(Ultimateclassicrock) – With 2019 slowly coming to a close, Bret Michaels is looking ahead to 2020. High on his to-do list: recording new music with Poison.
“I don’t think an entire album, but at least one song,” Michaels revealed during an interview with Billboard, adding that any new Poison tunes “would be amazing.” “I’d love to do that. It’s definitely on the wish list.”
These thoughts echo earlier comments made by Michaels, who previously said the “one or two songs, singles route” was the best model for releasing new material. “Go in and play it live, fix a couple things you need to fix if you need to, and let the song come out with its over-the-top great rock feel and release it as a single,” he told Loudwire.
Michaels has many big plans for next year, including some heavy touring. “2020 is really the dream,” the singer explained. “I’m working real hard right now to put together something incredible with some other bands for next summer.” Poison’s last tour took place in 2018, when they hit the road alongside Cheap Trick. Since then, Michaels has stayed busy with solo work. The singer is currently out on his Unbroken Tour, with dates scheduled through the end of the year.
The performances this month will take on extra meaning, with Michaels helping raise money for military veterans and first responders.
“We’re making this a great time — an awesome party for people, great bands on the bill, everything,” he said. “And then we encouraged them to donate money to local charities, who we’ve vetted out to make sure they’re legitimate.”
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Motorhead (1986): We realize we’re courting controversy by choosing this over ‘Ace of Spades,’ but it’s not a stunt. There’s something just foreign enough about the production on this one to cast Motorhead’s awesomely predictable sound in a whole new light. Plus, the first five songs are sequenced together so tightly it’s like hearing the ‘Abbey Road’ medley on amphetamines.
Motorhead (1986): We realize we’re courting controversy by choosing this over ‘Ace of Spades,’ but it’s not a stunt. There’s something just foreign enough about the production on this one to cast Motorhead’s awesomely predictable sound in a whole new light. Plus, the first five songs are sequenced together so tightly it’s like hearing the ‘Abbey Road’ medley on amphetamines.Image 77 of 100NEXT: REVISITING POISON’S ‘FLESH & BLOOD’Filed Under: Bret Michaels, PoisonCategories: NewsCommentsLEAVE A COMMENTAROUND THE WEB
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WATCH BRET MICHAELS’ NEW ‘UNBROKEN’ VIDEO
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Poison frontman Bret Michaels has released a video for his new song “Unbroken,” which he co-wrote with his youngest daughter, Jorja.
After a personal introduction, a statement explains that the song “is about triumph over tragedy … about mental and physical strength over adversity!”
Earlier this year, Michaels told Digital Journal that Jorja had done an “amazing job.” “She played piano on it and she sang the harmonies with me,” he said. “It was a great bonding experience.”
The release comes two years after Michaels released a song titled “Jorja Bleu” in tribute to her. He previously released “Raine,” named for his eldest daughter, in 2003.
You can watch the new video below.
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Last month, Poison drummer Rikki Rockett said the band would probably not be seen during 2019, but he hoped they’d be back the following year. “I still love doing it, absolutely,” he said. “[But] I’d like to do new stuff, because I like that challenge. I like trying to convert people. … I don’t like to just sit and relax – that’s not me – so hopefully we’ll do some new stuff … play for some new audiences, older audiences too. That’s my goal.”
In 2018, Michaels said that he found it easier to write songs about heartbreak than the upbeat songs that comprise most of Poison’s catalog. “The toughest songs to write are good-time party songs,” he noted.
“And let me explain that. People are always like, ‘Oh man, ‘Nothin’ but a Good Time,’ that must have been an easy song to write.’ It’s not an easy song, because when you’re partying and having a good time, there’s no emotion in you that says, ‘Let’s sit down right now and write a song.’ But you have something break your heart … those moments are the toughest moments in your life, but oddly enough, [inspire] the most defined songs and easier songs to write because you have an exact emotion.”NEXT: REVISITING POISON’S ‘FLESH & BLOOD’Filed Under: Bret Michaels, PoisonCategories: News, VideosCommentsLEAVE A COMMENTAROUND THE WEB
BRET MICHAELS CALLS BIKINI MODEL DAUGHTER HIS ‘COMEUPPANCE’
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Bret Michaels is extremely proud of his oldest daughter, Raine, even if her modeling career causes the Poison singer to shake his head.
“As a dad, I’m proud, but there’s bittersweetness involved, because it’s your daughter doing bikini [modeling],” Michaels admitted to Yahoo Entertainment. “It’s a bittersweet thing. I just look at it like this: I think she will be classy, it’ll be awesome and I’m proud.”
Eighteen-year-old Raine, who was named a Top 6 finalist in Sports Illustrated’s 2019 swimsuit model search competition, revealed that appearing in the magazine would fulfill a lifelong dream.
“Sports Illustrated has been one of my goals since I was probably 13 years old,” she said in an interview with Fox News. “I’ve always wanted to be a part of Sports Illustrated. I loved the magazine. Kate Upton is one of my biggest role models in life. I’ve always loved that they really want to show that it’s all about inner beauty that shines.”
Still, it’s the outer beauty that concerns her dad — especially considering his memories of bikini-clad models partying on the Sunset Strip. “When I was living in it, you don’t think of it as dangerous. You’re thinking, ‘This is fun! This is awesome! It’s great!’” Michaels recalled of his rock-star-lifestyle days. “But when you look back as a dad, and this is your comeuppance coming full circle, right?”
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