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The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz Talks Tapping Into His Emotions Before Getting Onstage

The Lumineers
(Credit: Danny Clinch)

This week on SPIN Presents Lipps Service, host Scott Lipps sat down with The Lumineers‘ Wesley Schultz. In their conversation, the singer/guitarist traced the band’s origins, sharing how they came up with the band’s name, how playing the open mic circuit lead to their discovery and what it’s like to open for artists like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and U2.

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 the previous edition episode, Lipps sat down with April cover star Yungblud for the second time to reflect on his 2022. In their conversation, Yungblud talks about the importance of Nirvana’s original SPIN cover and what it meant to him, how he steadily built his career and how he grew up around music. He also gets into how Britpop influenced him growing up, working with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and the new rock movement.

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 The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz below.