Rockstar Playlist: Jake Bugg

England’s reigning troubadour prince picks his ultimate tour-bus jams.

ENTERTAINMENT  |  November 13, 2013By David Swanson
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The super-model-dating, guitar-strumming, aggravatingly precocious singer-songwriter shares the tunes he spins while traveling the world.



Anything by Miles Davis - “So What”

"He's the king of invention and a true muthafucka in the best possible way."



Aaron Neville - “Hercules”

"We play this whenever we can. Everything about Aaron's voice is full of belief and soul."



The Everly Brothers - “All I Have To Do Is Dream”

"I listen to the Everly Brothers all the time, sometimes I record myself singing the main part so I can try singing the counter melody over it. Only when I'm alone!"



Judas Priest - “Victim of Changes”

"My bass player, Robbo, loves metal, something had to rub off!"



Bill Withers - “Use Me”

"Same as Aaron Neville. Totally believable, timeless soul music."



Jimi Hendrix - “Machine Gun”


"We play this at sound check. Hendrix is the master, it drives our sound guy, Nick, crazy as we always do the 11 minute version!"



Aphrodite's Child - “The Four Horseman”

"There's a hippy in all of us somewhere!"



James Brown - “The Boss”

"If I ever danced, I'd dance to JB!"



Ray Charles - “Leave My Woman Alone”

"Ray Charles- un-fuckin-believable!"
 


John Martyn - “Storm Bringer” 

"He's a major inspiration, musical maverick, feel genius."



Jake Bugg's second album, Shangri La, is out November 19th.

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