6 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

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    • 4.8 • 507 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

    Dancing at Cathouse w/ CULT's Billy Duffy

    Dancing at Cathouse w/ CULT's Billy Duffy

    Riki Rachtman former host of Headbangers Ball and owner of the Cathouse sits down with the Cults Billy Duffy. First we go back to the secret sauce that helped create the World Fampus Cathouse They 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 
     
    Catch Riki Rachtman LIVE JULY 22 2024- LAS VEGAS
                In his one man show "One Foot In The Gutter" tickets at www.cathousehollywood.com

    • 34 min
    EP 5 MOTORHEAD's MIKKEY DEE joins RIKI RACHTMAN

    EP 5 MOTORHEAD's MIKKEY DEE joins RIKI RACHTMAN

    This was recorded in the 8th of May. The loudest day in Rock n Roll because the 8th of May is Motorhead day. Riki Rachtman shares a few personal Lemmy stories than speaks with Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee. What was Lemmy really like? Why did he make Riki's sister cry? What was he really like. Well listen to thius episode then listen to MOtorhead 
     
    Catch Riki Rachtman Live in Las Vegas July 22 2024 His one man show "One Foot In The Gutter"
    Details and more at www.cathousehollywood.com

    • 51 min
    EP.4 HEADBANGERS BALL The True birth go Heavy Metal's own TV show

    EP.4 HEADBANGERS BALL The True birth go Heavy Metal's own TV show

    The Headbangers Ball was one of the most important  and popular programs on MTV. Saturday night the best and sometimes worst in Heavy Metal videos. The biggest names in rock were on Headbangers but do you really know the history of the show. Do you know the origin of not only Headbangers Ball but the birth of the word Headbanger. All of this rtold by the host of Headbangers Ball from 1990-1995
     
    Catch Riki Rachtman's One man show "One Foot In The Gutter" July 22nd in Las Vegas.
    For all ticket info go to www.cathousehollywood.com You can also get Headbangers Ball merch there and get 10% off using the code Ball 4

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Ep.3 Going way back w Gilby Clarke (Guns n Roses / Solo artist

    Ep.3 Going way back w Gilby Clarke (Guns n Roses / Solo artist

    Gilby Clarke was there since day 1. Friends with Riki Rachtman even before the Cathouse opened. Hear the bizarre was Gilby foiund out he was in Guns n Roses and how Riki took him out of commision during the tour. Gilby has some incredible stories of the old days on the Sunset Strip and behind the scenes of the Cathouse Live festival. Ya never know what your going to get here a little Sebastian Bach, Ace. This is a good one from the guy that Riki always looked at as one of the originators and keys to Cathouse success
    SUPPORT THE CATHOUSE HOLLYWOOD PODCAST by getting authentic quality merch from Cathouse Hollywood USE CODE       HOLLYWOOD3 Get 10% off Cathouse hoodie or hat
     
    Get an official Cathouse shirt at www.cathousehollywood.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep.2 Inside look at LA Punk in 1979 & how it lead to CATHOUSE

    Ep.2 Inside look at LA Punk in 1979 & how it lead to CATHOUSE

    If Riki Rachtman wrote a book it would  probably be something like this. Riki brings us on a journey from highschool into the LA Punk rock scene. His first punk rock show. Hanging with Darby Crash of the Germs. Riki promotes his first night club at the STARWOOD Going head first into metal and what influenced him to open the CATHOUSE . A slice of rock n roll history
    This show is pre Cathouse era the next few shows will be back to the stories from the club
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    Get your official Cathouse shirt at www.cathousehollywood.com

     

    • 40 min
    Ep 1 Go back to Hollywood before Cathouse. When Riki met Taime Downe

    Ep 1 Go back to Hollywood before Cathouse. When Riki met Taime Downe

    Before Riki Rachtman hosted Headbangers Ball on MTV He opened one of rock n roll's most notorious club CATHOUSE. It all started with an idea when Riki and his roomate Taime Downe ( Faster Pussycat) were drunk and well the rest is history and in this episode you will here how Riki & Taime met and what led top opening a haven for Raunch n roll, sleaze and debauchery
    GET CATHOUSE MERCH at www.cathousehollywood.com

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
507 Ratings

507 Ratings

yaquigirl ,

Anything Riki Rachtman!!!!

Such a great host and rad guy!!! His voice takes me back to childhood, literally nine years old waiting for Headbangers Ball!!!!! I just love when his wife is on as well!!! What a great couple!!! Keep it coming Riki…… will support anything and everything you do!!!!!

Grandpa Metal ,

Great Podcast Riki!

Thank you for the refreshed Cathouse podcasts! The additional content was great! So happy that you can share these great stories with us. I look forward to every new episode!

Erin Fox Rocks ,

Great stories!

Riki does an amazing job of bringing stories of the Sunset Strip to life with this fun and entertaining series. Don’t forget to get your Cathouse Coffee!

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