Poison will ride again says Bret Michaels

Poison singer Bret Michaels says a reunion of the band could happen in the future – but only when the time is right he warns.

Speaking to the Sun Herald Michaels discusses his ongoing solo career and aspirations and reveals he is always working on new song ideas and concepts.

But it is his three decades fronting the multi-platinum glam-rockers that he is most famous for and he refuses to rule out the possibility of reuniting with his band mates.

“When the time is right, we will get back out there, without a doubt,” he says.

At the tail end of last year Michaels had suggested that Poison could mark their 30th anniversary with a tour he tentatively titled The XXX Tour.

At the time he said: “I think would be great for this summer to have select dates for the 30th anniversary, and then the 31st year it would be great to go out with Def Leppard again or go back on the road with Kiss or Aerosmith, or so something amazing.”

In his interview with the Sun Herald Michaels also reveals he's continually writing and recording new material.

"I actually carry an awesome studio rig with me so I'm always in the studio," he said. "I've done work on the bus, plane, dressing rooms, hotel rooms. Whenever the moment hits, I'm able to capture the idea.”

Poison last played together at the 2013 Indy 500 Miller Lite Carb Day in Indiana – and performed in the tour in support of the Rock of ages movie alongside Lita Ford and Def Leppard.

Since then Michaels has focussed fully on his country rock solo career, having recently written single Girls On Bars with Grammy Award-winning Luke Laird.

But Michaels has always maintained his Poison pals are like his family and they have unfinished business.

He adds: “My best buddies in Poison—this is a true story—we grew up together. We loved playing music together, we had a lot of battles, things that we fought against, and I’ll never forget that.

“I’ll always remember that, but the truth of the matter is as a solo artist there are a lot of things I’d like to do that I get a chance to do, instruments I get to play onstage, stuff that I can change. I think with Poison there is no doubt I still feel blessed to be friends with these guys.”

 

eric@newrocktimes.com

 

 

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