Crime In Music

Crime In Music

Hello Again! Welcome to Crime in Music. Every other Wednesday we bring you a true crime podcast about people in and around the Music Business and their misadventures into law breaking.... Show More

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October 8, 2020 59 min

The Warbeling Wasteland Known as Woodstock '99. 

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He was thrust into the limelight at a super young age, acting in tv commercials. He made his break thru as little brother, bass player Danny Partridge in the Partridge Family.

He studied karate under the living legend Chuck Norris and he featured those skills on several episodes of the television show CHiPs. He has several black belts and national championships.

After drugs took a toll on his bank account, he spent some time livin...

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He chainsawed his neighbors patio, brought a BB gun onto a plane and he's the only original member of Puddle of Mudd, it's Wes Scantlin!

 

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She moved around a lot as a child. She was a tomboy and everybody knew she was different. Having never completed high school, she finally got her GED. She ran with a rough crowd of socialites like, Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian and Ivanka Trump.

A victim of the Bling Ring and Guerrilla artist Banksy, even world famous DJs; deadmau5 and Afrojack all talked mad smack about her and her skills on the 1s & 2s, the wheels of steel. F...

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We start in Europe to bring you a uniquely American musical sensation. It all started in Paris, France with successful music producers; Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo (Jack & Hank). Jack knew how to write a catchy tune and Hank was good at business. After a move to New York City to capture the US market, the fellas recorded a couple of Jack's song's with local back-up singer Victor Willis. 

They had a hit with their song...

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As a child he lands his own radio show, singing and playing songs on his guitar. Listeners would call in asking for more of the singing kid. As soon as his career starts to take off, the world goes to war. Getting a section 4-F, he grinds out the war at a ship building factory back in the states. 

After years of trying, he got his big break auditioning for the Grand Ole Opry and then he gets rejected almost immediately. Like most ...

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From a young age, he was a musical prodigy. At the age of 5 he taught himself piano and 14 other instruments. He sang in the church choir like an angel, but burned down his house playing with lighters like a little devil. Raised in the mean streets of Long Island NY.

 After graduating culinary school, while attending University, he pairs up with a graphic design student named Chuck and together they start a rap group called Publi...

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This man had a dream, a dream where Satan was HIS servant and Giuseppe told that Devil what to do. He even made Beelzebub entertain him, by playing his violin. As the songs will tell you, the Devil plays a pretty good fiddle son, so we’ll give the Devil his due, but Giuseppe Tartini has the 1st Stradivarius ever made and he thinks he’s better than you... Devil!

He kidnapped his wife and pissed off her family, an old Sicilian family...

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Pop on your porkpie hat, raise up your Ray-Bans and hit the mean streets of Chicago's Southside. Hear a tale about brothers who aren't even related. They start a blues band 50 years too late to the game and have a few run-ins with the law along the way. They met and went to school together at St. Helen's of the Blessed Shroud Orphanage. Whether running from rollers or rocking for the Lord, these fellas have each others ...

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He was raised on the mean streets of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. No seriously, he saw his buddy die in a knife fight at 11 years old! Not wanting the thug life, he teamed up w/ some friends & family to form the pop group New Edition, which includes members named: Bell, Biv and DeVoe!

Hear about that one time Ben stole milk from a store, the Universal Backlot Fire, Kevin Costner's lack-luster movie career and how Ke$ha stole...

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We cover the musical stylings of the Canned Heat. Episode highlights include:

  • Blues record collectors start a Jug Band
  • The Jug Band turns into a blues-rock band - Canned Heat
  • Band members rotate due to absence, drugs and death
  • Their song Going Up Country becomes the unofficial theme of Woodstock
  • They have an amazing set a the Monterey Pop Festival
  • We briefly cover the 27 Club (foreshadowing)
  • Brian gets attacked by a ghost
  • They sign away 5...
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    What do you get when you have 200K people come to see 40+ of the greatest rock bands of the 70's, with only 3 cops and 300 wooden toilets? It's the Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival! The plan was simple, throw a rock 'n roll festival that's better than New York's 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. They had a line up which included:

  • Black Sabbath
  • Joe Cocker
  • the Allman Brother's Band
  • Cheech & Chong
  • Canned Heat
  • Flee...
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    We're introduced to the land of Hoboken, NJ USA, site of the very 1st baseball game played in the states. He was born in America, his parents, were Italian immigrants. His mother would translate for Italians during their immigration and court proceedings. She also was a midwife and ran a secret abortion service for local Catholic Italian girls, which earned the the nickname Hatpin Dolly and she even served a little bit of jail...

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    The son of a 911 Dispatcher and a New York City transit worker. He was one of 6 kids, but he regularly hung out with his cousins watching Kung-Fu movies. While regularly riding the train from Brooklyn to see their other cousin on Staten Island, the guys would make beats and write rhymes to pass the time. We learn that drugs from the city have an incredible markup on Staten Island and these three cousins can rap! After starting the...

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    December 26, 2019 70 min

    He can sing, dance and act, he's a triple threat. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts USA to a delivery driver Dad and a bank clerk/ nurses aide Mom. The youngest of 9 children, with siblings who are also in show business as singers and actors. At a young age, he ran with a rough crowd. Drugs, gangs and violence were a common theme, he developed a cocaine addiction by age 13. His older brother Donnie, tries to get him off the str...

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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 ...

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    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 hi...

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    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 ra...

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