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From Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston, Michael Hutchence and Amy Winehouse, these are their stories - powerful, poignant and raw. This series will change how you feel about them.

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    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

From Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston, Michael Hutchence and Amy Winehouse, these are their stories - powerful, poignant and raw. This series will change how you feel about them.

    George Michael

    George Michael

    George Michael’s unforgettable story is about lots of things – about being an immigrant’s son, about an awkward kid transformed by music. About a superstar with a voice that can make you happy and sad and all the shades in between, about a gay man in a world that sometimes wants to pretend everyone is straight. But it’s about freedom, more than anything else.
     
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    • 29 min
    Keith Flint

    Keith Flint

    WARNING: this episode includes references to suicide.


    He was maybe the last pop star who could scare grannies and make kids cry. Keith Flint looked like Johnny Rotten mixed with Freddie Krueger. He snarled rather than sang. The tabloids wanted his records banned. But the real Keith was a very different man - and the story of this lost kid’s life and sad death are both endearing and deeply moving.
     
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    • 31 min
    Michael Hutchence

    Michael Hutchence

    WARNING: this episode includes references to suicide.


    Michael Hutchence seemed like the perfect composite front man: the hair, the lips, the moves, the habits. This is the story of how he became that star, but also the man he really was underneath - and why those two parts of him would come together in tragedy.
     
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    • 31 min
    Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston

    WARNING: this episode includes references to domestic violence and drug abuse.


    Everything about Whitney seemed perfect - the voice, the looks, the records sold and the films. But that’s not how she saw herself, and it’s not how her life began to break down. Everything you thought you knew about Whitney is about to be thrown up in the air.
     
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    • 33 min
    Coming Soon (Trailer)

    Coming Soon (Trailer)

    With a new episode each Thursday, Death of a Rock Star explores what it’s like to be adored by millions: how you do it, what it does to you, the rewards it brings and the price you pay. We go back to the start of rock ‘n’ roll, take in the great stars and the forgotten legends, the modern-day superstars – the ones you knew, the ones you’ll wish you had. And we explore their legacy today – how they continue to move us, and change us, and define who we are. 
     
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Malcom Allison ,

Keith Flint

I have loved all these episodes. They are beautifully written and presented- celebration and sadness. But Keith Flint - wow. Took me back to a great time. Loved The Prodigy but didn’t know the half of it. Recommended.

Funda clarity ,

Death of a star- all especially Whitney Housten

Well written podcast. Narrated with a voice that draws you into the story in the most charming way. LOVE this series. Captures so much within each sentence.

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