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Listen: Taking Back Sunday have covered Weezer's My Name Is Jonas

Taking Back Sunday throw things all the way back to 1994 and cover Weezer's Blue Album opener My Name Is Jonas.

Listen: Taking Back Sunday have covered Weezer's My Name Is Jonas
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Emily Carter

Having covered the song live many times in the past, Taking Back Sunday have just unveiled an official studio version of Weezer's My Name Is Jonas.

The Long Island emo rock heroes have kept their version of the 1994 Blue Album classic pretty faithful (and even emulated that iconic LP artwork), though it still undoubtedly has that TBS feel to it. Unsurprisingly it all works wonderfully well, with frontman Adam Lazzara using his pipes effectively and not simply just trying to copy Rivers Cuomo.

Speaking to Consequence about the cover, bassist Shaun Cooper explained, "In 2019 we were on tour… a lot! Over time soundcheck got pretty laborious. One day before a show in Cincinnati, OH somebody started playing the opening chords to My Name Is Jonas…

"We all grew up listening to Weezer. Playing this song together was so much fun and broke up the monotony of day to day touring life. We started adding the song to our setlist and recorded it on a day off in Buffalo NY. We love this song and we hope our rendition does it justice."

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Interestingly, according to setlist.fm, My Name Is Jonas has been covered a whoooole bunch live by other artists – from Good Charlotte to AFI – so it's clearly a favoured choice. And Weezer are, of course, no strangers to a good cover song themselves either; most recently, they performed Sugar, We’re Goin Down on the Hella Mega Tour, as Fall Out Boy had to miss several of those shows.

Anyway, listen to Taking Back Sunday cover My Name Is Jonas below:

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Catch Taking Back Sunday live in the UK with Alkaline Trio next year:

March 2022

1 Newcastle O2 City Hall
3 Glasgow O2 Academy
4 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
5 Birmingham O2 Academy
6 London O2 Academy Brixton

And see Weezer on the Hella Mega Tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy:

June 2022

19 Ernst-Happel Stadion – Vienna, Austria
21 Antwerps Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
22 Stadspark – Groningen, Netherlands
24 London Stadium – London, UK
25 John Smith’s Stadium – Huddersfield, UK
27 Venue TBA – Dublin, Ireland
29 Bellahouston Park – Glasgow, UK

July 2022

2 Paris La Defense Arena – Paris, France

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