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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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Death of a Rock Star Crowd Network

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    • 3.9 • 8 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.
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    Janis Joplin

    Janis Joplin

    Sweet Janis Joplin. She should never have strayed so far from the apple tree of her youth. But if she was still with us, surely she’d say: what chance did I have? All her life, Janis wrote songs that were achingly sad. She never wanted much. Just a pair of arms to hold her close. Even if it was for just one night. But she was always left chasing that bright, elusive butterfly of love...
    WARNING: This episode contains references to drug abuse and addiction. If you've been affected by any of the things we mention in this show, go to crowdnetwork.co.uk/helplines to find people who can help.

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    • 24 min
    Jim Morrison

    Jim Morrison

    With Jim Morrison, everything’s always somewhere between truth and myth. You don’t know what’s real, it’s all bent together. There’s things that make you love him, make you hate him. Things that make you uncomfortable. It’s a wild ride, with Jim. And if you get out alive? You’re the lucky one…
    WARNING: This episode contains references to drug abuse and addiction. If you've been affected by any of the things we mention in this show, go to crowdnetwork.co.uk/helplines to find people who can help.

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    • 25 min
    Kurt Cobain

    Kurt Cobain

    Kurt Cobain doesn’t look like the spokesman for an angry generation. Then he starts picking at his guitar and singing. Rasping, like a chainsaw cutting down a tree. Ugly and beautiful, vulnerable and certain. But he can’t see his own appeal. He hates himself. And less than five month after his most famous gig, he’ll end up dead…
    WARNING: this this episode contains references to drug abuse, addiction, and suicide. 
    If you’ve been affected by any of the issues we spoke about in this podcast or are worried about someone you love, please call the Samaritans at 116 123. Someone will always be there to listen, day or night, and it’s free for all UK phone numbers. Or, go to crowdnetwork.co.uk/helplines to find a list of people you can go to for help.

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    • 26 min
    Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly came and went so fast. Inspired the Beatles, inspired the Stones. His songs soundtrack so many lives, but he was the first of the rock’n’roll legends to go down in flames. The day, as we all now know, when the music died.
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    • 32 min
    Ian Curtis

    Ian Curtis

    Some bands could be from anywhere. You can’t hear their home in the bassline, feel the streets and skies in the guitars. But Joy Division and Ian Curtis are pure Manchester - an old town, a new town, a city that tears down the past and falls into the future.
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    • 28 min
    Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes

    Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes

    You can’t talk about TLC without talking about all three. But there’s always a point to every triangle, and TLC’s is Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes.
    It’s her creativity, her contradictions and the way she could start fires. But there’s a bigger battle underneath it all. Poet vs rock star. Health fanatic vs alcoholic. Lover vs a warrior fixated on revenge. This is the story of how it all fits together…

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Elvis1938? ,

Elvis episode

Was enjoying the episodes up to the Elvis one when they quoted his place of birth as Tulsa (Tupelo) and 1938 (1935)

Jamie - Doppler ,

Mostly great

Really enjoyed most of these episode except the John Lennon episode. I thought it was a bit in poor taste. I realise that the podcast is literally called Death of a Rockstar so maybe I should have seen it coming 😂! Every other episode is great but there was something about this particular episode that seemed like it was trying to hard to be like those bad Netflix shows that glorify mass murderers or something! Thank you for so many great episodes👍🏻

Orla 🇮🇪 ,

So good

This show is so well voiced and has given me an insight into so many stories I didn’t know about

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