Riki Rachtman's Cathouse Hollywood Podcast

Riki Rachtman's Cathouse Hollywood Podcast

Prior to becoming the host of MTV's Headbangers Ball TV/Radio host Riki Rachtman created the Cathouse. From 1986-1992 The Cathouse became the most notorious Rock club in Hollywood. Some of the biggest bands in rock and roll not only made Cathouse there home but they would play unannounced shows. Guns n Roses, Alice Cooper, Pearl Jam,Megadeth The list is impressive but it was the raunch ,roll, sleaze and debauchery that happened at the Cathouse that made this club LEGEND. With a no camera policy most of the Tales from the Cathouse were never told. UNTIL NOW Each episode Riki takes us back not only to the Cathouse but outside of its confines to an era of Ranch and Roll, Sleaze and Deabuchery. A rock n roll history lesson not told by reporters but by those that truly experienced it . Some of the biggest names of Rock n Roll called Cathouse home and they are doing the same thing on this podcast One Episode might be a band that sold millions of records or the girl that worked the coat check. It didn't matter at the Cathouse we were all rock stars

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March 26, 2021 73 min

Much of this show was aired on an earlier episode of the Cathouse Hollywood Podcast but when Riki Rachtman went on Gimme Metal app do host "The Ball on March 27th he decided it would be a good time to get people re aquatinted with MTV not popular show, Every Saturday night we had Heavy Metal videos but where did this show get it's start. Riki shares the history of not only the Headbangers Ball but the evolution of the term ...

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While Hollywood had it's 80's-90's Sleaze rock scene, the Bay area had their Thrash or as host Riki Rachtman used to call it Speed metal. Both rock and both labeled by some as heavy metal but both could not be more different. While Riki Rachtman was hosting Headbangers Ball he was in Cabo San Lucas Mexico and became good friends with the guys in the band Exodus. Somewhere in the story of there introduction involved a de...

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Riki Rachtman (Headbangers Ball ) Gilby Clarke (Guns n Roses ) Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat) These 3 guys were the forefathers of the World Famous Cathouse. Yes you will hear a few stories from "Back in the Day" but during this unique time of Corona Quarantine we find out what these 3 guys are doing while they STAY AT HOME plus a look back at the Cathouse 5th Anniversary the day AIDS made rock headlines. What happened when ...

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Van Halen's David Lee Roth has a little story that Riki Rachtman would like you all to believe but unfortunately he shares the truth. Junkyards Tim Mosher recaps the night  at the Cathouse Guns n Roses  Axl Rose Skid Row Sebastian Bach fought off flying pieces of paper, woman and took over the pit. Plus Riki is on hs way to NAMM and a preview of The Triple R. Want to support this show ? Go check out the cool Cathouse swag at ww...

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December 13, 2019 84 min

Gilby Clarke was just another one of the regulars at the  Cathouse Hollywood nightclub. He shares a few tales with Riki Rachtman about the good ol days and the surprising turn of events that led him to getting the gig as the guitarist fro Guns n Roses. Every stone is turned over including the time Riki had a hand in a move that almost destroyed Gilby's musical career. The usual raunch and roll sleaze and debauchery told by two ...

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November 19, 2019 27 min

Motley Crue signed a contract 4 years ago . A legal contract stating they would never tour again. NEVER EVER....This summer The Crue will be back playing LIVE. Some are glad, some feel they have been had. Former MTV Headbangers Ball Host, Cathouse owner and FORMER Motley Crue friend Riki Rachtman gives his very uncensored comments about his history with Motley Crue and the details on the upcoming tour. THIS IS NOT AN EPISODE of the...

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Prior to Riki Rachtman hosting the Headbangers Ball he ran the notorious rock club the Cathouse but even before that Riki met Ryan Roxie and the two came up in the Hollywood rock scene of 1986. Today Ryan is the guitarist for Alice Cooper. Together the two share some wild stories about the decadent lifestyle of an era in rock n roll that will never be duplicated. Where did they go when not at the Cathouse. Crazy unbelievable storie...

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Headbangers Ball was one of the most popular shows on MTV. The biggest Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands in the world were on that show and even though there were several hosts. Riki Rachtman has always been the face of the program . For some reason even though it what the Cathouse owner is most recognized for he has been unusually quiet about his whole time on MTV......Until now

Riki tells us candidly his perspective of going from j...

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Riki Rachtman is joined with Tracii Guns. The two LA Natives share tales back from the time the two were reckless Hollywood punks to when Tracii started a band called Guns n Roses. Why did Tracii quit Guns n Roses to start his own band L.A.Guns? Was the "Dirt" accurate in it's description of Motley Crue's first show. What was Hollywood really like? What was Cathouse really like? Tracii was there and he takes you bac...

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When Riki Rachtman sat down with Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audio Slave, just to name a few it was for Riki's other show The Triple R. Who would have thought Tom not only rocked the spandex and bandana but tried to get into several Sunset Strip bands only to be shut down. Tom also references the band VIRGIN much to the surprise of Riki. It's another trip to Rocks most decadent era from those that were there

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Riki Rachtman former host of Headbangers Ball answered your Cathouse questions that were left at 310 243-6265. or on facebook.com/cathousehollywood . The questions were not screened Riki hit play and answered LIVE 

Yes this show is nothing like the other episodes but like the Cathouse we like to mix things up once in a while

Law suits, Drugs,Feuds, Riki gets sued after a fight defending the Cathouse honor. huh? What ever question y...

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Joseph Brooks owned a record store in Hollywood called Vinyl Fetish. One day he let an unknown band decorate the window to promote there debut album. It was Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee. He would let Izzy Stradlin sell his wrist bands in the store before Guns n Roses made a record and when they had recorded the first song Joseph was the first person to play them on the radio. Joseph was there for the entire Cathouse run and has a uniqu...

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Riki Rachtman former host of Headbangers Ball and owner of the Cathouse sits down with the Cults Billy Duffy. The discuss the album Electric and of course share a few Cathouse tales. One story leaves Riki a little speechless.With all the historic rock performances at the Cathouse you may be surprised to know the Cathouse was initially set up as a Rock Dance Club with no Live bands. Riki Rachtman takes us back to the conception of t...

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Riki Rachtman once again brings us back to Hollywood to 1988. Outside of the Cathouse we takes us to the Comedy Store and the place where everybody got inked before it was acceptable Sunset Strip Tattoo. What role did this legendary shop play in the Cathouse Tale. John 5 is one of the top guitarists in rock today. He currently is a successful solo artist and plays with Rob Zombie. Prior to playing with Marilyn Manson or David Lee R...

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Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr went to the Cathouse ? Ugh ya Actor Josh Richman brought them Josh was also a big part of the LA Rock scene while hanging out with Hollywoods elite. He adds a unique perspective on the whole rise and decline of the 80's-90's  rock clique of Los Angeles and the rise of the scene in Seattle. Watch the Guns n Roses video Don't Cry and in the opening scene the title "written by Josh Rich...

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1989 Was a great year for rock and roll and Oct 10,1989 stands out as  not only one of the best LIVE performances from Guns n Roses but the unbelievable circumstances that led Axl Rose to chase David Bowie down the street in front of the club. You may have heard bits of this story but you never heard what David Bowie was really like that evening. He caused a bit of a commotion while finding sanctuary in the DJ booth of Joseph Brook...

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Riki Rachtman brought his podcast to the Sunset Strip and recorded the show LIVE in front of an audience at the Grafton Hotel on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Joining Riki is Taime Downe singer of the band Faster Pussycat, Riki's former roommate and co-creator of the Cathouse and Fred Coury the former drummer of Cinderella and long time friend of both Riki & Taime . The three of them share stories that have NEVER been told...

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Episode 7 Riki Rachtman former host of Headbangers Ball and owner of the Cathouse nightclub brings the successful podcast to the Grafton Hotel on the Sunset Strip for a LIVE show. Riki shares the history of the Sunset Strip and brings on Keith Cooper and Joey Meade both were big parts of the Cathouse and Hollywood rock scene They witnessed some of the most notorious events from that era. Never before told tales of rock decadence an...

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Riki Rachtman former host of MTV's Headbangers Ball and Gilby Clarke get together to share a few stories about Motley Crue and review the NETFLIX Biopic "The Dirt" 

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March 15, 2019 29 min

We pick up where Episode 5 left off. Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and TV Goddess Heather Locklear have hired Riki Rachtman to DJ their wedding. We go to the wedding which may have been a spark that ignited Riki to come up with the Cathouse Rock Dance club concept. We take a trip to the wedding then Riki comes up with the concept of the name Cathouse. Now all we need is a location. The decision is an unlikely run down night club th...

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