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Hello Again, and Welcome to Crime In Music! Every other week, we'll bring you a true-crime podcast about people in & around the Music Business and their mis-adventures in Law-Breaking! We talk about such things as: #CrimeHistory #MurderMystery #MusicHistory #truecrime #MusicBusiness #CrimeInMusic If you like that sort of thing, Check Us Out, Hit Subscribe & Tell a Friend! Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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We're talking about the Yankee Rose himself, it's Diamond David Lee Roth! As we are celebrating our Diamond Jubilee Episode it only seemed right to talk about the myth, the man, the legend El Roth. Being born in Indiana, USA, Dave was miles away from his dreams and his future on the West Coast. As a child, Dave would entertain his family by singing along with the radio and dancing like the stars he'd seen at his uncle's club, the Cafe Wha in Greenwich Village, where Dave spent his summers. In his teens he and his family moved to Pasadena, California, home of the Van Halen brothers. It wasn't too long before their paths crossed and eventually one of the world's greatest rock bands would come together. After an amazing run with the Van Halen brothers, Dave decided to give a solo career a go! After several failed attempts to rejoin Van Halen, Dave actually got his wish and rejoin the super group as lead singer. We talk about some stories from his years on the road, the reason no brown M&Ms were allowed backstage and the best place in NYC to buy Jamaican Bunk reefer. He's been a puppet, pirate, a poet, a pauper, a pawn and a king, it's the King of Crotch & Roll, David Lee "El Roth" Roth! Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: IG: FaceBook: Buy a T-Shirt: Proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Network  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Born across the pond in England, this singer started at a young age. From Bow Wow Wow and the Sex Gang Children, he was a founding member of the Culture Club. After dissolving the Culture Club due to his drug addiction, he enters treatment in an attempt to address his addictions. At that same time, he came out as bisexual, causing quite a stir in the 80's news media. After launching a successful solo career, he slips back into the drug scene. On a British talk show, his own brother called him out for being a heroin addict. Scotland Yard opened an investigation after 3 of his close friends die of overdoses around his orbit. He gets arrested after he called the police for a potential burglary at his apartment and while there, they find his cocaine stash. He was arrested and ordered to the NYC Dept. of Sanitation to perform his community service hours. Back on the straight and narrow, he releases 2 Electronica/ Dance records, which launches he second career as a DJ! With a few World Tours under his belt as a DJ, he enjoys his third career as a reality talent show judge. He's recently released some new YouTube videos, new songs for a return to singing. He has his own record label, He won a Grammy, two Brit Awards, an Ivor Novello Award, its the Legend of Lt. Lush, Boy George! Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: Gram: FaceBook: Proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This bold rap artist was born to Baby Insane Block Compton Crip parents in Long Beach California, USA. Kevin and Edna move their family to Arlington, Texas after Kevin is released from prison. They wanted a better environment for their kids than gang banging. He attends Martin High School all the way thru the 9th grade before he drops out. He started his rap career as part of the Daytona Boys, They release their raps on SoundCloud on December 25th, 2014. Unfortunately at this time, the Daytona Boys couldn't fill a backyard party. He gains fame and notoriety for his song, "the Race" which he recorded while on the run from US Marshals.. After cutting off his ankle monitor and breaking his house arrest, this rapper releases the video for his song on YouTube while on the lamb. The Race peaks at 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. While on the run, he shoots and kills a guy outside a Chic-Filet in San Antonio, Texas. Shortly after, He attacks a 65-year-old, knocking him unconscious in Arlington, Texas. Keep in mind this young man was born in the year 2000! Listen to all the crimes this kid commits before he's even a legal adult. Hear about the money and the music he makes while behind bars. Tune in to the troubling tale of Tay-K47. Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: Gram: FaceBook: Proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This english punk rocker was raised in New York City, USA. After his sister was born his family moved back across the pond, where he fell in love with the english punk scene. He played guitar for the band Generation X. After the band breaks up, he takes his shot at being a lead singer and with the help of some local musicians, he ditched the glasses, bleached his hair and bought a studded leather jacket. After several radio hits in America and back in his homeland of England, he started branching out and became one of the most played artists on a brand new television channel, MTV. With the popularity of his music videos, his stardom skyrocketed. He could be scene in movie, tv and live performances around the globe. While on vacation in Thailand, he and his friend Harry Johnson accidentally buy heroin, piss off the President of Cambodia and are forcibly removed by the Thai Army after 3 weeks of drugs, alcohol and prostitutes. Buckle up for the furiously feverous fast paced fun of Billy Idol. Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: Gram: FaceBook: Proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A country music mega-star who came up through the ranks with er mother, but it was her own daughter that would bring down the house. Hear the tale of Wynonna Judd and her daughter Grace Kelly the meth Chef. Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: Gram: FaceBook: Proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
He was born and raised along side 30,000 marine recruits at Paris Island, South Carolina. His father was a retired Naval Officer, who'd won an Oklahoma bar in a poker game. After struggling thru middle school and high school, he gets accepted into the United States Naval Academy, but he drops out after only a year. He went on to Hampden-Sydney College, a liberal arts college for men. He dropped out after a year. He started a folk trio called the Journeymen. They were fairly well-received, thanks in part to the tv show Hootenanny. After three successful albums with the J-Men, he started a co-ed group, named after the Hell's Angels ladies auxiliary group the Mama's, they called themselves the Mamas & the Papas. they have several Bill Board Top 10 Hits; California Dreaming, Monday Monday and San Fransisco, just to name a few. Aside from performing, he helped plan, promote and play at the Monterey Pop Festival, including the accompanying film, Monterey Pop. After years of fame and hanging out with HollyWood socialites, his drug use increases. Tiring of the US, he moves to London, England for a while. He hangs out with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones and David Bowie. After being convicted of drug trafficking, he got the Mamas & the Papas back together, wrote Kokomo , on the side, for the Beach Boys and won a Grammy for that song for the film Cocktail, he had a liver transplant and eventually died of heart failure. One of the fore-fathers of festivals, four-tracks and folk music, it's the jam of John Phillips! Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: Gram: FaceBook: Proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Smack it up, flip it, rub it down, oh noooooo, it's episode 69 (hee-hee). Meet a young man with dreams of musical fame and fortune. He grew up in the States, but through hard work and study he earned a spot at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Music as a flautist. While attending Uni for flute playing this exceptional young man had a plan, a grand plan the likes of which hand't been seen outside of a Brad Pitt & George Clooney movie about highly skilled thieves. One night our flautist friend performed at a concert and after the show his adventure began. After a break in and millions of dollars of stolen property had gone un-noticed for weeks, the police finally caught up to our flautist felon and the famous feather he stole. That's right, he stole hundreds of bird bodies. His goal; to tie salmon fishing lures, fly-tying and with the extra money from the underground feather network, he bought himself a gold flute. Plump up your plumage, hang up your hackles and enjoy as we spin the tale of the cat burglar who stole birds. Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: Gram: FaceBook: Proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Born on the mean streets and raised by his mother, a local drug queen. After his mother was killed by rival drug lords, he started selling drugs in middle school. He told his grandma he was in after school programs, but in actuality he was slinging dope and carrying a starter pistol. The jig is up when he gets caught carrying his gun to school by the metal detectors at the entrance. From this point on, he straight up told his grandma that he sells drugs and carries a gun, in school. He drops out of school early, mainly due to racking in over $10K in monthly drug profits. Like most budding artists, he starts out by performing in a friends basement and fell in love with the art form. After playing at parties and producing several mix tapes, he gets signed to a record label. From here, it's off to the races. He rubs elbows with Eminem, Dr. Dre and many of the most popular artist of the day. He owns every business under the sun; books, music, beverages, mines, Boxing Promotion, apparel, shoes, video games, luxury underwear, a vodka company & so many more. Pull on your best bullet-proof vest, gather up some lawyers and listen to the the Finical Flummadiddle of 50 Cent. Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: Gram: FaceBook: Proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
He's one of the legends of Glam Rock and Hair Bands. He was born and raised in California, USA. In middle school he started hi journey to rock legend status by singing in bands at the age of 14-15. At the prompting of their drummer, Tommy Lee, the newly formed band, the Motley Crue, takes an interest in the young singer. They poach his away from his current band at the time, Rock Candy. As the frontman for this new soon to be mega group, he tours the world, has many hit records and makes millions upon millions of dollars. Global stardom isn't all blondes and booze. He quickly embraces the rockstar lifestyle; abusing drugs and alcohol, which lead to DUIs and court dates. He is the driver of a horrific car crash that takes the life of Finnish rocker Razzle. Besides having his own plastic surgery, he rearranges some faces on his own and assaults some folks. During one incident, actor Nicolas Cage has to restrain him and remove him from the situation. He gets married, several times and has a few kids. His partying lifestyle eventually breaks up the Motley Crue. They also blamed his Indy Car Racing for tearing them apart. His solo career has it's ups and down, but eventually the Motley Crue will reform, to tour the world in 2020, lol! Grab your craziest friends, some ripped jeans, a can of hairspray and egg burritos, it's time for the vandemonianism volisher; Vince Neil! Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: Gram: FaceBook: Proud member of the Pantheon Podcasts Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
What started out as the most awesome birthday party ever turned into Germany’s Love Parade. This became one of the largest Techno Events in Europe. Dozens of customized audio trucks, loaded with thousands of dollars in audio equipment manned by the greatest DJs on the planet toured the city blasting out the latest and greatest the Techo, Scrance and Gabber music at that time. As the parade grew, so did their critics. After years of battling the local government for permits and permissions, the Love Parade had changed into a Music Festival in the Ruhr Valley area of Germany. In 2010, at an old railway shipyard, equipped to handle 250K people, a crowd crush takes the lives of more than a dozen people when 1.5 million people attempt to attend the festival. Pop on your party boots and glow clothes, let’s see if we can get into the greatest amateur circus on earth, it’s the 2010 Love Parade Music Festival! Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: IG: FaceBook: Part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A California kid, raised in his Mom's music school, his musical dreams seemed to come easy to him. After becoming too good to teach, his guitar teacher told his Mom there was nothing more he could teach her son, he studied music theory and the piano, While in middle school he and his buddy Garni started a band called The Whore, then after a while they started a cover band called Violet Fox, and another called Mildred Pierce. At the age of 16, after his last project the Katzenjammer Kids faded, he had his day job teaching at his Mom's music school; Musonia and at night he dominated the LA Club scene with his latest band: Quiet Riot! Initially, not popular in the US, they were very well received in Japan's rock movement at the time. After unenthusiastically auditioning for Ozzy Osbourne at the urging of friends, he blows the roof off the studio. Ozzy was so impress he offered him the job on the spot, only to forget ever meeting the kid from California. After living w/ Ozzy and his family in England, he became one of the most influential lead guitarists of all time, but while touring the US w/ the Blizzard of Ozz, a terrible bus accident would change the Rock 'N Roll landscape forever. Recalibrate you receivers to hear the really rare rowdiness of Rock Royalty, Randy Rhoads! #RandyRhoads #QuietRiot #Ozzy #BlizzardOfOzz #guitar #Musonia  Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: Insta: FaceBook: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Her father was a a lineman for the county who died when she was only 3 years old. She started her showbiz journey as a chorus girl for the local Shriners. He was born the son of a mayor and congressman, but there was a revolution and he and his family had to move to Miami Florida and start again. Now in the US, he started singing and playing his Congo drum. Like a lot of couples, they met at work, hit it off and the rest is television sitcom history. Their show was a mirror of their actual life and the viewing audiences loved it. He was a bandleader and Congo player and she was a house wife who always tried to sneak into the show. She gets called out as a Communist, appears in front of the House Un-Americian Committee and put on an FBI watchlist by McCarthy himself. He pulled a pistol on some folks and got arrested for shooting at their shoes. He’s the man who brought Conga Line Dancing to the US, she’s the largest single filler of time on television, he’ll pull a pistol and more than just her hair was red, it’s the the Ballad of Babalu and I Love Lucy Too! Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: Gram: FaceBook: Part of Pantheon Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this episode, we'll talk about somebody from the new school, modern music maker, a SoundCloud rapper and he's from the wildest state in the union, Florida! The son of a Haitian immigrant, he was raised in the Golden Acres housing project in Pompano Beach. At a young age he started rapping at a local trap house, after school. He starts fighting and breaking into houses, shortly after he is expelled from school, in the fifth grade. After dropping out of middle school, he breaks into the music game as one of the Brutal Youngnz, he then joins the Kolyons and finally releasing his solo mixtape, Project Baby in December 2013. When Drake posts a video of himself dancing to your song, "Skrt", you know you've made it! Two years into the game, he can't shake his past of youth detention stays and probation. Breaking habits is hard and even more so when you're young and famous. After being arrested numerous times, he ends up in Broward County Jail in Florida, and then he was transported to South Carolina to serve some time there, then back to Florida again, and at some point he ends up at a high security prison in Kentucky where he is today, we'll get there. He's got a string of songs and albums on the Billboard Charts, He's made Instagram Live videos starring himself breaking the law with guns, drugs and his kids. He broke house arrest to walk professional boxer Adrien Broner to the ring. He's a mumble rapper to the highest degree. Sit back, get a snack, there's a lot to unpack when it comes to the fact there's no one like Kodak Black! Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: IG: FaceBook: This show is a part of The Pantheon Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Born in jolly Ole England, he knew what he wanted to do from a young age. After meeting and befriending little Andy Ridgely in middle school, they start a ska band and eventually they land on the idea of a dynamic duo, Wham! Wham becomes an overnight sensation, gaining massive success on the Billboard Charts. Wham becomes the 1st pop music group to tour modern China. He wins video music awards for his music videos that he's not even in. Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: IG: FaceBook: This Show is a part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Son of a Folk Tuba player and raised in the Baptist church, his life was a rollercoaster between the bible and the blues. At the age of 9, he started preaching sermons at his local church and singing hymns. After hearing a bottleneck guitar playing blues musician, he changed his focus from God and switched it to guitar. At a house folic in Lyon, MS while he was playing his guitar and singing the blues, a gunman busts into the party and started shooting. Like all good musicians, he put down his guitar and pulled out his pistol. After shooting the shooter, once the smoke settled, he got arrested and sentenced to 15 years in prison. After an appeal from a local plantation owner, his case is re-examined and he is released after serving 2 years in one of the worst prisons in America. After failing out of the music industry, they found him working in a train station in Rochester, NY and thanks to the folk music revival of the 1960's, he becomes a world wide sensation, With a world tour on the horizon, he'd been out of the game so long he needed to be retaught how to play guitar and who better than guitarist from the Canned Heat, Alan Wilson. From being plucked from obscurity, to thrust into the spotlight, tune in to the musical poetry of the pistol packing purveyor of the popular, it's the King of the Delta Blues, Son House. Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: IG: FaceBook: This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Son of a major car dealer and raised in mansion with a horse paddock and a pond, listen to the musical history of Bobby Shazam. A child of the 80's, he falls in love with rap and break dancing. He teaches himself the wheels of steel, the 1's & 2's and after meeting Mike Clarke he signs a deal with Jive Records and starts as the opening act for Boogie Down Productions. A regular performer at many of Detroit's East Side house parties, he came up along side other local rappers like; Esham, Insane Clown Posse and Slim Shady himself, Eminem. One thing this white rapper will tell you, he hates being compared to Vanilla Ice and blames Rob Van Winkle for setting his career back a couple of years and making it harder to succeed in the music business. With his metoritc rise to the top, he marries BayWatch beach runner, Pamela Anderson. With the ups come the downs, he gets into a fist fight at the MTV VMA Awards with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, he punched out a strip club DJ in Nashville and has a traditional Atlanta Waffle House Brawl. Baw-wit-the-baw, it's time to get raw, it's the roll of Kid Rock! Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: IG: FaceBook: This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Her dad leaves to pursue a career in Jazz banjo, raised by her mom’s mother-in law, truancy sends her to the House of Good Shepard Childs prison and after finally being paroled to her mother. At age 10 she drops out of school to work at her mother's diner. She finds a job running errands in a brothel, where she 1st the hears West End Blues. Her mother leaves her for NYC. Only days after being in reunited with her mother in NYC, she’s sex trafficked at the brothel her mom works at. Luckily, it’s raided by the police, but since sex work is illegal, her and her mom are sent to prison.  After release, she started singing in night clubs in Harlem, New York. She changes her name and dives straight into the NYC Jazz scene. She makes her record debut with Benny Goodman, Riffin’ the Scotch becomes her 1st big hit! Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: IG: FaceBook: This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
He is a child of Florida, thrust into the spotlight at a young age, this celebrity sibling found massive success with Nickelodeon and Disney, singing and acting to the joy of children and pre-teens around the world. He burst into fame by opening for his brother's band, the Backstreet Boys. As a young man, he dated Hillary Duff and Lindsay Lohan at the same time! Besides girl problems, he has money problems. His parents mismanaged his earnings so badly, at the time of his 18th birthday, he received only $2 million dollars out of an estimated $200 million dollars he had earned to date and then we briefly discuss the Coogan Law. He files bankruptcy and owes the IRS $1.3 million in back taxes, but in only a year, he pays all of his outstanding debts. Like a young Vanilla Ice, he enjoyed racing motorcycles and stars in the movie Supercross, which is said to be based on his life. He and his family get all real on the reality television show; House of Carters. We breakdown the mysteries of Florida cuisine, why buyings is better than renting and how to be "the acoustic douche at the party." He's never done meth or crack, but he has beat Shaq. It's the magnificent musical minor, the little brother like no other, it's time for the Commiserate Chronicle of Aaron Carter! Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: Tweet Us: IG: FaceBook: This show is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We talk about the Kid from Gower Gultch, he called every man he met son, it's the King of Western Swing; Spade Cooley! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Comments (7)

Gus Marks

Bacardi had to move to Puerto Rico to survive communism and fascism for that matter.

Jun 22nd

Joseph pivarnik

I tried to listen to this podcast but they started making junior references in the first episode. Clearly a low rent rip off trying to ride the coattails of Crime In Sports

Nov 23rd
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Heidi Mae Stoa Price

so disappointed I really wanted to hear this story but it's really messed up and I can only hear the music super loud or static.😪

Apr 27th
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