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‘HOUSE’ PARTY

RELIVE HOLLYWOOD’S HEAVY METAL GLORY DAYS WITH THE BEST OF RATT, DOKKEN, SKIDROW, CINDERELLA & MORE MONSTERS OF METAL AT CATHOUSE LIVE, AUG. 15 IN THE O.C.

‘CAT’ PEOPLE: Taime Downe, Riki Rachtman, Izzy Stradlin and Axl Rose at the Cathouse.

Legendary club promoter Riki Rachtman is back to save the modern music scene by opening up a big ol’ can of heavy metal whoop ass on August 15 with the hotly anticipated return of one of his most famous Hollywood clubs, the Cathouse. And he’s bringing a few famous friends with him when Cathouse Live rocks The O.C. this summer.

pearcyBringing added heat to Southern California’s summer concert season are legendary hard-rock frontmen Sebastian Bach, Stephen Pearcy (right), Tom Keifer, Don Dokken and Tracii Guns, who will be covering the greatest hits of Skidrow, Ratt, Cinderella, Dokken and L.A. Guns, respectively, on the Cathouse Live main stage at Irvine Meadows. 

The heavy metal hit-makers will be sharing an all-star bill with Extreme, Trixter, Saigon Kick and Sunset Strip refugees Bang Tango, BulletBoys, Junkyard, Pretty Boy Floyd and Little Caesar. Plus, there are many more timeless metal bands that will keep Cathouse Live rockin’ from sun up ’til sun down on August 15.

Axl RoseRachtman’s rockin’ summertime revival offers a rare opportunity for fans to get a taste of the famous club he launched in 1986 with some help from Faster Pussycat’s Taime Downe. Cathouse became a favorite hangout for the likes of everyone from Axl Rose (right) to Lita Ford and hosted every band from Pantera to Pearl Jam. The Hollywood hot spot, which closed its doors on Highland forever in the Nineties, is immortalized in classics by Motley Crüe, Alice Cooper and Faster Pussycat.

We raise our Bics to Rachtman for bringing the best of classic metal back to SoCal this summer with Cathouse Live. And the best part? Tickets start at $15! Get more details here.

(Main photo: (clockwise from top, left to right): Don Dokken, Bang Tango, Sebastian Bach, Riki Rachtman, Trixter, Extreme, BulletBoys’ Marq Torien and Tracii Guns)

Cinderella to Shake O.C.

Cinderella

L.A. TIMES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT O.C. FAIR INCLUDES DYNAMITE DOUBLE BILL WITH CINDERELLA & SEB BACH, AUG. 3

Cinderella and ex-Skidrow screamer Sebastian Bach are bringing the metal to the Orange County Fair’s Los Angeles Times Summer Concert Series, which kicks off July 13 and runs through August 12 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. The bands’ double-headliner bill on August 3 is the hardest rocking and best option in the series – although Heart, on August 9, and Weird Al Yankovich, on August 12, are also sure to be great shows.

Sebastian BachFollowing various member changes over the years, the current incarnation of Cinderella is the original killer quartet – frontman Tom Kiefer, drummer Fred Courey, bassist Eric Brittingham and shredder Jeff LaBar – that rocked the ’80s and ’90s with arena anthems and ballsy power ballads like “Shake Me,” “Nobody’s Fool” and “The More Things Change.”

Cinderella, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, hasn’t had a new studio album since 1994’s Still Climbing, so expect the O.C. gig to be a hits-packed show.

Bach (right) is sure to rock Skidrow classics like “Youth Gone Wild” and “I Remember You” along with tunes from his very hot and heavy latest solo release Kicking and Screaming.