JUST ANNOUNCED: RIKI RACHTMAN


 


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Alright everyone, how about we put a little more “rock” into our Rock and Shock lineup? When you mention the MTV show Headbanger’s Ball to people, one of the first things they think of is our newest guest, Riki Rachtman, and with good reason. Riki hosted the show from 1990-1995 and took the show to new heights, going on the road to interview bands, getting the program an actual set (remember when Rob Zombie appeared week after week painting monsters on the walls) and doing as much as he could to get heavy music the respect it deserved both on the channel as well as in mainstream America. Before the show Riki played in L.A. punk and metal bands and appeared in the classic film The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years, where his club The Cathouse was featured. Beyond that Riki has hosted or appeared on radio and television shows like Loveline, Racing Rocks and Rock Of Love, and also appeared in the Guns N’ Roses video for “November Rain.” He’s got an incredible amount of music knowledge and stories to share, so please join us in welcoming Riki to Rock and Shock next month!