Bret Michaels was interviewed by Gary Graff of Billboard.com, a few excerpts below:
His autobiography, "Roses and Thorns: The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy to My Reality" was originally due out this past June but was pushed back into 2010 by publisher Simon & Schuster. Michaels says that the delay "let me talk about the Tonys and the (summer) tour with Def Leppard and Cheap Trick and all the nutty stories I'll have from the summer. " Roses & Thorns will be published "probably in April, May of 2010" and will be accompanied by a multi-media retrospective that will include some new songs he's currently writing. Michaels describes the book as "a collection of, like, 1,000 short stories that span one long career"
About VH1 "Behind the Music: BRET MICHAELS" episode that premieres Oct. 1 says "the interview we did was great, but I've got no control over how they edit it or anything, (VH1) has a lot of stuff from me over the years. I think they're gonna do a damn fine job."
Michaels is putting Poison aside through 2010 to focus on his own endeavors, which he says will include a couple of new TV shows that he can't yet talk about -- although he acknowledges that "the next chapter of 'Rock of Love' is coming and...moves a little differently" than its predecessors. The other program, he notes, "is gonna be really risky for me to do and show another side of me...for a really good cause. It's gonna be exciting." Michaels is hoping both projects premiere in the spring.
Poison, meanwhile, is planning to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group's recording contract in 2011. "I'm really, really looking forward to that, we'll just go out for a while year and do what we do and have a blast and just make a nice, big world tour out of 2011."