Bret Michaels And Rikki Rockett Think Joe Elliott Is A Lip-Syncing Jerk

noah | July 16, 2008 1:30 am

Last month, Joe Elliott told an Irish newspaper that he thought his former Headbanger’s Ball cohorts Poison, Winger, and Warrant were “shite bands,” and that he was too busy chasing after the latest tunes by the Stereophonics to even think about touring with them. Well, Poison members Rikki Rockett and Bret Michaels were not happy to hear that news, especially since they’ve been doubting the veracity of his band’s live performances as of late. And Rockett wasn’t afraid to say something about that on his blog!

I was talkin’ with some friends last night and we were shaking our heads wondering when Joe became a rock historian. Well, Joe, when did ya? Do you think saying bad things about another band makes people like your band more? Oh, no. Can’t be it. Let me guess, “You were JUST being honest.” Look, I have always enjoyed Def Leppard. But, as of late that pre-programmed, Mutt Lang live record you guys are doing out there on tour is anything but “substance”. JUST being honest.

Joe! I’d be hurt if this were coming from John Lennon. Listen up, you are not quite that important there fella! Ya know, just like you I put my pants on one leg at a time, but when I put mine on Joe, they are cooler than yours! But, does it really matter? So it takes about 1 minute and 45 seconds to put on eyeliner. I suppose during that same time you were writing the next “Imagine”. In the words of the great Aerosmith, “Get a grip!” Oh, and by the way, just to add to your royal information pool of rock history, Sir Joe, in the 70’s it was “Glitter Rock”, in the 80’s it was Glam Rock.

“Pre-programmed, Mutt Lang live record you guys are doing out there on tour”–those are (misspelled) fighting words! (Albeit probably true ones, since I doubt Elliott and his cronies can hit those multi-octave harmonies the extra octave every night.) Meanwhile, Bret Michaels responded to Elliott’s allegations by slamming his lip-syncing on Dancing With The Stars and, perhaps more damningly, not saying that this fight was “turning him on a little bit”:

Clearly, there’s only one way that this will be solved: A Rock Of Love-off where the women have to choose between members of Def Leppard and members of Poison. (Oh, you know it’s inevitable. Just give Vh1 a season or two.)

Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) Slams Poison! [Rikki Rockett’s MySpace Blog via Sleaze Roxx]Michaels (Poison) answers to Elliott’s comment (Def Leppard) [YouTube] Earlier: Def Leppard Will Not Be Tackling “Seventeen” On Its Next All-Covers Album