Episode #03 | 7.17.18

Motley Crue: Sex, Drugs And Holy Sh*t, How Are These Dudes Still Alive?

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Motley Crue frontman, Vince Neil totaled his Ford Pantera on a beer run and took the life of his friend Razzle Dingley, drummer for Hanoi Rocks in the process. Bassist, Nikki Sixx survived multiple heroin overdoses. Guitarist Mick Mars walked away from a blackout drunk drowning and drummer, Tommy Lee lived through his own Caligula-like Sunset Strip sexcapades. Motley Crue, a degenerate band of death cheating rock gods has us asking, “how are these dudes still alive?” Maybe, they’re the undead.

*Producer's Note: Please consider a donation in the memory of Ian Kennedy. Ian, a member of the Disgraceland family left us too soon recently. A GoFundMe campaign has been established to help his daughter and wife and can be linked to here: https://www.gofundme.com/for-sophie-and-michele-kennedy

Extra Credit

This episode was co-written with Pat Healy.


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Disgraceland is a podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly. It melds music history, true crime and transgressive fiction. Disgraceland is not journalism. Disgraceland is entertainment. Entertainment inspired by true events. However, certain scenes, characters and names are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes.


Score by Jake Brennan. 

Mixed and Engineered by Sean Cahalin.

Disgraceland theme song, "Crenshaw Space Boogie" written and produced by Jake Brennan. Performed by Jake Brennan, Bryce Kanzer, Jay Cannava and Evan Kenney. Mixed and engineered by Adam Taylor.

*illustration by Avi Spivak @avispivak