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Murder, infidelity, suicide, arson, overdose, religious cults, drug trafficking; this podcast explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, Beck, The Rolling Stones, Tay K-47, Tupac Shakur,...Show More

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

26:34 | May 1st, 2018

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 197...Show More

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

29:17 | Apr 17th, 2018

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 v...Show More

Wolverine: The Long Night Promo + Trailer

04:24 | Oct 31st, 2018

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 befor...Show More

Spade Cooley: Jealousy, Torture, Murder

28:39 | Oct 30th, 2018

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...Show More

Rick James: Superfreak, an Understatement

35:07 | Oct 23rd, 2018

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...Show More

Big Lurch: Hip Hop Cannibal

29:31 | Oct 16th, 2018

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, “horrorcor...Show More

Keith Moon: Rockstar Excess and a Dead Chauffeur

29:45 | Oct 9th, 2018

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 i...Show More

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

27:04 | Sep 25th, 2018

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 i...Show More

GG Allin: Live Fast, Die (Plus Bonus Michael Alig Interview)

59:59 | Sep 11th, 2018

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 ...Show More

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

29:29 | Aug 28th, 2018

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 excess...Show More

Up And Vanished Season 2 Promo + Trailer

02:09 | Aug 20th, 2018

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 Jon...Show More

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

27:59 | Aug 14th, 2018

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 t...Show More

Frank Sinatra: Frankie Is the Reason... That the Presidents Dead

29:31 | Jul 31st, 2018

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 orchestra...Show More

Motley Crue: Sex, Drugs And Holy Sh*t, How Are These Dudes Still Alive?

30:19 | Jul 17th, 2018

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 fr...Show More

John Lennon (Part 2): “The phony must die, said the catcher in the rye”

26:14 | Jul 10th, 2018

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 contradi...Show More

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

27:26 | Jul 10th, 2018

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 contradi...Show More

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

31:21 | Jun 26th, 2018

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 arr...Show More

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

28:51 | Jun 19th, 2018

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 ...Show More

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

26:39 | Jun 12th, 2018

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 sensatio...Show More

Bob Marley: Rasta Vigilante

37:43 | May 29th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Tay-K: A Nationwide Manhunt and Art Imitating Life

25:07 | May 15th, 2018

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...Show More

Van Morrison: Astral Weeks, Movement and Murder

28:49 | Apr 3rd, 2018

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 b...Show More

Norwegian Black Metal: Satanic Rebellion, Murder and Worse

1:03:18 | Mar 20th, 2018

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 i...Show More

Sam Cooke: An Insatiable Libido and a Justifiable Homicide

37:20 | Mar 5th, 2018

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 Hacie...Show More

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

38:01 | Feb 20th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer and Getting Away With Murder

33:57 | Feb 13th, 2018

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 hi...Show More

Disgraceland Season 1 Trailer

04:05 | Aug 24th, 2017

Welcome to Disgraceland, the world’s first and only rock and roll true-crime, bi-weekly, adult storytelling podcast. Season 1 is a limited eight episode run spanning September 12 - November 14th, 2017 that will feature the exploits of Jerry Lee Lewis...Show More