ALL TWISTED Superstar band Twisted Sister headlines Riki Rachtman’s Cathouse anniversary at soldout Roxy LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA — Based on his reputation for being among the best in the world at what he does, rock impresario Riki Rachtman was able to sell out the Roxy and Whisky on successive nights to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his iconic club, The Cathouse — without letting anyone know which surprise bands would be performing. As Spiderman[…]Read More »
‘I don’t want to do another rock festival. I can do better’ METAL SLUDGE EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Cathouse founder Riki Rachtman speaks out LOS ANGELES — After his successful and utterly ambitious Cathouse Live event last summer in California that featured top performers like Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach and Kiss’ Ace Frehley, everyone is openly wondering what the great rock and roll entrepreneur Riki Rachtman is going to do next.[…]Read More »
Jani Lane’s brother Eric Oswald to join Tom Billy Morris on Tribute to the late Warrant singer Cleveland, OHIO — Former Warrant guitarist Billy Morris has announced that Jani Lane’s brother Eric Oswald will join him and his Billy Morris’ Sunset Strip Band when they support Tom Keifer. The show is Friday November 13th 2015 at the ‘Hard Rock Rocksino’ in Cleveland Ohio. Morris said in a posting on his official facebook page, “We[…]Read More »
CELEBRATION ON THE SUNSET STRIP Riki Rachtman hosts Rainbow press party for Cathouse Live event HOLLYWOOD — Riki Rachtman and friends celebrated in grand style Wednesday, July 15 with a massive press party at the Rainbow Bar & Grill to formally announce the Cathouse Live concert, scheduled for Aug. 15 at Irvine Meadows. Among the top acts are Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Extreme, Dokken, Stephen Pearcy, Faster Pussycat, Enuff Z’Nuff, Tuff and many others, including an unknwon[…]Read More »
Like a live version of Headbangers Ball Rock impresario Riki Rachtman hosts Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows Los Angeles — Meet Riki Rachtman, an ambassador of rock who has picked up where Rodney Bingenheimer left off, promoting bands he loves purely in the spirit of sharing great music. From co-founding legendary Hollywood rock club the Cathouse to his five-year run as an MTV veejay to being a disc jockey on popular Los Angeles rock stagion[…]Read More »
SMELLS LIKE TEEN PUSSY Faster Pussycat makes triumphant return to Sunset Strip with Halloween concert at Whisky By Gerry Gittelson Metal Sludge Editor at Large HOLLYWOOD — It was Halloween night on the Sunset Strip on Friday, Oct. 31, and Taime Downe was up to his old tricks at the Whisky, where Faster Pussycat has been playing to sell-out crowds throughout the legendary glam band’s 28-year career. This was a particularly special evening, as Downe’s[…]Read More »
Former MTV VJ Riki Rachtman to travel 8,000 miles (1 lap) around America on summer Harley-Davidson ride.
Former MTV Vj Riki Rachtman to travel 8,000 miles (1 lap) around America on summer Harley-Davidson ride. Los Angeles — And he’s off! Riki Rachtman is on his Harley-Davidson right now and on his way to drive 8,000 miles around the United States of America. The former MTV Vj and Cathouse co-founder is calling it RIKI’S RIDE, and is gonna do 1 lap around America. This is the equivalent of driving the Daytona 500 sixteen[…]Read More »