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 'n' 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.
In each episode of Cathouse Hollywood, Riki recaps one 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 five 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.
Ep.22 Exodus-Zetro guest / Hollywood Sleaze vs Bay area Thrash
The Night things got heavy at the Cathouse host RIKI RACHTMAN
Ep.21 Gilby (Guns n Roses) Taime (Faster Pussycat) quarantined
Riki & Friends share stories from lockdown CORONA SPECIAL
Ep.20 Axl Rose Sebastian Bach , little pieces of paper& David Lee Roth gets it wrong
Recorded Live Unedited more crazy tales of raunch & roll
Gilby Clarke of Guns n Roses
Before Gilby joined Guns n Roses he was one Cathouse first members
Motley Crue is BACK. Is this a good thing? RIKI vs the CRUE
Bonus Episode 2 Riki vs Motley Crue Digging up some dirt
My 1st Rock friend Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper) & more Wild stories
What are Alice Cooper Beastie Boys Sam Kinison Sex Drugs & Rock doing in this episode
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As an 80s kid who was into rock and roll, this show is a blast. It’s fun hearing about many of the places that were referenced in songs, album liner notes, interviews in Hit Parader, etc, etc. Not being in LA or even California, it was always fun to wonder what all those places were like. This show sheds light on it all. Thanks for doing such a fun show, and for bringing back lots of memories of the coolest era in rock.
This is the Podcast I’ve been waiting for!
This podcast gives you a glimpse behind the metal curtain with great stories, guests, and the perfect host...Riki Rachtman!!! Subscribe now! 🤘🤘🤘
The Joe Rogan Podcast is good, but this one is way better. Can’t wait for RRR radio