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9 Rock Bands That Still Have Their Original Members

10/11/2014 1:00pm EDT
It is a true musical rarity when a band can withstand the pressures of touring, internal struggles and outside pressures and stay an entity for an extended period of time. Only a handful of bands can say that they are still as tight of a unit many years after their humble beginnings until today. Many have replaced members but find that their sound just can't be replicated with anyone else, and so back to their original lineup they go.

1. ZZ Top

It was way back in 1969 when the bearded front men of Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill burst onto the music scene as ZZ Top, along with beardless dr...

10 Bands That Have Stood The Test Of Time

3/1/2014 10:00am EST
10 Bands That Have Stood The Test Of Time
Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought "Well, these guys won't be around for long?" We've all been there (most of us thought that when we heard Justin Bieber's "Baby"), but this list is for those of us who heard a song or saw a music video and said, "Wow, now these guys/girls have something special."

To kick off our list, we will start with one of the best bands of the eighties. Def Leppard headed up the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and steamrolled the United States with their first hit song here, "Bringin' On The Heartbreak". To followup their albums "On Through The Nig...

Bret Michaels Settles 2009 Tony Awards Legal Battle

5/15/2012 11:01am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has settled his multi-million dollar lawsuit with the organizers of the Tony Awards, which stems from an onstage accident in 2009.

The Poison singer was hit on the head by a piece of the stage set after performing at the Broadway prize giving in New York City and he claims the injury contributed to a subsequent brain hemorrhage which nearly cost him his life.

Michaels filed lawsuits against both Tonys bosses and executives at the CBS TV network which broadcast the show, and he has now settled both legal cases out of court.

The terms of the settlement have been kep...

Tom Cruise Sings Bon Jovi's 'Wanted Dead Or Alive' In New Trailer For 'Rock Of Ages' (Watch It!)

4/3/2012 9:34pm EDT
Rock Of Ages
The new trailer for this summer's sure-to-be-hit musical Rock Of Ages, starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin and Mary J. Blige was released Tuesday, and if you look close enough (near the end) you can catch Cruise, as aging rocker Stacee Jaxx, belting out a few lines of Bon Jovi's classic "Wanted Dead Or Alive".

The film features the music of numerous 80s hair bands, including Def Leppard, Journey, Poison, and Warrant.

Check out the trailer below!

Will you be going to see Rock Of Ages at the movies this summer? Let us know below in the com...

Bret Michaels To Play Chicago Charity Concert

2/24/2012 4:07pm EST
Bret Michaels
Poison star Bret Michaels is set to stage an intimate show in Chicago, Illinois next month to raise money for a local performing arts charity.

The rocker will take to the stage at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights as part of a fundraiser for the venue's Metropolis School of the Performing Arts, which provides classes and performance opportunities for local youngsters.

Proceeds from the Rock for Kids concert will go to help the organization and organizers will also auction off meet-and-greet sessions with the star.

A statement posted on the venue's website read...

Bret Michaels Sues Tony Awards Producers For Broadcasting Onstage Accident

2/21/2012 2:34pm EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is stepping up his legal battle against TV producers behind the 2009 Tony Awards, accusing them of broadcasting his onstage accident just to boost ratings.

The Poison frontman was performing at the Big Apple prize giving, which honors the best of Broadway, when a large stage prop fell and hit him in the face, leaving him with a broken nose, cut lip and life-threatening head injuries.

On Monday, Michaels filed a $50 million lawsuit against award bosses and CBS network executives for neglecting to censor the incident, which caused him much pain and humiliation, accord...

Bret Michaels Pays For Diabetic Fan To Attend Summer Camp

2/20/2012 9:07am EST
Bret Michaels
Poison frontman Bret Michaels has shown off his softer side by sending one young girl to summer camp.

Kennah Hebert, 11, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago and earlier this month she wrote a letter to Michaels asking if he would attend a charity walk in her native Roanoke, Pennsylvania to help raise money for research.

Fellow diabetic Michaels was quick to respond, letting Hebert know he would try to clear his schedule for the event and offered to pay for the young girl to attend Carilion's Camp Too Sweet, a summer program for children suffering with diabetes.

A represent...

Bret Michaels To Rework 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' With Loretta Lynn

2/9/2012 9:12pm EST
Bret Michaels
Poison rocker Bret Michaels is set to revamp his classic ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" with country queen Loretta Lynn for a new album.

Michaels recorded the track in 2010 with Miley Cyrus and now he's eyeing another duet with the Coal Miner's Daughter singer for Get Your Rock On.

He tells, "Loretta Lynn and I are gonna redo 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' together. For me, growing up in a family that loved country music... this is gonna be a really awesome time.

"I met her at Thanksgiving and it was really great. We were out at her ranch in Hurricane Mills (Tennessee) an...

Bret Michaels Promises To Revamp Hospital Waiting Room

10/25/2011 11:17am EDT
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels has pledged to donate TVs and sound systems to revamp a waiting room at the hospital where he underwent treatment for a brain hemorrhage last year.

The Poison star was treated at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona after he suffered bleeding on the brain last April, and he checked into the facility again in January for an operation to fix a hole in his heart.

Michaels will now have a waiting room at the hospital named in his honor after announcing plans to donate equipment so families will be able to relax by watching TV and listening to music. The room will be named...

Poison Sued For Stealing 1980s Hits

10/24/2011 8:54am EDT
Bret Michaels and his Poison bandmates are facing a lawsuit from the former members of a Chicago, Illinois-based rock group over allegations of copyright infringement dating back to the 1980s.

Billy McCarthy and James Stonich, who were members of now-defunct band Kid Rocker, filed a lawsuit in Illinois federal court on Wednesday alleging some of their songs were incorporated into Poison tracks including "Talk Dirty To Me" and "I Won't Forget You."

The lawsuit alleges guitarist C.C. DeVille auditioned for Kid Rocker in 1984 before he joined Poison and he was given a number of the band's st...

Amanda Seyfried Matches Bret Michaels' Charity Donation

9/17/2011 1:00pm EDT
Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried has donated $25,000 to a children's charity after agreeing to match a pledge made by rocker Bret Michaels.

The star was attending the Eric Trump Foundation's 5th Annual Gold Invitational & Gala at Westchester, New York's, Trump National Golf Club, where the Poison frontman was performing.

The fundraiser was aimed at raising cash for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and Michaels decided to kickstart the big donations to the cause by promising to send a check to the organization at the end of his set.

He decided to up the ante at the event by calling on partygoers to...

Bret Michaels And Donald Trump Teaming Up For Another Reality Show?

8/22/2011 10:35pm EDT
Bret Michaels
Singer Bret Michaels and real estate mogul Donald Trump are set to team up for another reality TV show, according to a report.

Trump and the former Poison frontman are in talks to launch Something To Believe In, a new program which would follow the rocker as he travels across America offering support to families and individuals facing adversity.

Responding to the idea of a collaboration between the two, a representative for Trump tells the New York Post, "Mr. Trump thinks Bret is a wonderful guy. (He) wants to consider it."

Michaels and the business tycoon developed a close friendship af...

Bret Michaels Sues Over Cruise Ship Deal

8/12/2011 8:15am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is suing a cruise operator over allegations bosses used "a fraudulent scheme" to get him to reduce his fee for two agreed performances.

The Poison star signed up to play a pair of gigs in November on a luxury liner off the coast of Miami, Florida for a reported $750,000 fee. After he received an initial payment of $250,000, Michaels alleges the firm began complaining about poor ticket sales in a fraudulent bid to lower his fee.

He filed suit against bosses at Shoreline on Monday, blaming the promoter for failing to fulfill "contractual obligations".

Michaels is se...

Bret Michaels Cancels His Four-Day 'Super Cruise'

7/15/2011 8:47am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has decided to scrap his four-day 'super cruise' with fans in November after the event's promoter allegedly backed out.

The Poison star was set to sail the seas on a luxury liner off the coast of Miami, Florida for four days with his fans, and insisted he would mingle with holidaymakers, sign autographs and even work as a bartender.

Nevertheless, the tour has been scrapped, with Michaels claiming a promoter failed to fulfill "contractual obligations." He has now promised fans a full refund.

In a statement on his website, he writes, "As this is my first ever cruise...

Nikki Sixx Says Fans Pushed Motley Crue To Tour With Poison

7/9/2011 1:00pm EDT
Nikki Sixx
Motley Crue star Nikki Sixx would never have hit the road with rockers Poison had it not been for fans of the two groups screaming out for a joint trek.

The bassist admits he and his bandmates were not thinking of Bret Michaels' band when they started planning for a multi-group 2011 summer tour last year - and it took fans to make them realize the joint trek would be a big hit.

Sixx tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "When the concept to do something this summer came up, the economy is in such a bad state that we were going, 'How can we do something that is different and the fans fee...

Dead Grandmother Appeared To Bret Michaels As A Ghost

6/27/2011 9:40am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has come to believe in ghosts because he's convinced his late grandmother appeared in front of him, years after she had died.

The Poison frontman admits he has had two paranormal experiences in his lifetime - but the most frightening encounter occurred when he saw, and felt, his beloved, deceased relative.

Appearing on spooky TV show "Celebrity Ghost Stories," the hitmaker says, "I believe I've absolutely, for sure, seen an apparition in my life... I felt the presence of someone come up and put their hands on my shoulders. It was a warm feeling. It was almost like a f...

Spotlight on Summer Concerts

5/13/2011 3:00pm EDT
Bonnaroo Music Festival
During the summer of 2011, plenty of music will be playing across this great land of ours. While by no means an exhaustive list of summer tours, we're shining our spotlight on some of the hottest tickets of the hottest season. Whatever your musical taste or monetary budget, there's bound to be something for everyone.


U2 - One of this summer's most highly-anticipated events is U2's 360ยบ Tour, especially considering that many fans have been waiting with tickets in hand since last summer, when the North American leg of the tour was postponed due to Bono's back injury. The tour begins wit...

Nikki Sixx Apologizes To Bret Michaels

5/13/2011 12:53pm EDT
Nikki Sixx
Motley Crue rocker Nikki Sixx cleared the way for a joint tour with Poison by apologizing to Bret Michaels for derogatory comments they made about the idea.

Poison frontman Michaels first suggested hitting the road with Motley Crue, but the concept was dismissed and scoffed at by some members of the rival rock group.

The two bands later stunned fans by announcing the joint tour and scheduling the dates for this summer, and Michaels admits the plan was put into action after Crue star Sixx approached him and apologized for their previous remarks.

Michaels tells The Arizona Republic, "Th...

Bret Michaels Teams Up With Daughters For New 'Kidz Bop' Album

5/10/2011 8:38pm EDT
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels has teamed up with his young daughters for a new version of his Poison hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

Michaels plays guitar as back-up to Raine and Jorja for the track, which will appear on the upcoming Kidz Bop Sings Monster Ballads compilation.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will benefit Michaels' Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

The rocker says, "The most awesome jobs I've ever had are being a rock star... raising money for kids with diabetes and, most importantly, being a good father, so re-recording 'Every Rose has Its Thorn' with Raine and Jorja for K...

Bret Michaels Wants Low Key Wedding, Huge Afterparty

4/30/2011 1:30pm EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has vowed to keep his wedding to his longterm love as intimate as possible because he is more interested in celebrating their love with a big afterparty.

The Poison star proposed to Kristi Gibson last year after dating her on and off for 16 years, and the couple has started to make arrangements for the big day.

But Michaels, who has two young daughters with his fiancee, insists their nuptials will be very low key compared to the reception he has planned.

He tells Star magazine, "It (nuptials) would be on a beach and very peaceful, very few people. But the party would...

Bret Michaels Replaces Jerry Seinfeld In Trump's Golf Tournament

4/22/2011 9:30am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has stepped in to replace comedian Jerry Seinfeld after the comic upset Donald Trump by pulling out of his son's charity golf tournament.

Trump blasted Seinfeld after the funnyman dropped out of the upcoming benefit The Eric Trump Foundation, over the tycoon's ongoing questions about President Barack Obama's citizenship.

The real estate tycoon, who is considering a possible presidential run, fired off an angry letter to Seinfeld on Wednesday, telling him he ought to be "ashamed" for withdrawing from the gala, benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Miley Cyrus & Bret Michaels Duet To Be Released As A Single

3/20/2011 12:25pm EDT
Miley Cyrus and Bret Michaels
Miley Cyrus and Bret Michaels' version of Poison hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" is finally to be released as a single.

Cyrus and Michaels teamed up rework his classic anthem but the song's release was stalled after infidelity rumours between Michaels and Cyrus' mom, Tish, hit the tabloids - and reportedly broke up her marriage to Billy Ray Cyrus.

Now the Cyruses have halted divorce proceedings and reconciled, the track is back on the slate for Miley and Bret.

The song was supposed to be the Disney star's second single released from her album "Cant' Be Tamed."

Michaels tells E!, "The rec...

Poison & Motley Crue To Tour Together

3/1/2011 8:43am EST
Bret Michaels has confirmed months of speculation suggesting legendary 1980s hair metal bands Poison and Motley Crue are to tour together.

Michaels announced plans for the massive U.S. trek in November, but fans were left disappointed when Motley Crue's Tommy Lee insisted the Poison frontman was wrong.

Now, the two bands have agreed to team up for a string of dates - and Michaels, who reveals iconic glam rockers The New York Dolls will support them on tour, is ecstatic about the collaborative gigs to mark their joint anniversaries.

He tells CNN talk show host Piers Morgan, "Huge, it's co...

Bret Michaels Can't Wait to Perform Again

2/17/2011 10:55pm EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is eager to get back onstage just weeks after undergoing heart surgery, insisting he's "pumped" to head out on tour.

The Poison frontman was diagnosed with a heart condition last year and medics operated on him to repair a hole in his heart last month.

Michaels is currently recovering at home, but he admits he can't wait to get out and perform again.

He says, "I am pumped to get back on the road and start rocking out onstage for all my awesome fans."

And the singer's spokesperson reveals Michaels is gradually returning to his daily activities.

His representative te...

Bret Michaels Leaves Hospital

1/27/2011 8:48am EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has been discharged from an Arizona hospital, two days after undergoing surgery to repair a hole in his heart.

The Poison frontman checked in for the operation on Monday, months after doctors discovered the defect as they treated him after he suffered a near-fatal brain haemorrhage last year.

The operation the plug the hole has been hailed a success and now Michaels is back home.

He was released from St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix on Wednesday.

Bret Michaels Undergoes Surgery For Hole In The Heart

1/24/2011 8:34pm EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is undergoing surgery in Arizona to mend a hole in his heart.

Doctors discovered the problem last year and the Poison star has finally checked into St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

His doctors hope to plug the hole with a permanent device on Monday.

Michaels cheated death last year when he suffered a brain haemorrhage. It was while medics were treating him that they discovered he had a heart condition.

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Bret Michaels Launches New Motorcycle Award

1/10/2011 10:03am EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has teamed up with motorcycle racing bosses to develop a new award for riders who have triumphed over hardship.

The Poison star, a longtime motocross supporter, has created the Bret Michaels Rock Hard-Ride Hard award with officials at the American Motorcyclist Association to celebrate the 'comeback rider' of the upcoming 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. The winner, to be determined by rankings and fans' votes, will be handed a cash prize and a trophy at the season finale in Las Vegas in May.

Michaels says, "It isn't whether you are going to go down, but wh...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: December

1/2/2011 7:00pm EST
Miley Cyrus
December saw a series of scandals as the stars brought a touch of sex and drugs to the festive season - and wildchild Miley Cyrus led the way. The former Disney star ended 2010 by reminding us all she's a grown up now after she was caught on camera smoking legal hallucinogenic Salvia from a bong, and hit headlines again days later when she was pictured in a girl-on-girl clinch and exposing her bra while surrounded by hunky men.

Her pal Demi Lovato joined the Hannah Montana star in scandal when provocative photos which appeared to show her partly-exposing her breasts leaked on the internet,...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: April

1/1/2011 3:00pm EST
Bret Michaels
The eruption of a volcano in Iceland at the end of March meant the following month was dogged by stories of stranded stars as a giant ash cloud swept over northern Europe and closed airports across the continent.

California's Coachella festival was under threat as a number of acts canceled their slots when they were unable to fly out to the U.S.

Several movie premieres were also affected in the chaos - the "Iron Man 2" red carpet event in London was moved to Los Angeles when stars including Robert Downey, Jr. were unable to jet to Britain. Miley Cyrus also scrapped plans to unveil her fil...

Bret Michaels Engaged

12/21/2010 11:44am EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is engaged to marry his longtime girlfriend after 16 years of dating.

The Poison star, 47, proposed to Kristi Gibson, 39, during the final episode of his reality TV show Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It, which aired on Monday night.

Michaels said, "I want you to know that I love you, and you've been unbelievably a big part of my life and we have two beautiful girls together. I know we love and respect each other and I hope we can find that inner love that we can have forever. I want you to be my wife."

He then jokingly added, "Please say yes or the rejection will ...