DISGRACELAND

DISGRACELAND

www.disgracelandpod.com
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 Rolling Stones (Part Two): Swinging London, Keith and Stolen Jewels, Princess Margaret Way Too High, Busted at Redlands and More
Jun 30 • 39 min
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…
New 27 Club episode available in the 27 Club feed
Jun 25 • 0 min
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…
Rolling Stones (Part One): Swinging London, a Prison Break, East End Gangsters and the Anti-Beatles
Jun 23 • 37 min
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…
Jim Morrison Episode 2: Los Angeles Is on Fire, and Jim Morrison Returns from the Desert with a Killer Tale.
Jun 18 • 41 min
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…
Jim Morrison Episode 1: Prelude to a Riot, a Highway Soul Transference, and the Wrath of Janis Joplin
Jun 18 • 37 min
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…
27 Club Season 2: Jim Morrison | Official Trailer
Jun 11 • 2 min
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…
Prince: Control, Ecstasy, Dark Funk and Fentanyl
Jun 9 • 42 min
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…
After Party 10 (Mini Episode)
Jun 2 • 22 min
A Studio 54 throwback, a sneak peek at Prince, reviewing the reviews with Citizen Critic. Getting weird with Dave and taking in the scene with a gangster lean with Love and of course, me reading the phone book. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Studio 54: Disco Decadence, a Dead Body and Bags of Cash
May 26 • 41 min
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.…
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
May 19 • 11 min
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…
Nipsey Hussle: A Crenshaw Murder, Community Activism, Rollin ‘60s and Lost Potential
May 12 • 35 min
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…
Ozzy Osbourne: The Prince of Darkness, Randy Rhoads’ Plane Crash and the Saving Grace of a Strong Woman
Apr 29 • 44 min
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…
Entire 27 Club Season 1 on Jimi Hendrix Available to Binge Now in 27 Club Feed
Apr 16 • 41 min
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…
Run DMC: Innovation, Evolution and the Mysterious Death of Jam Master Jay
Apr 14 • 41 min
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…
Joe Exotic: Tiger King, Budding Country Star, Confidence Man Extraordinaire
Apr 7 • 40 min
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…
John Denver: A Folk Singer, a Sniper and America’s Darkest Day
Apr 1 • 61 min
(A special bonus episode of Disgraceland during this prolonged period of Covid-19 lockdown to help you pass the time.) John Denver was arguably one of, if not the biggest star of the seventies. His easy listening mainstream folk and his squeaky clean,…
Little Richard: Sex and the Duality of the King and Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll
Mar 31 • 45 min
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,…
Covid-19 Disgraceland Programming Check In
Mar 26 • 1 min
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
Jake Presents: The Season Finale of Dear Young Rocker: AURAL SKILLS
Mar 25 • 48 min
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…
Jay Z: Street hustle, a Nightclub Stabbing, a Near Drug Bust and the God MC
Mar 24 • 48 min
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…
Guns N’ Roses (Part 2): Real life Rocket Queen, Raging Press, Recovered Memories and the Riverport Riot
Mar 17 • 42 min
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…
Guns N’ Roses (Part 1): Brawling with David Bowie, Juvenile Delinquency, Dealing Dope and Two Dead at Donington.
Mar 10 • 42 min
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…
Disgraceland Season 5 Trailer
Mar 4 • 2 min
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…
After Party 9 (Mini Episode)
Jan 23 • 23 min
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.…
The 27 Club Jimi Hendrix Season 1 Trailer
Jan 21 • 2 min
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…
Jake Presents: Dear Young Rocker (Trailer)
Jan 8 • 3 min
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:…
The Beach Boys (Part 2): An Endless Bummer, More Manson, Hollywood Paranoia, On Stage Fist Fights, Incest, Cocaine and the Pacific Ocean Blue
Dec 19, 2019 • 43 min
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,…
The Beach Boys (Part 1): An Endless Summer, LSD, Orgies, Charles Manson and a Steve McQueen Man-Crush
Dec 17, 2019 • 44 min
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…
After Party 8 (Mini Episode)
Dec 10, 2019 • 27 min
Top 5 Disgraceful Christmas Movies, Charles Manson, The Beach Boys, Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ and Joe Pesci for president. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Rolling Stones at Altamont: Bikers, Blood, and the End of the Sixties
Dec 3, 2019 • 47 min
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.…
A$AP Rocky: Love Sex Dreams/LSD and Locked Up Overseas
Nov 26, 2019 • 50 min
A$AP Rocky’s upbringing; Harlem, Riker’s, and his own instincts and sense of history informed his world view: A view that included not only a healthy respect for the healing powers of LSD but also to want no part of the political maelstrom surrounding our…
After Party 7 (Mini Episode)
Nov 19, 2019 • 19 min
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
Nov 12, 2019 • 37 min
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?…
Eminem: Taking His Shot, Pulling a Glock, and Facing the Real Slim Shady
Nov 5, 2019 • 37 min
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…
Big Lurch: Hip Hop Cannibal (special Halloween re-release)
Oct 31, 2019 • 32 min
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.”…
Madonna: Music as Sex and Sex as Power in the Reign of the Queen of Pop
Oct 22, 2019 • 43 min
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…
Iggy Pop: Mad Artistry, Mental Wards, and Gaping Chest Wounds
Oct 15, 2019 • 42 min
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…
Motown Records: Pimps, Prostitutes, the Detroit Mafia and the Sound of Teenage America
Oct 8, 2019 • 43 min
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.…
Led Zeppelin: Dark Power, Cocaine, Backstage Brawls and Heavy Metal Magick
Oct 1, 2019 • 47 min
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,…
More Disgraceland Stories: The Disgraceland Book Trailer
Sep 27, 2019 • 1 min
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N.W.A (Part 2): Beatdowns, Band Beef, Death Row and LA on Fire
Sep 26, 2019 • 41 min
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…
N.W.A (Part 1): Street Hustle, Reality Rap and Culture Shifting Violence
Sep 26, 2019 • 43 min
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…
Disgraceland Season 4 Trailer
Sep 18, 2019 • 3 min
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After Party 6 (Mini Episode)
Jul 30, 2019 • 23 min
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…
The Rolling Stones: Fugitives in Exile
Jul 23, 2019 • 38 min
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…
After Party 5 (Mini Episode)
Jul 16, 2019 • 18 min
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,…
Cardi B: Bondage, Beatdowns and Big Ass Beats
Jul 9, 2019 • 34 min
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…
After Party 4 (Mini Episode)
Jul 2, 2019 • 21 min
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…
Jim Morrison: Zodiac Killer Qu’est-ce Que C’est
Jun 25, 2019 • 44 min
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…
After Party 3 (Mini Episode)
Jun 18, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Slick Rick: Hustle, Iconic Flow and a Menacing Tormentor
Jun 11, 2019 • 40 min
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…
After Party 2 (Mini Episode)
Jun 4, 2019 • 20 min
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…
Elton John interviewed by Jake Brennan for Icons
May 30, 2019 • 45 min
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)…
Johnny Cash: Pills, More Pills and Playing With Fire
May 28, 2019 • 36 min
Johnny Cash took no shit. Was a total original. Could maneuver that big baritone around a ballad or a rave up like nobody’s business. He also burned down a national forest, crashed cars, overdosed, was arrested for drug trafficking and obsessed with June…
After Party 1 (Mini Episode)
May 21, 2019 • 24 min
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…
Amy Winehouse: Rehab, the Muse and a Rare Talent
May 14, 2019 • 43 min
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…
XXXTentacion: Mellow Beats and Ultra Violence
Apr 30, 2019 • 43 min
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…
Grateful Dead: Freedom is just another word for…
Apr 16, 2019 • 44 min
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…
Ike and Tina Turner: The Inventor and Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll
Apr 2, 2019 • 44 min
Ike Turner very well may have invented rock ‘n’ roll and his wife, Tina Turner, one of the most electrifying entertainers to ever take the stage may have ascended to icon status but the couple’s road to the top was anything but smooth. It was rough and…
Snoop Doggy Dogg: Murder Was The Case
Mar 26, 2019 • 34 min
Snoop Dogg, aka Calvin Broadus has worn many hats. Inmate, pimp, Martha Stewart’s BFF: But in 1994, Snoop was the biggest name in hip hop yet his career was about to be derailed just as it was taking off due to the murder of Philip Woldemariam, a murder…
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love 2: Suicide Samurai
Mar 19, 2019 • 36 min
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. Learn more…
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love 1: No Direction Home
Mar 14, 2019 • 42 min
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…
Disgraceland Season 3 Trailer
Feb 20, 2019 • 1 min
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…
Spade Cooley: Jealousy, Torture, Murder
Oct 30, 2018 • 29 min
Spade Cooley was one of the Postwar America’s biggest celebrities and most talented musicians. He was also a violent, drunk and homicidal psychopath who had no heart. Mean, jealous, abusive and almost totally driven by the deep seeded insecurity that he…
Rick James: Superfreak, an Understatement
Oct 23, 2018 • 35 min
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…
Big Lurch: Hip Hop Cannibal
Oct 16, 2018 • 31 min
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”.…
Keith Moon: Rockstar Excess and a Dead Chauffeur
Oct 9, 2018 • 31 min
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…
Marvin Gaye: Father, Father There’s Too Many of Us Dying
Sep 25, 2018 • 29 min
Marvin Gaye was born into a God-fearing home to a sweet, wholesome mother and crossdressing, philandering, pentecostal preacher who ruled his children with an iron fist. Despite his tense upbringing, Marvin Gaye found his calling - music - and used it as…
GG Allin: Live Fast, Die
Sep 11, 2018 • 35 min
GG Allin, the notorious transgressive punk rocker pushed the limits further than anyone before or after him. For GG, there were no limits. No laws. He lived and performed well outside the boundaries of the mainstream and saw himself as the leader of what…
Brian Jones: To Be On Your Own Like A Sinking Stone
Aug 28, 2018 • 31 min
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…
Johnny Paycheck: Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone to Kill
Aug 14, 2018 • 30 min
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…
Frank Sinatra: Frankie Is the Reason… That the Presidents Dead
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
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…
Motley Crue: Sex, Drugs And Holy Sh*t, How Are These Dudes Still Alive?
Jul 17, 2018 • 33 min
Motley Crue frontman, Vince Neil totaled his Ford Pantera on a beer run and took the life of his friend Razzle Dingley, drummer for Hanoi Rocks in the process. Bassist, Nikki Sixx survived multiple heroin overdoses. Guitarist Mick Mars walked away from a…
John Lennon (Part 2): “The phony must die, said the catcher in the rye”
Jul 10, 2018 • 29 min
John Lennon was a walking contradiction: a violent pacifist and a creative genius marred by creative inconsistency. He was gunned down just as he was getting his groove back by Mark David Chapman, a self-loathing narcissist obsessed with his contradictory…
John Lennon (Part 1): “John Lennon, I’m going to kill you, you phony bastard.”
Jul 10, 2018 • 30 min
John Lennon was a walking contradiction: a violent pacifist and a creative genius marred by creative inconsistency. He was gunned down just as he was getting his groove back by Mark David Chapman, a self-loathing narcissist obsessed with his contradictory…
James Brown: Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag… Of Meth.
Jun 26, 2018 • 34 min
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…
Michael Alig: If a Club Kid Kills, Stuffs the Body in a Box and Tells The World About It Will Anyone Listen?
Jun 19, 2018 • 31 min
In March 1996, “King of the Club Kids”, promoter Michael Alig, after appearing on TV’s Geraldo and on the cover of New York Magazine, bashed his friend and DJ, Angel Melendez in the head with a hammer, who died quickly. His body was then dismembered and…
Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.: The Media Did It
Jun 12, 2018 • 28 min
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…
Bob Marley: Rasta Vigilante
May 29, 2018 • 39 min
Bob Marley is known as the peace and love reggae superstar but the truth of who he really was is a bit more complicated. After gunmen raided his home, putting bullets into him, his wife, his manager and his guitar player, Bob managed to live but the lives…
Tay-K: A Nationwide Manhunt and Art Imitating Life
May 15, 2018 • 27 min
The Arlington, Texas rapper was involved in two killings by the time he was 17. Arrested on murder charges and placed under house arrest until hearings were to take place, Tay-K sawed off his ankle bracelet and announced to the world via twitter that he…
The Rolling Stones: Sleeping With the First Lady and Trafficking Heroin
May 1, 2018 • 29 min
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…
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes: Hit Me Again and I’ll Burn Your House Down
Apr 17, 2018 • 31 min
TLC’s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was known as “the crazy one”. She did, after all, burn down her NFL playing boyfriend, Andre Rison’s mansion. But given the fact that it was done after what was then one of many domestic assaults, Disgraceland chooses to view…
Van Morrison: Astral Weeks, Movement and Murder
Apr 3, 2018 • 30 min
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…
Norwegian Black Metal: Satanic Rebellion, Murder and Worse
Mar 20, 2018 • 36 min
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…
Sam Cooke: An Insatiable Libido and a Justifiable Homicide
Mar 5, 2018 • 32 min
Sam Cooke was a lot of things: soul superstar, civil rights champion, whip smart entrepreneur but he was also a serial womanizer with an unbridled libido. On December 11, 1964, Sam Cooke, was shot to death by Bertha Lee Franklin, manager of the Hacienda…
Sid Vicious: Love Kills… Even a Mother’s Love?
Feb 20, 2018 • 34 min
It’s long been believed that punk rock icon, Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose. However, new evidence suggests that his overly affectionate and increasingly dependent mum gave him a fatal hotshot in a final, maternal act of mercy. Listen to find out…
Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer and Getting Away With Murder
Feb 13, 2018 • 30 min
The night before, Jerry Lee Lewis’ 5th wife died, she made a phone call to her Mom. She told her that she was thinking of leaving the rock and roll pioneer, but that he wouldn’t let her. Then, she made a second call — this one to the sister of her…
Disgraceland Season 1 Trailer
Aug 24, 2017 • 4 min
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…