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    While gearing up to take Poison on tour with Def Leppard this summer, Michaels found time to assemble an all-star cast of guests for his new LP, "Bret Michaels and Friends: Get Your Rock On," due out in September.

    "Every song on it is a collaboration with other musicians," says Michaels. "And it's such a diverse range of people, from Loretta Lynn and Joe Perry [who play on a reworking of the Poision hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"] and Jimmy Buffett to Lil Jon, Michael Anthony, Ace Frehley, all the Skynyrd guys, guys from .38 Special and Blackfoot and Rascal Flatts' Jay [DeMarcus]. These are friends and people I've played with, partied with, jammed with throughout the years."

    A new rendition of Poison's "Nothin' But a Good Time" unites Frehley, Anthony and Lil Jon. "Ace Frehley is the real deal," says Michaels. "He laid down this amazing solo and then Michael Anthony came in, he did the backups, and I was like, 'Just play some Michael Anthony licks.' He did, and that's what made magic on the song."

    While many of the featured artists are now friends of Michaels, they started off as his rock & roll heroes. That's most apparent on his rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama." "I did [it] with all the guys from Lynyrd Skynyrd, the guys from Blackfoot and .38 Special," he says. "That was amazing because probably my first foot in the door as a child was traditional country, then I got turned onto the Beatles and Stones. Then I immediately fell in love with Southern rock, which was kind of a perfect mixture of country and rock."

    Michaels isn't done recruiting collaborators.

    He hopes to get Zakk Wylde to come in and redo "Go That Far," the theme from Rock of Love. And after checking out Cheap Trick in concert recently, he got another idea. "I'd like to get Rick Nielsen to come in to play on 'Talk Dirty to Me,'" he says. "I think that'd be great to have him come in and put his style on a song that I remade in an over-the-top, punk-metal fashion."

    Though Michaels says, "This could be the never-ending record," he's focused on finishing the LP and can't help but get excited about the prospects of future collaborations. "If I was to do another one of these records, it's overwhelming the amount of possibilities," he says. "I've been onstage with Jimmy Page, he's come and played with Poison in Reno, Nevada, and it was an amazing night. And last year, I played with Toby Keith and partied with him. The list is endless."
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    I can't stand Bret Micheals or Poison, but I can't wait to hear Mike's backups on this. Should rawk
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    I read about this on ultimate classic rock anyone know if they are doing new music as well or are going to tour in support of the lp or at least going to appear on certain dates with Bret?
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Michael Anthony came in, he did the backups, and I was like, 'Just play some Michael Anthony licks.' He did, and that's what made magic on the song."

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    Looking forward to hearing Mike!
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    According to some on this site, Mike might have trouble with those incredibly complex Bobby Dahl bass lines, but I guess he can always use some studio magic....

    On a less sarcastic note, I will give Brett Michaels credit in that the guy seems to be always working. I like some Poison songs, but as a whole think they are pretty low on the talent level meter. But the guy is always doing something. I remember at one point they called themselves the hardest working band in rock n' roll, and at least in Brett Michael's case, I believe it.

    And the guy can write a good ballad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    On a less sarcastic note, I will give Brett Michaels credit in that the guy seems to be always working. I like some Poison songs, but as a whole think they are pretty low on the talent level meter. But the guy is always doing something. I remember at one point they called themselves the hardest working band in rock n' roll, and at least in Brett Michael's case, I believe it.

    And the guy can write a good ballad.

    I agree.


    I'm not a Poison fan at all. Even back then when it was happening I thought they were way too fucking cheesy glam and I think 95% of their shit is just that, pure shit. But in the past several years I've gotten to like Bret Michaels. Guy seems like a real cool shit and that Rock Of Love show was fucking hilarious. I give him a lot of credit for staying active the way he has long after the death of glam bands.


    And who's kidding who.....how do you not have Every Rose Has It's Thorn and Something To Believe In on the iPod?? Two of the best ballads from that decade.
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    I might get absolutely shit on for this, but I think Every Rose Has Its Thorn is a great, great song.

    Just a well done heartbreak song. CC even had a nice under stated solo on it. One of the few (if only) Poison songs in which I would proudly say "yeah, I wrote that."
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    Something to believe in is a great song as well. Everytime I hear it I think of my dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I might get absolutely shit on for this, but I think Every Rose Has Its Thorn is a great, great song.

    Just a well done heartbreak song. CC even had a nice under stated solo on it. One of the few (if only) Poison songs in which I would proudly say "yeah, I wrote that."
    No reason anyone should shit on that opinion. It's a tremendous ballad and the solo is perfect.


    The thing about Poison was their over the top glammed up metal songs. Are you kidding me with Unskinny Bop?? But Every Rose and Something To Believe In aren't glammed up. They're killer 80's ballads without the cheese.
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    I don't know I always thought everything Poison did was pretty lame. They're one of those bands I always chuckled at.
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    That's because you have more talent than everyone in that band.
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    I went to iTunes and sampled a bunch of their shit just for laughs. My god do they have some bad fucking music. Bubble gum metal at it's worst.
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    Haha I don't know about that, but they just wrote dumb music....not even good, mindless music, just mindless. If they are really talented they've never shown it. CC Deville didn't understand why he didn't get more accolades as a guitarist. He's completely delusional on his career.
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    You mean you wouldn't put the guitar work in Talk Dirty To Me in the same category as I'm The One?
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