DISGRACELAND

By iHeartRadio & Jake Brennan

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Subscribers: 5198
Reviews: 23

Mike E.
 Apr 6, 2020
Very interesting. Thoroughly researched and cleverly presented. Sometimes I wonder where hard facts end and educated conjecture begins but, it's all in fun so I just enjoy.


 Feb 11, 2020

Bill F
 Oct 21, 2019
Easily my favorite party of any podcast is hearing "what I played for you at the top of the show wasn't great music" to start some of these that get deep and dark quick with such a light tone makes it feel that much more genuine. love this.

Frank
 Sep 27, 2019
The best. Period.

Jeff Hindmarsh
 Jul 6, 2019
Excellent, engaging format with entertaining and deeply factual content. A devoted listener from Australia.

Description

Murder, infidelity, suicide, arson, addiction, religious cults, drug trafficking; this podcast explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rolling Stones, XXXTentacion, Cardi B, the Grateful Dead, Tupac, Biggie, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley and more. Why? Because real rock stars are more like feral, narcissistic animals than functioning members of society and that is precisely what makes them so damn entertaining. If you love true crime and you love music, you will love this award winning podcast. Disgraceland is a scripted, single voice narrative storytelling podcast that melds music, true crime, history and transgressive fiction. Disgraceland is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. Certain dialogue and scenes are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most scripted entertainment mediums based on true events. Sources for each episode are available at disgracelandpod.com.

Episode Date
The Rolling Stones (Part Two): Swinging London, Keith and Stolen Jewels, Princess Margaret Way Too High, Busted at Redlands and More
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The Establishment strikes back in this second installment of the Rolling Stones time in Swinging London. UK pop star Donovan is busted, a precursor to the Stones Redlands bust. Mick Jagger is in jail looking at hard time. The tabloids and the coppers are in league to bring down the disruptive Rolling Stones while the myth of Keith Richards is born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 30, 2020
New 27 Club episode available in the 27 Club feed
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Want to hear the story of Jim Morrison progress? Subscribe to the 27 Club feed by searching “27 Club” on Apple Podcasts, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. 27 Club episodes are not available here in the Disgraceland feed. They are only available in the 27 Club feed.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 25, 2020
Rolling Stones (Part One): Swinging London, a Prison Break, East End Gangsters and the Anti-Beatles
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London was swinging. Keith Richards was in jail. The Kray Twins were menacing about. Brian Jones was on too much LSD. Aristocrats were tripping over themselves to hang out with the Rolling Stones. England was smitten. The London Establishment was freaking out and the Stones’ manager wanted to know one thing: Would you let your daughter marry a Rolling Stone?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 23, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 2: Los Angeles Is on Fire, and Jim Morrison Returns from the Desert with a Killer Tale.
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While L.A.’s Watts neighborhood erupts in riots, Jim Morrison fights a riot in his own mind. His internal struggle between reality and fantasy leads him to hold a friend at knifepoint, heckle his soon-to-be bandmate, and return from a trip to the desert with a mysterious tale of murder. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 18, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 1: Prelude to a Riot, a Highway Soul Transference, and the Wrath of Janis Joplin
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Jim Morrison died mysteriously at the age of 27 after a life of confrontation and chaos. He actively tried to cause riots from the stage. Dared cops to arrest him. Became someone else on the side of a highway. Was put in his place more than once by an irritated Janis Joplin. All these stories and more in the season two premiere of The 27 Club. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 18, 2020
27 Club Season 2: Jim Morrison | Official Trailer
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Introducing season 2 of the 27 Club. Twelve episodes on Jim Morrison of the Doors, his life, and his mysterious death. Listen to hear the insane details behind Jim Morrison's music, the chaos he caused and the fantasy he lived to uphold. Riots, indecent exposure, psychedelic exploration and cameos by other 27 Club members, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the ghost of Brian Jones not to mention Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, the Ramones and more. From the creator and host of the award winning DISGRACELAND podcast, Jake Brennan brings you a new season of the 27 Club that is not to be missed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 11, 2020
Prince: Control, Ecstasy, Dark Funk and Fentanyl
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Few pop artists achieved the dizzying creative and career highs that Prince did. An artist who famously stayed away from drugs and most anything that would cause him to lose control, Prince was aided in his legendary musical output by a small army of creative alter egos, who helped him maintain control and helped him reign supreme as one of the greatest pop musicians of all time, until of course, all control was lost. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 09, 2020
After Party 10 (Mini Episode)
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A Studio 54 throwback, a sneak peek at Prince, reviewing the reviews with Citizen Critic. Getting weird with Dave and taking in the scene with a gangster lean with Love and of course, me reading the phone book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 02, 2020
Studio 54: Disco Decadence, a Dead Body and Bags of Cash
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In the late seventies, Studio 54 was the place to be for musicians and celebrities alike. John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and others all famously hung out at the notorious club where hedonism was part of the venue’s allure. The success of Studio 54 was sudden and massive, resulting in mountains of cash, cocaine, jealousy, revenge, an FBI raid and an ironic ending for one of its owners. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 26, 2020
Jake Brennan Interprets Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters’ Tour Rider in His Commencement Speech to 2020 Graduates. It’s the Commencement Speech WE ALL Need Right Now
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Did you or a loved one just graduate and miss out on a commencement and graduation speech? Or do you just love great advice rooted in an undeniably effective rock ’n’ roll ethos? Either way, you need to hear DISGRACELAND’s Jake Brennan dispense career advice to the class of 2020 through the lens of Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters’ legendary tour rider. Want to succeed in you career? Then be more like Dave. This content was originally published Friday May 15 as part of iHeartRadio’s “Commencement: the podcast” series with speeches by others including––but not limited to––Hillary Clinton, John Legend, Bill and Melinda Gates, Smokey Robinson, Ryan Seacrest and more.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 19, 2020
Nipsey Hussle: A Crenshaw Murder, Community Activism, Rollin ‘60s and Lost Potential
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Nipsey Hussle was more than just one of this generation’s most promising voices in hip hop. He was a social activist, a community leader and aspirational entrepreneur. His death was senseless and set off grief stricken testimonials from some of the biggest names in hip hop as well as from some of the biggest names in our culture period. It also set off a riot in the streets of Los Angeles where he came up on and was shot down on. He was taken from us too soon and we’re still searching for answers.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 12, 2020
Ozzy Osbourne: The Prince of Darkness, Randy Rhoads’ Plane Crash and the Saving Grace of a Strong Woman
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Ozzy Osbourne, along with bandmates, Black Sabbath invented heavy metal and throughout Ozzy’s post-Sabbath solo career he would invent new, self destructive forms of sabotage. Arrested at an early age for breaking and entering, Ozzy Osbourne refused to conform to societal norms and common decency. He would go on to be arrested numerous times and escape too many near death experiences to recount, including a plane crashing into his tour bus that would ultimately kill a dear friend and bandmate.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 29, 2020
Entire 27 Club Season 1 on Jimi Hendrix Available to Binge Now in 27 Club Feed
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27 Club Season 1 featuring twelve episodes on Jimi Hendrix is now available for you to binge in the 27 Club feed. Episode 12 launched last week and detailed the many conspiracies behind Jimi’s death. If you haven’t yet heard the season finale, it is available for you here. If you’re ready to binge the entire series from the beginning you can search “27 Club” in your podcast app to access all 27 Club episodes in the 27 Club feed, all hosted and produced by Disgraceland’s Jake Brennan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 16, 2020
Run DMC: Innovation, Evolution and the Mysterious Death of Jam Master Jay
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Run DMC is directly responsible for elevating hip hop to previously unimagined heights. They took rap music into an entirely different direction and helped mainstream the genre. They were beloved as musicians, innovators and people. None more than their DJ, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, which makes understanding his senseless murder near impossible. Who killed Jam Master Jay and why? And why are there literally zero suspects when there were numerous eyewitnesses? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 14, 2020
Joe Exotic: Tiger King, Budding Country Star, Confidence Man Extraordinaire
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Joe Exotic, the gun toting, mullet wearing, polyamorous subject of the hit Netflix series, Tiger King was more than just a murder-minded conman. He could sing! You saw those videos. We did too. As a singer, Joe’s voice belied the tortured Everyman experience of some of the best country music crooners, hinting at deep trauma resulting from unspeakable loss, assault and violence. Most of which was for the most part, left on the cutting room floor of the popular Netflix series and is on display in this special Covid-19 bonus content episode of Disgraceland. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 07, 2020
John Denver: A Folk Singer, a Sniper and America’s Darkest Day
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(A special bonus episode of Disgraceland during this prolonged period of Covid-19 lockdown to help you pass the time.) John Denver was arguably one of, if not the biggest star of the seventies. His easy listening mainstream folk and his squeaky clean, environmentally friendly image made him a favorite in homes all across America. But was John Denver hiding a dark secret? One born of a mysterious military upbringing? A secret he would do anything to protect? A secret, he took to his early grave but that may soon see the light of day depending on numerous Freedom of Information Act court challenges?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 01, 2020
Little Richard: Sex and the Duality of the King and Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll
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Little Richard is the originator. Without him it’s hard to imagine the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John or even Led Zeppelin. He blazed a trail through popular culture that previous to him did not exist. His music was completely original for the time, the essence of rock ‘n’ roll, filled with impassioned energy, fueled at times by large quantities of drugs and always brimming with sex. The sex, the drugs, and the party for Little Richard, it was as endless as the manic energy that drove his music and it all nearly derailed him––several times––landing him behind bars and on the wrong side of the gun.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 31, 2020
Covid-19 Disgraceland Programming Check In
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Checking in. Here to help and keep you entertained and hopefully shine light on different ways we can all help one another get through this extremely anxious time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 26, 2020
Jake Presents: The Season Finale of Dear Young Rocker: AURAL SKILLS
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In this final episode of season one, young Chelsea starts coming up against some obstacles in her new chosen major of music and sound recording. She is feeling inadequate in her musical ability once again and it hinders her bonding with her classmates. Against her own instincts, she continues an internet-based relationship. Musician and poet Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz chimes in with a guest letter describing her own early songwriting experiences and influences. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 25, 2020
Jay Z: Street hustle, a Nightclub Stabbing, a Near Drug Bust and the God MC
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Jay Z’s career defies easy categorization. His artistry and business sense are as influenced by his past career as a drug dealer as they are anything else. Jay Z has reached unprecedented heights as an entertainer and an entrepreneur, and it almost never happened. All because of a stabbing. A stabbing that was influenced by that same street hustle that created “Jay Z”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 24, 2020
Guns N’ Roses (Part 2): Real life Rocket Queen, Raging Press, Recovered Memories and the Riverport Riot
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Post Appetite For Destruction, Guns N’ Roses defined the word “dysfunction”. As the band prepared for their follow up release, singer Axl Rose was losing a very public battle with the press while heroin and alcohol threatened to completely derail the band. Axl’s “recovered memories” continued to fuel his erratic behavior and thus he continued to drive his band closer and closer to the edge. It all came to a head in St. Louis at the infamous “Riverport Riot”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 17, 2020
Guns N’ Roses (Part 1): Brawling with David Bowie, Juvenile Delinquency, Dealing Dope and Two Dead at Donington.
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Few hard rock bands lived the life portrayed in their songs as authentically as Guns N’ Roses. Singer, Axl Rose was driven by deep seeded demons that drove the creation of his band’s legendary debut album, Appetite For Destruction as well as his legendary bad behavior. His band was hardly any different. Nearly dysfunctional from drug use and excess, their record label feared they would all die before their first album was even released. Listen to part 1 of Guns N’ Roses saga in Disgraceland complete with highly entertaining cameos by David Bowie, Joe Perry, Mick Jagger and others. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 10, 2020
Disgraceland Season 5 Trailer
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Season 5 of Disgraceland launches March 10, 2020 with episodes on Guns ‘N Roses, Jay Z, Prince, Selena, Little Richard and more. Hosted by Jake Brennan and winner of the recent 2019 “Best Music Podcast” award by iHeartRadio and named to Apple Podcasts “Best of 2019” list for the second straight year, Disgraceland is set to explode into your ears once more with all of the crime, grime, scandal and drama you’ve grown addicted to. Check out the trailer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 04, 2020
Introducing Rivals
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Starting February 26th, join Steven Hyden and Jordan Runtagh as they explore the most notorious feuds in the music business. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 27, 2020
E1: Batman
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With the release of the Harley Quinn movie Birds of Prey and Joker's night at the Oscars, Scott and Greg discuss a review of 1989's Batman, find some interesting DVD and product reviews, and make some Oscar predictions of their own.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 10, 2020
Introducing Citizen Critic
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Starting February 10th, join musician Scott Janovitz and scientist Greg Conley as they critique the critics of some favorite and iconic movies, music, television, and more. In a world where everyone’s a critic, two heroes will rise, and criticize them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 03, 2020
Wannabe Wise guys, Mobbed-Up Club Muscle, and the Night Jimi Hendrix Went Missing.
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Jimi Hendrix was missing and his mobbed up manager wasn’t about to let him stay that way. One night after a show in New York City, Jimi’s go-with-the-flow attitude got him in with the wrong crowd and into all kinds of trouble. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 30, 2020
Jimi Hendrix and a Forgotten Heroin Stash, a Very Drunk Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin Saving the Day.
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Jimi Hendrix died mysteriously at the age of 27 and in addition to being the greatest guitar player on the planet, he was a busy guy. Busy trying to smuggle heroin across the Canadian border and busy trying to not let a very drunk Jim Morrison screw up his set. These stories and more in the season one premiere of the 27 Club. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 27, 2020
After Party 9 (Mini Episode)
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A sneak listen to the upcoming 27 Club and a Guns 'N Roses episode tease. More Manson, Rick Rubin, Oscar nominated movies, Aaron Hernandez and a homicidal reason to hate the Patriots. Plus Little Richard, Bobby Blue Bland and Jake reading the phone book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 23, 2020
The 27 Club Jimi Hendrix Season 1 Trailer
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Introducing the 27 Club, a new serialized podcast hosted and created by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland. Season 1 features twelve episodes on the life and mysterious death of Jimi Hendrix and launches next week, Monday, January 27th. Listen to hear larger than life tales of kidnapping, mafia intimidation, drug busts, bad acid trips, Otis Redding hallucinations, an intimidated Eric Clapton, a jealous Keith Richards, a bloody Mick Jagger, anarchists, hippies, nihilists and British spies. Subsequent seasons will feature Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and more. You can hear the season 1 trailer now but be warned: Do what Jimi Hendrix said and "watch out for your ears". Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 21, 2020
Jake Presents: Episode 1 of Dear Young Rocker: STEAM
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In this first episode of Dear Young Rocker, the new podcast executive produced by Jake Brennan, we travel back to the early 2000’s, get to know young Chelsea and experience first hand her struggles with anxiety, problems with being a girl, and why music is so important. Listen in and don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 16, 2020
Jake Presents: Dear Young Rocker (Trailer)
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Executive produced by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland, Dear Young Rocker is a podcast memoir about finding a home in rock music and learning to flourish in your own weird way. Listen everywhere podcasts are found: https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/HSW5521806155?selected=HSW1363952847 You’ll also get the first episode of Dear Young Rocker right here in the Disgraceland feed on January 15th. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 08, 2020
Introducing: Disorganized Crime: Smuggler's Daughter
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Host Rainbow Valentine discovers her artist mom and 'businessman' dad were deeply involved in the illegal drug trade and unknowingly spent her childhood among a massive pot distribution operation. As she talks with her father in intimate interviews, Rainbow Valentine uncovers a history of her childhood that causes her to reassess everything — and gives us a unique personal window into the infamous counter-culture of Marin County in the 70s and 80s -- from Ken Kesey's acid tests and the birth of the Grateful Dead to a drug culture that hardened and became more dangerous in response to the War On Drugs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 20, 2019
The Beach Boys (Part 2): An Endless Bummer, More Manson, Hollywood Paranoia, On Stage Fist Fights, Incest, Cocaine and the Pacific Ocean Blue
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In the aftermath of the Manson Family murders, Hollywood was gripped with fear. Various investigations stitched together a deluded White Album-inspired explanation of the killing spree. But Dennis Wilson knew the truth; that he had made a terrible, irreversible mistake and that now, the sunny dream of the sixties was over and the nightmare it brought about, haunted him to his final days. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 19, 2019
The Beach Boys (Part 1): An Endless Summer, LSD, Orgies, Charles Manson and a Steve McQueen Man-Crush
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In the summer of 1968, the Beach Boys’ drummer Dennis Wilson invited a hippie guru and his grungy harem to squat in his Pacific Palisades home. Dennis was the handsome California surfer that his brother Brian wrote all those hit songs about, while the hippie cult would soon be infamous the world over as the Manson Family. What happened when the Wilsons met the Mansons would forever change Dennis, the band, and American history itself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 17, 2019
After Party 8 (Mini Episode)
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Top 5 Disgraceful Christmas Movies, Charles Manson, The Beach Boys, Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ and Joe Pesci for president. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 11, 2019
The Rolling Stones at Altamont: Bikers, Blood, and the End of the Sixties
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The Rolling Stones, the most dangerous band on the planet, envisioned their free concert at the Altamont speedway outside San Francisco as the triumphant capstone to their 1969 tour: a west coast Woodstock, and a celebration of free love and hippiedom. But the festival, thrown together in under seventy two hours and with security managed by Hell’s Angels paid in beer, was fated for a tragic and violent end... just like the ‘60s itself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 03, 2019
A$AP Rocky: Love Sex Dreams/LSD and Locked Up Overseas
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A$AP Rocky’s upbringing; Harlem, Riker’s, and his own instincts and sense of history informed his world view: A view that included not only a healthy respect for the healing powers of LSD but also to want no part of the political maelstrom surrounding our cartoon president, Donald J. Trump. The bottling and selling of American outrage, for Rocky was a race to the bottom, a distraction. Despite my own distaste for Trump and for all politicians, I respect Rocky’s decision to attempt to ascend above the fray. The irony is that A$AP Rocky’s own behavior led him straight into the political fray; jailed in an international incident and in the end, in need of the unlikeliest of political allies to help him escape. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 26, 2019
After Party 7 (Mini Episode)
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Eminem, 1969, Iggy Pop, A$AP Rocky, Things I Don’t Like (spoiler: negativity), Jennifer Aniston, Billy Crudup and Sam Shepard. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 19, 2019
Whitney Houston: Cracks in the Mirror, Crack on the Mirror, and One Fateful Choice
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Whitney Houston was The Voice. A stunning beauty. An early MTV star and leading actress. But when she passed away in a hotel suite bath, the music industry gala downstairs that she was supposed to attend went on without her. How did it all come to this? The drugs and her husband Bobby Brown weren’t answers, just ways to avoid the question: what was the private tragedy of Whitney Houston? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 12, 2019
Eminem: Taking His Shot, Pulling a Glock, and Facing the Real Slim Shady
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On a single Saturday in 2000, Marshall Mathers assaulted two separate men with a pistol and fought with his wife outside a nightclub, resulting in lawsuits and charges that hung over the completion of his original trilogy of albums. For that one day, the rap persona Slim Shady had escaped into the real world. How had Slim Shady come to be, and why had he gotten out? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 05, 2019
Introducing: Murder in Oregon
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Introducing a brand new iHeartRadio Original Podcast: Murder in Oregon. In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. His murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a dangerous trail of corruption in the prison system— one that lead to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long quest, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underbelly to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke?  Murder in Oregon is now available. Listen here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 01, 2019
Big Lurch: Hip Hop Cannibal (special Halloween re-release)
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Big Lurch, didn’t just rap about standard hip-hop culture; he rapped about serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer and horror movie villains like Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, and in the process contributed to a sub-genre of hip-hop called, “horrorcore.” He also smoked way too much PCP. So much so that he could not separate his horrorcore lyrics and the horror movies he watched from reality. The result? Unspeakable. Not just murder. Cannibalism. This is a special Halloween re-release of the Season 2 episode on Big Lurch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 31, 2019
Introducing Bear and a Banjo
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Bear and a Banjo is a new musical podcast that tells the incredibly tall tale of a band that time forgot. Although history may have left them behind, Bear and Banjo rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest musical icons in history — from Leadbelly and Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Little Richard and Bob Dylan — unwittingly influencing the course of 20th century Americana. Featuring Dennis Quaid, T-Bone Burnett, and Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd. Written and performed by series creator Jingle Jared, with original lyrics by Bob Dylan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 25, 2019
Madonna: Music as Sex and Sex as Power in the Reign of the Queen of Pop
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Madonna always knew her life would be art. She rose through the late 70s New York scene reinventing pop iconography and feminism alike. But whether it was Toronto police threatening her for indecency, her short-fuse husband, Hollywood bros exploiting her charisma, or far worse, Madonna learned quick: the world doesn’t know what to do with a truly free woman. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 22, 2019
Iggy Pop: Mad Artistry, Mental Wards, and Gaping Chest Wounds
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Iggy Pop pushed rock further than anyone before him, committing to live acts of sex, sickness, and rumored suicide on stage. From his cocaine fueled bromance with David Bowie, to his search for inspiration in the voodoo rituals of Haiti, Iggy Pop never just crossed the line between art and madness. He bled all over it, and danced on the stains.





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Oct 15, 2019
Motown Records: Pimps, Prostitutes, the Detroit Mafia and the Sound of Teenage America
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Motown Records is one of the most successful musical industry endeavors or all time. The music and the megastars Motown produced; Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5 defined a generation. But that success is marred by rumors. Rumors that the record label and its innovative owner were controlled by the quote unquote black hand of the white American mob.

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Oct 08, 2019
Led Zeppelin: Dark Power, Cocaine, Backstage Brawls and Heavy Metal Magick
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Led Zeppelin were the biggest band on the planet. The great white shark of the seventies. They defined excess. The designed the avatar for the heavy metal rock star; themselves. Along the way there were violent brawls, car crashes, lots of cocaine, alcohol, satanic sexual rituals and a very freaked out David Bowie.

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Oct 01, 2019
More Disgraceland Stories: The Disgraceland Book Trailer
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The Disgraceland Book Trailer

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Sep 27, 2019
N.W.A (Part 1): Street Hustle, Reality Rap and Culture Shifting Violence
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N.W.A, the self proclaimed, “most dangerous group in America” were seen as violent, thuggish, profanity spewing criminals but they had nothing on those who were sworn to serve and protect them in South Central, Los Angeles. The group’s hard hitting beats and reality rhymes launched a “gangsta rap” trend in music that still thrives today and their album, Straight Outta Compton predicted one of the most notoriously violent events in American history. 

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Sep 26, 2019
N.W.A (Part 2): Beatdowns, Band Beef, Death Row and LA on Fire
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Part two of the N.W.A story finds the group dead center in America’s crosshairs due in part to their own violent behavior and at a crossroads creatively. Death Row’s Suge Knight, Public Enemy’s Chuck D. and a young thug from the east coast all ride shotgun to Dre, E, Cube, Yella and Ren as the group finds itself having predicted yet another one of America’s darkest moments.

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Sep 26, 2019
Disgraceland Season 4 Trailer
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Disgraceland Season 4 Trailer

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Sep 18, 2019
Introducing Hit Man
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Five years ago, veteran journalist Jasmyn Morris discovered a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors, and the fact that it’d been used to commit a triple murder. From iHeart Radio and Hit Home Media, this is the story of a man who had a hand in many of Motown’s hits, the hit on his family, an elusive author, a literal murder manual, and how the drive for money can sometimes cost too much. 

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Aug 15, 2019
After Party 6 (Mini Episode)
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After Party 6 (Mini Episode): Quentin Tarantino, Cardi B as Robert De Niro, Disgraceland Season 4 and more.

Disgraceland After Party is a bi-weekly mini-spinoff show that looks at Disgraceland episodes, news surrounding Disgraceland subjects, upcoming episode previews, insight into episode influences, listener emails, deleted scenes and basically anything and everything involving the growing Disgraceland Universe. 

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Jul 30, 2019
The Rolling Stones: Fugitives in Exile
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Gun fights, heroin trafficking, burglaries, kidnapping threats, intra-band infidelity and the greatest rock ‘n’ roll record ever made, Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones created this album as fugitives––tax fugitives––exiled from their homeland to the French Riviera and desperate to keep their career afloat after a near decade of scandal and near financial ruin amidst a cast of colorful characters including Gram Parsons, Anita Pallenberg, starlets, aristocrats, drug dealers, junkies and thieves. All of the chaos contributed to one of Keith Richards’ and Mick Jagger’s finest creative achievements, a wholly new and unique interpretation of America.

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Jul 23, 2019
After Party 5 (Mini Episode)
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Marilyn Monroe, More Cardi B, The Rolling Stones in exile, the Grateful Dead and more.

Disgraceland After Party is a bi-weekly mini-spinoff show that looks at Disgraceland episodes, news surrounding Disgraceland subjects, upcoming episode previews, insight into episode influences, listener emails, deleted scenes and basically anything and everything involving the growing Disgraceland Universe.

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Jul 16, 2019
Introducing: Noble Blood
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Introducing Noble Blood, a brand new iHeartRadio Original Podcast. The royal families of Europe are better than any soap opera: wealthier, crazier, more incestuous, more often murdered. In each bi-weekly, researched podcast, narrator Dana Schwartz will focus on a single historical royal, from the well-known to the obscure, from William the Conqueror to Princess Diana, stories of privilege, war, money, and madness. The stories are fascinating when told alone but irresistible when presented together, a woven tapestry of people whose lives were unlike anyone else’s, and yet who remained, often heartbreakingly, human. Listen at Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Jul 11, 2019
Cardi B: Bondage, Beatdowns and Big Ass Beats
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Cardi B is one of the biggest artists on the planet and one of the most successful female hip hop artists of all time. She is accused of two counts of felony assault stemming from a fight in a Queens strip club. Her public brawl with rival, Nicki Minaj is well documented as is her rise from the Bronx to superstardom via strip clubs and reality television. It’s the stuff of legend, as is her big personality and unique form of feminism. Her trial looms but has Cardi B already committed and admitted to a crime that is possibly far worse?

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Jul 09, 2019
After Party 4 (Mini Episode)
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Jim Morrison, More Amy Winehouse and more Cardi B, Fleabag, Friends and More.

Disgraceland After Party is a bi-weekly mini-spinoff show that looks at Disgraceland episodes, news surrounding Disgraceland subjects, upcoming episode previews, insight into episode influences, listener emails, deleted scenes and basically anything and everything involving the growing Disgraceland Universe.

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Jul 02, 2019
Jim Morrison: Zodiac Killer Qu'est-ce Que C'est
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This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland that is satire and not true crime. Originally released on April 1, 2019 as an April Fools joke, this episode fooled many. However, it was quickly taken off the Internet. The joke worked too well for some. After editing the episode lightly to protect the identity of the victims, here is the episode as it originally appeared in its entirety along with the original episode description below:
A special emergency episode of Disgraceland that hopes to contextualize today’s fast developing story about America’s most mysterious serial killer and his relationship to one of the most infamous musicians of all time. Warning; this story is currently breaking. Information is coming in fast and furious. The episode will be updated periodically throughout the day to reflect new info as we get it. 

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Jun 25, 2019
After Party 3 (Mini Episode)
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Tommy Lee and Courtney Love Beef, Guns ‘N Roses Deleted Scene, Varg Vikernes Gets Booted and More. 

Disgraceland After Party is a bi-weekly mini-spinoff show that looks at Disgraceland episodes, news surrounding Disgraceland subjects, upcoming episode previews, insight into episode influences, listener emails, deleted scenes and basically anything and everything involving the growing Disgraceland Universe.








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Jun 18, 2019
Slick Rick: Hustle, Iconic Flow and a Menacing Tormentor
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Slick Rick has one of the most iconic voices in hip hip history. His style is completely his own and his success owes as much to his delivery as it does to his hustle. Slick Rick worked hard to get to the top and once he made it he was nearly cut down by drugs and violence. Violence inflicted upon him by someone from his inner circle. Listen to hear how Slick Rick fought back and continued his flow.

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Jun 11, 2019
BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT AND EXCERPT!
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Disgraceland is coming to your bookshelf, your nightstand, your kindle, your whosiemickwhatsie device that you read all your favorite authors on, including I’m pleased to announce, yours truly! My book, “Disgraceland: Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly” is being published by Grand Central Publishing and is available for pre-order now and in stores October 1st, 2019. Listen for full details and to hear an excerpt.

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Jun 06, 2019
After Party 2 (Mini Episode)
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How the Elton John Interview Happened, Courtney Love, Cardi B, Slick Rick, Big Lurch and More. 

Disgraceland After Party is a bi-weekly mini-spinoff show that looks at Disgraceland episodes, news surrounding Disgraceland subjects, upcoming episode previews, insight into episode influences, listener emails, deleted scenes and basically anything and everything involving the growing Disgraceland Universe.

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Jun 04, 2019
Elton John interviewed by Jake Brennan for Icons
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Jake sits down with Elton John to discuss his new film, Rocketman for the pilot episode of iHeartRadio's new podcast, Icons: Intimate, incredible conversations with the most famous creators and artists of our time. Learn the backstories (and secrets) about where they came from, how they got here, and what’s next. Subscribe to Icons on Apple Podcasts, the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts.




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May 30, 2019
Johnny Cash: Pills, More Pills and Playing With Fire
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Johnny Cash took no shit. Was a total original. Could maneuver that big baritone around a ballad or a rave up like nobody’s business. He also burned down a national forest, crashed cars, overdosed, was arrested for drug trafficking and obsessed with June Carter. Their love affair is one for the ages. Through it all, Johnny maintained his sense of empathy and his big heart. His story is unlike any other. Listen to Disgraceland to hear how Johnny Cash played with fire both figuratively and literally.





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May 28, 2019
After Party 1 (Mini Episode)
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Amy Winehouse and XXXTentacion news. Live show preview. Johnny Cash preview. Brian Jones lookback.

Disgraceland After Party is a bi-weekly mini-spinoff show that looks at Disgraceland episodes, news surrounding Disgraceland subjects, upcoming episode previews, insight into episode influences, listener emails, deleted scenes and basically anything and everything involving the growing Disgraceland Universe.

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May 21, 2019
Amy Winehouse: Rehab, the Muse and a Rare Talent
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Rehab, arrests, fights, hitting on Prince Harry, dramatic stage breakdowns, slagging off the press, Amy Winehouse was a rockstar’s rockstar and she was also one of the greatest musical talents of the past 20 years. Her voice was unlike any other. She modernized jazz. She gave weight to pop. When she was inspired, she was untouchable. Driven by her muse, haunted by her addictions and harassed endlessly by the paparazzi, Amy Winehouse’s story is tragic and all too familiar but her music and the way she expressed herself; entirely unique. 




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May 14, 2019
XXXTentacion: Mellow Beats and Ultra Violence
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XXXTentacion was one of Generation Z’s most talented hip hop stars but his ascent was marked by violence and drama; beatdowns, beefs (what’s up, Drake?) and abuse. XXXTentacion’s music quickly rose from Soundcloud to the top of the charts due in part to the relative loneliness and alienation he repped in his lyrics, sentiments his audience quickly latched onto. XXXTentacion’s connection to his audience was (and still is even in death) unique and powerful. Their connection via social media-fueled him, inspired him and ironically alienated him, just like his penchant for violence. What, if any of it, all led to his untimely demise?

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Apr 30, 2019
Grateful Dead: Freedom is just another word for…
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The Grateful Dead became one of the most influential bands of all time and propelled themselves with improvisation, LSD and an ethos of “freedom”. Through drug busts and CIA surveillance, they thrived and created one of the largest, most fervent and commercially consequential fan bases of all time. Freedom, LSD and improvised blues in the key of bummed the fuck out on this episode of Disgraceland. 








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Apr 16, 2019
Ike and Tina Turner: The Inventor and Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll
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Ike Turner very well may have invented rock ‘n’ roll and his wife, Tina Turner, one of the most electrifying entertainers to ever take the stage may have ascended to icon status but the couple’s road to the top was anything but smooth. It was rough and violent. Ike Turner for all of his talent as a musician was abusive and heavily addicted to cocaine and in the end did everything he could to bring his wife down with him. This is the story of the couples rise, Ike’s ultimate demise and Tina’s triumph.






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Apr 02, 2019
Snoop Doggy Dogg: Murder Was The Case
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Snoop Dogg, aka Calvin Broadus has worn many hats. Inmate, pimp, Martha Stewart’s BFF: But in 1994, Snoop was the biggest name in hip hop yet his career was about to be derailed just as it was taking off due to the murder of Philip Woldemariam, a murder that Snoop was being charged with. The streets that made Snoop, the streets he came up on and that infiltrated the raps he made and the smooth style he patented, were the very same streets he could not leave behind.

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Mar 26, 2019
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love 2: Suicide Samurai
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Grunge, grief, the Grateful Dead and a “teenage whore.” Part 2 of the Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love story picks up with Courtney’s ascent and the couple’s heroin hazed pregnancy. An escape from rehab and a punk as f*ck group hug for Gen X.

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Mar 19, 2019
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love 1: No Direction Home
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Kurt Cobain is a celebrated and defiant icon of Generation X. His wife, Courtney Love was once the most hated woman in America. Courtney like Kurt, was unapologetic, fierce, determined, ambitious, authentic and a total hypocrite. They were both totally in love and for a minute shined brighter than most. They challenged gender norms and the music industry patriarchy and reluctantly played the roles of their generation’s John and Yoko by way of Sid and Nancy all while making great music, but only one of them would make it out of the nineties alive. 

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Mar 14, 2019
ANNOUNCING DISGRACELAND LIVE SHOWS!
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Disgraceland is coming to the stage! This is the official announcement. Listen up to hear if Disgraceland is coming to a city near you and to find out where you can purchase tickets. Rocka Rolla.




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Mar 07, 2019
Disgraceland Season 3 Trailer
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Kurt Cobain - dead. Courtney Love - insane. Snoop Dogg - acquitted. Ike Turner - abusive, addicted, imprisoned, overdosed, and, quite possibly, the man who invented rock and roll. These artists make great music. They also made scandalous headlines, lots of money for defense attorneys, and, along with a whole cast of other musicians, they're all coming your way in season 3 of Disgraceland, the world's first and only rock and roll true crime podcast. Coming March 14th. Rocka rolla. 

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Feb 20, 2019
Spade Cooley: Jealousy, Torture, Murder
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Spade Cooley was one of the Postwar America’s biggest celebrities and most talented musicians. He was also a violent, drunk and homicidal psychopath who had no heart. Mean, jealous, abusive and almost totally driven by the deep seeded insecurity that he wasn’t good enough for any of the women who flocked to see him in concert, on television and on the movie screen, Spade Cooley couldn’t bare the thought of his wife with another man so he he did the unthinkable and what followed was at the time, the trial of the century. 

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Oct 30, 2018
Rick James: Superfreak, an Understatement
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Rick James may have been born into a life of crime but he was determined to make his way in life through music. He intimidated George Clinton, inspired Prince and more than likely saved Jim Morrison’s life. Rick James was rock ‘n roll’s Zelig. He was also sex-crazed, dangerous and heavily addicted to crack cocaine. Three traits that led to two separate arrests for the kidnapping and torture of two different women. Listen to this episode of Disgraceland to hear the tale of the one and only Superfreak, Rick James. 

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Oct 23, 2018
Big Lurch: Hip Hop Cannibal
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Big Lurch, didn’t just rap about standard hip-hop culture; he rapped about serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer and horror movie villains like Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger and in the process contributed to a sub-genre of hip-hop called, “horrorcore”. He also smoked way too much PCP. So much so that he could not separate his horrorcore lyrics and the horror movies he watched from reality. The result? Unspeakable. Not just murder. Cannibalism. 

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Oct 16, 2018
Keith Moon: Rockstar Excess and a Dead Chauffeur
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Keith Moon of the Who was the prototype for rock drummers. Both onstage and off. His drumming was wholly unique. Like his bandmates behavior, it was violent and like his personality it was electric. Everyone loved Keith Moon aka “Moon The Loon” and it seemed that people never tired of his always hilarious and sometimes violent, drunken hijinks until one fateful night when a crew of British skinheads took issue with the drummer’s rockstar excess. The results were disastrous. 

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Oct 09, 2018
Marvin Gaye: Father, Father There’s Too Many of Us Dying
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Marvin Gaye was born into a God-fearing home to a sweet, wholesome mother and crossdressing, philandering, pentecostal preacher who ruled his children with an iron fist. Despite his tense upbringing, Marvin Gaye found his calling - music - and used it as his ticket out of his repressive home life. He chased away his shame and followed his muse to the top of the charts; through a sea of cocaine and sex, becoming one of the biggest and most gifted entertainers of all time before sinking into addiction and depression and ultimately winding up back at home with his parents. A move that would prove to be more devastating than any of his volatile sexual relationships and more deadly than any drug he’d ever taken.

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Sep 25, 2018
GG Allin: Live Fast, Die
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GG Allin, the notorious transgressive punk rocker pushed the limits further than anyone before or after him. For GG, there were no limits. No laws. He lived and performed well outside the boundaries of the mainstream and saw himself as the leader of what he called, "The Rock 'N Roll Underground" for whom he pledged he would one day make the ultimate sacrifice: commit suicide on stage. Listen to this episode of Disgraceland to hear about GG Allin's final days. Buckle up, Sickos. To quote GG, "talk is f*cking cheap".

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Sep 11, 2018
Brian Jones: To Be On Your Own Like A Sinking Stone
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Brian Jones invented “The World’s Greatest Rock ‘N Roll Band”, The Rolling Stones but would find himself kicked out of that band just a few years after helping rocket him and his bandmates to international success. He was ousted because of his excessive drug use and his abuse of women and shortly after bottoming out, Brian Jones was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool under somewhat mysterious circumstances. 

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Aug 28, 2018
Johnny Paycheck: Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill
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Lots of country music stars wear the black hat but none of them wore it with more authenticity than Johnny Paycheck. Johnny Cash may have bragged about shooting a man “just to watch him die” but Johnny Paycheck actually pulled the trigger. He was a true outlaw and totally hardcore. Hardcore honky tonk.

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Aug 14, 2018
Frank Sinatra: Frankie Is the Reason... That the Presidents Dead
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Frank Sinatra had it all. Then lost it all. Then got it all back tenfold. He was a man of extreme talent, confidence and insecurity. And he had powerful and dangerous friends. He orchestrated some of the greatest music ever made and he also orchestrated an alliance between one friend, mob boss, Sam Giancana and another friend, John F. Kennedy that would help the latter win the white house and in the end prove disastrous for Frank and the country. 

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Jul 31, 2018
Motley Crue: Sex, Drugs And Holy Sh*t, How Are These Dudes Still Alive?
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Motley Crue frontman, Vince Neil totaled his Ford Pantera on a beer run and took the life of his friend Razzle Dingley, drummer for Hanoi Rocks in the process. Bassist, Nikki Sixx survived multiple heroin overdoses. Guitarist Mick Mars walked away from a blackout drunk drowning and drummer, Tommy Lee lived through his own Caligula-like Sunset Strip sexcapades. Motley Crue, a degenerate band of death cheating rock gods has us asking, “how are these dudes still alive?” Maybe, they’re the undead. *Producer's Note: Please consider a donation in the memory of Ian Kennedy. Ian, a member of the Disgraceland family left us too soon recently. A GoFundMe campaign has been established to help his daughter and wife and can be linked to here: https://www.gofundme.com/for-sophie-and-michele-kennedy

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Jul 17, 2018
John Lennon (Part 2): “The phony must die, said the catcher in the rye”
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John Lennon was a walking contradiction: a violent pacifist and a creative genius marred by creative inconsistency. He was gunned down just as he was getting his groove back by Mark David Chapman, a self-loathing narcissist obsessed with his contradictory hero, John Lennon, Lennon’s musical rival, Todd Rundgren and J.D. Salinger’s angsty, Holden Caulfield from The Catcher In The Rye. Hear how all of these factors and more contributed to the musical icon’s senseless murder in a two part Disgraceland episode.

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Jul 10, 2018
John Lennon (Part 1): "John Lennon, I'm going to kill you, you phony bastard."
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John Lennon was a walking contradiction: a violent pacifist and a creative genius marred by creative inconsistency. He was gunned down just as he was getting his groove back by Mark David Chapman, a self-loathing narcissist obsessed with his contradictory hero, John Lennon, Lennon’s musical rival, Todd Rundgren and J.D. Salinger’s angsty, Holden Caulfield from The Catcher In The Rye. Hear how all of these factors and more contributed to the musical icon’s senseless murder in a two part Disgraceland episode. 

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Jul 10, 2018
James Brown: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag... Of Meth.
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What happens when the hardest working man in show business takes a break? Idle hands are indeed the devil’s workshop. This episode will detail James Brown’s scorching career as well as the scorching high speed chase he led cops on that led to his arrest and jail sentencing for drugs and firearms.

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Jun 26, 2018
Michael Alig: If a Club Kid Kills, Stuffs the Body in a Box and Tells The World About It Will Anyone Listen?
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In March 1996, “King of the Club Kids”, promoter Michael Alig, after appearing on TV’s Geraldo and on the cover of New York Magazine, bashed his friend and DJ, Angel Melendez in the head with a hammer, who died quickly. His body was then dismembered and stuffed into a duct taped cardboard box. Alig proceeded to tell any one of his friends from the raging 90s NYC club scene who would listen, what he had done, but the problem was, Alig’s well known, over the top depraved behavior was such that no one believed him. “Has anyone seen Angel?” “He’s dead. I cut him up and put him in that box over in the corner…” 

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Jun 19, 2018
Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.: The Media Did It
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Who killed Tupac? Who killed Biggie? The answer has been right there out in the open for years. This episode looks at the lives and deaths of both rap superstars, the east coast/west coast beef and the media’s culpability in driving a highly sensationalized narrative that ultimately led to the murder of both men. 

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Jun 12, 2018
Bob Marley: Rasta Vigilante
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Bob Marley is known as the peace and love reggae superstar but the truth of who he really was is a bit more complicated. After gunmen raided his home, putting bullets into him, his wife, his manager and his guitar player, Bob managed to live but the lives of his assassins - all of them - were eventually brought to violent, horrific ends. And their killers were never found. Many think the perpetrator was an angry young man from the Trenchtown ghetto who those who feared him called, “Screwface” aka, Bob Marley, Rasta Vigilante. 

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May 29, 2018
Tay-K: A Nationwide Manhunt and Art Imitating Life
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The Arlington, Texas rapper was involved in two killings by the time he was 17. Arrested on murder charges and placed under house arrest until hearings were to take place, Tay-K sawed off his ankle bracelet and announced to the world via twitter that he was going out on the run. He made it from Texas all the way to New Jersey where he recorded his most infamous song, “The Race”, detailing his time on the lam. The song’s lyrics and video blurred real life and art and quickly went viral garnering over 100 million downloads. It also worked as a set of clues for authorities to use to piece together the young fugitive’s whereabouts. The viral nature of the song and video, the ensuing twitter phenomenon and infamy surrounding the young fugitive also caused tipsters to come out in droves and eventually led to Tay-K’s arrest.

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May 15, 2018
The Rolling Stones: Sleeping With the First Lady and Trafficking Heroin
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In the 1970s, the world regarded The Rolling Stones as an insular band of hedonistic and glamorous pansexual junkies. But all of the trouble they’d stirred up during the 60s and early 70s would be dwarfed by the mess they would cause in Canada in 1977. Up until that point Keith’s constitution, the band’s money and collective luck had been enough to fend off destruction, but the scandal they embroiled themselves in touched the highest levels of government, threatened to destroy the band and their so-far indestructible guitar player, Keith Richards.

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May 01, 2018
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes: Hit Me Again and I'll Burn Your House Down
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TLC’s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was known as “the crazy one”. She did, after all, burn down her NFL playing boyfriend, Andre Rison’s mansion. But given the fact that it was done after what was then one of many domestic assaults, Disgraceland chooses to view Left Eye as a bad ass… and not "the crazy one". This episode digs into what really happened that night, who Lisa Lopes really was as a person and the details surrounding her own premature death.

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Apr 17, 2018
Van Morrison: Astral Weeks, Movement and Murder
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In 1968 Van Morrison was hiding out from the New York City Mafia in Boston, Massachusetts. Recently the victim of a physical attack from a Genovese crime family member, Morrison was desperately trying to piece together a band to complete what would become his landmark creative statement, Astral Weeks. One of the musicians who would help him achieve this goal; a young, handsome guitar player from Emerson College named, Rick Philp would mysteriously go missing and eventually wind up dead. Disgraceland pieces together this story using, as one of many sources, the recently released, critically acclaimed book, “Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968” by Ryan Walsh.

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Apr 03, 2018
Norwegian Black Metal: Satanic Rebellion, Murder and Worse
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Never has there been a more extreme form of musical rebellion than Norwegian Black Metal. The genre’s founding band, Mayhem, its sister act, Burzum and supporting cast of musicians with names like, Necrobutcher, Hellhammer and Dead horrified Norway in the early nineties with supreme acts of terror, satanic ritualism, murder, arson and cannibalism. By the time the ashes settled and the corpse paint chipped away, numerous band members would be dead or in jail, convicted of arson and or murder… and a new generation of young metalheads would find their way to satanism through blast beats and dead notes.

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Mar 20, 2018
Sam Cooke: An Insatiable Libido and a Justifiable Homicide
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Sam Cooke was a lot of things: soul superstar, civil rights champion, whip smart entrepreneur but he was also a serial womanizer with an unbridled libido. On December 11, 1964, Sam Cooke, was shot to death by Bertha Lee Franklin, manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, CA. Franklin killed Cooke in what was ruled by the courts to be a justifiable homicide due to Cooke’s unruly, drunken behavior that involved him holding another women captive in his hotel room and allegedly raping her earlier in the evening. With full appreciation of the MeToo moment we are currently all living through as a culture, Disgraceland, with fresh eyes, looks into this crime and the successful effort by Sam Cooke’s family and powerful music industry colleagues to salvage his legacy and reputation by personally discrediting his victim.

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Mar 05, 2018
Sid Vicious: Love Kills... Even a Mother's Love?
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It’s long been believed that punk rock icon, Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose. However, new evidence suggests that his overly affectionate and increasingly dependent mum gave him a fatal hotshot in a final, maternal act of mercy. Listen to find out why.

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Feb 20, 2018
Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer and Getting Away With Murder
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The night before, Jerry Lee Lewis’ 5th wife died, she made a phone call to her Mom. She told her that she was thinking of leaving the rock and roll pioneer, but that he wouldn’t let her. Then, she made a second call — this one to the sister of her high-school sweetheart, making plans for the sister to come take her away from Jerry Lee later that month. Then… in mid-sentence the phone went dead. The next day, Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis was found dead. Neatly placed on top of a perfectly made bed in the newlywed couple’s guest room. Despite the bruises on her body, the blood under her fingernails, the scratches on her husband’s hands, and the mountain of other physical and anecdotal evidence, the death was ruled an accident. Did Jerry Lee Lewis kill his wife and get away with murder?

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Feb 13, 2018
Disgraceland Season 1 Trailer
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DISGRACELAND is a new true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. Jerry Lee Lewis’ 5th wife? Dead. Sam Cooke 3AM in a seedy motel? Dead. Sid and Nancy? Dead. Why? Because musicians are crazy. Because insane things happen to them. Because we love them. And because we let them get away with it. Murder! Suicide! Religious Cults! Tupac! Beck! The Stones sleeping with the first lady — wait… what? If you love true crime and you love music get ready to love DISGRACELAND.

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Aug 24, 2017