11 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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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

4.9 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

@theheavyside ,

Unfiltered, unadulterated, rock ‘n’ roll of the stories 80s, from the people that were there.

If you were a fan of Riki’s tenure at Headbanger’s Ball, you’ll thoroughly enjoy his storytelling on the podcast, the additional content by the guests reminiscing about said stories makes it even more enjoyable. Listen to it, you won’t be disappointed.

stutzerelli ,

Two Episodes Worth Of Material So Far

I'm on Episode 7 and still waiting for one episode where he doesn't talk about him DJ'ing Tommy Lee and Heather Locklear's wedding. I don't know if he has to withhold the majority of stories, because I'm sure there's plenty, but I think every episode basically retells how he started the Cathouse, all the people he's friends with, and the wedding. This should be a gold mine of stories. And yes, very scripted, read poorly. Hoping it picks up steam with some new stories.

The Proffesional Reviewer ,

wicked killer !

love the podcast🤟🏼 so cool to hear all these stories from back in the day with all the classic bands and venues

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