BRET MICHAELS Talks About Health, New Solo Album, POISON 25th Anniversary Collection

Date March 10, 2011 / 1477 reads

BRET MICHAELS spoke with Gary Graff from Billboard.com, a few excerpts from the chat follow:

On his health: "I feel absolutely great, man, I'm up, I'm walking, I'm exercising. Considering how much my body's been through since last April, I feel pretty damn good."

On his new solo album called "Get Your Rock On": "This one is primarily straight-up rock songs, which I think people will like. I've written a lot of good stuff over the last few years that I think are just good rock songs. I feel really strong about it."

Poison is also planning to release "A Double Dose of Poison" on May 3rd, Michaels says will feature "greatest hits...and a lot of the B-sides and different stuff on there. It's basically commemorative of the 25th anniversary and sort of like a CD program of the songs we'll be doing" on tour.

On Poison's upcoming tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE: "I know Mötley Crüe made some derogatory statements early on when I mentioned us doing this (tour) together," says Michaels, who tipped the tour last summer. "But I've spoken with Nikki (Sixx) several times on the phone now, and really, the truth of the matter is that rock fans spoke up and said what a great tour this will be, to see those bands with that kind of energy and stage shows. So I want to go out this summer, regardless of what's been said and what's been done...Really, it means nothing to me. What matters is I go out and have fun with my band on our 25th anniversary. That's all."