Poison

Vh1 Can’t Stop Getting Behind Bret Michaels

noah | September 1, 2009 10:30 am
noah | September 1, 2009 10:30 am

behindthebandanaScarred by its forays into tawdriness going a little too far, Vh1 has put out a press release touting its fall and winter schedule, which is actually anchored by more than one show that’s tangentially related to music. (This must be why its headline uses the word “rockin'” as a verb.) Perhaps the most interesting among them to Idolator readers is the rebirth of Behind The Music, the docudrama series that became so iconic, it inspired multiple parodies. (Being ideal fodder for weekend days spent on the couch, whether alone or in a Beavis And Butt-Head-ish situation with friends, surely helped.) What’s notable about BtM‘s forthcoming six-episode run is that a full 33% of its shows will be reruns, of a sort. More »


Bret Michaels: Fighting For Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Surgically Enhanced Ladies

noah | June 25, 2009 11:15 am
noah | June 25, 2009 11:15 am

Bret Michaels’ Pride Probably Hurts More Than His Head Right Now

noah | June 8, 2009 4:15 pm
noah | June 8, 2009 4:15 pm

picture-11Poor Bret Michaels: He tongue-kisses his way across America and gets clocked by a piece of wayward Broadway scenery all in the name of keeping his name in the news beyond a “where are they now” mention, and the Googlers of this fine land still can’t figure out how to spell his first name. [Google Trends] More »



Bret Michaels Has An Inadvertent Makeout Session With Some Scenery At The Tony Awards

noah | June 7, 2009 11:00 pm
noah | June 7, 2009 11:00 pm


You have to feel for Bret Michaels. The Poison frontman took to the stage with his band at tonight’s Tony Awards–in an effort to show that he can use Sunday-night TV to promote his music career, and not just make out with various surgically enhanced women–and his performance of “Nothin’ But A Good Time” was capped by him getting clotheslined by a piece of scenery descending from the rafters. (The VH1 gods do not like to be teased.) No word on his condition yet, but apparently his nose isn’t broken. The clip of the band’s full performance is above; as you might expect, industrious YouTube users have distilled the clip down to its Bret-getting-clocked essence, and you can see that after the jump. More »


noah | June 2, 2009 10:30 am
noah | June 2, 2009 10:30 am

poison1Bret Michaels will return to Sunday-night TV this weekend, when his band–you do remember that the reality-show lothario has a band, yes?–performs on the Tony Awards with the cast of the Constantine Maroulis star vehicle Rock Of Ages. (Prepare for lots of weave-tossing, everyone.) Also on the performance docket: Dolly Parton, who’ll be accompanied by the cast of 9 To 5; Elton John, who’ll give the boys in Billy Elliot an assist; and Liza Minnelli, who has more than enough moxie to carry a show on her own, thank you very much. [Official site] More »


Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, And Poison Team Up For The Tour Of The Century

Lucas Jensen | February 26, 2009 3:30 am
Lucas Jensen | February 26, 2009 3:30 am

We don’t post tour dates that much here at Idolator because we have much more important things to write about, like Katy Perry riding dildo-shaped stage props and what Patrick Stump is doing right at this very moment. But once in a while, a tour comes along that is so extraordinary that it must be covered. As many of you read on Tuesday, I am a Cheap Trick fan. Any new Cheap Trick tour gets me very excited, so that alone is good news. But how about throwing in a little Def Leppard on top of that? Sounds like mass hysteria (haw haw), right? Well, how’s about a little Poison with your… tricked-out… leopard? That’s right, guyliner pioneers Poison are on the bill as well. Can I say Tour of the Century? Sure, these bands are about as fresh as the Fresh Prince now, but how many hits do they have between them? A bajillion? Heck, Cheap Trick’s most famous record is a live record! I bet I would know every single song performed, unless somebody decided to trot out a new one.

More »



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

noah | July 16, 2008 1:30 am
noah | July 16, 2008 1:30 am

lens1463402_poison1.jpgLast 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!

More »


Def Leppard Will Not Be Tackling “Seventeen” On Its Next All-Covers Album

noah | June 24, 2008 12:45 pm
noah | June 24, 2008 12:45 pm

281x211_stewart.jpgDef Leppard frontman Joe Elliott told The Irish News that while he’s honored to tour with the likes of Styx and REO Speedwagon, don’t expect to see his band on the road with any of the bands who shared chart space with it during the Hysteria era. “We refused to go out with Poison or Winger or Warrant or any of those shite bands,” he said. “It’s a real pity that a lot of the newer bands we’ve dug over the years haven’t actually dug us. But that’s just music, man.” Those “newer” bands include Stereophonics and Manic Street Preachers, just to give you an idea of Elliott’s internal timeline and, uh, general assessment of what isn’t “shite.” Well! Let’s see what is and isn’t “shite” in your eyes, readers. I picked my favorite songs from each of the artists Old Joe disses–as well as one from his own band, and one from each of his U.S. touring partners this summer. Which do you prefer?

More »


Poison Suing Capitol Records

noah | June 20, 2008 4:00 am
noah | June 20, 2008 4:00 am

Poison is suing Capitol Records over what the band believes are unpaid royalties from its entire tenure on the label. More »



noah | June 20, 2008 4:00 am
noah | June 20, 2008 4:00 am

Poison is suing Capitol Records over what the band believes are unpaid royalties from its entire tenure on the label. More »


Page 1 of 3