Charlie Steffens of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with Don Dokken. On what does the typical audience look like on his current tour with POISON, he answered:
Dokken: I'm laughing, because there are a lot of people I've noticed at the shows who don't seem to know the POISON songs. They're not really hardcore fans of the genre. A lot of them come because they want to see [POISON singer] Bret Michaels from the reality show "Rock of Love". All these MILFS. These forty-year old women, screaming "Bret Michaels, Bret Michaels!" And they're wearing the cowboy hat. You can see they're having a good time, enjoying watching the show, and liking DOKKEN. It's been a very strange, interesting demographic of women. I'm used to going onstage and hearing the roar, and now I go onstage and hear this high-pitch screaming. It's mind-boggling. It's like I'm on tour with David Cassidy. God bless Bret. I'm glad Bret found all this success. I'm really happy for him, but you gotta chuckle at this point in our career and go, "You girls don't get it, do you?" They just wanna see the David Cassidy up there. Bret's reinvented himself as a reality star, and it's paying off for him and POISON. It's like curiosity?I don't know what it is. That TV show turned a whole generation of people on to POISON, who had never heard of POISON.