Chris Riemenschneider of the Star Tribune
recently conducted an interview with Bret Michaels. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
On being toppled by a descending stage prop during the live Tony Awards telecast last month:
"Personally, I wish it would have never happened. Then I could have went to the after-parties and hung with James Gandolfini and Anne Hathaway. I have a strange feeling, since I may be the only man that has been knocked out at the Tonys, it may never be forgotten. ... Seriously, I mean, who gets knocked out at the Tonys?. I had a great time at the Tonys right up until I got knocked out. After that, it was all a little blurry due to the fact that I got my bell rung pretty good. But I have no regrets. They treated us great, and it was a freak accident."
On the winner of the most recent season of "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels", Taya Parker:
"Taya and me are still dating and having fun. Not to mention, her being Penthouse Pet of the Year doesn't suck and has its perks."
On the possibility of there being another season of "Rock Of Love":
"They would like me to do another one, and I must admit dating 20 hot, crazy women is a lot of fun."
On his upcoming autobiography, due out around the end of the year, titled "Thorns & Roses" (subtitle: "The Reality of My Rock & Roll Fantasy"):
"I must admit it is very therapeutic and at times very tough to write a book that stretches from birth to present day. However, on a very funny note, I demanded that the book be filled with pictures. Honestly, when you see my prom photo and realize that I was the original Napoleon Dynamite well, that alone makes the purchase of the book worth it."