The Triple R

By Riki Rachtman

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He was an MTV VJ Hosting the Headbangers Ball, ran the most notorious rock club the Cathouse, and has been a nationally syndicated radio host for decades. Now he brings his unfiltered, uncensored and unapologetic views to the podcast world with intriguing guests from Rock 'n' Roll to cultural icons. 


Topics and free for all it's The Triple R ... Why The F**k Not.

Episode Date
Episode 20 | Adam Sandoval & #RikisRide20, HairMetal and Tom or Burt
Riki Rachtman boasts about riding a motorcycle coast to coast 14 times. Adam Sandoval has ridden coast to coast 14 times on one trip. 1100 miles in a day. He offers Riki & Lea a few tips as #rikisride20 10,000 miles is about to begin but what about Covid19?. Then Riki goes into another Rant about Hair Metal, Lea picks between Tom & Burt and ...describing this episode is futile because there is a lot going on. HEY SUBSCRIBE OK
Jul 01, 2020
Episode 19 | Riki Rachtman begins 10K mile motorcycle RIKI's RIDE 20 with Lea Vendetta
Every year Riki Rachtman has embarked on a motorcycle ride across North America. No crew, No set route, No producer, NO chase vehicle NO CLUE.. Last year he brought Lea Vendetta with him and the 2 rode over 14,000 miles and raised over $32,000 for Stop Solidier Suicide. This year they plan on riding and experiencing the people places and flavors of what makes America great. Ok that sounds really great right ? Of course with rain, running out of gas, the unknown and the dynamics of what can happen when Americas Favorite Rock n Roll couple hits the road  makes this an incredible unpredictable ride and you are going with. In this episode Riki & Lea give you the route, the charity and a sneak as to what we might expect on Rikis ride 20 Follow the journey on 
Jun 15, 2020
Episode 18 | Bad Religion Jay Bentley & Riki Rachtman
Riki & Jay have known each other since they were teens from Punk rock to Cathouse to today. Riki Rachtman brings another unfiltered uncensored unscripted version of his podcast . This time Riki is joined with punk rock icon Jay Bentley from Bad Religion. If you think of all the musicians Riki has known in his life you might be surprised to know jay he has known the longest. In addition to a long career in music Jay worked at the Cathouse,was sort of in a band with Riki. The two share stories from the past and talk about the career of Bad Religion and living on this planet for 5 decades
Jun 08, 2020
Episode 17 | Jesse James Dupree JACKYL controversial Rock Star Entrepreneur
In the 90's rock scene Jackyl was on top of their game. They made it quite clear on their debut album they were not afraid to ruffle a few feathers. With songs like "She loves my cock" "Down on me" 'Redneck punk" You knew what you were going to get. Almost 3o years later Jackyl is still playing live to packed shows with a loyal fanbase . There is more to founder and singer JesseJames Dupree. He owns a huge bar in Sturgis, has his own bourbon company and an impressive resume of business ventures. UNCENSORED
Jun 01, 2020
Episode 16 | 2020: The Worst Year EVER But COVID-19 Did One Good Thing
This is not your typical episode of The Triple R. Host Riki Rachtman is brutally honest and reveals why this quarantine was much worse then he revealed. Many of his followers enjoyed the relationship of Riki & Lea and their  cross country travels. They were engaged then all of a sudden NOTHING ... Why? Then Inkmaster Lea Vendetta calls in from France. Ya there's some drama in this episode feel free to bill Riki for therapy for all of you listening
May 26, 2020
Episode 15 | Rob Zombie & Manson Guitarist & Pajama Prince JOHN 5
Host Riki Rachtman is starting to lose it. Solo Quarantine has started to make him a little crazy so a conversation with guitarist John 5 is bound to pick his spirits up. Of course the show starts with one of Riki's Rants on the current Covid situation then the guitarist talks about onesie pajamas, movie suggestions & Oh come on who knows what's going to happen on #TheTripleRpodcast
May 18, 2020
Episode 14 | Megadeth David Ellefson, The New Way To See Concerts, & Headbangers Back?
Riki Rachtman is joined by the bass player of megadeth David Ellefson. David offers quarantine tips and more. Riki has a solution to the concert crisis, Your phone calls, Motorhead day and Is the Headbangers Ball coming back ? Remember to subscribe to this podcast and help spread the word
May 11, 2020
Episode 13 | Ace Von Johnson & Acey Slade
It's Episode 13 and we have 2 Aces in the hole. Riki Rachtman hangs out with LA Guns, Faster Pussycat guitarist Ace Von Johnson and they share there love for Danzig Misfits & Samhain punk rock and 80's metal Then guitarist Acey Slade who played with Joan Jett, talks quarantine, Coffee and why the neighbors are scared when he drives down the street. Riki Rachtman tells us what bands have made him go down the 'Rabbit hole" & so much more. Support the show by shopping at
May 04, 2020
Episode 12 | Metal Show's Don Jamieson & Headbangers Ball's Riki Rachtman
Riki Rachtman hosted the Headbangers Ball and several years later Don Jamieson was part of That Metal Show and the 2 have never been on a show together UNTIL NOW!!! Did you know Don actually worked on Headbangers Ball and had to deal with Riki's assistant. You will never believe who that was. Plus, Comedy and Quarantine with Don.   Riki rants about the current situation and the update on his cross country motorcycle ride #RikisRide  Another unfiltered uncensored and totally unpredictable episode of The Triple R. Don't forget to subscribe!
Apr 27, 2020
Episode 11 | Supersuckers' Eddie Spaghetti
Headbangers Ball host, Cathouse proprietor and syndicated radio host Riki Rachtman is in quarantine but he's got a phone and he's talking to Eddie Spaghetti from the Supersuckers . Lemmy said 'if you don't like the Supersuckers you don't like rock n roll" Why didn't the Supersuckers make it big? Eddie also talks about quarantine and smoking weed with Willie Nelson & Of course Riki Rants like he normally does.
Apr 20, 2020
Episode 10 | Foo Fighters' Rami Jaffee
Riki Rachtman continues with the Quarantine sessions of Riki Rachtman Radio. In this episode Riki rings up Rami Jaffe from the Foo Fighters. They talk quarantine & discuss the future of band meet and greets. Will rock be back on stage and what it might be like. 
Apr 13, 2020
Episode 9 | Guns n' Roses' Duff McKagan
Yes we all know Duff McKagan is in the biggest rock band in the world Guns n Roses. Did you know Duff is also a published writer & has a degree in business and economics? Former Riki Rachtman & Duff practice social distancing share views and quarantine tips while living with the Corona Virus pandemic. Riki opens the show recalling other moments in history that we will never ever forget. The "I remember the day........" and goes into detail why 2020 is a year that will drastically change our lives forever.
Apr 06, 2020
Episode 8 | Faster Pussycat's Chad Stewart Tells Riki What It's Like To Have Coronavirus

 Chad is the drummer of the band Faster Pussycat. Chad also was one of the first 300 hospitalized in Los Angeles with the Corona Virus. He spent 6 days at Cedars Sinai. We see the stats, to many of us they just seem like numbers but Chad speaks openly with Riki about what it's really like to have COVID 19. Riki asks the questions you wish someone would ask and puts a human side to this tragic mess we are all a part of

Mar 30, 2020
Episode 7 | Comic Jim Breuer

Jim Breuer was on Saturday Night Live, starred in the movie Half Baked, radio, podcasts and a crushing stand up comic. On this episode of Riki Rachtman Radio Jim tells us how he got the Metallica tour, his love of rock, and stand up comedy. Then Riki starts his epic motorcycle ride even though the Corona Virus was officially declared a Pandemic . Concert cancelled, Sporting events postponed. Should Riki not hit the road?

NOTE : Recorded the day the Corona Virus had just been labeled as a Pandemic.  

Mar 13, 2020
Episode 6 | Guitarist John 5 of Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson

As a guitarist John 5 is one of the best in the game. As a solo artist and the guitarist for Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and David Lee Roth. Of course when John 5 hangs out with Riki they talk about everything but that. One of the craziest stories about when John visited the Brady Bunch house with Cindy. They talk about the show Here Haw f..ked up movies and the love and appreciation they both have for onesie pajamas. There is talk about Kiss and Kiss collectibles. PLUS Riki talks about Riki's Ride and the future of this show

Mar 06, 2020
Episode 5 | Neil Preston & Stories Behind Rock's Greatest Photos

The Triple R podcast has been mixing it up every week with a unique guest with a unique take.Unfiltered Uncensored and always unpredictable At the last minute  Riki Rachtman did a impromptu live interview from the NAMM show with Photographer Neil Preston . Neil toured with Led Zeppelin, The Who, He has worked with Bruce Springsteen ,Kiss, Motley Crue,Foofighters,Fleetwood Mac and more and each of his photos comes with a story PLUS Riki is joined by Lea Vendetta to take your calls and talk about "The Greatest Band in the World"

Feb 28, 2020
Episode 4 | Skillet's John Cooper

Riki Rachtman is joined by the singer of  SKILLET John Cooper. One of rocks good guys. This band has millions of fans, sells millions of records. Some of their videos have close to ½ a Billion views. At the conclusion of the interview John made a historic embarrassing uncomfortable statement. Then Riki is joined by Ace Von Johnson & Lea Vendetta to talk about the saddest movies made. Ahhh an uplifting good time right? Well it is so listen subscribe and tell all your friends ok

Feb 21, 2020
Episode 3 | Tiffany and Lea Vendetta

Former Headbangers Ball Host Riki Rachtman continues his unfiltered uncensored podcast this time Recorded in front of a LIVE audience at NAMM Riki welcomes TIFFANY. She sold millions of records had number 1 hits and toured the mall's in the 80's What would she & Riki have to talk about. Then Inkmaster Lea Vendetta and Riki discuss Valentines day and one of the biggest Hard Rock shows of the summer

Feb 13, 2020
Episode 2 | Zakk Wylde & Riki Greatest & most uncomfortable night with Black Sabbath

Riki Rachtman is back with his unfiltered uncensored and NEVER SCRIPTED conversations & joining Riki is the unpredictable Zakk Wylde.Guitairst and vocalist of Black Label Society as well as Ozzy's axeman. Zak talks about meeting Elton John and pie crusts?  Plus the Sabbath reunion that featured a set from Sabbath featuring one of the greatest singers that was not Ozzy or Dio. Riki tells the tale of being very uncomfortable in front of 19,000 people and a classic story about Sharon Osbourne

Feb 07, 2020
Episode 1 | The History of The Triple R: Fame, Jail, Tarantino, Battery, & Bankruptcy

This is the first episode of The Triple R.Is a history lesson in what not to do. In episode 1 Riki shares the tale of this truly outlaw radio program. How this notorious show went took him from the top of the ratings to jail and bankruptcy . You never heard this story from the former host of MTV's Headbangers Ball. Drugs,Porn, Violence and a lifelong lesson learned.He was on top of the game but that ungrateful bastard threw it all away with a couple right hooks With appearances from Quentin Tarentino. Jessica Hahn and Tammy Faye Baker and more. 

Jan 08, 2020