DISGRACELAND

de Jake Brennan

This is the home of Disgraceland Presents, a feed dedicated to all content related to the music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND, the award winning show about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. To hear episodes on the Beach Boys, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, A$AP Rocky, Led Zeppelin and more, listen for free at amazon.com/disgraceland. Stay tuned here to catch up on bonus episodes, regularly released special content, show announcements, trailers and more from the Disgraceland universe.

Episodios

Disgraceland Presents: Mike Tyson (Sportsland Episode Preview)

por Jake Brennan

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.

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

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BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland Trailer

por Jake Brennan

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 22nd, 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 22nd 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."

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

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Introducing: 9/12

por Jake Brennan

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/ninetwelve

All seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th.

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

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After Party 23 - John Stamos Interview (Bonus Episode)

por Jake Brennan

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.

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

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Here Comes the Break - Episode 1: Breaking In

por Jake Brennan

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 Blackk

Producer: Daniella Perkins

Starring: Asante Blackk and Daniella Perkins

Co-Starring: Bobby Cius, Rayme Cornell, Christopher V. Edwards and Taylor Bettinson

Written by: Taylor Bettinson and Nakia Hill

Directed by: Christopher V. Edwards 

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Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer and Getting Away With Murder

por Jake Brennan

The night before Jerry Lee Lewis’ fifth wife died, she made a phone call to her mother. She told her that she was thinking of leaving the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, but that he wouldn’t let her. She also made a second call—this one to the sister of her high school sweetheart, making plans for the sister to come take her away from Jerry Lee later that month. Then … in mid-sentence the phone went dead. The next day, Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis was found dead. Placed nearly on top of a perfectly made bed in the newlywed couple’s guest room. Despite the bruises on her body, the blood under her fingernails, the scratches on her husband’s hands, and the mountain of other physical and anecdotal evidence, the death was ruled an accident. Did Jerry Lee Lewis kill his wife and get away with murder?

GG Allin: Live Fast, Die

por Jake Brennan

GG Allin, the notorious transgressive punk rocker, pushed the limits further than anyone before or after. 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 what he called "The Rock 'N Roll Underground," for whom he pledged he would one day make the ultimate sacrifice: commit suicide on stage. Listen to this episode of Disgraceland to hear about GG Allin's final days. Buckle up, Sickos.

Grateful Dead Pt 1: Freedom is just another word for…

por Jake Brennan

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 commercially consequential fan bases of all time. Freedom, LSD and improvised blues in the key of bummed the fuck out on this episode of Disgraceland.

Cardi B: Bondage, Beatdowns and Big Ass Beats

por Jake Brennan

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 Minaj is well documented as is her rise from the Bronx to superstardom via strip clubs and reality television. It’s the stuff of legend, as is her big personality and unique form of feminism. Her trial looms, but has Cardi B already committed and admitted to a crime that is possibly far worse?

Where Is Disgraceland? (Bonus Episode)

por Jake Brennan

This is a bonus episode of Disgraceland. To hear this week's episode, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.

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.

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Disgraceland Season 7 Trailer

por Jake Brennan

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.

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

por Jake Brennan

This is Part 1 of a two-part Disgraceland episode on Tupac Shakur. To hear Part 2 now, for free, visit amazon.com/disgraceland.

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.

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.

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

Introducing COLD season 2: Justice for Joyce

por Jake Brennan

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.

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

Badlands Season Preview: Hollywoodland

por Jake Brennan

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.”

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

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

por Jake Brennan

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.

Disgraceland Season 8 Preview

por Jake Brennan

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.