Snap Scene: Riki Rachtman, Stay Gold, Melbourne 9th June 2023 by Paul Miles

Riki Rachtman, Stay Gold, Melbourne 9th June 2023 by Paul Miles

Riki Rachtman performed his spoken word event One Foot in the Gutter at Stay Gold in Melbourne on Friday 9 June 2023 as part of his first ever Australian tour. As the owner of the infamous Cathouse club in Los Angeles, Rachtman was integral to the history of the ’80s Sunset Strip rock scene. He then hosted MTV’s Headbangers Ball from 1990 until the show’s cancellation in 1995, going on to become a radio personality. In his spoken word show, he shares stories and true tales of rock ‘n’ roll sleaze and debauchery.

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Paul Miles is a rock photographer specializing in live music photography, who captures the true spirit of rock’n’roll in action by many of the world’s greatest performers. Over the years, he has shot a vast array of rock music photography: from gigs in world-famous clubs like the Apollo in Harlem and the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, to iconic arenas like New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Australia’s MCG, as well as in retail stores Barnes & Noble, Apple, and John Varvatos CBGBs.