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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. Season one tells the story of Jimi Hendrix in 12 episodes. Season two tells the story of Jim Morrison of the Doors in 12 episodes. Season three coming in 2021 will be on Janis Joplin. 27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan, host and creator of the award winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND. 27 Club 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 27clubpod.com.

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    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 4: Rushed in the Studio, A Midnight Hour Secret, and Busted Down on Ashbury Street

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 31:28

    As the Grateful Dead's star continued to rise, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan felt he would rather be a dark star, invisible to the world. But he couldn't hide. Not from the throngs of fans. And not from the San Francisco Police Department. Maybe they saw Pig's leather vest and cowboy hat and figured he was an outlaw. Or maybe they just wanted to outlaw his type and the whole freaky scene along with him. And they tried to do just that in the fall of 1967, as the sun set on the Summer of Love and the Dead waited like sitting ducks at their house at 710 Ashbury Street. For more info on the 27 CLUB and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 3: Soundtracking the Scene, Caught in the Lovelight, and Unknowingly Dosed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 34:38

    Ron "Pigpen" McKernan wonders if he's the only person not tripping inside a warehouse in the burned-out Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, where the Grateful Dead are soundtracking yet another acid test. He further wonders if he's the only one who recognizes the gravity of the situation when the LAPD burst in. Later, he falls hard for a likeminded blues lover who turns on her lovelight. But not before he falls into a pit of despair when he is unknowingly dosed and embarks on a trip from which he may never return. For more info on the 27 CLUB and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 2: A Life-Changing Car Crash, Mind Experiments, and Hanging onto the Blues

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 31:57

    Ron "Pigpen" McKernan could already feel his influence in the band waning from early on. Even back when the Grateful Dead were still known as the Warlocks. Whereas Pig subsisted on raw power fueled by alcohol and blues music, the rest of the members of the band were functioning on a completely different level. They listened to music, talked literature, and explored the cosmos...while loaded to the gills on LSD. Pig did not partake. He found himself not just playing in a band, but navigating a world of merry pranksters, acid tests, and long, strange trips. For more info on the 27 CLUB and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 1: Fueled by Thunderbird, Taught by a Nine-Fingered Wizard, and Saving Woodstock

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 33:26

    Ron "Pigpen" McKernan was the primary figure and driving force at the core of the Grateful Dead's origin story. He was an old soul, a digger of deep moods, a devotee of biker chic, and a tireless student of the blues. His devotion to classic Americana kept the band grounded even when they found themselves lost in experimental improvisation. But as the Dead evolved and became more famous, Pigpen became more of an outlier. While the rest of the band dropped acid, he drank Thunderbird. While they looked to the future for a new strain of American music, he looked back to the past. And by the time he died in 1973 at the age of 27, the band that Pigpen had started all those years ago no longer had room for him. For more info on the 27 CLUB and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Episode 0: 27 Club Season 5 Official Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 2:46

    Get ready for Season 5 of the 27 Club to take the strange and not-so-long trip of Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, a founding member of the Grateful Dead. Pigpen wasn't just a member of the Dead. He was the Dead. But just like Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones or Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd, Pigpen felt his role in the Grateful Dead shrink as the rest of the band members expanded their minds and their sound. The story of Pigpen is about a major musical and cultural shift that took place as the 1960s gave way to the 1970s. It's a story of acid tests and bottles of Thunderbird, of angels from hell and a nine-fingered wizard, of busts down on Bourbon Street and shakedowns in the Haight…and of the man who tried to pull his band back down to earth as they continued to get pulled higher into the cosmos. It's a story that ends tragically...at the age of 27. The 27 Club is hosted by Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning Disgraceland podcast, and produced by iHeartRadio and Double Elvis. Season 5, all about Ron "Pigpen" McKernan and the Grateful Dead, launches Thursday, June 9, 2022. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Introducing: About A Girl Season 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 1:30

    Hi, 27 Club fans! iHeartPodcasts and Double Elvis is excited to announce About A Girl Season 3! Host Nikki Lynette is back to bring women out from the shadows of music history. With familiar characters and new perspectives, this riveting podcast dives into the history of many iconic women whose stories have been eclipsed by their famous partners. Don't just take our word for it, check out the trailer to decide for yourself!   About A Girl: About A Girl is a scripted narrative anthology series that brings to light the stories of women who inspired some of the most celebrated and enduring music of the modern age. Angie Bowie, Jane Asher, Rita Marley, Pam Courson... Host Nikki Lynette brings focus to the many women without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different.   Listen and subscribe to About A Girl here.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Presenting Badlands Season 4 - Robin Williams (excerpt)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 1:23

    Robin Williams' manic mind moved at such a breakneck speed that cocaine had the opposite effect than it had on most other people: it slowed him down. Robin's primary addiction, however, wasn't cocaine. He was addicted to the dopamine rush of being on a stage, where he could let his mind run wild with free association, and be rewarded with uproarious laughter. He was addicted to proving himself as a dramatic actor, even if that meant attempting to trigger his own mental breakdown by running in place for hours. And when he died tragically at the age of 63, the cause of his death was surprisingly not what anyone suspected. It still isn't. BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of 27 CLUB. Follow BADLANDS wherever you get your podcasts to hear a new episode from the current season each Wednesday. As a bonus, Amazon Music listeners can hear all 10 new episodes on-demand right now at amazon.com/badlands.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Presenting Dead and Gone Season 2 (Trailer)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 2:23

    The long, strange, deadly trip continues – Dead and Gone returns with Season 2 on April 6th.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Introducing: Blood on the Tracks

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 3:13

    Hi, 27 Club fans! iHeartPodcasts and Double Elvis are excited to announce Blood On The Tracks: Bob Dylan - hosted by Jake Brennan. A brand new season that talks about the story of Bob Dylan and all the true crime behind it, but don't just take our word for it. Check out the trailer to decide for yourself! About Blood On The Tracks: 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.   Listen and subscribe to Blood On The Tracks on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Presenting Badlands Season 3: Jack Nicholson: Hidden Drugs, Road Rage, and a Shocking Crime (Excerpt)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 5:46

    In some of Hollywood's best-loved movies, Jack Nicholson played jokers, sailors, inmates – even the Devil himself. But he never played by the rules. He allegedly mooned a crowd of thousands at a basketball game. His bedroom kinks were laid bare in the papers. He fought the MPAA and the LAPD. And in 1994, he attempted to establish his own set of rules when he attacked an idling Mercedes-Benz with a two-iron. BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. BADLANDS Season 3: Hollywoodland is all about the dirty deeds of Tinseltown A-listers whose crimes and career lows were as unbelievable as some of their films' plot twists. Beginning February 16th, listen each week for wild stories about Robert Downey Jr., Gianni Versace, Sal Mineo, Tim Allen, Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy, the Poltergeist Curse, Robert Mitchum, and Elizabeth Short a/k/a The Black Dahlia. Follow BADLANDS on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Wondery+, or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes are released every Wednesday. Amazon Music listeners can hear all 10 episodes of BADLANDS: HOLLYWOODLAND on-demand and ad-free, right now at amazon.com/badlands. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Amy Winehouse Episode 10: What Really Happened to Amy Winehouse?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 38:46

    When Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27, the world mourned. For many, the grim reality was far from surprising. What was surprising, however, was what happened next. Sordid stories were told about her last night that contradicted the accepted narrative. An autopsy was called into question. And years down the line, there was a contested attempt to bring not just her music but her likeness back to life. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Amy Winehouse Episode 9: A Long Day's Journey into an Eternal Nightmare

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 37:57

    Five years had passed since her last album. Her ex-husband was facing jail time for burglary. But Amy Winehouse chose to focus on the positive. She may not have been entirely sober, but she was no longer using. She had found a new person to love, and one who loved her. And then...the bottom dropped out. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Disgraceland Season 9 Excerpt: Taylor Swift

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 2:43

    We hope you're enjoying the amazing story of Amy Winehouse on this season of 27 Club, and we thought we'd let you know about another podcast we think you'll enjoy: Disgraceland. Deranged stalkers, heroin hounds, and the leering eyes of the FBI – find out who's visiting Disgraceland this winter in Season 9 of the award-winning music and true crime podcast. Check out this excerpt from the upcoming episode on Taylor Swift. Listen to the all new season, as well as the first 8 seasons of Disgraceland, only on Amazon Music. For episode notes and other great shows, visit doubleelvis.com and join the Disgraceland community on Twitch and Instagram for behind the scenes talks, music history discussions, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Amy Winehouse Episode 8: A Cocaine Overdose in the Bathtub, a Body in the Mirror, and Hacked by the Press

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 37:31

    One of Amy Winehouse's final collaborators was Tony Bennett, who, unbeknownst to her, had his own stories to tell about struggling with addiction and fear. But no one, not even Tony Bennett, could help Amy Winehouse. A concert in Serbia became a new low point. Hallucinations and paranoia turned reality into a nightmare. And there wasn't one tabloid, blog, or social media platform that wasn't there to capture it all – every last slip-up and wrong turn. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Amy Winehouse Episode 7: The Only Rule Is That There Are No Rules

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 36:38

    Amy Winehouse wasn't sure exactly what she was getting into when she accepted a £1million offer to play a private show for an anonymous Russian oligarch. Even more concerning was the uncertainty that lay ahead. After she squandered an opportunity to collaborate with a living legend and tried to burn the bridge of one of her most steadfast musical partners, Amy faced a crossroads. The two paths were clear. One was brightly lit; the other was dark. The choice was surprisingly difficult. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Amy Winehouse Episode 6: Nursing Rodents, Mortifying the Fairy Godmother, and Hitting the Harder Stuff

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 36:41

    Amy Winehouse gravitated towards trouble like a moth to a flame. She hung out with the libertines of London's seedy society, which regularly left her life in shambles. A multi-day drug binge left her on death's door. She left decorum at the front door when a holiday trip to the theatre turned violent. Yet despite all this, she still managed to give the people the one thing they were never expecting – hope that it would all turn around soon. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Amy Winehouse Episode 5: First Impressions with Mark Ronson, Hitting the Paparazzi Where It Hurts, and an Out of Control Hurricane

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 38:13

    When Amy Winehouse first met with producer Mark Ronson, their candid conversation would become a musical legend. That fateful meeting led to a career-defining song, a critically acclaimed album, and a creative vision that would cement her place in the pop pantheon. It gave her confidence to wage a war against the people who were hurting her the most – and win. But that momentum would prove no match for the steady stream of challenges, from old habits to hurricanes, that refused to disappear. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of an eating disorder. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Amy Winehouse Episode 4: Booed from the Stage, a Brawl with a Burlesque Dancer, and an Effigy in a Pool of Blood

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 38:17

    Amy Winehouse made music that sounded like alchemy, thanks in large part to collaborators like producer Salaam Remi. Alchemy was something that became increasingly absent from Amy's time outside the studio; in its place were lurking paparazzi, incessant boos, cases of Jack Daniels, and a life-sized gallery sculpture that predicted the worst. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Amy Winehouse Episode 3: A Punch-Up at Glastonbury, Heroin on Tour, and Calls for Help from the Pub Bathroom

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 38:28

    There were two sides to Amy Winehouse. One side was triumphant. The other side was a disaster. Two consecutive appearances at the Glastonbury Festival made that crystal clear; one presented Amy at her best, and the other presented her at her lowest. But no matter which side she found herself on, she pulled no punches. She even threw some punches of her own. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Amy Winehouse Episode 2: A Bruised and Bloody Chase, Perverting the Course of Justice, and a Backdoor Police Raid

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 37:04

    Amy Winehouse didn't compromise her sound for anyone. She had her creative vision under control. Meanwhile, her personal life spiraled out of control. She ran for her life down a dark London street following an unhinged and violent domestic dispute. Her money was offered up in an extortion deal to prevent her husband from doing time for the assault of an innocent man. And in 2007, London police made their maiden raid of her Camden flat – and were shocked by what they found inside. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and descriptions of self-harm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Amy Winehouse Episode 1: Rehab, Camden Town Ain't Burning Down, and a Violent Night of Bar Brawls and Street Fights

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 37:37

    Amy Winehouse fused the past with the present to make music for the future. Her own future was compromised by a series of escalating challenges that coincided with the worldwide success of her sophomore album, Back to Black. She accepted a Grammy Award while her beloved Camden burned. Her violent antics inside and outside the pub were pure paparazzi fodder. And just as she reached the upper echelon of British society, new revelations threatened to tear her down. These stories and more on the Season 4 premiere of the 27 Club. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Amy Winehouse Episode 0: Season 4 Official Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 1:55

    Listen to Season 4 of the 27 Club to hear the insane details behind the life of one of rock's greatest icons — Amy Winehouse. With a voice that seemed to come from another time and an attitude that defied time itself, Amy Winehouse fused the past with the present to make music for the future. But as a central figure in the dawn of 24/7 tabloid and social media celebrity coverage, Amy Winehouse's story is about much more than the music. At times, it's about everything but the music. It's a story of pop idols and police raids, of breakthroughs and breakdowns, of punch-ups and photographers, of triumphant comebacks and violent comedowns...and of a once-in-a-century talent that barely made it into the new century. Jake Brennan, the creator and host of the award-winning Disgraceland podcast, brings you an all new season of the 27 Club that is not to be missed. The 27 Club Season 4 launches on Thursday December 2, 2021. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Double Elvis Presents: Sounds and Vision Season 2 (Trailer)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 3:30

    Welcome to Season 2 of Sounds and Vision. Join Andrew Loog Oldham as he joins a new podchat network Double Elvis Productions, home of great podcasts like Disgraceland, 27 Club, Blood on the Tracks and many others. In season 2 of Sounds and Vision, you'll hear Andrew's conversations with friends of his who you know and dive deep into the early days of the British Invasion.  Share this trailer episode with a friend or create a review on your favorite podchat platform.  Sounds and Vision is a partner of the Double Elvis podcast network.  For more of the best music storytelling follow @DoubleElvis on Instagram or search Double Elvis in your podcast app.    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Jake Brennan and Double Elvis Present: 4 All-New Music Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 18:57

    Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast Disgraceland, introduces four new music-centric podcasts via his company Double Elvis. Home to podcasts such as 27 Club, Blood on the Tracks, Dear Young Rocker, About A Girl and more, Double Elvis now expands its roster of creatives to include a new slate of independent artist and hosts. In this preview, hear clips from three established podcasts (Washed up Emo, Sounds and Vision with Andrew Loog Oldham, and Women in Hip Hop with Jazzie Bell) as well as a brand new series, Curious Creatures, from Lol Tolhurst, co-founder of the Cure, and Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Episode 200 of Washed up Emo drops on September 29. Season 2 of Sounds and Vision premieres October 5. Women in Hip Hop returns on October 6, and Curious Creatures launches October 5. For more of the best music storytelling, follow @DoubleElvis on Instagram or search Double Elvis in your podcast app. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Ep. 1 (Special 3D Audio Re-release): Getting the Dead Drunk, Passing Jimi by, and Hanging with Austin Outlaws

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 38:52

    This special re-release of Janis Joplin Episode 1 is brought to you in iHeart 3D Audio. For maximum effect, headphones are recommended. When Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27, she was at the height of her musical powers and her rock ‘n roll fame. That summer she headlined a cross-country tour of Canada, during which she taught her old compatriots in the Grateful Dead some new tricks. They were tricks she had learned herself over the years: at dead-end gigs in Chicago, in the intimidating halls of Jefferson High, and at the far-out rock shows of Austin's most-wanted. These stories and more on the Season 3 premiere of the 27 Club. For more info on the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland (Trailer)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 1:25

    BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND.  BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland is all about the shocking rise and fall of sports legends. Beginning September 22, 2021, listen each week for wild stories about Mike Tyson, Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez, Evel Knievel, Tonya Harding, Pete Rose, Sonny Liston, Spider Sabich, Ty Cobb, and, of course, O.J. Simpson. Follow BADLANDS on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Media, or wherever you get your podcasts. BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland premieres September 22 with new episodes available every Wednesday. As a bonus, Amazon Music listeners can hear all 10 episodes of Badlands Season 2: Sportsland on-demand beginning September 22nd, at amazon.com/badlands, or by saying "Alexa, play the Badlands podcast." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: MTV Behind The Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 1:48

    MTV's Behind the Music is back! The groundbreaking music documentary series returns with the best of the vault, updated and remastered for audio. Each episode profiles one of music's most influential icons from 50 Cent to AC/DC, Courtney Love to Madonna, and more. Experience their unfiltered journeys to success and their personal stories of hardships and triumphs in this audio companion to the Paramount+ Behind the Music series. Listen to the MTV Behind the Music Podcast on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 12: Who Killed Janis Joplin?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 35:28

    When Janis Joplin turns up dead in her room at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood on October 4th, 1970, the pressure is on to walk backwards through that fateful day, into that past week, and even back through the past few months to put the puzzle together and find out exactly what happened. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 11: Racing on the PCH, Brawling with the Killer, and Late to the Last Session

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 35:05

    The final months of Janis Joplin's life are a chaotic blend of ups and downs. She starts a relationship with a drug dealer she just met. She gets into a fight with Jerry Lee Lewis backstage at one of his shows. She races her producer, Paul Rothchild, on the PCH in dueling Porsches. And when she doesn't show up to the studio for a scheduled session, everyone fears the worst. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 10: Cry Baby, Angels and Devils, and Playing for the Cheap Seats

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 34:41

    Janis' relationship with the Hell's Angels continues to sour. A violent altercation erupts during a show she's headlining for the San Rafael chapter of the infamous motorcycle gang. Tensions run high at her sold-out shows in cities like Cambridge, Massachusetts, where stories of rock concert riots throughout the country make everyone nervous. And no one is more nervous than producer Paul Rothchild. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 9: Waiting for the Man, Cold Turkey in Rio, and the Great Tequila Boogie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 34:38

    Janis discovers that kicking a habit is easier said than done. She escapes to Rio during Carnival and has an auspicious meeting with someone who helps her through the worst of her withdrawals. Back home, she welcomes unexpected visitors who invite her to keep the party rolling with the Great Tequila Boogie. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing About A Girl Season 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 2:17

    About A Girl is back with 12 new stories about women who have played crucial roles in music history, but whose fascinating personal stories have been eclipsed by the legends of their famous romantic partners. Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, Notorious BIG and Faith Evans, Miles and Betty Davis... Host Nikki Lynette sheds light upon the women — many of them artists themselves — without whom the landscape of popular music might be very different. About a Girl is executive produced by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland and premieres on June 7, 2021. Listen to About A Girl on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 8: Me and Bobby McGee, Hunted by the FBI, and Hiding in Plain Sight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 37:00

    J. Edgar Hoover digs into the Janis Joplin file on his desk. One of her bandmates goes missing with G-Men hot on his tail. The rest of the band is forced to don homemade disguises. And in the middle of it all, one of Janis’ most iconic songs is smuggled like profound contraband, from the lush backyard of Johnny Cash to the airtight brain of one of Janis’ closest confidantes. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 7: Revolution in Detroit, Disappointment in New York, and Breakdown in Minneapolis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 35:43

    Tensions rise in the ranks of Big Brother and the Holding Company as it becomes increasingly obvious that Janis is looking to strike out on her own. The MC5 blow minds in Detroit. Leonard Cohen comes up short in New York. And one of Janis’ bandmates decides he’s done with it all. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 6: San Antonio’s Narcotics Squad, Fighting Heroin Addiction, and Going Full Frontal in the Canyon

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 35:20

    In her quest to become a true boss like one of her musical idols, Etta James, Janis Joplin and her band cut the fat and hire a visionary manager. He promises to take them to the top of the rock ‘n roll heap, but they must make him a promise. Meanwhile, life at the top looks to be every bit as insane as it was at the bottom, full of police harassment in San Francisco and naked pool parties in Los Angeles. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing Here Comes the Break, a new podcast from Double Elvis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 1:33

    Here Comes the Break, a new podcast from Double Elvis and Def Jam, premieres on Thursday, May 13th. Executive produced by The 27 Club's Jake Brennan, Here Comes the Break features real interviews and exclusive new song drops from the latest Def Jam artists. Here Comes the Break is a mix of music discovery and audio drama like you’ve never heard before. Ruben is a young creator from Queens whose whole life changes when he finds his voice as an interviewer and host. But as his new gig breaks bigger and bigger, can he handle the growing anxiety and social pressure without having a breakdown of his own?  Episodes 1 & 2 drop on Thursday May 13th. https://www.instagram.com/doubleelvis/  https://twitter.com/doubleelvisfm https://www.facebook.com/DoubleElvisProductions/ https://www.doubleelvis.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 5: Shaking Off the Feds, Hustling the Locals, and Kicking the Habit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 35:59

    As Janis continues to find herself in her pre-fame days, she flirts with romantic relationships with both men and women, winds up under FBI surveillance, hustles pool in New York City, and works to create her own mythology. But the biggest struggle she faces is her increasingly deadly drug habit. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 4: The Man with the Scar on His Heart, the Devil on the Blues Highway, and the Freaks Come Out at Night

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 37:40

    It took a few attempts before Janis Joplin’s relocation from Texas to California became permanent. It took secret road trips under the cover of darkness. And visits by tough bikers looking to collect on a debt. But Janis was tough, too — tough enough to give out piece after piece of her heart along the way. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing Badlands Season 1: Hollywoodland

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 3:48

    Launching May 5th, BADLANDS is a new true crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. Season 1 of BADLANDS, entitled “HOLLYWOODLAND,” explores the true crimes and scandalous careers of Hollywood’s most infamous stars. Listen each week for new stories on the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee’s relationship with Hong Kong street fighters, John Holmes’ role in the bloody Wonderland Murders, and a cocaine and acid fueled Dennis Hopper, plus stories about River Phoenix, original Superman George Reeves, disgraced silent film star Fatty Arbuckle, Natalie Wood, and Lana Turner.  Follow BADLANDS on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Media, or wherever you get your podcasts. As a bonus, Amazon Music listeners can hear all 10 episodes of BADLANDS Season 1: HOLLYWOODLAND on-demand beginning May 5th, at amazon.com/badlands, or by saying, “Alexa, play the Badlands podcast.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 3: Otis on Acid, the Liberation of Chocolate George, and a Beatle in the Haight

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 38:37

    The Summer of Love reaches its boiling point in the summer of 1967. Janis has an epiphany watching Otis Redding while on acid. Her bond with the local chapter of the Hell's Angels is strengthened. Mama Cass becomes a new convert at a pivotal show at the Monterey Pop Festival. And the presence of a Beatle in the Haight calls into question the stamina of the peace and love movement. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 2: The Pontiac Was Full of Grass, the Kool-Aid Was Full of Acid, and “Summertime” Was Just Beginning

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 37:53

    In 1966, the seeds of a new “Summertime” were being planted. Harvesting grass on the side of a Nebraska highway. The square judgment of hippie-hating midwestern cops. Acid tests. Freak outs. And Bill Graham, self-appointed bouncer of the whole burgeoning San Francisco scene. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 1: Getting the Dead Drunk, Passing Jimi by, and Hanging with Austin Outlaws

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 37:01

    When Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27, she was at the height of her musical powers and her rock ‘n roll fame. That summer she headlined a cross-country tour of Canada, during which she taught her old compatriots in the Grateful Dead some new tricks. They were tricks she had learned herself over the years: at dead-end gigs in Chicago, in the intimidating halls of Jefferson High, and at the far-out rock shows of Austin’s most-wanted. These stories and more on the Season 3 premiere of the 27 Club. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Janis Joplin Episode 0: Season 3 Official Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 2:57

    Listen to Season 3 of the 27 Club to hear the insane details behind the life of one of rock's greatest icons — Janis Joplin. From her roots as a bullied and ostracized teenager to her stunning rise to international superstardom, the story of Janis Joplin’s short life still resonates today, more than 50 years after her death. You'll hear about her wild adventures from Texas to San Francisco and beyond, her involvement with the Hell's Angels, fellow 27 Club members Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, and her surveillance by the FBI. Jake Brennan, the creator and host of the award-winning Disgraceland podcast, brings you an all new season of the 27 Club that is not to be missed. The 27 Club season 3 launches on Thursday April 22, 2021. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing Dear Young Rocker Season 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 4:26

    Dear Young Rocker Season 3 launches April 7th, 2021. Tune in for a music-themed audio memoir podcast where musicians tell the stories of their teenage struggles and triumphs and how they became the artists and people they are today. On each episode of Dear Young Rocker, host Chelsea Ursin introduces a rising musical guest star who reads a heartfelt story about their teenage life and a letter to their younger self full of the advice they wish someone could have given them back then. In seasons 1 and 2, Chelsea told her own story of overcoming struggles with anxiety and shyness and finding a home in music and reconnected with her own younger self. Now, in Season 3, we again are transported back to a time of intense teenage feelings and the joy of discovering music, but this time we'll hear from other artists on their own unique paths to self-acceptance who grew up in different places with different challenges and felt like 'weirdos' for their own reasons. Catch up on seasons 1 and 2, available now from Double Elvis and iHeart Radio. For more follow @dearyoungrocker and @doubleelvis on instagram and twitter, or check out https://www.dearyoungrocker.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: Off the Record: David Bowie

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 2:25

    The series premiere of 'Off the Record' explores the life — or, rather, lives — of David Bowie by examining each of his iconic personas. Major Tom. Ziggy Stardust. Aladdin Sane. The Thin White Duke. Taken collectively, these faces form a portrait of a one-of-a-kind rock legend. Follow his transformation from lonely London boy struggling to find his way in the Swinging Sixties to cultural innovator, whose relentless drive and daring nearly destroyed him. You know the songs, now meet the man. The 11-part season begins Monday, January 18th!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Disgraceland Season 7 Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 0:55

    Where and how to listen to Season 7 of Disgraceland. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: Kesha and the Creepies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 1:32

    Kesha and the Creepies explores supernatural subjects and alternative lifestyles with today's most exciting pop culture guests & supernatural experts.  Kesha’s curiosity for all things unexplained drives fascinating conversations that span non-traditional spirituality, psychedelic art, & all things creepy. Find Kesha and the Creepies on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Introducing: Jill Scott Presents: J.ill The Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 3:58

    Jill Scott, Laiya St.Clair, and Aja Graydon-Dantzler introduce J.ill, a podcast where they have conversations to spark conversation. The three longtime friends and entertainment icons have heart-to-hearts where there's room for affirmation, questioning, and disagreement. Getting older, rumors, cultural theft – trust that Laiya, Aja, and Jill will keep it 100% on topics that you love and ones that may make you uncomfortable. Join them on J.ill as they ask big questions and celebrate small joys. Listen and subscribe to Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Angie and David Bowie: The Prettiest Star

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 28:38

    In the summer of 1969, people all over the world were gripped by space fever in the wake of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, which would successfully land men on the moon. In London, nineteen year old Angie Barnett, freshly out of boarding school, was searching for an identity of her own. She found it one evening in an up and coming singer named David Bowie, whose single “Space Oddity” was rocketing to the Number #1 spot in the UK charts. While their marriage a year later was one of convenience above all else, she would help him bring his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, to life, and the relationship they developed was unique indeed.

    Introducing About A Girl

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 2:17

    About A Girl is a new podcast about the influential women behind the musical legends - women who inspired, supported, and challenged icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and Bob Marley on their way to greatness. About a Girl is executive produced by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland and premieres November 30th, 2020. Search for and subscribe to About A Girl on the iHeart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Ice-T: Crip Rhymes, a Cop Killer, Thieving Jewels and Inventing Gangsta Rap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2020 43:00

    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, was a soldier in the US Army, before that an orphan and 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 band, Body Count.

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