He played in various local acts based out of the Chicago area before touring with his previous musical group She's Alive. He left his scholastic career behind soon after dropping out of Northern Illinois University.
He had a full academic scholarship, a Chick Evans Scholarship, to NIU before dropping out. Even with a full-time music career, he still picks up shifts delivering pizza in the northside of Chicago.
He was born at St. Francis hospital in Blue Island, Illinois to Richard J Rogers and Laura H Degregorio. He has an older brother named Richard. He spent his early years moving around Illinois with his family until they ended up in Tinley Park, where his mother has resided since Alex was 7 years old.
He and Sleeping with Sirens frontman Kellin Quinn both became singers for popular rock bands.