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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 Headbanger
The Night things got heavy at the Cathouse host RIKI RACHTMAN Hollywood had it's 80's-90's Sleaze rock scene, the Bay area had  Thrash . Both rock, 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, became  friends with the guys in the band Exodus. Somewhere in the story  is a dead body. Riki brings you back to 1987 & the rapidly growing LA scene , he hangs out with Exodus vocalist Zetro they tell the tale of the night the two worlds collided at Cathouse See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 dead body. Riki brings you back to 1987 and the rapidly growing LA scene and he hangs out with Exodus vocalist Zetro and the two tell the tale of the night the two worlds collided on the Cathouse stage. What was No Wimp night?
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 Riki & Taime crossed the line and didn't talk for years? All that and more See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 Riki & Taime crossed the line and didn't talk for years. All that and more
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 www.cathousehollywood.com
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 guys that were there
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 Cathouse Hollywood Podcast it's an unscripted rant by Riki. New episodes coming soon Check out www.cathousehollywood.com    
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 stories. You will wish you were there but this is the next best thing. Riki also shares the importance of Alice Cooper in his early days. REMEMBER SUBSCRIBE so you can get every episode 
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 just a guy that had a club in Hollywood to being the Internationally known face of Heavy Metal. A position he was not entirely comfortable with. This will be a special Cathouse Hollywood Podcast in Several parts and in Part 1. Riki goes into the origin of the word "Headbanger" who said it first? Who came up with the term "Headbangers Ball" What does Howard Stern,Ozzy,Sam Kinison and Riki have in common. Who hosted Headbangers Ball before Riki? What role did Axl Rose play in landing Riki his gig. Riki has yet to write a book and has no plans to do so but we can only imagine this is what that book might be like
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 back there with him. Tracii also answers some of your questions left on the Cathouse Hollywood Facebook page
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
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 you asked he answered Why Tuesdays? Did Kiss go to the club? What pornstars went to the club? Does Steel Panther deserve respect? Just a sample then you get a RARE recording of the night Axl Rose and Vince Neil sang together from the stage of the Cathouse. Hey its not good quality but I bet ya never heard it before  
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 unique perspective on not only the scene prior to Cathouse and after but as the Cathouse DJ He witnessed some of the most unbelievable events. Never before told stories about Guns n Roses, Motley Crue, Janes Addiction, Ratt, Sex Pistols and more. Riki also recounts the history of the club and how the Cathouse closing affected him personally. There is no way to tell you how much killer stuff is in episode 13. Ya just have to listen to it yourself
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 the club and pulls us on to the dance floor where anything could and usually did happen Dancing to rock and roll? Ya it was an odd concept but it worked big time and one more time Axl Rose led the way . 
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 Roth John 5 was a 17 year old kid sneaking into the Adult world of the Cathouse. John 5 joins Riki for more uncensored tales from Rocks most decadent era
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 Richman" appears Riki and Josh go back and forth sharing never before stories including the opening night of the Cathouse, The birth of Janes Addiction and well if we put it all in this description it would spoil it  Riki even drops a few names himself. Ya of course he does These are not reporters or witnesses from the outside looking in. These guys were there and in Episode 10 you are too
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 Brooks and on this episode we are hanging out with Joseph. What also made that night stand out was theGuns n Roses performance and what was filmed when the band didn't perform. What part do sex toys play in this tale of raunch and roll? Why did Axl accompany Riki to New York? Why give you any more teasers just listen dammit
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. These are not journalists reporting on heresay These guys were there. Jaw dropping confessions. UNCENSORED. UNFILTERED and entirely TRUE   Despite being in front of an audience no punches were pulled. It's Rock history shared by those that were there.    
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 and excess. Guns n Roses, Motley Crue, Blind Melon, Suicidal Tendencies, Body Count, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains. Stories that have never been told by the people that were there for all of it. Presented by LAW TIGERS Motorcycle attorneys
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" 
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 that once was the most popular disco in the 70's...Riki also finds DJ Joseph Brooks   This is the stepping stone to what led to the opening of CATHOUSE
Riki Rachtman created the Cathouse and after that he became the host of Headbangers Ball. What about before 86. It's a history of hustle featuring many known players you never expected to be in this tale. Riki goes to his first punk rock show in 1979 with a friend that started a fashion empire that eventually had a tragic ending. We talk to Keith Riki's High school buddy that was a key element to promoting there first night clubs before they were even old enough to drink. What heavy metal album turned it all around? This is not like the other episodes and Riki has said that he had no plans to write a book but if he did. Episode 5 would be what it would be like. It's the story you NEVER heard told by the guy that experienced it all with an intro that he is trying to write in 3rd person
In episode 4 we go back to the night Riki Rachtman wanted to thrash things up a bit.He explains his logic to not having bands play in the Cathouse early days and his disdain for certain type of nightclub door policies .   Megadeth bass player David Ellefson  shares a few Cathouse memories remembering when he frequented the club in 1988. Even though Megadeth had never played any of the Hollywood nightclubs they decided to play the Cathouse at the peak of the bands success.We recall that night in 1991 and even hear a few vintage clips from Dave Mustaine. On that subject in 1990 Riki recounts going from the guy that owned the Cathouse to the guy that hosted MTV's Headbangers Ball and the effect that had at the Cathouse.    Riki also addresses the very public feud that was played out on MTV between himself and Dave Mustaine. Was the rivalry real?   PLUS you will not believe what band opened up for Megadeth that night at the Cathouse. Several years after that show they changed their name and style and sold millions of records on the pop charts. Yes it's that and much more  
There was no greater rivalry in Hard Rock than Guns n Roses Axl Rose vs Motley Crue's Vince Neil. These guys truly hated each other and the world knew it. Did you know it all stemmed from one night at the Cathouse. We break down what led to the epic battle that never happened .We hear from Vince and Axl. Riki shares the Role Axl played in not only the Cathouse but his job at MTV.    .Anybody that went to Cathouse will agree .The Cathouse attracted so many beautiful women wearing the the most provactive outfits. To the point that it spawned a style Called Cathouse chic. Where did  the girls from Cathouse come from?  A group of them worked at The Hollywood Tropicana we visit the Trop and we are introduced to the Queens of the Cathouse "The Broad Squad" Wait aminute What do the girls from the Tropicana have to do with the Vince and Axl feud..Oh everything  Listen up and you will see how all of this intertwines together  PLUS RARE AUDIO of the night Vince sand with Guns n Roses at the Cathouse    
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Podcast Details

Created by
Riki Rachtman
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Dec 30th, 2018
Latest Episode
Mar 26th, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Episodes
27
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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