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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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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

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
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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

02:09 | Aug 15th

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 ...Show More

23:20 | Jul 30th

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...Show More

38:06 | Jul 23rd

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 ...Show More

18:44 | Jul 16th

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, in...Show More

03:56 | Jul 11th

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 wi...Show More

34:46 | Jul 9th

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 Min...Show More

21:55 | Jul 2nd

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 int...Show More

44:04 | Jun 25th

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...Show More

25:04 | Jun 18th

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...Show More

40:00 | Jun 11th

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 dow...Show More

06:58 | Jun 6th

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 Murd...Show More

20:06 | Jun 4th

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 pre...Show More

45:14 | May 30th

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)...Show More

36:14 | May 28th

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 ...Show More

24:58 | May 21st

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 ...Show More

43:44 | May 14th

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...Show More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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