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Riki Rachtman Cathouse Hollywood
Riki Rachtman's Cathouse Hollywood Podcast
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.    ...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 478 ratings
Brings Back the Memories
Just recently found this podcast which brought back all the memories of a rocking era. I was fortunate enough to be a part of that scene back in the 80s when my band played the strip. Was such a blast just hanging out down there. It made for some great memories that I’ll never forget. If you...Read full review »
BevRev! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/21
Fun!
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...Read full review »
scm_one via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/20
This podcast gives you a glimpse behind the metal curtain with great stories, guests, and the perfect host...Riki Rachtman!!! Subscribe now! 🤘🤘🤘
mr.yoda via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/24/20
Recent Episodes
Much of this show was aired on an earlier episode of the Cathouse Hollywood Podcast but when Riki Rachtman went on Gimme Metal app do host "The Ball on March 27th he decided it would be a good time to get people re aquatinted with MTV not popular show, Every Saturday night we had Heavy Metal...
Published 03/26/21
This is Cathouse Hollywood podcast episode 22 Ep 22 Exodus-Zetro guest /  Hollywood Sleaze vs Bay area Thrash The Night things got heavy at the Cathouse host RIKI RACHTMAN
Published 06/23/20
Hollywood had it's 80's-90's Sleaze rock scene, the Bay area had Thrash . Both rock, both labeled by some as heavy metal but both could not be more different. While Riki Rachtman was hosting Headbangers Ball he was in Cabo San Lucas Mexico, became friends with the guys in the band Exodus....
Published 06/23/20
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