Riki Rachtman

Riki Rachtman ROCKNPOD Expo 2021


We’re excited to announce that Riki Rachtman will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo!

Riki’s history in rock music and media is very well-known. Growing up in California, Riki was deeply entrenched in the burgeoning Hollywood rock scene of the ’80s. In 1986 he, along with partner Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat, opened The Cathouse. What was once a run-down disco quickly became the center of activity for the rock world. Regular clientele for The Cathouse included members of Motley Crue, Aerosmith, and Guns n’ Roses among many others.


Riki’s friendship with Axl Rose would lead him to New York to take over hosting duties for The Headbangers Ball. His hosting stint would include many landmark moments in the show’s history including Alice in Chains at a waterpark, skydiving with Megadeth, and a very memorable interview with Nirvana.

After his time on MTV, Riki Rachtman would break into the radio world via popular Los Angeles show ‘Loveline’ as well as Triple R (Ricky Rachtman Radio) and a tv gig as host of VH1’s ‘Daisy of Love.’ 

More recently, Riki has stayed busy with his syndicated NASCAR show ‘Racing Rocks’ as well as the Cathouse Hollywood Podcast. He also recently hosted a limited one-off video show ‘The Ball’ on the GimmeMetal app that was extremely well-received. Fingers crossed it leads to more in the future.

Riki will be on hand at the ROCKNPOD Expo Saturday, August 7th to meet fans, participate in a special panel being planned, and interview with several of the podcasts on-site.

ROCKNPOD Weekend takes place August 6-8 in Nashville TN. Full details available at Rocknpod.com!

Tickets: https://www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com/ticketing/

Guests: https://www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com/guests/

Venue/Hotel: ROCKNPOD 2021 takes place at the Hilton Nashville Airport!

Hotel Discount: Book your room to save money and stay on site! https://www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com/hotel/

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