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Hello Again, and Welcome to Crime In Music! Every other Wednesday, 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 #CrimeStories #MusicLife #MusicBusiness #CrimeInMusic
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He taught himself guitar and learned to play piano in a pool hall in St. Louis. He's worked as an elevator operator, a radio DJ and sat in with traveling musicians who came thru his town. From blues and boogie-woogie big bands, he splits off and invents Rock 'N Roll with his song Rocket-88. Young Elvis Presley use to watch him play piano at the clubs. He discovered Blues Icon BB King. His main competition coming up was Sir John's Trio with Chuck Berry. Little Richard copied the piano opening for Good Golly Miss Molly note for note from him. Phil Spector produced his wife at the time, Tina Turner's first songs. They open for the Rolling Stones on both European and US tours and he even goes on to sing a duet with our first podcast guest ever, Rick James!He got introduced to cocaine from his friends in Las Vegas, "The King", Elvis Presley and comedian Redd Foxx. Liking the side effect of reducing the need for sleep, so he could write more music, he spent an estimated $11 Million dollars on cocaine over his lifetime. When the SWAT team busted into to his state of the art recording studio, Bolic Studios, he had a .357 magnum, a live hand grenade and was trying to flush 7 grams of cocaine down the toilet. A short while later he watched as Bolic Studios burned to the ground for 18 hours!Ben & I have sidebars on: the duties of and responsibilities of an elevator operator, the climbing habits of porcupines and venison recipes to sneak people venison. Ben recommends some blues bars in Chicago and we answer the age old question about Ramen, to drain or not to drain? Hear an amazing theory about holes that basically sums up the universe, it's the Tale of Ike Turner!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us: www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG: www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook: www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic 
He was a God fearing, church singing, Sunday School student until the day he found out his Dad wasn't really his Dad! Following in his birth Father's footsteps, he becomes a local juvenile delinquent and gets arrested 20 different times in his home town of Lafayette, Indiana. With the fear of being charged as a career criminal, he moves to California and starts his namesake band; AXL. After teaming up with Traci Guns and his band LA Guns, they merge with Axl and Hollywood Rose and create one of the most successful bands of all-time: Guns 'n Roses! Welcome to the Jungle Baby, it's time for our episode on rock n' roll singer and famous frontman Axl Rose!Ben & I have sidebars on how Saturday Night Live works, amazing martial arts movies with Bruce & Brandon Lee and the proper attire for the mosh pit. Hear about several times Axl inspired mosh pits and incited riots throughout Canada, he personally wrote Indonesian President Widodo to talk capitol punishment and we go over that one time when Axl got into a fist fight with fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger at actress Rosario Dawson's Birthday party at midnight in the streets of New York City. Listen right now to the Requiem of Axl Rose!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us: www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG: www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook: www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
In this episode we talking about the Possum, George Jones! A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, "No Show" Jones wrote several Country Classics, including "He Stopped Loving Her Today", and "White Lightening." His youth was spend dealing with an alcoholic father and having five sisters. To escape his home life, George would busk on the streets with his guitar. After getting a gig playing guitar on a radio show, George started his journey to musical stardom. George Jones brushed elbows with the greats of country music; Merle Hagard, Waylon Jennings, Johnny PayCheck and even the King, Elvis himself! (check out their episodes for more on Country Music Mayhem)Ben & I discuss George's arrest record, including the time he got a DUI on a lawnmower and this one time, when he flushed $2,500 down the toilet for fun! Ben details a method on dealing with gofers/groundhogs, we come up with a nickname, Bumper-Deuce and all the Scooby-Doo copycats. Learn all that and more in the Genesis of George Jones!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us: www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG: www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook: www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
Our first PART TWO, Elvis Presley!! This time, we dive into the crazy meeting between Elvis and then President Richard Nixon. Hear about Elvis and his crew, the Memphis Mafia manhunt a guy through an airport, stopping a plane and we detail the Los Angles warrant for Elvis arrest.Ben & I discuss the finer points in the rise of ass-chugging alcohol, the fact that Quigon Jin was the first force ghost in Star Wars history and we try our hardest not to steal quotes from the Canadian sensation television show, Letterkenny. Kick off your blue suede shoes, fry up a mess of peanut-butter and banana sandwiches, sit back and enjoy the Epoch of Elvis Presley, part 2!!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us: www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG: www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook: www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic 
This star was so big we had to split the episode into 2 episodes! As a youth he was described as a loner, hillbilly kid who brought his guitar to school and played it at lunch time. Not the best singer, he was told by his music teacher that he couldn't sing, he also failed an audition for the vocal quartet the SongFellows, for not being able to harmonize and once he was told by Hillbilly Singer, Eddie Bond to stick to truck driving, cause you'll never be a singer. Discovered while making a record for his mama, shortly after he had an opportunity to play the Grand Ole Opry. Unfortunately, he was not well received, but soon after he crushed it on their main competition's TV show: the Louisiana Hayride. We tell you how Mr. Steal-Yo-Girl fought his way through a flock of girls at a gas station to freedom and after getting drafted into the US Army, he got extorted for thousands of dollars while stationed in Germany. Ben and I stumble upon the Kylie Jenner Lip Gluing Challenge, we talk about the coolness of senior year of high school and the remaking of Back to the Future. Ben will teach you how to spot a South African accent, the proper to deal with extortionists and the difference between a late-life crisis and your buddy secretly becoming an Elvis impersonator. Finally, we beg for your impersonations of us, all that and more right here in Part 1 of the Posey of Elvis Presley!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us: www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG: www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook: www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
It’s a long ride on the struggle bus this episode. You’ll hear about a popular 8th grader who used his Christmas money to buy crack to expand his drug dealing empire. He gets busted by an undercover cop at college and gets kicked out. Ninjas invade his home to steal his ice-cream cone necklace to claim a $10K country set by his former friend and partner. This guy gives Pete Dorthey a run for his money for are most arrested guest ever at 22 times.Ben & I talk about the time he flipped his truck into a river, the time I fought off a street gang trying to take my candy and we review proper Catholic school fight etiquette. FYI, when you’re invited to a street fight, always remember to bring a roll of pennies. Open your head mounted audio ports to receive the Motet of Radric David aka Gucci Mane!PS: We apologize for the audio difficulties in this episode. There is some delay/echo for the 1st half, then Ben warbles a little in the 2nd half. We’re trying our best and corrections have been made, thanks for your patience.Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us: www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG: www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook: www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
Raised as a military brat, this music legend's childhood covered half a dozen states, attended a few different universities and while his father commanded US Naval forces during the Gulf of Tonkin, he lived with his grandmother. After graduating UCLA with a film degree, he and his buddy start the psychedelic rock band the Doors. While playing his trippie-hippie rock, he would incite riots from stage, trash talk police while being arrested and maybe get naked at concerts?!? Listen in as Ben & I recall failing out of French class, feuding with young Star Wars fans and the trouble with trucks. Open your ear-holes and tune in for some music history in the Madrigal of Jim Morrison!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us: www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG: www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook: www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
At the age of 12 he started work as a Radio DJ in rural Texas, playing his guitar and spinning records. He made friends with another Texas rock n' roller, Buddy Holly and even played bass in Holly's band the Crickets. His best friend was Willie Nelson and his roommate was the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. Ben & I try alcoholic seltzer water for the 1st time! We do a terrible skit about the Day the Music Died. Ben teaches everybody how to get a $10,000 raise and another week's vacation. And in this episode, you'll learn how to spent $1500 a day on cocaine, how to fact check a DEA warrant and how they created the super group the Highwaymen. Finally, hear about a $25,000 piss in the Jingle of Waylon Jennings!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us: www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG: www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook: www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
We head back to New York City and hit the Punk scene again. This gal hitchhiked around the States as a teenager, travelled Europe as a topless dancer, meditated with monks of Asia and even worked at a Dunkin' Donuts shop. While in NYC she answers a newspaper ad to become a performer in experimental art troupe; Captain Kinks Theater. From the stage of the live sex shows, the Metal Priestess was born. Also, Ben and I talk about family sized breasts, the proper way to wear electrical tape and then we go on location for a BONUS Mini-Podcast about Johnny Thunders with Uncle Chris! Our music history lesson for this week; Wendy O. Williams, lead singer of punk rock sensations the Plasmatics!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us: www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG: www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook: www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic 
It's time for our 1-Year Anniversary Show and it's a big one! Listen along as we accurately and factually recall the life and times of one of the most influential musical icon of our time. Hear all about his youth as a boxer, his time picking peanuts and growing up in his Auntie's brothel. It's been a hell of a year for our little podcast and we're super happy you're all still hear and listening.We share some British YouTube comments we received on past shows, talk about old times & older friends and cap it all off with a SpeakPipe from somebody called the Sexy Texas Cowboy. Buckle in for some car chasing, two-fisted shot-gunning and learn a few names for PCP, all right here in our 1-Year Anniversary Show. It's James Brown!!!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg: www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us: www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG: www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook: www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
She attended the best performing arts schools throughout England, like all of them. After years of practice & musical education, she signed a record deal at the age of 19. She had a mean right hook and every once and a while, she'd throw a flurry of punches into a crowd. It's Amy Winehouse. We discuss the practice of mutually agreed divorce, what to tell your spouse after a night out drinking & maybe doing cocaine w/ your buddy and I help Ben sing commercials from the '80's this week. Also, you'll learn about Frank, a song about rehab called rehab and how to win a Grammy from the comfort of your own home. Pay heed to the Warble of Amy Winehouse, this week on Crime In Music. Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg:www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us:www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG:www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook:www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
What can you say about a guy who remembers his own birth, hosted a TV sculpting show for kids when he was only 9yrs old and his best friend from high school on was Frank Zappa? He drives a bread truck for a while, sold vacuums door to door and created one of the greatest rock 'n roll albums of ALL TIME.To create such amazing music, he kept his band locked in a house and forced them to practice 14hrs a day for months, with only a cup of beans for food and you'd get fired from the band by being pushed down a flight of stairs!Come listen to the Ballad of Capt. Beefheart, Don Van Vliet. You'll learn about Beefheart superfan, Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Brave New World author Aldus Huxley and cult classic movie, the Big Lebowski in this episode of Crime In Music!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg:www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us:www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicIG:www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook:www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
Drop that zero and get with a hero.... hear-o-bout a childhood of moving from Florida to Texas and back again, the drug run that started a rap career, national jet-ski championships(sit-down style), drag racing, Bucky the Wallaroo, motocross, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hammer-Pants & Ice. Stop collaborate and listen to the rap of Rob Van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice! Ice, ice baby to go, to go, VIP we outta here...Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg:www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us:www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicthe Gram:www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook:www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
Born into the prominent Dutch Van Cortlandt/ Van Rensselaer family dynasty, hear about this modern day 'lil Lord and his journey to world domination. One of the original folk rock music hippies of the 1960’s, learn about forming a legendary music group at a Mama Cass house party, how to spend thousands of dollars a minute fixing a crack pipe and talking JFK assassination conspiracies in-between songs at concerts. One of only a handful of people to perform at the Monterrey Pop Festival, Woodstock & Altamont Free Concert, all in the same year (1969 heh-heh).You'll learn about the Vatican's favorite records, pirates bribing cops and proper boat maintenance. We repeat some lines and some crimes, in the Chorus of David Crosby! FYI: Here's a list of the bands we talk about in this episode: Buffalo Springfield, the Hollies, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Byrds, the Beach Boys, Jackson Browne, the Monkees, Art Garfunkel, Phil Collins, the Indigo Girls, James Taylor & Sir Elton John. 
 This is our MOST arrested guest of all time! We'll tell you about Earl Simmons, aka DMX. Hear about his time in a Children's Prisons, the importance of Breaking 2: Electric Boog-a-loo, our beatbox skills and how-to do a sweet Vince McMahon impression. Earl continues the trend of musicians escaping jail and raises the bar by impersonating a Federal Agent while trying to commandeer a civilian vehicle outside JFK Airport. Check out our Ditty of DMX!Send Us Some Love:SpeakPipe Voice Msg:www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us:www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicInstagram:www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook:www.facebook.com/crimeinmusicYouTube:www.youtube.com/crimeinmusic
This one's a little different. You'll learn how to cut concert costs, tell only your closest friends and still throw the mother of all field parties! Here's Step 1: Hire the Hell's Angels as security! Hear about knife fights, long barreled pistols, bikers beating on nudists, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, CSN&Y, the Flying Burrito Bros. and the Rolling Stones, this concert has it all! Listen to our anthem for the Altamont Free Concert!Send Us Some Love:SpeakPipe Voice Msg:www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us:www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicInstagram:www.instagram.com/crimeinusicFaceBook:www.facebook.com/crimeinmusicYouTube:www.youtube.com/crimeinmusic
Thrust into fame at a young age as a baby model, she posts a lot of bail money in her middle years all while taking the entertainment world by storm. Learn about her time tagging toes for the county, what court ordered alcohol bracelets are and a criminal record so long... we had to print a Rap Sheet to save my writing hand. Listen to the Lullaby of Lindsay Lohan!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg:www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us:www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicthe Gram:www.instagram.com/crimeinusic FaceBook:www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
We go Down Under for this episode about Rolf Harris, inventor of the Wobble Board. We get a lesson on oil painting Queen Elizabeth II, national teenage swimming championships & bush ranging. Learn how an Australian literately became one of the 1st guys EVER on British TV. He had Children's drawing shows and a Late Night Talk Show, Okay?!? Can you tell what it is yet? Tune in and find out, in this week's episode of Crime In Music!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg:www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us:www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicthe Gram:www.instagram.com/crimeinusic FaceBook:www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
Hear the dirge of Pete Doherty. He got arrested 3x's in 1 day, had heroin fall out of his pocket while in court for a DUI and broke into his bandmates apartment to steal some records! We say, "AGAIN" a bunch of times in this episode. If you've ever wondered what they mean when they say, Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll, we'll tell you Pete's version of living that the dream. Will Pete ever get his driver's license back, will he get Kate Moss back & can Ben and I evade Dog the Bounty Hunter & his wife(Beth)??? Listen and find out in this episode of Crime In Music!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg:www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us:www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicthe Gram:www.instagram.com/crimeinusic FaceBook:www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
It's the ballad of Johnny Paycheck. Working his way up from ghost writing major country hits for artists like Tammy Wynette and Ray Price, fronting for George Jones band and even having to take a job as a bass player, Johnny-Donny does it all in the world of country music. We have another double Navy deserter, guest star on the Dukes of Hazzard and on a side trip to the bar, before he went to his Mom's house for the holidays, hear why Johnny shoots a guy in the head during an emphysema-style bar brawl over deer meat and homemade turtle soup! Merle Haggard posts his bail after a secret recording session behind bars. Give a listen to the tale of the Ohio Kid, Donny Young....... Johnny Paycheck!Leave an Anonymous SpeakPipe Voice Msg:www.crimeinmusic.comTweet Us:www.twitter.com/crimeinmusicthe Gram:www.instagram.com/crimeinusic FaceBook:www.facebook.com/crimeinmusic
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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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