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Riki Rachtman has seen a lot. He was an MTV VJ Hosting the Headbangers Ball, ran the most notorious rock club the CATHOUSE and has been Nationally syndicated radio host for decades. Now he brings his unfiltered, uncensored and unapologetic views to the podcast world with intriguing guests from Rock n Roll to Cultural icons. Topics and free for all it's The Triple R- Why The F..k Not
 
From 1986-1992 The Cathouse was at the epicenter of the Hollywood Rock scene. Some of the biggest bands in rock would play unannounced shows at the Cathouse but it wasn't the performances by bands like Guns n Roses, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Pearl Jam, Faster Pussycat, Black Crows (the list goes on) that put Cathouse on the map. It was the sleaze and debauchery, the raunch and roll. Riki Rachtman former host of MTV's Headbangers Ball owned the Cathouse. He opened it with his roommate Taime Do ...
 
One of the longest running podcasts. We talk about hard rock and metal. Hosted and produced by Mark Strigl. Guests have included members of Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Exodus, System Of A Down, Motorhead, Kiss, Megadeth, Korn and many more. Established in 2005 by Mark Strigl and John "Ostronomy" Ostrosky. Please visit MarkStrigl.net for more info. Bonus content by Mark Strigl is available on Patreon.
 
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Lea Vendetta is in France. Riki Rachtman is not yet he calls her at 4:30 to record this episode. "Racked up like a douche" and other times we got the words wrong Riki & Lea and some of you listeners share the mistakes we have all made. Then we go back to the time Riki & Lea went to France to find Raunch and instead found ....well you will just have…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Jazz Sabbath, Jethro Tull, HeadSpace, Rick's son) and Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge). Topics in the interview with Adam include his killer new album called A Handful of Memories, working outside of music, home restoration, carpentry, Jazz Sabbath, Ozzy…
 
He was a guy on Headbangers Ball a million years ago She was on a show called Inkmaster Together Riki Rachtman and Lea Vendetta welcome MISFITS Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstien. They talk about his love life,not eating meat and his love for Metallica . Meanwhile Riki and Lea are only 32 days away from getting married and they have less tha…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with his long time friend "Metal" Mike Chlasciak. Topics include his upcoming show on Nov 27 at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ, drummer Ron Lipnicki, Rob Halford, Mike Davis, Marc Lopes, Sebastian Bach, Judas Priest, the Resurrection album by Halford, his Metal Heroes camp, and much more. Check out Meta…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with Rev Jones. Topics include Jack Frost, Leslie West, Michael Schenker , James Kottak, Athena Lee, George Lynch, George Thorogood, Rowan Robertson, Rev's new album In the Key of Z and much more. For more on Rev Jones check out his website: RevJones.com Find all-things Mark Strigl here: MarkStri…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl talks with Billy Joel's drummer Chuck Burgi. Chuck has played with Hall & Oats, Bon Jovi, Tokyo Motor Fist, Steve Brown, Rainbow, Blue Öyster Cult, Bob Kulick and many more. Part 1 of Mark talking with Chuck can be found here on Apple Podcasts. The video and musical tribute to Bob Kulick, The World I Us…
 
(Headbangers Ball) Riki Rachtman and (Inkmaster) Lea Vendetta welcome guitar shredder Nita Strauss. In addition to being a guitarist with Alice Cooper she is ripping solo artist and entrepreneur . Riki and Lea also discuss the death of Halloween ,professional wrestling, rock and roll and well who knows.…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Phil Lewis of L.A.Guns talks with Mark Strigl about the new album Checkered Past, tour dates, the band's setlist, playing in NYC in 2019, his former job at Fx as an audio engineer, the Man in the Moon album, Don Arden, Ozzy Osbourne, the band Girl and more. A new studio album by L.A. Guns, "Checkered Past" is comin…
 
Out of all the Podcasts in the World this is one of them. Meet Riki Rachtman Infamous TV/Radio host and entrepreneur best known as the former host of MTV's Headbangers Ball. Here is Lea Vendetta a French model, artist and world renowned tattoo artist, she was also featured in season 1 of "Inkmaster" What the hell is this show going to be? How did t…
 
On this episode, we have two new interviews. Udo Dirkschneider of U.D.O./formerly of Accept and Johanna Sadonis of Lucifer. Topics with Udo include the new Game Over album by U.D.O., the socially conscious theme he has been covering in his songs, how the floods in Germany affected his son Sven and his family, the recent gigs he has played and much …
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with Doug Pinnick. Topics include the new dUg Pinnick solo album Joy Bomb which can be heard on Apple Music. George Lynch, KXM, Ray Luzier, Grinder Blues, the new and forthcoming King's X album, Billy Cox, Jimi Hendrix and more. This episode also includes a conversation on Ride the Lightning by M…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge. Topics include Mick Mars, Tim Bogart, his book Psychedelic Solo, Mark Stein, Carmine Appice, jamming with Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Kramer, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, the Ed Sullivan Show, upcoming tour dates and much more. Check out the song "Stop In the …
 
Mark Strigl talks about Paul Di'Anno, the former singer of Iron Maiden and other stuff. Find all-things Mark Strigl here: MarkStrigl.net Follow Mark Strigl on Twitter: @talkingmetal Follow Mark Strigl on Instagram. Support this show by making a PayPal donation. Please consider sharing this episode on social media and leaving a 5-star review on Appl…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with legendary rock manager Doc McGhee. Topics include the new scripted Netflix Kiss movie, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, touring during COVID, the Kiss A&E Biography documentary, Bon Jovi, his history, The Moscow Music Peace Festival, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, the final Kiss show, and more Ki…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl and his supporters talk about the album Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden. Find all-things Mark Strigl here: MarkStrigl.net Follow Mark Strigl on Twitter: @talkingmetal Follow Mark Strigl on Instagram. Support this show by making a PayPal donation. Please consider sharing this episode on social media and…
 
On this episode, Mark Strigl speaks with Tommy Krash formerly of Britny Fox, He is currently working with Tim Ripper Owens in the Leviathan Project. He also has a new project called Infinity Rain which can be heard of Apple Music. The second interview is with Tom Wallace of the project Guild of Others which also features Derek Sherinian, Steve Pott…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks to guitarist Jack Frost. This chat starts 32 mins into the podcast. Topics include Brothers In Arms, Andrew Freeman, Keith St. John, Paul Shortino, Seven Witches, Aldo Nova, Joey Vera and much more. Pre-order the Brothers In Arms album here. Also in this episode, Emily and Mark talk about COVID-1…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Watchtower, Cassius King) At the top of the show, Mark shares his feelings on the new HBO documentary Woodstock 99. The first interview is with the one and only Dee Snider! Topics include his new album Leave A Scar, his band, th…
 
Mark Strigl talks with Victor Ruiz about the new Iron Maiden song, Pantera, and if concerts should be returning with COVID-19 cases once again going up. Find all-things Victor Ruiz at MarsAttacksRadio.com Find all-things Mark Strigl here: MarkStrigl.net Follow Mark Strigl on Twitter: @talkingmetal Follow Mark Strigl on Instagram. Support this show …
 
Mark talk into his broken iPhone for 10 minutes. Subscribe to Mark's email blast here: www.MarkStrigl.net Follow Mark Strigl on Twitter: @talkingmetal Follow Mark Strigl on Instagram. Support this show by making a PayPal donation. Please consider sharing this episode on social media and leaving a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. Get bonus content a…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark speaks with guitarist Graham Oliver who is a founding member of Saxon and now plays with ODS (Oliver Dawson Saxon) and keyboardist Rob Clores. Topics with Graham include his granddaughter, 2020, Biff Byford, Steve Dawson, Saxon, song-writing, Denim and Leather, Power and the Glory, Paul Quinn, Lemmy, Pete Gill…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl talks about his recent move, the Kiss Biography on A&E, trying to sell CDs and more. This episode also includes an interview with Mack Mullins of the CEO. Check out the Georgia rock band's new album, Redemption, which features Vince Hornsby of Sevendust on bass. The CEO'S Website: theceoband.com Follow …
 
Mark talks about the upcoming Talking Metal guests and the Kiss A&E Biography. Subscribe to Mark's email blast here: www.MarkStrigl.net Follow Mark Strigl on Twitter: @talkingmetal Follow Mark Strigl on Instagram. Support this show by making a PayPal donation. Please consider sharing this episode on social media and leaving a 5-star review on Apple…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with D.J. Viola who is the Director of the new Kiss Biography. Topics discussed during the interview include the history of Kiss, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, The End of the Road tour, the future of Kiss, the upcoming scripted show on Kiss, and much more. _________________…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl talks with a panel made up of Patreon supports about Ozzy Osbourne's album Blizzard Of Ozz which was released in the UK in 1980 and in the US in 1981. Subscribe to Mark's email blast here: www.MarkStrigl.net Follow Mark Strigl on Twitter: @talkingmetal Follow Mark Strigl on Instagram. Support this show …
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl talks about some recent Twitter and Patreon polls and talks with Munsey from Skateboard Marketing. Topics include Lemmy, Dio, Bobby Blitz from Overkill, Body Count, Black Sabbath, L.A. Guns, Yngwie Malmsteen, Johnny Cash, and more. Subscribe to Mark's email blast here: www.MarkStrigl.net Follow Mark Str…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with Vixen guitarist Britt Lightning. Topics include Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp, Vixen's plans for new music, M3, her family, Jaded, Alejandro Sanz, Lady Gaga, Boston, guitars, amps, skiing, Hughes & Kettner, Deer Valley, and much more. Follow Britt on Instagram: @brittlightning Check out her site:…
 
This is the audio for the last Talking Metal Live stream that took place on May 20th, 2021. Hosted by Mark Strigl and John "Ostronomy" Ostrosky. The guests are Hank Reeves from Dash Vodka, Corey Glover from Living Colour, and Bobby 'Blitz' Ellsworth of Overkill. Check out John's website: www.ostronomy.net Subscribe to Mark's email blast here: www.M…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with former Exodus and current Generation Kill vocalist Rob Dukes. Topics include the new upcoming Generation Kill album MK Ultra, the band's new song Never Relent featuring Gary Holt, producer/mixer Zeus, John Joseph, Tom Hunting, Exodus, Dan Lorenzo, his new job, Star Wars, stand-up comedy, and…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater and Charlie Benante of Anthrax. Topics with Jordan include the return of live music, Deep Purple, Liquid Tension Experiment 3, his solo music, A Chapter In Time, Mike Portnoy, Gershwin, new Dream Theater music, and much more. A special thanks to SOPAC in South …
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with former Guns n' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and Helstar vocalist James Rivera. Topics with Gilby include his new album The Gospel Truth (out now), Nikki Sixx, his recording studio, Rockstar Supernova, and much more. Watch the official video for the song Rock n' Roll is Getting Louder HERE Ch…
 
This episode has a discussion about one of the all-time greatest albums - Holy Diver by Dio. A BIG thanks to the Patreon who joined Mark to talk metal! Please share this episode on social media. Thanks! Subscribe to Mark's email blast here: www.MarkStrigl.net Follow Mark Strigl: @talkingmetal Follow Mark Strigl on Instagram. Please consider support…
 
Mark Strigl turns on the mic and rambles and rants. Concerts are starting back up and Mark shares his feelings. Subscribe to Mark's bi-weekly email here: www.MarkStrigl.net Follow Mark Strigl on Twitter: @talkingmetal Follow Mark Strigl on Instagram. Support this show by making a PayPal donation. Get bonus content and support Mark on Patreon for as…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with his mom, brother and the band Reach NYC. Topics with mom and Mike Strigl include Motley Crue, Saxon, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen, Metallica, Dokken, Kiss, Monsters of Rock, and much more. Mike on IG: @filmat11productions AND @theofficialmikestrigl The Rock Art Revival store in NJ I …
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl talks with Chris Akin of the Classic Metal Show and Heavy Metal Television. HeavyMetalTelevision.net HeavyMetalTelevision.com Then for the show's second interview, Mark talks with guitar tone master Adam Reiver. Topics include early 80s guitars, Eddie Van Halen, Warren DeMartini, working on guitars, the…
 
This is episode comes to you from my patio in Maplewood, NJ where I interview 3 Jersey rockers in person. Forst photographer Frank White and vocalist Alan Tecchio (Watchtower, Seven Witches, Hades, Non-Fiction, Level Fields, Mike LePond's Silent Assassins) tell me about a new book they are working on about the New Jersey hard rock and metal scene. …
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Emily Strigl interviews former Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate. Topics include the new Sweet Oblivion album "Relentless", Queensrÿche, social media, the United States, the haunted saxophone, the "Rage for Order" album, Chris DeGarmo, new music he is working on, his family, and more. "Relentless" by Sweet Oblivion c…
 
This is the audio version of the last Talking Metal LIVE stream which took place on March 18, 2021. You can see a video version of these interviews on our YouTube page. The guests are Dave "The Snake" Sabo of Skid Row, Micheal Sweet of Stryper & Sunbomb, and Bill Kelliher of Mastodon. Check out Snake's signature Kramer guitar here. Listen to Sunbom…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with Ronnie Romero (Sunstorm, Lords of Black, Rainbow), Svetlana Bliznakova AKA Sevi, and Paul Stanley. Drink Dash Vodka! Connect with your favorite stars on Meet Hook. The all-new interview with singer Ronnie Romero is first. Topics include Joe Lynn Turner, Sunstorm's new album Afterlife, Lords …
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl talks with drummer Mikkey Dee and bassist Rudy Sarzo. Topics covered in the interview with Mikkey include the status of new music by Scorpions, the new MOTÖRHEAD - Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin release (out April 23), Germany, Lemmy, Phil Campbell, unreleased Motorhead music, Cameron Webb. The album…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks to musician Damon Johnson about his great new album Battle Lessons. Other topics include Jim Troglen, The Get Ready, Nick Raskulinecz, Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, the Sound City documentary, Rush, The Killer Instinct album by Black Star Riders, and more. Then after the interview, Mark talks abou…
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with Rick Giordano of the Lion's Daughter and Rob Thorne of Sacred Oath. The first interview is with Rick of The Lion's Daughter. Topics include the band's non-musical influences, their music videos, the new album ‘Skin Show’ (due April 9, 2021), Overkill, songwriting, recording during COVID-19, …
 
On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks with Tracii Guns and Phil X. The first interview with Tracii starts at the 15 mark. Topics include Les Paul guitars, the history of Kramer Guitars, Tracii's Kramer the Signature Gunstar Voyager, Dave"Snake" Sabo, the upcoming L.A. Guns stream of their Dec. 31, 2019 performance, the Whisky, L.A. G…
 
On this episode Mark Strigl speaks with Terry LeRoi of Granny 4 Barrel and LeRoi XIII, Alexandra Zerner, Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Ozzy, Rod Stewart, Blue Murder, King Kobra) and writer Tony Kuzminski. Topics with Terry LeRoi include Wendy Dio, Ronnie James Dio, the new cover version of the song Stand Up and Shout, Granny 4 Barrel, producer Da…
 
On this episode episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl speaks to fellow podcaster Chris Czynszak about this years Rock N Pod Expo which Mark is considering attending. It takes places Aug. 7 and 8th in Nashville. For more information check out NashvilleRocknPodExpo.com Also on this show, we talk to Brad Dahl from Yarg! Metal and master guitar builder…
 
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