — which is hosted by The Void's Christina Rowatt — on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, or watch above.