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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, The Rolling Stones, Tay K-47, Tupac Shakur, Mayhem, Amy Winehouse and many more. Why? Because real…

iHeartRadio & Jake Brennan


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    Introducing 27 Club Season 4: Amy Winehouse

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 33:20

    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.Listen to the 27 Club every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts.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 Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Justin Long Interview (After Party Bonus Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 64:24

    Jake sits down with actor Justin Long to discuss his career, movies, music, whatever. Justin is one of the good dudes, and this conversation was an easy one.This interview was recorded live on Twitch, like all our After Party episodes now. You'll hear Jake and Justin chatting with viewers live throughout, and you can join the conversation too by following us on Twitch or joining our new Discord server!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Presenting: Sportsland and Dan Patrick on OJ Simpson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 8:43

    Here's a little taste of the O.J. Simpson episode of SPORTSLAND, with extra bonus content from Jake's interview with Dan Patrick, where Dan recounts a chilling personal encounter with O.J.Listen to the full episode and interview at Amazon.com/Badlands or in the Badlands feed wherever you get your podcasts.This is not the O.J. Simpson story you were expecting. This is the story of what happened after the former running back was acquitted for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend. It's an insane story that involves missing sports memorabilia, ex-cons, a supposedly simple plan, and one of the most unbelievable armed robberies in Las Vegas' sordid history.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Woodstock Pt. 1: A Disaster Movie

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 45:24

    Woodstock is remembered as the generation-defining moment when the baby boomers demonstrated to the world the power of peace, love and communalism. In reality, what went down at Old Man Yasgur's farm in August 1969 involved extortion, deaths, countless overdoses, near-mass electrocution, and a state of emergency. Not to mention a restless crowd that doubled in size seemingly every time festival producer Micheal Lang lifted his head to survey the drug-addled chaos. All he wanted was a new kind of festival—a celebration of utopian hippie idealism. Instead, for three long, lawless days, Lang got much more than he bargained for during one of the messiest moments in American music history.This is Part One of a two-part Disgraceland episode on Woodstock. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Payne Lindsey Interview (After Party)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 34:18

    Up & Vanished host and Tenderfoot TV co-founder Payne LIndsey talks with Jake about confronting murderers, supporting families of victims, and all the other risks and rewards of investigating true crime -- plus the latest on what Jake is reading, watching, and listening to and other Disgraceland and Double Elvis news worth listening to.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tony Cavalero Interview (Special Halloween After Party)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 27:33

    TV's Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Cavalero (THE DIRT, THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES) joins Jake for a special Halloween deep dive on his experience becoming the Prince of Darkness himself.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ozzy Osbourne: The Prince of Darkness, Randy Rhoads' Plane Crash and the Saving Grace of a Strong Woman

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 41:19

    It's Halloween week and to celebrate, we're sharing a season 5 Disgraceland episode on Ozzy Osbourne. And make sure to check out our brand new episode on Black Sabbath, available now at amazon.com/disgraceland.Ozzy Osbourne, along with his bandmates in 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 conform to societal norms and common decency. He would go on to be arrested numerous times and escape too many near death experiences to recount, including a plane crashing into his tour bus that would ultimately kill a dear friend and bandmate.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Disgraceland Presents: Mike Tyson (Sportsland Episode Preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 5:46


    Here's a little taste of the Mike Tyson episode of SPORTSLAND. Listen to the full episode at Amazon.com/Badlands or in the Badlands feed wherever you get your podcasts.Mike Tyson's arrival as a prodigious 18-year-old professional boxer in the 1980s represented a major paradigm shift in the sport. But just as quickly as he rose, Mike Tyson began to fall. Tortured by feelings of loss, abandonment, and self-loathing, and manipulated by a promoter who only paid attention to the bottom line, Mike spiraled into violence, drugs, and increasingly bizarre behavior. When he was released from prison on parole for a rape conviction in 1995, Mike Tyson faced a crossroads: continue on a path to redemption, or be tempted back into the dark abyss of self-destruction.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and sexual assault.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Fleetwood Mac (Pt. 1): Guns, God, Cocaine and Rumours

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 33:35

    Few bands can boast a rock 'n' roll lore at the level of Fleetwood Mac. The band lost not one but two guitarists to cult-like religious freaks. Two band members were arrested on gun charges. They encountered doom brought on by drugs, money, and Jesus Christ. Most famously, the band involved themselves with each other romantically in ways that brought on jealousy, distrust, anger, divorce and resulted in one of the most successful albums of all time. From their earliest days as an English blues band to the pop superstars they would become in the mid to late '70s, one thing about Fleetwood Mac never faltered: They always had talent — and drama — to spare.This is Part One of a two-part Disgraceland episode on Fleetwood Mac. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    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."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Disgraceland Presents: Blood on the Tracks Season 2, Chapter 1: John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 34:41

    John Lennon's second wife and creative muse, Yoko Ono, recalls their time as one of the most simultaneously beloved and feared couples of 1970s New York City. Yoko's tales include drug busts, government surveillance, robbery, extortion, fear, and paranoia. All this and more in the season two premiere of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: The John Lennon Story.For more info on BLOOD ON THE TRACKS and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    John Lennon (Part 1): “John Lennon, I'm Going To Kill You, You Phony Bastard” (Best of Disgraceland Season 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 27:44

    John Lennon was a walking contradiction: a violent pacifist and a creative genius marred by creative inconsistency. Just as he was getting his groove back, he was gunned down by Mark David Chapman, a self-loathing narcissist who was obsessed with his contradictory hero, as well as with Lennon's musical rival, Todd Rundgren and J.D. Salinger's angsty, Holden Caulfield from The Catcher In The Rye. Hear how all of these factors and more contributed to the musical icon's senseless murder in this first of a two part Disgraceland episode from our second season.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Introducing: 9/12

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 6:36

    How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? Listen: amazon.com/ninetwelveAll seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    After Party 25 (Bonus Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 26:47

    A sneak peek at Fleetwood Mac, a look back at John and Yoko in NYC, and a first look at a new project happening on Twitch.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Introducing "Blood on the Tracks Season 2: The John Lennon Story" trailer (Double Elvis)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 3:50


    John Lennon: Rebel. Radical. Revolutionary. The story of John Lennon's post-Beatles years in the turbulent, political, and violent 1970s is told from the perspective of those who knew him best. 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. It features the fictionalized voices of David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Harry Nilsson, Richard Nixon, Mark David Chapman, and more. Just like John Lennon, this podcast sounds like nothing you've heard before. Because you can't push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood on the tracks. Season 1, The Phil Spector Story, which tells the story of one of the most infamous record producers of all time, is available to binge now in its entirety. This podcast is explicit and features adult content.For more info on Blood on the Tracks and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    The Who's Keith Moon: Excess and a Dead Chauffeur (Best of Disgraceland Season 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 29:48

    This week marks the 50th anniversary of Who's Next, one of the greatest rock ‘n roll albums of all time. To celebrate, we're sharing a season 2 Disgraceland episode on the Who's wildman drummer, Keith Moon.Keith Moon 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 seemed that people never tired of his always hilarious and sometimes violent, drunken hijinks until one fateful night when a crew of British skinheads took issue with the drummer's rockstar excess. The results were disastrous.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.

    After Party 23 - John Stamos Interview (Bonus Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 39:14

    John Stamos has a new music and true crime podcast and it's frickin' awesome. I got to ask him some questions over zoom about his new show, The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra, a 10 episode story about that time Frank Sinatra's son was kidnapped. John, the part time Beach Boy, also shared some info on his sometime-band's weird history with one of my longtime fascinations, Charles Manson and the Tate/LaBianca murders. John's a great dude, and as you'll hear, a Disgraceland fan, and he's got a killer new podcast that Disgos and fans of music and true crime alike are all going to love. You can binge all episodes of The Grand Scheme: Snatching Sinatra on the Wondery app or listen to episodes week to week wherever you get your podcasts, but first check out my talk with John Stamos here in this special episode of the Disgraceland After Party.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    About A Girl - Mayte Garcia & Prince

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 33:09


    Jake Brennan presents an episode About A Girl, a podcast from Double Elvis. About a Girl is an anthology series about women whose stories have been eclipsed by the legends of their famous partners. In this episode, Mayte Garcia, a young dancer from Puerto Rico, meets Prince and slowly becomes immersed in his extraordinary world. Their collaboration becomes a romance and then a marriage, before tragedy pulls them apart.Sources for this episode can be found on our website. This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners.For more info on About a Girl and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Hollywoodland finale: Lana Turner: The Preeminent Pinup Girl, the King of Los Angeles, and the Death of Johnny Stompanato

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 38:01

    We interrupt your regularly-scheduled Disgraceland episodes to bring you the finale of Badlands Season One: Hollywoodland, Jake's new podcast bringing you shocking tales of true crime in show business. (And also some breaking news about Badlands Season Two!) If you like what you hear, binge the whole season for free at Amazon.com/Badlands or wherever you get your podcasts. As captivating as actress Lana Turner was on screen, her personal life off screen was more dramatic than any movie could hope to be. Her father, turning up dead over a poker pot. Her co-star, Sean Connery, throwing down with pre-Bond panache when her boyfriend threatened to beat her up. And that same boyfriend, Johnny Stompanato, winding up dead in her Hollywood home after another of their infamous arguments.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence and child sexual assault.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Paul McCartney (Beatles Pt. 3): Paul Is Dead, Smuggling Drugs and Composing the World's Most Beloved Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 42:26

    Despite his reputation as “the safe Beatle,” Paul McCartney was a badass. He took wild artistic risks, rubbed elbows with truly dangerous characters and because of his crimes, did hard time in one of the world's most notorious prisons. His public spats with Beatles bandmate John Lennon are the stuff of legend, as is the “Paul is dead” conspiracy at the end of their time together as a band, but the truth may be even stranger.This is Part Three of a four-part Disgraceland episode on the Beatles. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Here Comes the Break - Episode 1: Breaking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 34:05

    Executive Producer Jake Brennan and Double Elvis bring you Here Comes The Break, a groundbreaking fictional podcast that features real interviews with emerging Def Jam artists.Ruben and Marco, two young creators from Queens, shoot their shot when they sneak out to Brooklyn for a hip-hop show and bluff their way into an artist interview. But as the friends hustle to turn the interview into a new podcast, Ruben has a panic attack and mixes up his anxiety medication... right when it's time to hop on the mic.Featuring Def Jam artist Nevaeh Jolie & her new song “Sorry I'm High.”Executive Producer: Asante BlackkProducer: Daniella PerkinsStarring: Asante Blackk and Daniella PerkinsCo-Starring: Bobby Cius, Rayme Cornell, Christopher V. Edwards and Taylor BettinsonWritten by: Taylor Bettinson and Nakia HillDirected by: Christopher V. Edwards https://www.instagram.com/nevaehjolie/https://www.instagram.com/herecomesthebreak/https://www.instagram.com/doubleelvis/https://twitter.com/doubleelvisfmhttps://www.facebook.com/DoubleElvisProductions/https://www.doubleelvis.com/Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Disgraceland Season 8 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 9:36

    Season 8 of the award-winning music and true crime podcast launches June 15, 2021. Listen to the Season 8 preview to hear a list of the episode subjects and a sneak peek of some of the episodes.

    Disgraceland Season 8 Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 1:47

    Season 8 of the award-winning music and true crime podcast launches June 15, 2021. Listen to the trailer to hear the list of next season's episode subjects.Check out the first 7 seasons of Disgraceland, only on Amazon Music.

    River Phoenix: Religious Cults, Street Kids, Speedballs, and Viper Rooms (Season 1: Hollywoodland)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 36:34

    River Phoenix was a once-in-a-generation talent. In the 1980s, a decade known for artifice and excess, he brought raw acting chops to performances in Stand by Me, Running on Empty, and My Own Private Idaho. His career was only just getting started when he died tragically at the age of 23 outside a notorious nightclub in Hollywood. The story of his short life is as complicated and dramatic as one of his signature roles, and includes brushes with religious cults, skinheads, street hustlers, and L.A.’s drug underworld.This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including child sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

    Introducing 27 Club Season 3 - Janis Joplin Episode 1: Getting the Dead Drunk, Passing Jimi By, and Hanging with Austin Outlaws

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 34:18

    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.

    The Notorious B.I.G. Pt. 1: Dealing Crack on the Corner, Spitting Beef and Creating One of the Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 37:45

    This is Part 1 of a two-part Disgraceland episode on The Notorious B.I.G. To hear Part 2 now, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.The Notorious B.I.G. entered adulthood as a crack dealer and left this world as one of the most famous hip-hop stars of all time. He was murdered mysteriously and before that was arrested almost too many times to count. He eventually altered the course of hip-hop with the release of his debut album, Ready To Die, an album that served as a soundtrack of sorts for the highly publicized, dangerous, violent beef between himself and his one-time friend, fellow rapper, Tupac Shakur. But that whole saga almost never happened. Find out what changed the course of Biggie Smalls’ life and ultimately led to his untimely demise in part one of The Notorious B.I.G. story.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.

    Badlands Season Preview: Hollywoodland

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 11:28


    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 right now at amazon.com/badlands, or by saying, “Alexa, play the Badlands podcast.”


    Lil Wayne (Mini Episode): Murder Squads, A Pre-Teen Suicide Atttempt, a Year at Rikers and More Hits than Elvis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 2:01

    This is a preview of Disgraceland episode 79: Lil Wayne. To hear the full episode for free, visit https://smarturl.it/079lilwayne.Lil Wayne grew up on the mean streets of New Orleans. His father split when he was two, and his stepdad was shot before he was a teenager. Wayne poured his pain into his rhymes and started cutting tracks for Cash Money Records, seeing hip-hop as the only way out of a violent scene. When his mother forced him to quit rapping, the only way out Wayne saw was suicide. Miraculously, he survived and went on to become one of the most successful artists of all-time, staying true to his roots throughout all his triumphs and tribulations.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.

    Introducing Badlands Season 1: Hollywoodland

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 3:08


    Launching May 5, 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.”


    Oasis Pt. 1: Hooliganism, Hedonism, Rock Star Anthems and the “Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Band on the Planet"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 32:42

    Few bands have come from as little and made as much of themselves as Oasis. Along the way they were wildly entertaining — unlike anything England or the United States had ever seen — and fully committed to the life of the rock star and to making the greatest rock ‘n’ roll music the world had ever heard. Through it all they famously fought, with fans, with police and with each other. They drank excessively and did copious amounts of drugs and didn’t care who knew about it. They were England’s new rock ‘n’ roll saviors and they were stacked with Beatlesesque hooks and Sex Pistols-inspired attitude and seemingly always on the verge of breaking up. This is Part One of a two-part Disgraceland episode on Oasis. To listen to all episodes of Disgraceland, follow @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Show notes available at disgracelandpod.com.

    Introducing COLD season 2: Justice for Joyce

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 5:06

    Joyce Yost never met the man who kidnapped and raped her. He threatened to kill her if she went to police. She went anyway. Then she vanished and has never been found. Now, investigative journalist Dave Cawley uncovers the details of a murder-for-hire plot. COLD reveals flaws in the system, examines the pitfalls of the death penalty and asks if there is such a thing as justice for Joyce Yost. Listen to episode 1 of COLD season 2, Justice for Joyce on the free Amazon Music app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device.Share your thoughts: #JusticeForJoyceYost #ColdPodcast Twitter Instagram Facebook

    The New York Dolls (Mini Episode): Born to Lose, Lipstick Killers and R&B in four-inch heels

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 2:33

    This is a preview of Disgraceland episode 76, the New York Dolls. To hear this week's episode, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.The New York Dolls were one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. They came to life when their hometown of New York City was coming apart at the seams in the midst of rising murder, rape and burglary rates. Their drummer drowned. Their bassist was nearly murdered. Their guitar players despised their singer and the only thing their singer loved more than Archie Bell was himself. This of course was all part of the act. The self-destruction, the violence, the intra-band squabbling, but it was of course also part of the band’s reality. They were too pure to last. They were born to lose. To hear all episodes of Disgraceland, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.

    Lil’ Peep (Mini Episode): A new hip-hop and emo fusion; trap beats, tender lyrics, too much Xanax and an overdose that’s still mysterious.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 2:20

    Lil’ Peep was a once-in-a-generation talent. Poised to become a new Cobain, Bowie or Dylan, but whose life was cut short by an overdose that’s still mysterious. Depression, anxiety and a unique fusion of hip-hop, emo, grime and raw, empathetic lyrics resulted in a deep connection to fans that in the end, may have done him in at the tender age of 21. This is a mini episode of Disgraceland. To listen to the full episode as well as all archived episodes of Disgraceland, episodes on The Rolling Stones, Cardi B. Ozzy Osbourne, Prince and others follow @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

    The Beatles Pt. 1: Stoned with Dylan, Dosed with Acid, Outrunning Knife Wielding Maniacs and Driving the World to the Brink with Beatlemania

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 39:00

    This is Part 1 of a two-part Disgraceland episode on The Beatles. To hear Part 2 now, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.The Beatles caused fans to enter into manic states, literally. People died because of it. The band swallowed more pills than food in their early years. They took acid by accident and changed the course of popular music forever as a result. Aside from all the screaming fans and the drugs, beating at the heart of Beatlemania was always just “a great little band.” Listen to learn how the Beatles saved America from certain doom with some of the most exciting music ever made.To hear all episodes of Disgraceland for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland. Show notes are available at disgracelandpod.com. Follow us @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for music news, bonus episodes, and more.

    Diving into David Bowie (Bonus Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 26:59


    Craving more out-of-this-world content following Disgraceland’s recent episode on the Starman himself? Disgraceland’s host, Jake Brennan, and executive producer Carly Carioli take a deep dive into all things Bowie. From Major Tom to the Blackstar and everything in between, go deeper into Bowie’s music, iconography, and eternal influence with this candid conversation on one of Disgraceland’s endlessly fascinating subjects.


    Where Is Disgraceland? (Bonus Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 27:07


    Want to know where Disgraceland is? Literally? Figuratively? Then listen to this. From the where to listen to the award-winning music and true crime podcast called Disgraceland to the where it all began, down the road a piece from the King’s home, Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis to the home of the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis’ home in Nesbit, Mississippi that the locals called “Disgraceland”. Don’t miss out on this special episode and don’t miss out on all of the upcoming Disgraceland episodes in Season 7 and beyond. And for those looking to binge through six additional seasons in the archives, we’ve got you covered. Find out how to not miss any Disgraceland content, and check out some of the most exciting clips from our first three years.


    The Ramones (Mini Episode): TV Bombs, Psycho Therapy, Toilet Syringes, Turning Tricks and Saving Rock ‘N’ Roll

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 2:02

    Sniffing glue, hooking for drug money, hurling rocks at the Beatles, and writing infectious sunshiney melodies about their grimy reality, the Ramones were what the world needed in 1976. As rock ‘n’ roll was getting bloated with excessive experimentation and unfortunate forays into disco, four cretins from Queens stripped it all away to two-minute three-chord anthems with hard, fast backbeats and buzzing guitars. They adopted the same surname to solidify their brotherhood, and they lived like brothers and fought like brothers to the very bitter end. Listen to hear how the Ramones saved rock ‘n’ roll. This is a mini episode of Disgraceland. To listen to the full episode as well as all archived episodes of Disgraceland, episodes on The Rolling Stones, Cardi B. Ozzy Osbourne, Prince and others follow @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

    David Bowie (Mini Episode): The occult, cocaine, orgies, arrests, exorcisms, a weird flirtation with fascism and a dead body.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 2:41

    No musical artist better personified the hedonism of the ’70s than David Bowie. He captivated the imaginations of music fans all over the world with a dizzying array of creative alter egos; Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke among them, and his obsession with occultist Aleister Crowley drove him down a dark, excessive hole filled with cocaine, orgies, arrests, fascism, death and madness that very nearly destroyed him. This is a mini episode of Disgraceland. To listen to the full episode as well as all archived episodes of Disgraceland, episodes on The Rolling Stones, Cardi B. Ozzy Osbourne, Prince and others follow @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

    Tupac Shakur Pt. 2 (Mini Episode): Life Behind Bars, Suge Knight Saves The Day, East Coast/West Coast Beef, and What Could Have Been

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 2:33

    In part two of the Tupac Shakur story, we see the young star trying to deal with life behind bars and giving in to the patronage of the notorious Suge Knight of Death Row Records while getting into the mud with the Notorious B.I.G. in a deadly game of East Coast West Coast beef. We also get a glimpse of what Tupac Shakur might have achieved had he not gone to Las Vegas on that fateful night back in 1996. This is a mini episode of Disgraceland. To listen to the full episode as well as all archived episodes of Disgraceland, episodes on The Rolling Stones, Cardi B. Ozzy Osbourne, Prince and others, follow @disgracelandpod on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

    Interview with Jake Brennan, Disgraceland Host

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 39:58


    A Disgraceland state of the union — where we are, how we got here, and what to expect next. Jake Brennan, host and creator of Disgraceland, sits down with executive producer Carly Carioli for an in-depth conversation on how the show got started, the creative and production process, and where the show is going. And of course, Jake answers listeners' questions.


    The Rolling Stones in Disgraceland (Bonus Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 32:41


    It’s no secret that The Rolling Stones are one of Disgraceland’s favorite subjects. The long-running British rock group has been featured in one way or another in just about every season of the show to date. In this very special episode, Jake offers insight into Disgraceland’s special connection to the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band, with clips from shows about rolling into Altamont, swinging in London, recording in exile, and more.


    Tupac Shakur Pt. 1: 1960s Radicalism Gives Way to Socially Conscious Rap, a Charismatic Screen Star, and Deadly Violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 32:41

    Tupac Shakur was many things. He was a supremely talented MC and was wildly charismatic in front of the camera. He was also violent, angry and completely unable to keep himself out of trouble. Part one of his story traces his rise through the radical influence of his Black Panther lineage, the deadly violence that seemed to follow him wherever he went and the inevitably of both prison and superstardom.

    After Party 15 (Bonus Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 25:17

    A sneak peek at David Bowie and Beatles episodes airing in Season 7, a Michael Alig throwback and more coming attractions for 2021. And as always, Jake reads the phonebook.

    Gram Parsons: A Stolen Body, Heroin, More Rolling Stones and Cosmic American Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 40:24

    Gram Parsons is one of the most influential musicians in rock ‘n’ roll that you’ve maybe never heard of. He created a form of music that has been copied by everyone from the Eagles to Ryan Adams. He directly influenced the Rolling Stones’ greatest album, possibly the greatest rock ‘n’ roll album of all time, Exile on Main Street. And when he died his body was stolen and unceremoniously disposed of. This is the story of Gram Parsons' life, death and very strange aftermath.

    After Party 14 (Bonus Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 23:53

    A Sam Cooke throwback, a sneak peek at Gram Parsons and the rest of Season 7, and more coming attractions for 2021. Plus, we need your help naming a new award. And as always, Jake reads the phonebook.

    Disgraceland Series Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2021 3:52


    A music and true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. Jerry Lee Lewis, Ozzy Osbourne, Cardi B. Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Led Zeppelin: The true crime connections of these artists and more, from murder, arson, the occult, drug trafficking and countless other scandal and high stakes drama is recounted in this one of a kind podcast narrated and produced by award winning podcaster and author, Jake Brennan. If you love true crime and you love music then get ready to love this podcast. Disgraceland is not journalism. It is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most other dramatic storytelling mediums. Disgraceland releases full episodes weekly. Subscribe here for regularly released mini episodes, bonus content, the occasional full episode and follow Disgraceland for free on the Internet and elsewhere @disgracelandpod.


    After Party 13 (Mini Episode): Top Ten Disgraceland Episode Countdown Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 25:28

    In the second half of this year-end After Party, Jake counts down the top five Disgraceland episodes as chosen by listeners and staff. Also included are details on the next season of Disgraceland, along with another read of another phone book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

    Disgraceland Season 7 Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 1:30

    Season 7 of the award-winning music and true crime podcast launches January 12, 2021. Listen to the trailer to hear the list of next season’s episode subjects. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

    After Party 12 (Mini Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 31:44

    A very special edition of After Party in which Jake starts to count down the Top 10 episodes of Disgraceland, as decided by listeners and show staff. Also a sneak peek of what’s to come for the show in 2021. And of course, Jake reads the phone book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

    After Party 11 (Mini Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 35:02

    It's been 40 years since John Lennon was murdered. We’ll listen to About a Girl, talk about last week's Disgraceland episode on Chuck Berry, and take a sneak peak at an upcoming episode on Tupac Shakur. We'll also check out Dead and Gone, Jake’s new collaboration with Payne Lyndsey on the mystery surrounding murdered and missing Grateful Dead fans. And of course, Jake will read the phone book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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