DISGRACELAND

DISGRACELAND

By Double Elvis | Amazon Music

Disgraceland is a music and true crime podcast that tells the jaw dropping stories of musicians behaving very badly… and some even getting away with murder. Named “Best Podcast” by the Webby Awards and multiple winner at the iHeart Podcast Awards, Disgraceland dives into the unbelievable histories of the world’s most famous musical artists. Jerry Lee Lewis committing murder? Guns ‘N Roses inciting a riot? Jay Z’s nightclub stabbing? Cardi B’s admitted robberies? Taylor Swift’s many stalkers? Host Jake Brennan gets into all of this and more. Listen to new episodes of Disgraceland every Tuesday wherever you get you podcasts. And for even more episodes, check out all nine seasons for free only on Amazon Music: amazon.com/Disgraceland.

Episodes

Mama Cass Elliot (Pt. 1): Dangerous Drug Dealer Boyfriends, International Arrests, and the Solo Career That Should’ve Been

Cass Elliot, AKA "Mama Cass" from The Mamas and The Papas, broke the mold of female pop superstardom and shattered expectations of what women in music “should” be. She also was arrested in London for theft, dated international drug dealers, and tanked what was supposed to be a career-defining solo performance while flying high on Iranian hashish. To this day, the biggest controversy swirling around the singer is her connection to the 1969 Manson Family murders. Her actions during the so-called “Summer of Love” might even be why the motive for the murders America has come to accept as fact…is actually entirely false.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/11/22·33m 50s

Disgraceland Talks Charlie Manson (After Party Bonus Episode)

Charles Manson the Music Man, the tale of Trent Reznor's time in the Cielo Drive murder house, and Jake's latest takes on All Quiet on the Western Front, White Lotus, and your listener messages. Leave your own message at 617-906-6638 and join the After Party!This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and graphic descriptions of violence and sexual assault.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/11/22·19m 12s

Charles Manson the Music Man: Lost Records and a Prosecutorial Song too Crazy to Sing

In and out of juvie and jail since childhood, Charles Manson learned guitar in prison from the last of the great Depression-era gangsters. He also made music industry connections in jail like the Rolling Stones’ road manager. During the "Summer of Love", Manson bounced from prison and took his act to San Francisco, formed a drug-soaked sex cult, moved the whole Family to L.A., and before you could say “celebrity orgy,” he was hanging with Neil Young, the Mamas and the Papas, and the Beach Boys. Charles Manson was about to be the breakout star of 1969…at least in his own mind.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes graphic depictions of violence.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/11/22·45m 55s

Disgraceland Talks Robert Johnson (After Party Bonus Episode)

The death of Jerry Lee Lewis; Robert Johnson and the power of myth; and what makes a great cover song? The Original Recipe After Party is back Disgos: all Jake all the time (okay, with special guests when they're extra special). Leave Jake a message at 617-906-6638 to get on the After Party yourself, and check in after each new Disgraceland for Jake's takes, to find out what he's been reading and watching and listening to... and of course, back by popular demand, Jake reading the phone book.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/11/22·27m 43s

Robert Johnson: Voodoo, Delta Blues, Cursing God, and a Crossroads

Robert Johnson didn’t just play the blues. He embodied them. He drank and womanized his way through the South, New York, and Chicago in the 1930s, until he finally met the devil at the crossroads for a little trade. So the legend goes, anyway. With the same soul he supposedly sold to the devil, Robert Johnson belted lightning blues that captured trouble in 12 bars. But the trouble he touted would eventually trickle into his own life, one bottle of poison at a time.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of racial violence and traumatic childbirth.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/11/22·41m 17s

Introducing: The Newest Season of BADLANDS

Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. In an all new special season, host Jake Brennan tells the stories of legendary athletes whose misdeeds off the field are as unbelievable as some of their record-breaking plays.As American football gets into full swing, Badlands explores the intersection of gridiron giants and true crime, with stories about Michael Vick, Ray Lewis, Joe Namath, Robert Rozier, and Lawrence Taylor. And just in time for the World Cup, we’re tackling the sins and scandals of the soccer world, with episodes on Diego Maradona, Andrés Escobar, Paul Gascoigne, Bruno Fernandes de Souza, and of course, the infamous Hillsborough Disaster of 1989.To hear this action packed new season, follow Badlands wherever you get your podcasts. Or binge the entire new season right now only on Amazon Music. Listen here: wondery.fm/D_BadlandsS6See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/10/22·7m 47s

Disgraceland Talks Chris Brown (After Party Bonus Episode)

Jake and Double Elvis podcaster Corey Cambridge unpack the rise fall and rise again of Chris Brown. Corey shares the hometown Virginia music scene perspective, Jake chews on the eternal art vs artist debate, and the guys posit a theory that musicians get more slack for bad behavior than Hollywood celebrities.Join the conversation on social @disgracelandpod on TikTok and InstagramSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/10/22·23m 30s

Chris Brown: Police Standoffs, Rejection from Rehab, and America’s Most Hated Pop Star

Chris Brown established himself as America’s most hated pop star when he brutally assaulted Rihanna in 2009. But long after the well-publicized attack on his then-girlfriend, Brown’s lengthy criminal record continued to unravel, as he shuffled between different rehab facilities, prison, and the custody of U.S. marshals. His reputed red-hot temper and fighting fists even resulted in a 10-hour police standoff outside of his California mansion—over an alleged charge that might have been one of the few times the troubled R&B singer didn’t actually do anything wrong.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/10/22·34m 25s

Disgraceland Talks Ringo Starr (After Party Bonus Episode)

What was it like to be in the greatest band in the world and still be the butt of the joke? Do you prefer "Octopus's Garden" or "Act Naturally"? "With A Little Help From My Friends" or "Yellow Submarine"? Double Elvis 'UK correspondent' Ben Burrell (Absolute Radio, Blood on the Tracks podcast) joins Jake to consider the surreal life and career of one Richard Starkey.Catch every After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalks and join the conversation on social @disgracelandpod on TikTok and InstagramSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/10/22·28m 55s

Ringo Starr (Beatles Chapter 8): Busted by Mexican Federales, Threatened by French-Canadian Separatists, and the King of Feel

Ringo Starr’s first show as the Beatles’ new drummer was nearly ruined by a hostile audience that wanted him out of the band. Although he was finally accepted as one of the Fab Four, he was still targeted by those who did not wish him well. French-Canadian separatists in Montreal threatened to kill him. Mexican Federales tried to lock him up and throw away the key. And a decades-long running gag that he wasn’t creatively on par with his fellow Liverpool lads nearly undermined his legacy. It wasn’t until Ringo conquered his own beaucoups of blues that he got the respect he deserved and the world recognized him for what he is: in the words of his old mate John, “the greatest.”This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of domestic violence and suicide. If you're thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/10/22·36m 42s

Wondery Presents - The Rewatcher: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Welcome to the Hellmouth Weirdos! Your favorite Morbid hosts Ash and Alaina are branching out from true crime and heading to Sunnydale for the ultimate Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch podcast! Alaina is a Buffy superfan and Ash has never watched a single episode, so whether you’re Team Angel, Team Spike, or have no clue who those people are…they’ve got you covered! Join them each week as they slay their way through the series, episode by episode, re-watching, and watching for the very first time. They’ll break down Buffy and her friends adventures through weekly recaps, categories, and awards while Ash takes some (wooden stake) stabs at predicting what she thinks will happen next. They'll also welcome the occasional Buffy cast member, guest star, or celebrity superfan to join in the slaying.Listen to The Rewatcher: wondery.fm/DGL_REWATCHERSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/10/22·4m 32s

Disgraceland Talks Jennifer Hudson (After Party Bonus Episode)

Will Dailey, host of the Sound of Our Town podcast, joins Jake to reflect on the very true crime heavy Jennifer Hudson episode. Jake and Will explore how to deal with dangerous people, the city of Chicago, the importance of live music, murder ballads and protest songs, and more. Join the conversation on social @disgracelandpod on TikTok and Instagram and catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/09/22·26m 49s

Jennifer Hudson: An American Idol, a Triple Homicide, and Undying Faith

Jennifer Hudson shocked her hometown of Chicago when she was eliminated from American Idol in 2004, only to surpass everyone’s expectations when she later raked in awards and rave reviews for her role in Dreamgirls. Yet grief washed over Chicago again when her mother and brother were found slain in their Englewood home, and the smallest member of the Hudson family was declared missing. Their tragic story begins with betrayal and ends with a heartbreak so severe, only Jennifer’s long-standing faith could put it back together.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including graphic depictions of violence. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/09/22·37m 15s

Disgraceland Talks the Sex Pistols Part 2 (After Party Bonus Episode)

Lol Tolhurst from The Cure and Budgie from The Slits and Siouxsie & the Banshees, the hosts of the podcast Curious Creatures, return to Disgraceland to share with Jake their first-person memories of London in the 70s, the birth of the punk scene, sharing cabs with Johnny Rotten and more.This episode was recorded on September 7th, 2022, a day before news broke of Queen Elizabeth's passing. All After Party bonus episodes are recorded live on Twitch at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/09/22·37m 54s

The Sex Pistols (Pt. 2): Crashing the Queen’s Jubilee, Shocking America, and Leaving a Trail of Blood, Spit, and Junk

In 1977, the world’s most controversial band didn’t stop when they were dropped by their major label only months after they were signed. John Lydon, Steve Jones, and the Sex Pistols continued their feud with the corporate music world, the English monarchy, and a horrified public. It was a struggle made all the more difficult by the introduction of the group’s most volatile member, a junkie who was barely clean–or competent enough–to find his way around four strings. The band’s grand plan to conquer America royally backfired and ultimately led to an explosive and bloody downfall. To paraphrase Neil Young, "this is the story of a Johnny Rotten," but it’s also a story about how great music can shock, scandalize, and galvanize the world. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of self-harm.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/09/22·37m 4s

Disgraceland Talks the Sex Pistols Part 1 (After Party Bonus Episode)

Jake and episode writer Zeth Lundy trade tales of discovering the Sex Pistols, unpack the class struggles that birthed British punk, then Jake reads some classic reviews of punk written by Chuck Berry and gets Zeth and producer Taylor's takes on that *other* Sex Pistols docudrama out this summer, Hulu's miniseries Pistol.Join the conversation on social @disgracelandpod on TikTok and Instagram and catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/08/22·30m 37s

The Sex Pistols (Pt. 1): Anarchy, Thievery, and the Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Punk rock’s greatest debut record was penned by a singer who saw traditional rock ‘n roll as a disease that needed to be eradicated and a sex-addicted guitarist who stole wallets, bikes, cars, and more than a few pieces of musical equipment to outfit the band. They cut their teeth performing for hardened criminals at a maximum security prison. They destroyed other bands’ gear and slept with their girlfriends. They scammed the working class system that had scammed them for years, by convincing the biggest record label in the world to release their controversial music. And they did all of this before the most infamous Pistol of all ever strapped on a bass guitar and pretended he knew how to play.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including self-harm and child sexual abuse.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/08/22·36m 35s

Disgraceland Talks Pink Floyd (After Party Bonus Episode)

Filmmaker Tiller Russell (Nightstalker, Silk Road, The Seven Five) joins Jake to discuss Pink Floyd, Tiller's new podcast "The Dangerous Art of the Documentary," and what kind of music docudrama project they might like to work together on one day. Join the conversation on social @disgracelandpod on TikTok and Instagram and catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksTo hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/08/22·23m 13s

Pink Floyd: Acid Overload, a Psychotic Breakdown, and a Crazy Diamond

Pink Floyd’s original frontman, Syd Barrett, did so much LSD that he experienced a mental breakdown just as the band began to achieve mainstream success. His drug use began as mind-altering inspiration for his art, but quickly became a coping mechanism for the demands of commercial success. He became paralyzed in front of television cameras. He detuned his guitar until it was literally unplayable and refused to perform alongside his band. Then he stopped showing up at all.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/08/22·38m 25s

Disgraceland Talks Britney Spears: Pt 2 (After Party Bonus Episode)

Jake, episode writer Victoria Wasylak, and producer Taylor hit you baby one more time with a report from Jake's performance at Newport Folk Festival, the latest real-life news from Britney-world, the comparisons between Britney's conservatorship and Elvis Presley's exploitive management, and more. Join the conversation on social @disgracelandpod on TikTok and Instagram and catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksTo hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/08/22·29m 17s

Britney Spears (Pt. 2): Lithium, Las Vegas, and a Long-Awaited Emancipation

Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship was an arrangement so strict and unfeeling that it left her without any control of her career, loopy on lithium, and completely silenced for the sake of seeing her sons and boyfriend. As Britney suffered in silence, she worked nearly non-stop, generating more hits — and revenue — so her father could claim his cut of the profits. But after hundreds of shows in Las Vegas and $137 million in box office sales, Britney buckled and told her conservators “no.” Then her social media went radio silent in 2019. This is the story of what came next — and how Britney Spears finally broke free. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/07/22·37m 3s

Disgraceland Talks Britney Spears: Pt 1 (After Party Bonus Episode)

Jake explores the toxic upbringing, harmful celebrity culture, and general creepy weirdness of the Dirty 00s that in hindsight have all played into the traumatic saga of pop queen Britney Spears. Sitting second chair is Double Elvis executive producer Carly Carioli, who covered it all as a music journalist. Catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/07/22·24m 14s

Britney Spears (Pt. 1): Family Trauma, Predatory Paparazzi, and Mrs-Extra-Extra-This-Just-In

No musician owned pop music quite like Britney Spears at the turn of the century. After graduating from Mississippi tween queen to full-fledged American superstar, her fame exploded at a time when tabloids circled celebrities like prey. 30 to 45 predatory paparazzi would follow Britney’s every move during 12 to 14 hour shifts, eager to document the collapse of her marriage and social circle. As her public image crumbled, it’s no wonder Britney ended 2007 with a bald head and a “blackout.” The conservatorship that came next, however, surprised everyone—even Britney herself.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and suicide. If you're thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/07/22·36m 15s

Disgraceland Season 10 Trailer

Trigger-happy extremists, SWAT teams, hellhounds, and crazy diamonds: find out which music icons will be featured in Season 10 of Disgraceland. The latest season of the award-winning music and true crime podcast launches July 12, 2022.Check out the first 9 seasons of Disgraceland, only on Amazon Music.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/07/22·1m 35s

Introducing: Dead and Gone Season 2

Despite the Grateful Dead’s ethos of peace and love and communal music, there is a darkness that surrounds the band. Across five decades, a string of unexplained accidents, murders and disappearances have befallen some of the band’s most dedicated fans; affectionately known as "DeadHeads." Some were last seen on their way to Grateful Dead concerts, others simply vanished or were tragically murdered while attending shows. Hosted by Payne Lindsey (Up and Vanished) and Jake Brennan (Disgraceland), DEAD AND GONE Season 2 dives deep into the DeadHead subculture, investigating four of these tragic unresolved cases while simultaneously navigating the career of this iconic band. A long, strange, deadly trip into the world of The Grateful Dead.Follow and listen here.www.deadandgone.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/06/22·5m 0s

Disgraceland Talks George Harrison with Lol & Budgie from Curious Creatures (After Party Bonus Episode)

The Cure's Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees, fresh off the second season of their podcast Curious Creatures, join Jake to reflect on growing up as young rockers in legendary 70s London, the indefinable influence of The Beatles on all modern pop, the recent Get Back documentary, and what celestial supergroup George Harrison would form in the afterlife to achieve nirvana. It's a jam-packed season finale for the After Party, with season 10 of Disgraceland coming hot on its heels in just a few weeks. Catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksTo hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/06/22·35m 18s

George Harrison: Surviving the Beatles, the London Drug Squad, and a Home Invasion

George Harrison famously survived the dissolution of the Beatles, a bust by London’s drug squad, a potentially bloody visit from the Hell’s Angels, and a few rounds with cancer. But on the final day of the 20th century, his strength and faith were put to the ultimate test. A crazed fan, convinced that the Beatles were evil and George was a sorcerer who had possessed him, broke into George’s Friar Park estate in the dead of night with one goal: to murder George Harrison.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/06/22·38m 11s

Disgraceland Talks The Temptations (After Party Bonus Episode)

Who are the most notorious acts from Detroit? Why does fame act like a life destroying drug on some people and not others? Why do so many #1 songs in America wind up being lost-to-history cheese? Jake and writing partner Zeth Lundy hunt down every loose thread from the latest episode of Disgraceland. Catch every episode's After Party live at Twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/06/22·31m 49s

The Temptations: Fame, Drugs, and Paranoia

The Temptations were one of Motown’s signature vocal groups, and they remain one of the most successful R&B acts of all time. But fame and drugs corrupted them from the beginning. Lineup changes were as frequent as their chart-topping hits. Eventually their rocky road led to drug addiction, crippling paranoia, routine backstabbing, and one of the most tragic deaths in the history of the Motor City.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including discussions about suicide. If you’re thinking about suicide or are worried about a friend or loved one, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/05/22·41m 3s

Disgraceland Talks with Marc Rebillet (After Party Bonus Episode)

One-man-band and internet funk breakout star Marc Rebillet joins Jake to talk creative work in the pandemic era, the pleasures and pains of social media, and of course, the greatness of Miles Davis.Catch all of Jake's After Party conversations live at twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/05/22·32m 37s

Miles Davis Pt. 2: Mountains of Pills, Bitches Brew, and the Reinvention of the Original Motherf#%*er

When it came to music, Miles Davis wasn’t about no safe, tired yesterday bullsh*t. After kicking his heroin addiction, he traded bespoke suits for fringe jackets and spearheaded an experimental blur of jazz and rock, eclipsing his contemporaries with a complete reinvention of himself. But the second act of Miles’ life came fraught with failures and new fixes, including a wrecked Lambo, two broken legs, and a mountain of coke and pills so massive that Miles almost never made it down the other side.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of domestic violence.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
17/05/22·33m 47s

Introducing BADLANDS Season 4: HOLLYWOODLAND

Introducing the true crime podcast Badlands— a show that dives deep into the real stories of the famous at their most infamous. Each season, host Jake Brennan, explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world’s most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievable as some of their films’ plot twists—like the story of Sharon Tate, who was caught up in a strange scene long before members of the Manson family came along. Or the story of how Judy Garland’s lifelong addiction to pills sent her over the rainbow much too soon. And the story about how Winona Ryder was connected to a child kidnapping case in her hometown. These and many more.For all that and more, listen to Badlands. Get new episodes every Wednesday wherever you get your podcasts, or binge all of season four right now only on Amazon Music.Listen here: wondery.fm/D_BadlandsS4See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/05/22·4m 50s

Disgraceland Talks with The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr (After Party Bonus Episode)

The Strokes are headlining Boston Calling on May 28th, so this week Albert Hammond Jr himself joins Jake for a wide-ranging conversation about the finer things in life, 20 years in the music stratosphere, maturing as an artist and a person, and Albert's many passion projects.The Boston Calling festival runs May 27-29 at the Harvard Athletic Complex. Visit bostoncalling.com for more info.Special thanks to Chris Langley from 44 Communications.Catch all of Jake's interviews LIVE on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/disgracelandtalksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/05/22·39m 43s

Miles Davis Pt. 1: Blasting Bebop, Blasting Racism, and a Devastating Heroin Habit

Miles Davis is jazz’s first and only rock star, with the rap sheet to prove it. He did enough cocaine to run down the entirety of 52nd street, and pimped out women when performing wasn’t paying the bills. At one point, his heroin habit was so public that clubs who had once welcomed his brilliant bebop instead froze him out completely. When he wasn’t vying to keep his rightful spot in jazz’s upper echelon, he was doing time at Rikers Island or dodging racist cops on the prowl for any junkie they could find. Miles Davis invented cool, but nearly destroyed himself in the process.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of domestic violence.This is Part One of a two-part Disgraceland Episode on Miles Davis. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
03/05/22·35m 14s

Disgraceland Hits 100! (After Party Bonus Episode)

Jake tells the origins of the pod, picks his fav artists and episodes, and breaks down the evolution of all things Disgraceland with Double Elvis' editorial director Zeth Lundy. We couldn't have gotten here without you Disgos, Rocka Rolla!Join the After Party live by following Disgraceland on Twitch at http://twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/04/22·53m 22s

Juice WRLD: Percocets, Lucid Dreams and a Whole Lotta Lean

The loss of emo-rap trailblazer Juice WRLD is one of the most sudden, tragic, and graphic celebrity deaths in recent memory. His adolescence experimenting with bold beats, prescription pills, and lean set him up to become Gen Z’s new spokesperson. His music helped hit the reset button on popular music, transforming a once-bubbly genre into an all-consuming wormhole of depression, tension, and heartache. But his music earned more than just a global audience — it also drew the attention of the FBI, a force that was very present during Juice WRLD’s final days.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/04/22·39m 15s

Disgraceland Talks Billie Holiday (After Party Bonus Episode)

Jake tells the origins of his Billie Holiday fandom, names his top 3 Billie tracks for anyone doing their first deep dive, and weighs in on music documentaries vs music biopics.Join the After Party live by following Disgraceland on Twitch at http://twitch.tv/DisgracelandTalksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/04/22·28m 37s

Billie Holiday: Heroin Hounds, ‘Whorehouse Music,’ and the Queen of Jazz

Billie Holiday ascended from the rough and tumble streets of Baltimore and Harlem, through reform school, brothels, and Welfare Island, right to the top of the music game. Her childhood fascination with “whorehouse music” filled a void in her lost innocence, but she soon found a second stabilizer: Heroin. Just when her sensational “Strange Fruit” brought her to Columbia Records, her dependency on hard drugs landed her behind bars. Her mesmerizing voice ensnared listeners unlike any other jazz singer of her day, but in the end, it was narcotics that eventually ensnared Billie Holiday and sealed her fate.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of sexual assault.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/04/22·37m 18s

John Denver: A Folk Singer, a Sniper and America’s Darkest Day (Best-of Episode)

(This is a bonus April Fools’ episode of Disgraceland that is satire and not true crime.) 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? To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/04/22·56m 1s

The Eagles Pt. 2: Death, a Plane Crash, and Innocence Lost at What Cost

In the 1970s, The Eagles made taking off into the upper stratosphere of the charts look easy. Their near decade-long reign of rock afforded them hobbies like dismantling hotel rooms with chainsaws, playing chicken with private jets, and joining delirious drug dealers on high-speed Corvette rides. But after nearly a solid decade of stadium sell-outs, No. 1 singles, top-selling albums and enough cocaine, sex and tension to make even the hardest, wildest, ’70s rock ‘n’ rollers cry uncle, the Eagles had burned out. They were at the top of their game in a decade that they owned, yet somehow, the greatness they sought had destroyed them.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/03/22·34m 7s

The Eagles Pt. 1: International Drug Smuggling, Endless Cocaine, and California Excess

From games of chicken on private planes to one member surviving a private plane crash, the Eagles as a group very narrowly survived themselves. During their early days, they dosed out on Peyote and reimagined and reconfigured a new FM sound for the ages that would result in unimaginable success and excess. When their debut record was released on Geffen Records in 1972, America couldn’t have been more ready for their breezy, countrified Southern California sound. Yet something else came with their that heady, golden age of California in the 1970s, that era of endless cocaine, groupies, money, and excess beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. As the Eagles would soon learn, that “peaceful easy feeling” they were peddling wasn’t built to last.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/03/22·33m 16s

Taylor Swift: Interstate Stalking, Vanishing Masters, and Love Letters Gone Wrong (Best of Disgraceland Season 9)

Taylor Swift has a list of stalkers longer than her stadium tour setlists. One drove over 900 miles to hand-deliver his “love” letters to her then-record-label, Big Machine Records. Others have showed up to her homes bearing rope, lock picks, and tools to break her windows. The threats on her life have become so persistent that her security team once installed facial recognition software at the venues she performed in, specifically to distinguish her stalkers from her fans. While making some of the most recognizable pop songs in music history, Taylor Swift also became one of the most recognizable women in the celebrity sphere – a title that on many occasions has nearly cost her life.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including descriptions of stalking and sexual assault.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/01/22·40m 23s

Disgraceland Season 9 Trailer

Deranged stalkers, heroin hounds, and the leering eyes of the FBI; find out who’s visiting Disgraceland this winter in the Season 9 trailer of Disgraceland. The newest season of the award-winning music and true crime podcast launches January 11, 2022.Check out the first 8 seasons of Disgraceland, only on Amazon Music.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/01/22·1m 30s

Derek and the Dominos: Clapton, Cocaine, Motorcycles, and Murder

In 1960s London, for young guitar enthusiasts, believing that “Clapton is God” was practically the 11th Commandment. In 1970 he lent his big, sticky tone to yet another band: Derek and the Dominos. The group’s white-hot blues burned bright for barely more than a year, but their impact was massive. Guided by drug, alcohol and heartbreak free-fall, Eric Clapton created one of rock’s most recognizable guitar riffs, while drummer Jim Gordon contributed God’s great piano coda. Except Gordon was guided by something far more sinister — something that started with incessant voices in his head, and ended with a hammer, a butcher knife, and a dead mother.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/12/21·37m 35s

Introducing 27 Club Season 4: Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse fused the past with the present to make music for the future. Her own future was compromised by a series of escalating challenges that coincided with the worldwide success of her sophomore album, Back to Black. She accepted a Grammy Award while her beloved Camden burned. Her violent antics inside and outside the pub were pure paparazzi fodder. And just as she reached the upper echelon of British society, new revelations threatened to tear her down. These stories and more on the Season 4 premiere of the 27 Club.Listen to the 27 Club every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts.For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/12/21·33m 20s

Justin Long Interview (After Party Bonus Episode)

Jake sits down with actor Justin Long to discuss his career, movies, music, whatever. Justin is one of the good dudes, and this conversation was an easy one.This interview was recorded live on Twitch, like all our After Party episodes now. You’ll hear Jake and Justin chatting with viewers live throughout, and you can join the conversation too by following us on Twitch or joining our new Discord server!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/11/21·1h 4m

Presenting: Sportsland and Dan Patrick on OJ Simpson

Here's a little taste of the O.J. Simpson episode of SPORTSLAND, with extra bonus content from Jake's interview with Dan Patrick, where Dan recounts a chilling personal encounter with O.J.Listen to the full episode and interview at Amazon.com/Badlands or in the Badlands feed wherever you get your podcasts.This is not the O.J. Simpson story you were expecting. This is the story of what happened after the former running back was acquitted for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend. It's an insane story that involves missing sports memorabilia, ex-cons, a supposedly simple plan, and one of the most unbelievable armed robberies in Las Vegas' sordid history.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/11/21·8m 43s

Woodstock Pt. 1: A Disaster Movie

Woodstock is remembered as the generation-defining moment when the baby boomers demonstrated to the world the power of peace, love and communalism. In reality, what went down at Old Man Yasgur’s farm in August 1969 involved extortion, deaths, countless overdoses, near-mass electrocution, and a state of emergency. Not to mention a restless crowd that doubled in size seemingly every time festival producer Micheal Lang lifted his head to survey the drug-addled chaos. All he wanted was a new kind of festival—a celebration of utopian hippie idealism. Instead, for three long, lawless days, Lang got much more than he bargained for during one of the messiest moments in American music history.This is Part One of a two-part Disgraceland episode on Woodstock. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/11/21·45m 43s

Payne Lindsey Interview (After Party)

Up & Vanished host and Tenderfoot TV co-founder Payne LIndsey talks with Jake about confronting murderers, supporting families of victims, and all the other risks and rewards of investigating true crime -- plus the latest on what Jake is reading, watching, and listening to and other Disgraceland and Double Elvis news worth listening to.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/11/21·34m 18s

Tony Cavalero Interview (Special Halloween After Party)

TV's Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Cavalero (THE DIRT, THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES) joins Jake for a special Halloween deep dive on his experience becoming the Prince of Darkness himself.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/10/21·27m 33s

Ozzy Osbourne: The Prince of Darkness, Randy Rhoads’ Plane Crash and the Saving Grace of a Strong Woman

It's Halloween week and to celebrate, we're sharing a season 5 Disgraceland episode on Ozzy Osbourne. And make sure to check out our brand new episode on Black Sabbath, available now at amazon.com/disgraceland.Ozzy Osbourne, along with his bandmates in 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.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/10/21·41m 49s

Jake Brennan and Double Elvis Present: 4 All-New Music Podcasts

Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast Disgraceland, introduces four new music-centric podcasts via his company Double Elvis. Home to podcasts such as 27 Club, Blood on the Tracks, Dear Young Rocker, About A Girl and more, Double Elvis now expands its roster of creatives to include a new slate of independent artist and hosts. In this preview, hear clips from three established podcasts (Washed up Emo, Sounds and Vision with Andrew Loog Oldham, and Women in Hip Hop with Jazzie Bell) as well as a brand new series, Curious Creatures, from Lol Tolhurst, co-founder of the Cure, and Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees.Episode 200 of Washed up Emo drops on September 29. Season 2 of Sounds and Vision premieres October 5. Women in Hip Hop returns on October 6, and Curious Creatures launches October 5.For more of the best music storytelling, follow @DoubleElvis on Instagram or search Double Elvis in your podcast app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/10/21·18m 57s

Mike Tyson (Sportsland Episode Preview)

Here's a little taste of the Mike Tyson episode of SPORTSLAND. Listen to  the full episode at Amazon.com/Badlands or in the Badlands feed wherever you get your podcasts.Mike Tyson’s arrival as a prodigious 18-year-old professional boxer in the 1980s represented a major paradigm shift in the sport. But just as quickly as he rose, Mike Tyson began to fall. Tortured by feelings of loss, abandonment, and self-loathing, and manipulated by a promoter who only paid attention to the bottom line, Mike spiraled into violence, drugs, and increasingly bizarre behavior. When he was released from prison on parole for a rape conviction in 1995, Mike Tyson faced a crossroads: continue on a path to redemption, or be tempted back into the dark abyss of self-destruction.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and sexual assault.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/10/21·5m 46s

Fleetwood Mac Pt. 1: Guns, God, Cocaine and Rumours

Few bands can boast a rock ’n’ roll lore at the level of Fleetwood Mac. The band lost not one but two guitarists to cult-like religious freaks. Two band members were arrested on gun charges. They encountered doom brought on by drugs, money, and Jesus Christ. Most famously, the band involved themselves with each other romantically in ways that brought on jealousy, distrust, anger, divorce and resulted in one of the most successful albums of all time. From their earliest days as an English blues band to the pop superstars they would become in the mid to late ’70s, one thing about Fleetwood Mac never faltered: They always had talent — and drama — to spare.This is Part One of a two-part Disgraceland episode on Fleetwood Mac. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/09/21·33m 43s

Disgraceland Presents: Sportsland Trailer

BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland is all about the shocking rise and fall of sports legends. Beginning September 22nd, listen each week for wild stories about Mike Tyson, Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez, Evel Knievel, Tonya Harding, Pete Rose, Sonny Liston, Spider Sabich, Ty Cobb, and, of course, O.J. Simpson.Follow BADLANDS on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Media, or wherever you get your podcasts. BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland premieres September 22nd with new episodes available every Wednesday. As a bonus, Amazon Music listeners can hear all 10 episodes of Badlands Season 2: Sportsland on-demand beginning September 22nd, at amazon.com/badlands, or by saying "Alexa, play the Badlands podcast."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/09/21·1m 25s

Disgraceland Presents: Blood on the Tracks Season 2, Chapter 1: John Lennon and Yoko Ono

John Lennon’s second wife and creative muse, Yoko Ono, recalls their time as one of the most simultaneously beloved and feared couples of 1970s New York City. Yoko’s tales include drug busts, government surveillance, robbery, extortion, fear, and paranoia. All this and more in the season two premiere of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: The John Lennon Story.For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/09/21·34m 41s

John Lennon Pt. 1: “John Lennon, I’m Going To Kill You, You Phony Bastard” (Best of Disgraceland Season 2)

John Lennon was a walking contradiction: a violent pacifist and a creative genius marred by creative inconsistency. Just as he was getting his groove back, he was gunned down by Mark David Chapman, a self-loathing narcissist who was obsessed with his contradictory hero, as well as with 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 this first of a two part Disgraceland episode from our second season.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/09/21·28m 18s

Introducing: 9/12

How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? Listen: amazon.com/ninetwelveAll seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/09/21·6m 36s

After Party 25 (Bonus Episode)

A sneak peek at Fleetwood Mac, a look back at John and Yoko in NYC, and a first look at a new project happening on Twitch.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/08/21·26m 47s

Introducing "Blood on the Tracks Season 2: The John Lennon Story" trailer (Double Elvis)

John Lennon: Rebel. Radical. Revolutionary. The story of John Lennon’s post-Beatles years in the turbulent, political, and violent 1970s is told from the perspective of those who knew him best. 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. It features the fictionalized voices of David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Harry Nilsson, Richard Nixon, Mark David Chapman, and more. Just like John Lennon, 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. Season 1, The Phil Spector Story, which tells the story of one of the most infamous record producers of all time, is available to binge now in its entirety. This podcast is explicit and features adult content.For more info on Blood on the Tracks and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/08/21·3m 50s

The Who’s Keith Moon: Excess and a Dead Chauffeur (Best of Disgraceland Season 2)

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Who’s Next, one of the greatest rock ‘n roll albums of all time. To celebrate, we’re sharing a season 2 Disgraceland episode on the Who’s wildman drummer, Keith Moon.Keith Moon 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.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/08/21·29m 48s

John Stamos Interview (After Party Bonus Episode)

John Stamos has a new music and true crime podcast and it's frickin' awesome. I got to ask him some questions over zoom about his new show, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra, a 10 episode story about that time Frank Sinatra's son was kidnapped. John, the part time Beach Boy, also shared some info on his sometime-band's weird history with one of my longtime fascinations, Charles Manson and the Tate/LaBianca murders. John's a great dude, and as you'll hear, a Disgraceland fan, and he's got a killer new podcast that Disgos and fans of music and true crime alike are all going to love. You can binge all episodes of The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra on the Wondery app or listen to episodes week to week wherever you get your podcasts, but first check out my talk with John Stamos here in this special episode of the Disgraceland After Party.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/07/21·39m 14s

About A Girl - Mayte Garcia & Prince

Jake Brennan presents an episode of About A Girl, a podcast from Double Elvis. About a Girl is an anthology series about women whose stories have been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. In this episode, Mayte Garcia, a young dancer from Puerto Rico, meets Prince and slowly becomes immersed in his extraordinary world. Their collaboration becomes a romance and then a marriage, before tragedy pulls them apart.Sources for this episode can be found on our website. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners.For more info on About a Girl and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/07/21·33m 9s

Hollywoodland finale: Lana Turner: The Preeminent Pinup Girl, the King of Los Angeles, and the Death of Johnny Stompanato

We interrupt your regularly-scheduled Disgraceland episodes to bring you the finale of Badlands Season One: Hollywoodland, Jake's new podcast bringing you shocking tales of true crime in show business. (And also some breaking news about Badlands Season Two!) If you like what you hear, binge the whole season for free at Amazon.com/Badlands or wherever you get your podcasts. As captivating as actress Lana Turner was on screen, her personal life off screen was more dramatic than any movie could hope to be. Her father, turning up dead over a poker pot. Her co-star, Sean Connery, throwing down with pre-Bond panache when her boyfriend threatened to beat her up. And that same boyfriend, Johnny Stompanato, winding up dead in her Hollywood home after another of their infamous arguments.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and child sexual assault.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
08/07/21·38m 1s

Paul McCartney: Paul Is Dead, Smuggling Drugs, and Composing the World’s Most Beloved Songs (Best of Disgraceland Season 8)

Get back to Season 8 of Disgraceland with one of our favorite episodes from that season featuring one of the most beloved musicians of all time.Despite his reputation as “the safe Beatle,” Paul McCartney was a badass. He took wild artistic risks, rubbed elbows with truly dangerous characters and because of his crimes, did hard time in one of the world’s most notorious prisons. His public spats with Beatles bandmate John Lennon are the stuff of legend, as is the “Paul is dead” conspiracy at the end of their time together as a band, but the truth may be even stranger.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29/06/21·43m 18s

Here Comes the Break - Episode 1: Breaking In

Executive Producer Jake Brennan and Double Elvis bring you Here Comes The Break, a groundbreaking fictional podcast that features real interviews with emerging Def Jam artists.Ruben and Marco, two young creators from Queens, shoot their shot when they sneak out to Brooklyn for a hip-hop show and bluff their way into an artist interview. But as the friends hustle to turn the interview into a new podcast, Ruben has a panic attack and mixes up his anxiety medication... right when it’s time to hop on the mic.Featuring Def Jam artist Nevaeh Jolie & her new song “Sorry I’m High.”Executive Producer: Asante BlackkProducer: Daniella PerkinsStarring: Asante Blackk and Daniella PerkinsCo-Starring: Bobby Cius, Rayme Cornell, Christopher V. Edwards and Taylor BettinsonWritten by: Taylor Bettinson and Nakia HillDirected by: Christopher V. Edwards https://www.instagram.com/nevaehjolie/https://www.instagram.com/herecomesthebreak/https://www.instagram.com/doubleelvis/https://twitter.com/doubleelvisfmhttps://www.facebook.com/DoubleElvisProductions/https://www.doubleelvis.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
24/06/21·34m 5s

Disgraceland Season 8 Preview

Season 8 of the award-winning music and true crime podcast launches June 15, 2021. Listen to the Season 8 preview to hear a list of the episode subjects and a sneak peek of some of the episodes.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/06/21·9m 36s

Disgraceland Season 8 Trailer

Season 8 of the award-winning music and true crime podcast launches June 15, 2021. Listen to the trailer to hear the list of next season’s episode subjects.Check out the first 7 seasons of Disgraceland, only on Amazon Music.
08/06/21·1m 47s

River Phoenix (Hollywoodland Episode): Religious Cults, Street Kids, Speedballs and Viper Rooms

River Phoenix was a once-in-a-generation talent. In the 1980s, a decade known for artifice and excess, he brought raw acting chops to performances in Stand by Me, Running on Empty, and My Own Private Idaho. His career was only just getting started when he died tragically at the age of 23 outside a notorious nightclub in Hollywood. The story of his short life is as complicated and dramatic as one of his signature roles, and includes brushes with religious cults, skinheads, street hustlers, and L.A.’s drug underworld.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including child sexual abuse and sex trafficking.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01/06/21·36m 34s

Introducing 27 Club Season 3 - Janis Joplin Episode 1: Getting the Dead Drunk, Passing Jimi By, and Hanging with Austin Outlaws

When Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27, she was at the height of her musical powers and her rock ‘n roll fame. That summer she headlined a cross-country tour of Canada, during which she taught her old compatriots in the Grateful Dead some new tricks. They were tricks she had learned herself over the years: at dead-end gigs in Chicago, in the intimidating halls of Jefferson High, and at the far-out rock shows of Austin’s most-wanted. These stories and more on the Season 3 premiere of the 27 Club.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/05/21·34m 18s

The Notorious B.I.G. Pt. 1 (Best-of Episode): Dealing Crack on the Corner, Spitting Beef and Creating One of the Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time

This is Part 1 of a two-part Disgraceland episode on The Notorious B.I.G. To hear Part 2 now, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.The Notorious B.I.G. entered adulthood as a crack dealer and left this world as one of the most famous hip-hop stars of all time. He was murdered mysteriously and before that was arrested almost too many times to count. He eventually altered the course of hip-hop with the release of his debut album, Ready To Die, an album that served as a soundtrack of sorts for the highly publicized, dangerous, violent beef between himself and his one-time friend, fellow rapper, Tupac Shakur. But that whole saga almost never happened. Find out what changed the course of Biggie Smalls’ life and ultimately led to his untimely demise in part one of The Notorious B.I.G. story.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/05/21·38m 7s

Badlands Season Preview: Hollywoodland

BADLANDS is a new true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. Season 1 of BADLANDS, entitled “HOLLYWOODLAND,” explores the true crimes and scandalous careers of Hollywood’s most infamous stars. Listen each week for new stories on the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee’s relationship with Hong Kong street fighters, John Holmes’ role in the bloody Wonderland Murders, and a cocaine and acid fueled Dennis Hopper, plus stories about River Phoenix, original Superman George Reeves, disgraced silent film star Fatty Arbuckle, Natalie Wood, and Lana Turner.Follow BADLANDS on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Media, or wherever you get your podcasts. As a bonus, Amazon Music listeners can hear all 10 episodes of BADLANDS Season 1: HOLLYWOODLAND on-demand right now at amazon.com/badlands, or by saying, “Alexa, play the Badlands podcast.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/05/21·11m 28s

Lil Wayne (Mini Episode): Murder Squads, A Pre-Teen Suicide Atttempt, a Year at Rikers and More Hits than Elvis

This is a preview of Disgraceland episode 79: Lil Wayne. To hear the full episode for free, visit https://smarturl.it/079lilwayne.Lil Wayne grew up on the mean streets of New Orleans. His father split when he was two, and his stepdad was shot before he was a teenager. Wayne poured his pain into his rhymes and started cutting tracks for Cash Money Records, seeing hip-hop as the only way out of a violent scene. When his mother forced him to quit rapping, the only way out Wayne saw was suicide. Miraculously, he survived and went on to become one of the most successful artists of all-time, staying true to his roots throughout all his triumphs and tribulations.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
27/04/21·2m 1s

Introducing Badlands Season 1: Hollywoodland

Launching May 5, BADLANDS is a new true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. Season 1 of BADLANDS, entitled “HOLLYWOODLAND,” explores the true crimes and scandalous careers of Hollywood’s most infamous stars. Listen each week for new stories on the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee’s relationship with Hong Kong street fighters, John Holmes’ role in the bloody Wonderland Murders, and a cocaine and acid fueled Dennis Hopper, plus stories about River Phoenix, original Superman George Reeves, disgraced silent film star Fatty Arbuckle, Natalie Wood, and Lana Turner.Follow BADLANDS on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Media, or wherever you get your podcasts. As a bonus, Amazon Music listeners can hear all 10 episodes of BADLANDS Season 1: HOLLYWOODLAND on-demand beginning May 5th at amazon.com/badlands, or by saying, “Alexa, play the Badlands podcast.”
26/04/21·3m 8s

Oasis Pt. 1 (Best-of Episode): Hooliganism, Hedonism, Rock Star Anthems and the “Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Band on the Planet"

Few bands have come from as little and made as much of themselves as Oasis. Along the way they were wildly entertaining — unlike anything England or the United States had ever seen — and fully committed to the life of the rock star and to making the greatest rock ‘n’ roll music the world had ever heard. Through it all they famously fought, with fans, with police and with each other. They drank excessively and did copious amounts of drugs and didn’t care who knew about it. They were England’s new rock ‘n’ roll saviors and they were stacked with Beatlesesque hooks and Sex Pistols-inspired attitude and seemingly always on the verge of breaking up. This is Part One of a two-part Disgraceland episode on Oasis. To listen to all episodes of Disgraceland, follow @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Show notes available at disgracelandpod.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/04/21·33m 13s

Introducing COLD season 2: Justice for Joyce

Joyce Yost never met the man who kidnapped and raped her. He threatened to kill her if she went to police. She went anyway. Then she vanished and has never been found. Now, investigative journalist Dave Cawley uncovers the details of a murder-for-hire plot. COLD reveals flaws in the system, examines the pitfalls of the death penalty and asks if there is such a thing as justice for Joyce Yost. Listen to episode 1 of COLD season 2, Justice for Joyce on the free Amazon Music app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.Share your thoughts: #JusticeForJoyceYost #ColdPodcast Twitter Instagram FacebookSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/04/21·5m 6s

The New York Dolls (Mini Episode): Born to Lose, Lipstick Killers and R&B in four-inch heels

This is a preview of Disgraceland episode 76, the New York Dolls. To hear this week's episode, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.The New York Dolls were one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. They came to life when their hometown of New York City was coming apart at the seams in the midst of rising murder, rape and burglary rates. Their drummer drowned. Their bassist was nearly murdered. Their guitar players despised their singer and the only thing their singer loved more than Archie Bell was himself. This of course was all part of the act. The self-destruction, the violence, the intra-band squabbling, but it was of course also part of the band’s reality. They were too pure to last. They were born to lose. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
16/03/21·2m 33s

Lil’ Peep (Mini Episode): A new hip-hop and emo fusion; trap beats, tender lyrics, too much Xanax and an overdose that’s still mysterious.

This is a preview of Disgraceland episode 75: Lil Peep. To hear the full episode for free, click here.Lil’ Peep was a once-in-a-generation talent. Poised to become a new Cobain, Bowie or Dylan, but whose life was cut short by an overdose that’s still mysterious. Depression, anxiety and a unique fusion of hip-hop, emo, grime and raw, empathetic lyrics resulted in a deep connection to fans that in the end, may have done him in at the tender age of 21.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
09/03/21·2m 20s

The Beatles Pt. 1 (Best-of Episode): Stoned with Dylan, Dosed with Acid, Outrunning Knife Wielding Maniacs and Driving the World to the Brink with Beatlemania

This is Part 1 of a two-part Disgraceland episode on The Beatles. To hear Part 2 now, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.The Beatles caused fans to enter into manic states, literally. People died because of it. The band swallowed more pills than food in their early years. They took acid by accident and changed the course of popular music forever as a result. Aside from all the screaming fans and the drugs, beating at the heart of Beatlemania was always just “a great little band.” Listen to learn how the Beatles saved America from certain doom with some of the most exciting music ever made.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/03/21·39m 35s

Diving into David Bowie (Bonus Episode)

This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland. To hear this week's episode on David Bowie, for free, visit https://smarturl.it/071Bowie.Craving more out-of-this-world content following Disgraceland’s recent episode on the Starman himself? Disgraceland’s host, Jake Brennan, and executive producer Carly Carioli take a deep dive into all things Bowie. From Major Tom to the Blackstar and everything in between, go deeper into Bowie’s music, iconography, and eternal influence with this candid conversation on one of Disgraceland’s endlessly fascinating subjects.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
24/02/21·26m 59s

The Ramones (Mini Episode): TV Bombs, Psycho Therapy, Toilet Syringes, Turning Tricks and Saving Rock ‘N’ Roll

This is a preview of Disgraceland episode 72: The Ramones. To hear the full episode for free, visit https://smarturl.it/072Ramones.Sniffing glue, hooking for drug money, hurling rocks at the Beatles, and writing infectious sunshiney melodies about their grimy reality, the Ramones were what the world needed in 1976. As rock ‘n’ roll was getting bloated with excessive experimentation and unfortunate forays into disco, four cretins from Queens stripped it all away to two-minute three-chord anthems with hard, fast backbeats and buzzing guitars. They adopted the same surname to solidify their brotherhood, and they lived like brothers and fought like brothers to the very bitter end. Listen to hear how the Ramones saved rock ‘n’ roll. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
16/02/21·2m 2s

David Bowie (Mini Episode): The occult, cocaine, orgies, arrests, exorcisms, a weird flirtation with fascism and a dead body.

No musical artist better personified the hedonism of the ’70s than David Bowie. He captivated the imaginations of music fans all over the world with a dizzying array of creative alter egos; Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke among them, and his obsession with occultist Aleister Crowley drove him down a dark, excessive hole filled with cocaine, orgies, arrests, fascism, death and madness that very nearly destroyed him. This is a mini episode of Disgraceland. To listen to the full episode as well as all archived episodes of Disgraceland, episodes on The Rolling Stones, Cardi B. Ozzy Osbourne, Prince and others follow @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
09/02/21·2m 41s

Tupac Shakur Pt. 2 (Mini Episode): Life Behind Bars, Suge Knight Saves The Day, East Coast/West Coast Beef, and What Could Have Been

In part two of the Tupac Shakur story, we see the young star trying to deal with life behind bars and giving in to the patronage of the notorious Suge Knight of Death Row Records while getting into the mud with the Notorious B.I.G. in a deadly game of East Coast West Coast beef. We also get a glimpse of what Tupac Shakur might have achieved had he not gone to Las Vegas on that fateful night back in 1996. This is a mini episode of Disgraceland. To listen to the full episode as well as all archived episodes of Disgraceland, episodes on The Rolling Stones, Cardi B. Ozzy Osbourne, Prince and others, follow @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
02/02/21·2m 33s

Interview with Jake Brennan, Disgraceland Host

This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland. To hear this week's episode, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.Here's a Disgraceland state of the union — where we are, how we got here, and what to expect next. Jake Brennan, host and creator of Disgraceland, sits down with executive producer Carly Carioli for an in-depth conversation on how the show got started, the creative and production process, and where the show is going. And of course, Jake answers listeners' questions.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
01/02/21·39m 58s

The Rolling Stones in Disgraceland (Bonus Episode)

This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland. To hear this week's episode, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.It’s no secret that The Rolling Stones are one of Disgraceland’s favorite subjects. The long-running British rock group has been featured in one way or another in just about every season of the show to date. In this very special episode, Jake offers insight into Disgraceland’s special connection to the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band, with clips from shows about rolling into Altamont, swinging in London, recording in exile, and more.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
28/01/21·33m 0s

Tupac Shakur Pt. 1 (Best-of Episode): 1960s Radicalism Gives Way to Socially Conscious Rap, a Charismatic Screen Star, and Deadly Violence

This is Part 1 of a two-part Disgraceland episode on Tupac Shakur. To hear Part 2 now, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.Tupac Shakur was many things. He was a supremely talented MC and was wildly charismatic in front of the camera. He was also violent, angry and completely unable to keep himself out of trouble. Part one of his story traces his rise through the radical influence of his Black Panther lineage, the deadly violence that seemed to follow him wherever he went and the inevitably of both prison and superstardom.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/01/21·33m 10s

After Party 15 (Bonus Episode)

This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland. To hear this week's episode, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.In this episode, get an exclusive listen to the David Bowie and the Beatles episodes airing in Season 7. Plus: a Michael Alig throwback and more coming attractions for 2021. And as always, Jake reads the phonebook.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, listen at amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
19/01/21·25m 17s

Gram Parsons: A Stolen Body, Heroin, More Rolling Stones and Cosmic American Music

This is a greatest-hits episode of Disgraceland. To hear this week's episode, for free, listen at amazon.com/disgraceland.Gram Parsons is one of the most influential musicians in rock ‘n’ roll that you’ve maybe never heard of. He created a form of music that has been copied by everyone from the Eagles to Ryan Adams. He directly influenced the Rolling Stones’ greatest album, possibly the greatest rock ‘n’ roll album of all time, Exile on Main Street. And when he died his body was stolen and unceremoniously disposed of. This is the story of Gram Parsons' life, death and very strange aftermath.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
12/01/21·40m 24s

After Party 14 (Bonus Episode)

This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland. To hear this week's episode, for free, listen at amazon.com/disgraceland.In this episode: A Sam Cooke throwback, a sneak peek at Gram Parsons and the rest of Disgraceland's Season 7, and more coming attractions for 2021. Plus, we need your help naming a new award. And as always, Jake reads the phonebook.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
05/01/21·23m 53s

After Party 13 (Bonus Episode): Top Ten Disgraceland Episode Countdown Part 2

This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland. To hear this week's episode, for free, listen at amazon.com/disgraceland.In the second half of our 2020 year-end After Party, Jake counts down the top five Disgraceland episodes of all time, as chosen by listeners and staff. Also included are details on the next season of Disgraceland.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
29/12/20·25m 28s

Disgraceland Season 7 Trailer

Season 7 of the award-winning music and true crime podcast launches January 12, 2021. Listen to the trailer to hear the list of next season’s episode subjects.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
22/12/20·1m 30s

After Party 12 (Bonus Episode): The Top 10 Disgraceland Episodes of All Time, Part 1

This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland. To hear this week's episode, for free, listen at amazon.com/disgraceland.In this very special edition of After Party, Jake counts down the Top 10 episodes of Disgraceland, as decided by listeners and show staff. Also a sneak peek of what’s to come for the show in 2021. And of course, Jake reads the phone book.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
15/12/20·27m 43s

After Party 11 (Bonus Episode)

This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland. To hear this week's episode, for free, listen at amazon.com/disgraceland.It's been 40 years since John Lennon was murdered. This week, we listen to the new Double Elvis podcast "About a Girl," talk about last week's Disgraceland episode on Chuck Berry, and get a sneak peak at an upcoming episode on Tupac Shakur. We'll also check out Dead and Gone, Jake’s new collaboration with Payne Lyndsey on the mystery surrounding murdered and missing Grateful Dead fans. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.
08/12/20·31m 32s

Disgraceland Series Trailer

A music and true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. Jerry Lee Lewis, Ozzy Osbourne, Cardi B. Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Led Zeppelin: The true crime connections of these artists and more, from murder, arson, the occult, drug trafficking and countless other scandal and high stakes drama is recounted in this one of a kind podcast narrated and produced by award winning podcaster and author, Jake Brennan. If you love true crime and you love music then get ready to love this podcast. Disgraceland is not journalism. It is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most other dramatic storytelling mediums. Disgraceland releases full episodes weekly. Subscribe here for regularly released mini episodes, bonus content, the occasional full episode and follow Disgraceland for free on the Internet and elsewhere @disgracelandpod.
01/12/20·3m 52s

Reintroducing Dead and Gone, Episode 2: A Guy Named Bo

Dead and Gone was originally released in October 2020 and all episodes can be listened to by searching for "Dead and Gone" in your podcast feed. Episode 2 is available here in the Disgraceland feed for a limited time only. Here is the episode's original description: Two fans of the Grateful Dead wind up violently beaten, shot at close range and murdered. Did the wrong man go to prison?
01/12/20·38m 27s

Chuck Berry: Systemic Racism, Sexual Depravity and the Invention of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Chuck Berry was imprisoned numerous times. He was a victim of violent systemic racism and accused of horrific acts of sexual depravity. He also invented rock ‘n’ roll. Chuck Berry was as complex a character as he was influential as a musician. Throughout his career he found himself in numerous dust ups with authorities; some of them justified, most of them not. And through it all, whether he cared or didn’t, Chuck Berry made great music—literally some of the greatest music ever made.
24/11/20·35m 19s

Selena: Tejano, Deception, and the Death of the Madonna of Mexico

Selena Quintanilla Pérez ushered in the Golden Age of Tejano music in Texas with a meteoric rise up the charts and into the hearts of her fans. Her fans saw her as more than just a pop star — she was family. Selena was about to take her fame and her family to the world stage when a tangled web of deceit, betrayal, and jealousy would result in her untimely death at 23.
10/11/20·41m 33s

Special Re-release - The Grateful Dead (Part Two): The Ballad of Pigpen and Old, Weird America - an Origin Story

Bootlegging whiskey, acid tests, grass, and songs about murder. The origins of the Grateful Dead are fascinating and not what most people think. Born out of the tradition of “old, weird America”; bluegrass, jug band music and deadly folk tales, the Grateful Dead, as young adults, were into some strange sh*t and we are all better for it. The band would go on to create their very own “new, weird America” due in part to the cultural impact they would have over their near 40-year career. But their connection to the traditional music that spawned them was due in large part to their harmonica player, singer, and keyboardist, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, who lived “the life” so authentically that he died at the age of just 27. This is the Grateful Dead origin story and the Ballad of Pigpen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
03/11/20·42m 35s

The Misfits: Robbing Graves, Night of the Living Dead and the Teenagers from Mars

The Misfits were truly unique. Scary. Violent. Angry. Nihilistic. These words can easily describe not only their music, but also the band as people, particularly frontman Glenn Danzig. Rumored to have been arrested for grave robbery, locked up abroad and inciting riots here in the States, the Misfits blazed a path of annihilation trading on fictional B-movie and scandal rag imagery to create one of the most enduring cult followings of all time and combating the very real sense of alienation that fueled Danzig’s creativity and violent behavior.
27/10/20·46m 16s

Special Re-Release - The Grateful Dead (Part One): Freedom is just another word for…

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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/10/20·45m 45s

Introducing "The First One" with DJ Khaled

"The First One," hosted by DJ Khaled, is a new interview podcast that goes behind the scenes with the world's biggest musical stars—artists like L'il Wayne, J Balvin, Big Sean, Jon Bon Jovi, and more— to learn more about their first big hit. "The First One" is produced by Lebron James' production company, Springhill Entertainment, and is available every Thursday, exclusively on Amazon Music.
19/10/20·1m 56s

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.
15/10/20·2m 42s

The Grateful Dead Pt. 2: The Ballad of Pigpen and Old, Weird America—an Origin Story

Bootlegging whiskey, acid tests, grass, and songs about murder. The origins of the Grateful Dead are fascinating and not what most people think. Born out of the tradition of “old, weird America”; bluegrass, jug band music and deadly folk tales, the Grateful Dead, as young adults, were into some strange stuff and we are all better for it. The band would go on to create their very own “new, weird America” due in part to the cultural impact they would have over their near 40-year career. But their connection to the traditional music that spawned them was due in large part to their harmonica player, singer, and keyboardist, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, who lived “the life” so authentically that he died at the age of just 27. This is the Grateful Dead origin story and the Ballad of Pigpen.
13/10/20·37m 57s

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/10/20·2m 9s

Chet Baker: Heroin, Romance, Missing Teeth and the James Dean of Jazz

Chet Baker, with his natural talent, unique voice and beautiful looks was known as “the James Dean of Jazz.” He was also a savage junkie and part time criminal. A one of a kind musician, his soft singing style and romantic playing enraptured Hollywood, the jazz world, and Europe. However, violence, crime, and drugs led to numerous prison stints and to one of the most mysterious deaths in music. Who or what killed the great Chet Baker?
29/09/20·36m 11s

Content Update and Fall Check In

With so much going on during this insane year, Disgraceland checks in to keep you sorted on all the crazy rockstar content coming your way and how to make sure you don’t miss out on anything.
16/09/20·3m 30s

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, and was a soldier in the US Army. 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 punk band, Body Count.
15/09/20·37m 58s

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/08/20·34m 44s

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/08/20·29m 12s

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
05/08/20·3m 55s

The Rolling Stones Pt. 2: Swinging London, Stolen Jewels, the Mars Bar Myth, and Busted at Redlands

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.
30/06/20·35m 13s

New 27 Club episode available in the 27 Club feed

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
25/06/20·35s

Rolling Stones Pt. 1: Swinging London, a Prison Break, East End Gangsters and the Anti-Beatles

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?
23/06/20·32m 29s

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/06/20·41m 6s

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/06/20·37m 48s

27 Club Season 2: Jim Morrison | 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/06/20·2m 41s

Prince: Control, Ecstasy, Dark Funk and Fentanyl

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.
09/06/20·38m 38s

After Party 10 (Bonus Episode)

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.
02/06/20·19m 3s

Studio 54: Disco Decadence, a Dead Body and Bags of Cash

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.
26/05/20·37m 19s

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

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
19/05/20·11m 48s

Nipsey Hussle: A Crenshaw Murder, Community Activism, Rollin 60s Crips, and Lost Potential

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.
12/05/20·31m 57s

Ozzy Osbourne: The Prince of Darkness, Randy Rhoads’ Plane Crash and the Saving Grace of a Strong Woman

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.
29/04/20·40m 56s

Entire 27 Club Season 1 on Jimi Hendrix Available to Binge Now in 27 Club Feed

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
16/04/20·41m 0s

Run DMC: Innovation, Evolution and the Mysterious Death of Jam Master Jay

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?
14/04/20·37m 51s

Joe Exotic: Tiger King, Budding Country Star, Confidence Man Extraordinaire

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.
07/04/20·36m 26s

John Denver: A Folk Singer, a Sniper and America’s Darkest Day

(This is a bonus April Fools’ episode of Disgraceland that is satire and not true crime.) 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? 
01/04/20·55m 17s

Little Richard: Sex and the Duality of the King and Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll

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. 
31/03/20·39m 26s

Covid-19 Disgraceland Programming Check In

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.
26/03/20·1m 55s

Jake Presents: The Season Finale of Dear Young Rocker: AURAL SKILLS

In this final episode of season one of Dear Young Rocker, 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
25/03/20·48m 42s

Jay Z: Street hustle, a Nightclub Stabbing, a Near Drug Bust and the God MC

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”.
24/03/20·44m 45s

Guns N’ Roses Pt. 2: Real life Rocket Queen, Raging Press, Recovered Memories, and the Riverport Riot

Post Appetite For Destruction, Guns N’ Roses embodied 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.
17/03/20·38m 44s

Guns N’ Roses Pt. 1: Brawling with Bowie, Juvenile Delinquency, Dealing Dope and Death at Donington

Few hard rock bands lived the life portrayed in their songs as authentically as Guns N’ Roses. Singer, Axl Rose was driven by deep-seated 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, complete with highly entertaining cameos by David Bowie, Joe Perry, Mick Jagger, and others.
10/03/20·38m 14s

Disgraceland Season 5 Trailer

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.
04/03/20·2m 27s

Introducing Rivals

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
27/02/20·1m 24s

E1: Batman

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
10/02/20·59m 40s

Introducing Citizen Critic

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
03/02/20·3m 9s

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/01/20·37m 8s

Jimi Hendrix and 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/01/20·35m 26s

After Party 9 (Bonus Episode)

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.
23/01/20·19m 45s

The 27 Club Jimi Hendrix Season 1 Trailer

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
21/01/20·2m 8s

Jake Presents: Episode 1 of Dear Young Rocker: STEAM

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
16/01/20·34m 42s

Jake Presents: Dear Young Rocker (Trailer)

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
08/01/20·3m 13s

Introducing: Disorganized Crime: Smuggler's Daughter

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
20/12/19·2m 41s

The Beach Boys Pt. 2: Endless Bummer, Hollywood Paranoia, Onstage Fist Fights, Incest, and Cocaine

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 '60s was over. The nightmare it brought about haunted him to his final days.
19/12/19·39m 6s

The Beach Boys Pt. 1: Endless Summer, LSD, Orgies, Charles Manson and a Steve McQueen Man-Crush

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.
17/12/19·41m 2s

After Party 8 (Bonus Episode)

Top 5 Disgraceful Christmas Movies, Charles Manson, The Beach Boys, Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ and Joe Pesci for president.
11/12/19·24m 21s

The Rolling Stones at Altamont: Bikers, Blood, and the End of the '60s

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 themselves.
03/12/19·43m 59s

A$AP Rocky: Love Sex Dreams/LSD and Locked Up Overseas

A$AP Rocky’s upbringing; Harlem, Riker’s, and his own instincts and sense of history informed his world view: A view that included not only a healthy respect for the healing powers of LSD, but also a healthy distaste for the political maelstrom surrounding cartoon president Donald J. Trump. The irony is that A$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.
26/11/19·45m 24s

After Party 7 (Bonus Episode)

Eminem, 1969, Iggy Pop, A$AP Rocky, Things I Don’t Like (spoiler: negativity), Jennifer Aniston, Billy Crudup and Sam Shepard.
19/11/19·16m 13s

Whitney Houston: Cracks in the Mirror, Crack on the Mirror, and One Fateful Choice

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?
12/11/19·33m 31s

Eminem: Taking His Shot, Pulling a Glock, and Facing the Real Slim Shady

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?
05/11/19·32m 58s

Introducing: Murder in Oregon

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
01/11/19·1m 35s

Big Lurch: Hip Hop Cannibal (special Halloween re-release)

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
31/10/19·32m 7s

Introducing Bear and a Banjo

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
25/10/19·2m 4s

Madonna: Music as Sex and Sex as Power in the Reign of the Queen of Pop

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.
22/10/19·38m 55s

Iggy Pop: Mad Artistry, Mental Wards, and Gaping Chest Wounds

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.
15/10/19·37m 26s

Motown Records: Pimps, Prostitutes, the Detroit Mafia and the Sound of Teenage America

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.
08/10/19·38m 50s

Led Zeppelin: Dark Power, Cocaine, Backstage Brawls and Heavy Metal Magick

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.
01/10/19·42m 44s

More Disgraceland Stories: The Disgraceland Book Trailer

The Disgraceland Book Trailer
27/09/19·1m 43s

N.W.A Pt. 2: Beatdowns, Band Beef, Death Row and LA on Fire

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 hustler 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.
26/09/19·36m 34s

N.W.A Pt. 1: Street Hustle, Reality Rap and Culture Shifting Violence

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.
26/09/19·38m 20s

Disgraceland Season 4 Trailer

Disgraceland Season 4 Trailer
18/09/19·3m 5s

Introducing Hit Man

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. The first episode of Hit Man is now available. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/08/19·2m 9s

After Party 6 (Bonus Episode)

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.
30/07/19·20m 5s

The Rolling Stones: Fugitives in Exile

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.
23/07/19·33m 51s

After Party 5 (Bonus Episode)

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.
16/07/19·15m 29s

Introducing: Noble Blood

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/07/19·3m 56s

Cardi B (Best-of Episode): Bondage, Beatdowns and Big Ass Beats

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?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/07/19·31m 18s

After Party 4 (Bonus Episode)

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.
02/07/19·18m 40s

Jim Morrison: Zodiac Killer Qu'est-ce Que C'est

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. 
25/06/19·39m 15s

After Party 3 (Bonus Episode)

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.
18/06/19·21m 49s

Slick Rick: Hustle, Iconic Flow and a Menacing Tormentor

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.
11/06/19·35m 45s

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT AND EXCERPT!

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
06/06/19·6m 58s

After Party 2 (Bonus Episode)

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.
04/06/19·16m 51s

Elton John interviewed by Jake Brennan for Icons

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/05/19·45m 14s

Johnny Cash: Pills, More Pills and Playing With Fire

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 was 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.
28/05/19·32m 5s

After Party 1 (Bonus Episode)

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.
21/05/19·21m 43s

Amy Winehouse: Rehab, the Muse and a Rare Talent

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 was entirely unique.
14/05/19·40m 11s

XXXTentacion: Mellow Beats and Ultra Violence

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?
30/04/19·39m 53s

Grateful Dead Pt. 1 (Best-of Episode): Freedom Is Just Another Word for…

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/04/19·41m 31s

Ike and Tina Turner: The Inventor and Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Ike Turner very well may have invented rock ‘n’ roll; Tina Turner is one of the most electrifying entertainers to ever take the stage. Together, the pair ascended to icon status through the music they made together. 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 couple's rise, Ike’s ultimate demise, and Tina’s triumph.
02/04/19·40m 41s

Zodiac Killer Qu'est-ce Que C'est

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.  
01/04/19·43m 8s

Snoop Doggy Dogg: Murder Was The Case

Snoop Dogg, (AKA Calvin Broadus) has worn many hats: inmate, pimp, Martha Stewart’s BFF. 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.
26/03/19·30m 48s

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love 2: Suicide Samurai

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.
19/03/19·32m 3s

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love Pt. 1: No Direction Home

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.
14/03/19·38m 53s

ANNOUNCING DISGRACELAND LIVE SHOWS!

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
07/03/19·1m 53s

Disgraceland Season 3 Trailer

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.
20/02/19·1m 55s

Introducing One Plus One

To hear more, search O-N-E P-L-U-S O-N-E in your favorite podcast app!This is One Plus One, the show about the spark that drives two original thinkers to ultimate success. We’ll unearth the stories of Paul McCartney & John Lennon, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Shaq & Kobe, and many more, and learn what it is about their chemistry that led them to greatness. Subscribe today at wondery.fm/disgrace
19/02/19·10m 29s

Spade Cooley: Jealousy, Torture, Murder

Spade Cooley was one of Postwar America’s biggest celebrities and most talented musicians. He was also a violent drunk and homicidal psychopath with no heart. Mean, jealous, abusive, and almost totally driven by the deep-seated 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 bear 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.
30/10/18·25m 25s

Rick James: Superfreak Is an Understatement

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. These three traits 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.
23/10/18·32m 0s

Big Lurch: Hip Hop Cannibal

Big Lurch didn’t just rap about standard hip-hop culture; he rapped about serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer and horror movie villains like Freddy Krueger. In the process, he contributed to a sub-genre of hip-hop called “horrorcore." He also smoked way too much PCP. So much that he could not separate his horrorcore lyrics, and the horror movies he watched, from reality. The result? Unspeakable. Not just murder. Cannibalism.
16/10/18·27m 32s

Keith Moon: Rockstar Excess and a Dead Chauffeur

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.
09/10/18·28m 32s

Marvin Gaye: Father, Father There’s Far Too Many of Us Dying

Marvin Gaye was born into a God-fearing home to a sweet, wholesome mother and crossdressing, philandering, pentecostal preacher father 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. This was 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.
25/09/18·26m 41s

GG Allin (Best-of Episode): Live Fast, Die

GG Allin, the notorious transgressive punk rocker, pushed the limits further than anyone before or after. 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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/09/18·31m 52s

Brian Jones: To Be On Your Own Like A Sinking Stone

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.
28/08/18·27m 53s

Johnny Paycheck: Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill

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.
14/08/18·26m 47s

Frank Sinatra: Frankie Is the Reason...That the President's Dead

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 two friends—mob boss Sam Giancana and John F. Kennedy—that would help the latter win the White House and, in the end, prove disastrous for Frank and the country.
31/07/18·28m 52s

Mötley Crüe: Sex, Drugs, and Even More Sex and Drugs: How Are These Dudes Still Alive?

Mötley Crüe frontman, Vince Neil totaled his Ford Pantera on a beer run and, in the process, took the life of his friend Razzle Dingley, drummer for Hanoi Rocks. 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. Mötley Crüe, a degenerate band of death cheating rock gods has us asking, “how are these dudes still alive?” Maybe they’re the undead.
17/07/18·29m 37s

John Lennon Pt. 2: “The phony must die, said the catcher in the rye”

John Lennon was a walking contradiction: a violent pacifist and a creative genius marred by creative inconsistency. Just as he was getting his groove back he was gunned down by Mark David Chapman, a self-loathing narcissist obsessed with his contradictory hero, as well as 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 this second of a two part Disgraceland episode.
10/07/18·25m 34s

John Lennon Pt. 1: "John Lennon, I'm going to kill you, you phony bastard."

John Lennon was a walking contradiction: a violent pacifist and a creative genius marred by creative inconsistency. Just as he was getting his groove back, he was gunned down by Mark David Chapman, a self-loathing narcissist who was obsessed with his contradictory hero, as well as with 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 this first of a two part Disgraceland episode.
10/07/18·26m 41s

James Brown: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag... Of Meth.

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.
26/06/18·29m 29s

Michael Alig: If a Club Kid Kills, Stuffs the Body in a Box and Tells The World About It Will Anyone Listen?

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. The body was then dismembered and stuffed into a duct-taped cardboard box. Alig proceeded to tell anyone who would listen—including his friends from the raging '90s NYC club scene—what he had done. The problem was, Alig’s well-known, over the top, and 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.”
19/06/18·27m 56s

Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.: The Media Did It

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.
12/06/18·24m 47s

Bob Marley: Rasta Vigilante

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 survived. 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 was called, by those who feared him, “Screwface." Was it Bob Marley, Rasta Vigilante?
29/05/18·35m 43s

Tay-K: A Nationwide Manhunt and Art Imitating Life

The Arlington, Texas rapper, born Taymor Travon McIntyre, 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 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 more than 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.
15/05/18·23m 0s

The Rolling Stones: Sleeping With the First Lady and Trafficking Heroin

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, 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, and threatened to destroy the band and their as-yet indestructible guitar player, Keith Richards.
01/05/18·25m 51s

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes: Hit Me Again and I'll Burn Your House Down

TLC’s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was known as “the crazy one.” She did, after all, burn down the mansion of her NFL boyfriend, Andre Rison. But given the fact that it was done after one of many domestic assaults, Disgraceland sees Left Eye as a badass—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.
17/04/18·27m 40s

Van Morrison: Astral Weeks, Movement and Murder

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 critically acclaimed book Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 by Ryan Walsh.
03/04/18·27m 14s

Norwegian Black Metal: Satanic Rebellion, Murder and Worse

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/03/18·36m 34s

Sam Cooke: An Insatiable Libido and a Justifiable Homicide

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, Cooke was shot to death by Bertha Lee Franklin, manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles. The killing was ruled a justifiable homicide due to Cooke’s unruly, drunken behavior, which involved him holding another woman 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.
05/03/18·27m 58s

Sid Vicious: Love Kills... Even a Mother's Love? (Best of Disgraceland Season 1)

It has long been believed that punk rock icon Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose. That is true. 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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/02/18·31m 13s

Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer and Getting Away with Murder (Best of Disgraceland Season 1)

This is where it all started: the very first episode of Disgraceland. Check out this killer debut episode and then dive into the archive where you'll find many more insane stories of music, murder, and mayhem.The night before Jerry Lee Lewis’ fifth wife died, she made a phone call to her mother. She told her that she was thinking of leaving the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, but that he wouldn’t let her. She also 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. Placed nearly 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?To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/02/18·27m 59s

Where Is Disgraceland? (Bonus Episode)

This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland. To hear this week's episode, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.Want to know where Disgraceland is? Literally? Figuratively? Then listen to this. From the where to listen to the award-winning music and true crime podcast called Disgraceland to the where it all began, down the road a piece from the King’s home, Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis to the home of the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis’ home in Nesbit, Mississippi that the locals called “Disgraceland”. Don’t miss out on this special episode and don’t miss out on all of the upcoming Disgraceland episodes in Season 7 and beyond. And for those looking to binge through six additional seasons in the archives, we’ve got you covered. Find out how to not miss any Disgraceland content, and check out some of the most exciting clips from our first three years.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/01/18·5m 1s

Disgraceland Season 1 Trailer

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.
24/08/17·4m 5s
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