Riki Rachtman's Cathouse Hollywood Podcast

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 Mar 20, 2019


Prior to becoming the host of MTV's Headbangers Ball TV/Radio host Riki Rachtman created the Cathouse. From 1986-1992 The Cathouse became the most notorious Rock club in Hollywood. Some of the biggest bands in rock and roll not only made Cathouse there home but they would play unannounced shows. Guns n Roses, Alice Cooper, Pearl Jam,Megadeth The list is impressive but it was the raunch ,roll, sleaze and debauchery that happened at the Cathouse that made this club LEGEND. With a no camera policy most of the Tales from the Cathouse were never told. UNTIL NOW Each episode Riki recounts one night at the Cathouse with a special guest that was a witness ton what went down that night. It could be a band that sold millions of records or the girl that worked the coat check. It didn't matter at the Cathouse we were all rock stars

Episode Date
Cathouse Hollywood Episode 7 LIVE from the Sunset Strip

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

Mar 26, 2019
Cathouse Hollywood Podcast BONUS Motley Crue "The Dirt" review

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" 

Mar 23, 2019
Cathouse Hollywood Podcast Episode 6

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

Mar 15, 2019
Cathouse Hollywood Podcast Episode 5 Riki's Untold tale

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

Feb 26, 2019
Cathouse Hollywood Podcast Episode 4

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


Feb 13, 2019
Cathouse Hollywood Podcast Episode 3

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



Jan 29, 2019
Cathouse Hollywood Podcast Episode 2

On the Cathouse Hollywood podcast Riki Rachtman former host of  Headbangers Ball  and creator of the Cathouse shares some of the never before stories from Hollywood's most notorious rock club. On episode 2 We go back to one night 1986 BC (Before Cathouse) How did Taime Downe from Faster Pussycat even meet Riki. Riki takes us back to the Hollywood scene when dance clubs ruled the town.  Special guests include Taime Downe ,Keith Cooper and Trina Ortegon.If it wasn't for one drunken night in a hotel room with a B movie about a jailbreak there may not have ever been a Cathouse. On episode 2 we go back to when

Riki met Taime

Jan 15, 2019
Riki Rachtman's Cathouse Hollywood Episode 1


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

EPISODE 1 We go back to Feb. 1990 with Patrick Muzingo of the band JUNKYARD. That night the only band to ever pay to play the Cathouse performed and within a few months went from obscurity to being the biggest rock band of 1990

Dec 30, 2018