Gimme Metal TV, the video arm of has announced the debut of a new music video show, “The Ball”, presented by Slipknot’s Knotfest.com and hosted by MTV Headbangers Ball classic VJ Riki Rachtman. The debut episode will feature videos from the likes of Megadeth, Metallica, Power Trip, and so much more. Watch the announcement from Riki, in an interview with Knotfest.com’s Ryan Downey.
As we previously reported, Code Orange will host a new livestream event for fans on July 30th. In a collaborative announcement teaser, Riki Rachtman, the host of the 1990s edition of the Headbangers Ball, Riki will host the Code Orange event MudTV. The band and Riki dropped a teaser, which Riki then explained further on his YouTube channel. According to Riki Code Orange will perform a career-spanning “unplugged” set, and Riki will host, introducing videos and the band. He will introduce a video playlist curated by Code Orange and will feature “a popular band” from France, which we are guessing means Code Orange’s labelmates at Roadrunner Records, Gojira. If figures that other modern and classic bands may factor into the playlist too. Riki will be live in the studio with the band, as he rides to Pittsburgh as part of his Riki’s Ride annual charity event, #RikisRide20. You can get info on the stream below, and follow Riki at this link here. Continue reading
Riki Rachtman’s World Famous Cathouse will return to Southern California for one night as Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (recently known as Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) in Irvine, CA. Riki Rachtman created the original rock dance club that dominated the Hollywood scene from 1986-1993. The lineup confirmed for this evening include:
Tom Keifer (Cinderella)
Stephen Pearcy (the voice of RATT)
Black ‘N Blue
Enuff Z’ Nuff
Pretty Boy Floyd
The Monsters of Rock Cruise will be setting sail for the Bahamas this April 18-22 2015 aboard the MSC Divina, the four-day-and-night cruise celebrating the original legendary Castle Donington music festival held in England in 1980, will showcase Heavy Metal and Hard Rock music icons, including artists on the original festival bill.
This year’s cruise itinerary is kicked off by a two-night pre-party event at Miami’s Magic City Casino on April 15, featuring performances by Queensryche and Lillian Axe, and April 17, featuring performances by Stryper, Tyketto, Gabbie Rae and a special surprise guest artist.
The official line-up for the 2015 Monsters of Rock Cruise is as follows:
Tom Keifer of Cinderella
The Winery Dogs
Black Star Riders
Black ’N Blue
Derek St. Holmes
Frank Hannon Band
In addition, Eddie Trunk, host of VH1’s That Metal Show and “The Trunk Nation” on Sirius XM, is returning this year as Master of Ceremony. Eddie will be assisted by an all-star lineup of personalities including Luc Carl from XM’s Hair Nation, Nikki Blakk from 107.7 FM’s “The Bone,” Keith Roth, host on Sirius XM’s Hair Nation/Boneyard, Don Jamieson, comedian, co-host of VH1’s That Metal Show; Craig Gass, comedian/actor from Howard Stern’s channel on Sirius XM and DJ Will, music supervisor of VH1’s “That Metal Show,” In addition, this year’s cruise will feature a “Monster” version of the world famous Cathouse nightclub, complete with original proprietors Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat and Riki Rachtman of MTV’s Headbangers Ball.