Riki teamed up with Taime Downe, the singer of the rock band FASTER PUSSYCAT, little did they know it would become not only a part of rock history, but a music and fashion culture that defined The Los Angeles rock scene.
Burlesque videos graced the walls. Gorgeous women took over the dance floor and a plethora of rock legends like MÖTLEY CRÜE, AEROSMITH, MOTORHEAD began to make themselves Cathouse regulars. No cameras were allowed, making it safe for every A-lister because they knew no one would bother them.
Guns N' Roses made the Cathouse their home – they even played live at the 700-person capacity club one night prior to performing in front of 150,000 people at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
From 1990-1995, Rachtman hosted MTV's heavy metal show Headbangers Ball (replacing Adam Curry) as a full-time VJ. His friend at the time, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses, reportedly was instrumental in him getting the job at MTV.
Today, The Cathouse is a distant memory and Riki's into racing and of course rock DJing.