Bret Michaels recently chat with Billboard
. A few excerpts follow below.
Billboard: Any chance of new recorded music from you guys?
Bret: I will never say never. I'd love to do it. Whether or not we will do it is yet to be seen. But I'd love to say yes. To come out with an updated, new "Nothin' But a Good Time," "Talk Dirty to Me" or "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," I would love that. It's no one's fault it hasn't happened. And if it does happen, that would be great.
Billboard: What can people expect from a Poison show in 2017?
Bret: As I've always said, it's an audio-visual experience. We are one of those bands, we get together and we have such an amazingly great time. Contrary to popular belief! But 99 percent of the time we're having the time of our lives. And we try to make the crowd feel the same way. So we get out there and we plug in and the set list, we're hitting them with "Look What the Cat Dragged In," then "Ride the Wind," then "Talk Dirty to Me," "Something to Believe In," "Your Mama Don't Dance"… it's all hits. So far, the tour has been awesome. And you can capitalize "Awesome."
Billboard: And after the Poison dates wrap in June you're right back out with the Bret Michaels Band.
Bret: Yeah, immediately. There's not even a break. I come from that last show with Poison and two days later the Bret Michaels Band is out on the road. But I love it. I feel blessed that I get to do what I love to do, which is play music and travel, and then I balance that with the personal life, the kids, all of it. I'm still giving 1,000 percent and it feels amazing. It feels just like it did when I first started out.