After his hugely successful spoken word show debut in Charlotte, North Carolina in September, Cathouse founder and former host of Headbangers Ball, Riki Rachtman is back with One Foot In The Gutter, an intimate evening of stories, tales and true life fables from Riki 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.
The former host of MTV’s legendary Headbanger’s Ball as well as the Founder of Hollywood’s most notorious rock club and epicenter of raunch, the infamous party place, the Cathouse, Riki is doing something he’s never done before: telling his stories in front of a live audience…not only some never-before shared stories of the early days with some of the biggest names in rock n roll, but tales of drug addiction, jail, bankruptcy and his true rags to riches to rags to riches story.
“One Foot In The Gutter,” is Riki’s very first speaking tour, the first time he’s discussed with an audience his career and past, how he helped define metal culture, and beyond. Riki is uncensored, unapologetic and not at a loss for words. What was it really like hanging with some of the biggest rock stars on the planet when the cameras weren’t on? What really happened on MTV with Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Ozzy and others?
Riki will incorporate multimedia and deliver an experience of highs and lows. “The idea of taking OFITG on tour truly is not only a dream come true, but the highlight of my career”.