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Jake Wesley Rogers on His Rise, New Music and Being Interviewed by Elton John

Jake Wesley Rogers
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This week on SPIN Presents Lipps Service, host Scott Lipps sat down with rising singer-songwriter Jake Wesley Rogers. In their conversation, Rogers outlines his journey as a child of a mother who was a DJ in Missouri. Rogers was influenced by a wide range of artists including My Chemical Romance, Fleetwood Mac and Britney Spears. He also dives into auditioning for America’s Got Talent before deciding to move to Nashville to forget his own path as a musician. Elton John counts as a fan and Rogers reflected how “surreal” it was that the legendary rocker interviewed him on his show.

Rogers has worked with a number of acclaimed songwriters and producers, including Justin Tranter, and gave us a preview of what’s to come on his upcoming music.

Since it began in 2018, the acclaimed podcast has featured many of the biggest voices and personalities in music, including exclusive interviews with Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis, David Lee Roth, Shepard Fairey, Courtney Love, Dove Cameron, Mick Fleetwood, Nikki Sixx, Perry Farrell and many, many more.

In last week’s episode, host Scott Lipps spoke with Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon. In their conversation, Le Bon told Lipps how proud he was of the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination. Le Bon also traces the history of the group, Rio turning 40 this year and what lies ahead for the band.

Every couple of weeks, a new episode of SPIN Presents Lipps Service is available wherever you consume podcasts (Apple, etc.). Listen to the full episode with John Wesley Rogers below.