A lot of artists don’t get to hit the same markets as often as I do. Michaels: I’m always experimenting with different genres.I grew up on country and rock, and as far back as “Every Rose,” my country roots have shown through. I have an electronica dance track on my last record called “You Know You Want It” that was a lot of fun to make. Also, like you mentioned, the single “Girls on Bars,” which was co-written with CMA-winning songwriter Luke Laird and was CMT’s most viewed debut video at the time of its release, was pure modern country. Michaels: Well, I can’t guarantee this, but I’m doing all I can to get all four of us back out on the road for a few months next summer. SR: In Spokane, you’re going to be on a bill with several other acts from the same era as Poison.I'm just trying to play and (am) having a good time dating.And It's allowed me to have that much TV exposure, which definitely hasn't hurt."It gives you the sex, the drugs, the rock 'n' roll, but it also gives you the diabetes. I think when you read it you'll really get the understanding of what it's all about."Michaels wants to separate "Roses and Thorns" from rock 'n' roll tell-alls such as Motley Crue's "The Dirt" and Aerosmith's "Walk This Way." "Those books stood on their own. But he does promise revelations about Poison, and particularly his well-known conflicts with guitarist Ce Ce De Ville."One of the most therapeutic things to write was (about) the constant battle between Ce Ce and myself and the reality of why it is constantly there and why it exists," Michaels says.It gives you every aspect of my life and what I'm going through. "Getting into a fist fight wtih someone who is your friend is one of the harder things to live with, much less write about.""Roses and Thorns" is part of a busy year for Michaels, who turns 46 on Sunday (March 15).Said, 'Sweetie, you're not coming back from this,' said Neeson. The upcoming war drama, directed by Korean film-maker John H Lee, tells the story of a group of soldiers during the Battle of Inchon during the Korean war in 1950.Poison frontman Bret Michaels promises to tell all when he publishes his autobiography, "Roses and Thorns: The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy to My Reality" (Simon & Schuster) in June."It will give people the untold story," Michaels tells It's about what happens when you try to live out your dream and the reality of it all sets in and it's the hardest and the strangest thing you will ever do.
Michaels' publicist, Joanna Mignano, said in a statement Monday the couple have separated.
reality show Just Jillian, which aired on Tuesday, March 8.
Michaels, 42, got down on bended knee at a movie theater with the couple's family and friends in attendance.
If you go Wreck the Halls, featuring Bret Michaels, Warrant, Jack Russell’s Great White, L. Bret Michaels: I play over 200 dates a year, sometimes close to 300 with my solo band. In fact, we just got back from Peru; we were headlining a festival in the big soccer stadium over there. I’m blessed and grateful that I get to play so much. SR: Do you prefer performing in arenas and large theaters as opposed to smaller, more intimate venues? Many fans have been coming out for three decades, and the superfans are the ones that get the tickets to those smaller shows that sell out almost instantly. The arenas and large theaters, though – that’s rock ’n’ roll. Are there any other genres you’ve considered exploring?
The Spokesman-Review: What’s your typical tour schedule like these days? Usually it feels like I know everyone in those venues. SR: A lot of your recent solo work has been heavily influenced by country music.