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DISGRACELAND

Jake Brennan

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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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Grateful Dead: Freedom is just another word for…

44:53 | Apr 16th

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 ...Show More
Spade Cooley: Jealousy, Torture, Murder

29:05 | 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
The Rolling Stones: Sleeping With the First Lady and Trafficking Heroin

29:19 | 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

31:11 | 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
XXXTentacion: Mellow Beats and Ultra Violence

43:54 | Apr 30th

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

44:18 | Apr 2nd

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 a...Show More
Snoop Doggy Dogg: Murder Was The Case

34:58 | Mar 26th

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 mur...Show More
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love 2: Suicide Samurai

36:18 | Mar 19th

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...Show More
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love 1: No Direction Home

42:49 | Mar 14th

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 total...Show More
ANNOUNCING DISGRACELAND LIVE SHOWS!

01:53 | Mar 7th

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.ihear...Show More
Disgraceland Season 3 Trailer

01:55 | Feb 20th

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, l...Show More
Introducing One Plus One

10:29 | Feb 19th

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...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
Rick James: Superfreak, an Understatement

35:30 | 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

31:48 | 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

31:44 | 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

29:49 | 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

35:45 | 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

31:10 | 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

30:44 | 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

32:17 | 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?

33:04 | 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”

29:00 | 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."

30:11 | 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.

34:06 | 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?

31:27 | 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

28:59 | 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

39:54 | 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

27:01 | 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

30:47 | 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

36:04 | 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

32:07 | 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?

34:47 | 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

30:29 | 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

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 t...Show More