August 23, 2001 |
On any given night, high-heeled, platinum blonds vied for attention on the dance floor. Aspiring rock musicians with impossibly teased hair crowded the bar and offered their standard pickup line: "Come see my band play." In VIP corners, rock notables mixed easily with Hollywood scenesters. And always there was the thunder of loud music, the promise of fast sex, the smell of hairspray. A decade after its demise, this is how the faithful remember the Cathouse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1997 |
Riki Rachtman, the KLSX-FM (97.1) talk show host who faces a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly punching station colleague Doug Steckler at the office Monday, got his own one-two punch Wednesday. He got fired. And the firing, Rachtman said from home, came without severance pay. KLSX general manager Bob Moore said that Rachtman was "terminated today for misconduct. . . . By no means do we condone violence."
January 27, 1996 |
KROQ's "Loveline" is one of the three top-rated FM evening shows in the Los Angeles area. The local call-in program went into syndication three months ago and can currently be heard in 19 markets across the United States. Now "Loveline"--which serves as a medium through which teens and young adults can receive advice about sex, relationship and substance abuse problems--is preparing to splinter off into television as a late-night show this fall.
May 23, 1994 |
"Everybody talks about the skeletons in their closet. Well, that's mine right there," says Riki Rachtman, referring to his appearance in the film "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years." In Penelope Spheeris' 1988 documentary about the outrageous and often self-absorbed world of heavy-metal music, a wild-eyed Rachtman can be found extolling the salacious aspects of his Los Angeles hard-rock den, the Cathouse.
March 30, 1996 |
KLSX Changes: Radio station KLSX-FM (97.1) will shuffle its daytime schedule Monday in what Perry Michael Simon, KLSX program director, called an effort to "improve the flow" from shock jock Howard Stern's morning drive slot through the afternoon. "The Regular Guys" team of Larry Wachs and Eric Hessler will move from afternoon drive to the 11 a.m.-2 p.m. slot immediately following Stern. Ken Ober and Susan Olsen, previously heard from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., will switch to 2-4 p.m.
December 25, 1997 |
See those flashy threads worn by the band on MTV. See that splashy magazine layout. If the clothes are shiny, sequined or faux furry, they're apt to be Serious. To be a superstar or look like one is the idea behind Serious, which opened its first store, on Melrose Avenue, in November.