POISON are planning to return to the road next year, frontman Bret Michaels has confirmed – and he thinks they’ll record another album too, according to Classic Rock Magazine.
Drummer Rikki Rockett last week revealed talks were underway to stage what will be their first tour since 2011’s 25th anniversary shows.
Now Michaels tells Cleveland Scene: “It looks like it will happen. It’s been a few years – we just want to put together the right package to celebrate with everyone.”
The band’s last album was 2007 covers collection “Poison’d”, while their most recent original studio record was 2002’s “Hollyweird”. Asked about the chances of a follow-up, the singer says: “I’m sure it will happen. We’re all just in different places right now, but we’re never done making music.”
Rockett said the only shows on their current schedule were two corporate performances, commenting: “They’re fun and they pay very well. It gives us a chance to get together and play.”
There has been an update on the condition of vocalist Bret Michaels, via his official website:
“I’m sorry to announce that Bret will not be performing in Albany, NY today. As I’ve stated before I have stood with Bret for over 9 years and have been around the world with him. I was there when his appendix burst, was there through the brain hemorrhage and watched him re-learn to walk and talk, not to mention countless blood sugar scares, but nothing like this. The complication of this brutal flu virus and how it has affected his blood glucose levels has been awful to watch. The perfect cocktail of such a virus along with diabetes and a high temperature is to be taken very seriously.
Today even more so than yesterday, it took a team of doctors, friends and family to convince Bret to not return to the stage. He doesn’t believe it’s the right idea, but those close to him along with all of you I’m sure would rather have him miss one more day and then take the next few days to recover rather than to cause more problems by pushing himself right? From my point of view, most non-diabetics take a week off work when they contract a flu like this, so two days is still pretty crazy. I have no doubt he will be up and running at 100 percent soon. We will certainly be in St Louis next week at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Memorial Amphitheater to continue the party.
Until then, thank you all for your well wishes and support. We’ve all made sure Bret’s received them all and he is both thankful and grateful.”
– Pete Evick
According to Blabbermouth.net, POISON singer Bret Michaels has launched his own cologne, Roses & Thorns. It is now available for pre-order at this location.
According to a posting on the BretMichaels.com web site, Roses & Thorns will “make your perimeter excite and ignite the senses!” It is described as “an exhilarating scent with a mysterious kicker… leading to sexy results! Let your reputation of smell good proceed you, get the cologne that both men and women love.”
In an interview with Galo magazine, Michaels stated about his cologne: “The influence was to create something that balances perfect for men and women. Not too musky, not too flowery; you’ll have to see for yourself. All I can say is we’ve done lots of tests and it seems like it’s gonna be a smash hit.”
According to TMZ, POISON singer Bret Michaels has been approached by Chippendales but turned down the offer. The legendary all-male review recently approached the 50-year-old about a guest hosting gig for their show at the Rio in Las Vegas. TMZ says Michaels was flattered by the proposition, but sadly had to turn down the show because he’s already committed to a series for the Travel Channel called Rock My RV.
In other news, Michaels is returning to his native Pennsylvania next month for a special club concert to mark his 50th birthday which he celebrated on March 15th. He is delaying his annual birthday gig until April 6 at Goodfella’s Warehouse.
According to MSN, POISON singer Bret Michaels is mourning the loss of a friend who is feared dead in the same plane crash which claimed the life of Latin singer Jenni Rivera.
The star’s private plane went missing after taking off from an airport in Monterrey, Mexico on Sunday, December 9, and rescuers have subsequently found wreckage scattered across Nuevo Leon state.
No bodies have yet been found, but all seven people on the jet are now presumed dead, including make-up artist Jacob Yebale, who was a good friend of Michaels.
The rocker has released a statement paying tribute to his pal, which reads: “I am deeply saddened hearing the news of the crash of Jenni Rivera’s plane. Not only did the crash claim the life of Ms. Rivera but that of 4 (sic) other people including, Jacob Yebale, who was a great friend to all of us at Michaels Entertainment having worked with me, VH1 and (production company) 51 Minds on numerous shoots. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family as well as Ms. Rivera’s and the other families who lost loved ones in this awful and sudden tragedy.”
Search and rescue teams in Mexico are still looking for the bodies of those lost in the disaster, but authorities have recovered Rivera’s driver’s license from the wreckage.
Read more at MSN.