DISGRACELAND

DISGRACELAND Podcast

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

The Beatles Pt. 1: 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 th...

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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 Dis...

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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 ...

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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, f...

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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 we...

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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 o...

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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 Disgracela...

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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...

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Tupac Shakur Pt. 1: 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 pris...

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After Party 15 (Bonus Episode)
A sneak peek at David Bowie and Beatles episodes airing in Season 7, a Michael Alig throwback and more coming attractions for 2021. And as always, Jake reads the phonebook....

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

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After Party 14 (Bonus Episode)
A Sam Cooke throwback, a sneak peek at Gram Parsons and the rest of Season 7, and more coming attractions for 2021. Plus, we need your help naming a new award. And as always, Jake reads the phonebook....

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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...

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After Party 13 (Bonus Episode): Top Ten Disgraceland Episode Countdown Part 2
In the second half of this year-end After Party, Jake counts down the top five Disgraceland episodes as chosen by listeners and staff. Also included are details on the next season of Disgraceland, along with another read of another phone book....

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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....

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After Party 12 (Bonus Episode)
A very special edition of After Party in which Jake starts to count 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....

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After Party 11 (Bonus Episode)
It's been 40 years since John Lennon was murdered. We’ll listen to About a Girl, talk about last week's Disgraceland episode on Chuck Berry, and take 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. And of course, Jake will read the phone book....

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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?...

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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....

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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....

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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...

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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 Danz...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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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 t...

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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?...

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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....

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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....

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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...


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...

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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...

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....

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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...

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?...

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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...

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,...

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....

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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....

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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....

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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 podcas...

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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....

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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....

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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 ...


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?...

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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...

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...

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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 dep...

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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 ...

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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


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....

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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 ...

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”....

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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 is as influenced by his past career as a drug dealer as they are anything else. Jay Z has reached unprecedented heights as an entertainer and an entrepreneur, and it almost never happened. All because of a stabbing. A stabbing that was influenced by that same street hustle that created “Jay Z”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

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....

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Guns N’ Roses (Part 2): Real life Rocket Queen, Raging Press, Recovered Memories and the Riverport Riot
Post Appetite For Destruction, Guns N’ Roses defined the word “dysfunction”. As the band prepared for their follow up release, singer Axl Rose was losing a very public battle with the press while heroin and alcohol threatened to completely derail the band. Axl’s “recovered memories” continued to fuel his erratic behavior and thus he continued to drive his band closer and closer to the edge. It all came to a head in St. Louis at the infamous “Riverport Riot”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news...


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 entertaini...

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Guns N’ Roses (Part 1): Brawling with David Bowie, Juvenile Delinquency, Dealing Dope and Two Dead 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 seeded demons that drove the creation of his band’s legendary debut album, Appetite For Destruction as well as his legendary bad behavior. His band was hardly any different. Nearly dysfunctional from drug use and excess, their record label feared they would all die before their first album was even released. Listen to part 1 of Guns N’ Roses saga in Disgraceland complete with hi...

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....

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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...

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...

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...


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...

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...


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....

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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 ...

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...


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...

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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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After Party 7 (Mini Episode)
Eminem, 1969, Iggy Pop, A$AP Rocky, Things I Don’t Like (spoiler: negativity), Jennifer Aniston, Billy Crudup and Sam Shepard. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

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?...

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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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

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?...

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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 unc...


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 unc...

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 o...

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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 lyric...


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 lyric...

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....

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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....

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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

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....

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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....

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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

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....

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N.W.A (Part 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 thug from the east coast all ride shotgun to Dre, E, Cube, Yella and Ren as the group finds itself having predicted yet another one of America’s darkest moments. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

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....

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N.W.A (Part 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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.co...


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-choice...

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....

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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 th...

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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....

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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 ...


Cardi B: 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...

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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....

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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 ...

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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....

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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....

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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-adv...


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....

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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...

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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....

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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....

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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 expr...

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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, inspir...

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Grateful Dead Pt 1: 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....

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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 ...

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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....


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....

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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....

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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 th...

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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...

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....

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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...


Wolverine: The Long Night Promo + Trailer
Wolverine: The Long Night is out now for free online and in all of your podcast apps. It’s Marvel’s first scripted podcast and I know you like scripted podcasts because you’ve subscribed to Disgraceland. Marvel has never done anything like this before. They’ve pulled out all the production stops to pull this off; a super talented cast and an author with a ton of comic book experience. If you’re looking for another mystery or crime podcast, look no further. Wolverine: The Long Night draws on noir and true cr...

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 ...

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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, Ri...

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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....

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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....

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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 ...

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GG Allin: 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....

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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....

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Up And Vanished Season 2 Promo + Trailer
Because great podcasts need to be heard. Disgos, thought you'd like to know about the new, white-knuckle season of Up And Vanished from Tenderfoot TV. Check the trailer and get ready to bang that subscribe button and see you on 8/28 for the Brian Jones episode of Disgraceland....


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....

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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....

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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....

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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 Disgracel...

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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 ...

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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....

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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 a...

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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....

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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 Ma...

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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 v...

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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 guit...

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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....

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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 t...

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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 gener...

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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 m...

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Sid Vicious: Love Kills... Even a Mother's Love?
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....

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Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer and Getting Away With Murder
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 ...

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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....

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