Former ‘Headbangers Ball’ host Riki Rachtman to take tell-all ‘One Foot in the Gutter’ show on tour

After his sold-out onstage debut in Charlotte, North Carolina, former host of “Headbangers Ball” and creator of the iconic Cathouse nightclub in Hollywood Riki Rachtman will take “One Foot in the Gutter “on the road for five shows in December 2022.

For decades, Rachtman has been the face of hard rock and heavy metal having worked with some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll. As the host of MTV’s “Headbangers Ball,” was the guy with Alice in Chains at Action Park. He was with Nirvana when Kurt wore the ball gown. As the owner of the night club Cathouse, he was there as some of his friends became the biggest rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world. From trying to calm a situation with Axl Rose when he began to chase David Bowie down the street in a rage. To having Shannon Hoon, the singer of Blind Melon, as his receptionist. Some of the most decadent tales in rock happened behind the doors of the Cathouse. Most of those stories were never told. Rachtman was there through it all not as a bystander but an important part of one of the most notorious era’s in music

“One Foot in the Gutter” is Rachtman’s one-man show currently playing in five cities. It’s fast-paced ride packed with stories, tales and true life fables from Rachtman himself, from growing up in Hollywood, to all the raunch roll sleaze and debauchery that happened at the Cathouse.

Never before has he shared his experiences of “Headbangers Ball” in an uncensored spoken word event. However, there is much more than that. The struggles and hurdles that found Rachtman go from rags to riches to rags several times. Rachtman is uncensored, unapologetic and not at a loss for words.

Tickets are on sale at

Tour dates:

December 7 Cleveland, OH – The Winchesters
December 8 Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs
December 9 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
December 10 Buffalo, NY – The Rec Room
December 11 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater

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