19 episodes

From 1986-1992 The Cathouse was at the epicenter of the Hollywood Rock scene. Some of the biggest bands in rock would play unannounced shows at the Cathouse but it wasn't the performances by bands like Guns n Roses, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Pearl Jam, Faster Pussycat, Black Crows  (the list goes on) that put Cathouse on the map. It was the sleaze and debauchery, the raunch and roll. Riki Rachtman former host of MTV's Headbangers Ball owned the Cathouse. He opened it with his roommate Taime Downe from the band Faster Pussycat with the premise of getting free drinks and meeting girls.

    Riki enforced a no camera rule at the Cathouse so anything could and did happen. These stories have never been told......Until now

Each episode of Cathouse Hollywood Riki recaps 1 night at the Cathouse and he recounts the night with a participant or witness to what took place that evening. His guest could be a a musician that sold 5 million records or the girl that worked the coat check. It doesn't matter at Riki Rachtman's World Famous Cathouse we were all Rock Stars

Riki Rachtman's Cathouse Hollywood Podcast Riki Rachtman Cathouse Hollywood

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    • 4.4, 12 Ratings

From 1986-1992 The Cathouse was at the epicenter of the Hollywood Rock scene. Some of the biggest bands in rock would play unannounced shows at the Cathouse but it wasn't the performances by bands like Guns n Roses, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Pearl Jam, Faster Pussycat, Black Crows  (the list goes on) that put Cathouse on the map. It was the sleaze and debauchery, the raunch and roll. Riki Rachtman former host of MTV's Headbangers Ball owned the Cathouse. He opened it with his roommate Taime Downe from the band Faster Pussycat with the premise of getting free drinks and meeting girls.

    Riki enforced a no camera rule at the Cathouse so anything could and did happen. These stories have never been told......Until now

Each episode of Cathouse Hollywood Riki recaps 1 night at the Cathouse and he recounts the night with a participant or witness to what took place that evening. His guest could be a a musician that sold 5 million records or the girl that worked the coat check. It doesn't matter at Riki Rachtman's World Famous Cathouse we were all Rock Stars

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Perry1980 ,

Ray

Wonderful trip down memory lane , I was lucky enough to go to the Cathouse a few times on my visits from the UK, I feel like I was a little part of the history just be being there, so it’s wonderful to here these stories of the glory days of Hollywood , my memories are of seeing Billy Gibbons once and chatting to Lars Ulrich about a Metallica album he was working on which became the black album, oh yeah meeting a girl called Rhiannon !

Darkhorse1385 ,

Love the Stories

Brilliant stories told first hand of rock musicians you know and love.... and maybe some you hate. The colours of a young Riki Rachtman’s life are retold, growing up in the late 70s & 80s. The audio excerpts from his memories are vivid, quaint and amusing. This all in strong contrast against the true stories from a wild, writhing and newly emerging Hollywood rock scene.

Listen, learn and love what you hear.

Riki, Thanks for the entertainment.
-Matt

Retro Samurai ,

Wonderful Tales Of Debauchery!

I love this podcast & Riki Rachtman is a great raconteur. I hope it goes on for a while as I can’t get enough of the nihilistic adventures!

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