Bobby Dall has told The Washington Times
that he is reluctant to sign many items of memorabilia for "fans" he believes to be professional autograph seekers, only to see those same articles sold online at exorbitant prices.
"I'm not going to sit there and sign 30 things for someone to get rich off of me," Dall said, "but I don't mind signing one [item]. That's my rule."
Likewise, Dall said that while he generally tries to grant the wishes of fans who approach him on the street for photos or autographs, there are times when he doesn't want to be bothered.
"One thing I always try to explain to the fans is sometimes you're not in a good mood," he said. "If you buy a $100 ticket, I'll give you a $400 show, but that's where it stops. The rest of the time is mine."
Bobby got into an onstage altercation with Bret in 2006, and the concert ended uncomfortably. However, such disputes are to be expected among a quartet that has been jamming together since they were teenagers.
"Deep down, a band is like being married to four people," Mr. Dall explained. "You basically become brothers that are very close. And just like brothers, you're going to have fights along the way [so] you learn to apologize to each other and to make up, and you just do what you have to do to keep going," he said. "The rule of thumb with Poison is, if you can get all four of us in a room or on the same stage, we get a free pass.", then added "my plan is to play for the rest of my life because one day the end does come."