27 Club

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 Mar 11, 2020


Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. Season one tells the story of Jimi Hendrix in 12 episodes. Season two tells the story of Jim Morrison of the Doors in 12 episodes. Season three coming in 2021 will be on Janis Joplin. 27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan, host and creator of the award winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND. 27 Club 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 27clubpod.com.

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Introducing About A Girl
About A Girl is a new podcast about the influential women behind the musical legends - women who inspired, supported, and challenged icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and Bob Marley on their way to greatness. About a Girl is executive produced by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland and premieres November 30th, 2020. Search for and subscribe to About A Girl on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Nov 23, 2020
Introducing Dead and Gone
Dead and Gone, a podcast about missing and murdered Grateful Dead fans, is hosted by Jake Brennan and Payne Lindsey and premieres October 15th, 2020. Search for and subscribe to Dead and Gone on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
Oct 15, 2020
Ice-T: Crip Rhymes, a Cop Killer, Thieving Jewels and Inventing Gangsta Rap
Ice-T stoked the wrath of the President of the United States, led the life of a successful jewel thief, ran with one of LA’s most notorious street gangs, the Crips, was a soldier in the US Army, before that an orphan and along the way, he invented gangsta rap. But it wouldn’t be rap music that would threaten his career - it would be hardcore music, particularly the song “Cop Killer” from his band, Body Count.
Sep 15, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 12: Who Killed Jim Morrison?
In the basement of the Rock ‘n Roll Circus in Paris, Jim has a few revelations, including one about someone very close to him. But it may be too late. Hours later, he mysteriously turns up dead in the bathroom of his apartment, leaving behind questions that would haunt those who knew him for decades to come.
Aug 27, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 11: Falling out of Windows, Rioting in the Streets, and Descending into Darkness
Jim Morrison’s supposedly relaxing sojourn to Paris is more tumultuous than he had planned. He gets caught up in the heroin that Pam procures from The Count, and can’t help disrupting the norm – whether it’s falling from his apartment window or getting caught up in student riots in the streets. And then Jimbo shows up, leading to more debauchery, hallucinations, and a descent into an underground world that may prove to be deadly.
Aug 20, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 10: The Doors Go Out with a Whisper, the Chilling Tale of Billy Cook, and the City of Lights Beckons 
In New Orleans, Jim Morrison plays his final show with The Doors. He knows the band is done. But he’s not thinking of The Doors. Instead, he’s thinking of one of the most chilling murder sprees in American history. And he’s thinking of Paris, a city he barely knows but one that calls to him – a place to escape to, get lost in, and become whoever he wants to be.
Aug 13, 2020
Chapter Two: Phil Spector and Ronnie Spector
Leader of the Ronettes, voice behind “Be My Baby,” and the former wife of Phil Spector, Ronnie Spector peels back the curtain to expose the darker side of one of the most infamous couples of the 1960s. Ronnie’s life with Phil takes a nosedive from rubbing elbows with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to being held prisoner in her own house.
Aug 12, 2020
Chapter One: Phil Spector and Lenny Bruce
Phil Spector’s own personal Socrates, Lenny Bruce, reminisces on the unforgettable time he spent with the Tycoon of Teen. Lenny’s tales involve censorship and the long arm of Johnny Law, Frank Zappa and Merv Griffin, and family secrets revealed after late night deli runs. All this and more in the season one premiere of Blood on the Tracks.
Aug 12, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 9: Woke Up This Morning and Got Myself a Beer...and Some Cocaine, a Little Blood, and Murder
Jim Morrison seeks to escape the fallout of the trial verdict by ramping up the hedonism, no matter who gets hurt in his wake. One girlfriend is pregnant while another disappears to Paris, all while he’s engaging in late-night coke-fueled trysts with other women. Jimbo pulls Jim deeper into the unknown with stories of nihilism and murder.
Aug 06, 2020
Blood on the Tracks Trailer
Phil Spector: Murderer. Musical genius. His story is told from the perspective of those who knew him best, his famous so-called friends. Blood On The Tracks is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND, featuring the fictionalized voices of Lenny Bruce, Ronnie Spector, Ike Turner, Debbie Harry and more. Just like Phil Spector, this podcast sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red, without leaving a little blood on the tracks. Blood On The Tracks launches August 12, 2020 and will be released weekly on Wednesdays. This podcast is explicit and features adult content.
Aug 05, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 8: Making a Scene at Ahmet Ertegun’s Party, Shooting Pool with Creedence Clearwater Revival, and a Secret Wedding Ceremony
As his trial for indecency continues in Miami, Jim Morrison stays busy walking the line between fantasy and reality. He takes part in a secret wedding ceremony that feels like a waking dream, and even imagines that he is the newest member of CCR. Meanwhile, his alter ego, Jimbo, is waking up drunk on doorsteps and ruining record executives’ couches. 
Jul 30, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 7: The Anti-Jim Morrison Movement Gains Steam, The Rock Star Life in Mexico City, and an Airplane Ride that Leads to Arrest
30,000 people gather in Miami to protest Jim Morrison’s indecent antics and to shut down his fantasy for good. Meanwhile, rumors of Jim’s death in Jamaica flood the wires and water cooler conversations. After a rock star’s welcome in Mexico City, Jim finds himself in hot water again, this time 30,000 feet in the air.
Jul 23, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 6: The Miami Show that Shocked the World, and Visions of Death in Jamaica
Jim Morrison arrives in Miami to kick off The Doors’ biggest tour with transcendence and liberation on his mind. What happens next not only shocks the oversold crowd, it shocks the whole country – and puts the band’s very existence at risk. 
Jul 16, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 5: Vietnam and the Unknown Soldier, the Fists of Dennis Wilson, and Charles Manson Crashes the Party
Jim Morrison continues to run through the jungle of his mind, as the Vietnam war rages on and Charles Manson plots a homegrown war of his own. And as The Doors prepare for their biggest tour to date, Jim and Jimbo find themselves street fighting with a Beach Boy, chugging beers with The Wizard, and caught up in the police bust of a shocking avant-garde theater troupe.
Jul 09, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 4: Biting the Hands of Ed Sullivan & Andy Warhol, Eating a Fistful of Mace, & The Blue Lady Out of Control
As the Doors get more and more famous, Jim Morrison rides the coattails of his band to ever greater infamy. His run-ins with Ed Sullivan and Andy Warhol are the stuff of legend, but his more dangerous run-ins with the police and with a telephone pole illustrate a widening divide between what is real and what is fantasy.
Jul 02, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 3: Jim Turns Obscene and Destructive, While Iggy Pop Sees the Future.
As the peace-and-love revolution starts to sweep the nation, Jim Morrison counters with a revolution of his own. He calls the hippies’ bluff with acts of destruction, defiance, and debauchery. His reputation as a cockeyed troublemaker grows, from L.A. to San Francisco to Detroit, where a young and impressionable Iggy Pop has his own epiphany.
Jun 25, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 2: Los Angeles Is on Fire, and Jim Morrison Returns from the Desert with a Killer Tale.
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.
Jun 18, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 1: Prelude to a Riot, a Highway Soul Transference, and the Wrath of Janis Joplin
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.
Jun 18, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 0: Season 2 Official Trailer
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.
Jun 11, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 12: Who Killed Jimi Hendrix?
In the final episode of season one, conspiracy theories run rampant in the wake of Jimi’s untimely death at the age of 27. Was he murdered? Was he left for dead? Or was it something else?
Apr 09, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 11: Hide the Drugs, There's a Body in Here
In the penultimate episode of 27 Club season 1, Jimi Hendrix’s search runs head first into a hard bop extortion effort by Miles Davis, too much red wine, a lethal assortment of pills and a frantic Eric Burdon.
Apr 02, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 10: Mick Jagger’s Bloody Finger, A Stage Burning Down, and Otis Redding’s Ghost
Jimi Hendrix’s life is spinning dangerously out of control. He’s jealous of Mick Jagger. Collapsing on stages. Escaping anarchy in Germany, realizing his mortality and dodging ghosts.
Mar 26, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 9: Secret Agent Manager, UFOs & a Lovechild
The secret life of Jimi’s tough-as-nails manager, Michael Jeffrey, becomes increasingly harder to keep secret. His skeletons are bursting from his closet, his hands are getting dirtier all the time, and the mob is breathing down his neck. Meanwhile, Jimi takes to getting lost in fantasy at every chance he can get--in dreams, in drugs, in UFOs in the sky--only to have a backstage bombshell bring him crashing back down to reality.
Mar 19, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 8: A Band of Gypsys and Bad Acid Trips
Following the end of The Experience, Jimi forms a new power trio with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox. Fueled by blues and R&B, Band of Gypsys promises to be an exciting new chapter in Jimi’s growth as an artist. But the personalities of the band members are like oil and water, and Jimi’s manager, Michael Jeffrey, has his own reasons why he wants the trio to tank, even if that means slipping his star performer a tainted tab or two of LSD.
Mar 12, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 7: Stealing Trucks with Neil Young/Haunted by a Rolling Stone
With the drug trial in Toronto weighing down on him, Jimi Hendrix feels like he’s losing his grip. He’s late to Woodstock, the three-day music festival he’s supposed to open. Overworked and overdrugged, he hotwires a truck with Neil Young. Tells a judge and jury what they want to hear. And attempts to recharge in Morocco, where he feels closer to death than he ever has.
Mar 05, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 6: Upstaging God, Playing with Fire & Breaking the Mold
London proves to be the place where Jimi Hendrix will break on through. But his sudden rise in popularity doesn’t come without some shock to the public at large. Jimi goes against the grain. Ruffles feathers. Turns heads. British rock gods like Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend are shook by what they’ve seen. Audiences feel the heat from his burning guitar and panic. British police stop him on the street to question his unique fashion choices. Jimi is a bona fide sensation.
Feb 27, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 5: Hired and Fired by Little Richard and Jimi’s first trip on LSD
Jimi Hendrix’s early days as a guitar player on the Chitlin Circuit put him on stage with a who’s who of R&B royalty. The Isley Brothers. Solomon Burke. Bobby Womack. Curtis Mayfield. Ike & Tina. And none other than the Originator himself, Little Richard, who wouldn’t hesitate to fire the greatest guitar player he’d ever seen for insubordination. The experiences opened his eyes. And then his eyes were opened even wider by a maiden voyage on LSD.
Feb 20, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 4: Stolen Cars, Broken Taboos, and the Search for Billy Davis
Before he broke down musical barriers with his virtuoso talent, Jimi Hendrix broke the monotony of teenage life by breaking the law––stealing cars––and when he saw Little Richard perform for the first time he got a crash course in breaking norms. It was a lesson he’d never forget.
Feb 13, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 3: Harlem Shakedowns, Drug Kingpins, and Restless Crowds
Jimi Hendrix was the most famous guitar player on the planet but on the streets of Harlem, none of that mattered. He had to navigate dope slingers, gangsters, semi-crooked hype men and a disgruntled audience, pelting him, one of the greatest musicians of all time with eggs.
Feb 06, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 2: Wannabe Wise guys, Mobbed-Up Club Muscle, and the Night Jimi Hendrix Went Missing.
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.
Jan 30, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 1: A Forgotten Heroin Stash, a Very Drunk Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin Saving the Day.
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.
Jan 27, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 0: Season 1 Official Trailer
Introducing 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".
Jan 20, 2020