|Also known as||Paris|
|Origin||Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA|
C. C. DeVille
Poison is an American glam metal band that achieved great success and popularity in the late 1980s and 1990s. Mechanicsburg is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA eight miles (13 km west of Harrisburg. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Glam metal (also known as pop metal) is a sub-genre of Heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States. Hard rock (also referred to as heavy rock) is a variation of Rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and Psychedelic rock In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music The EMI Group is a British music company comprising the major record company EMI Music – which operates several labels and is based in Kensington in Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as Bret Michael Sychak (born March 15, 1963 in Butler Pennsylvania) is best known as the lead Vocalist of the Glam metal Rock Robert Harry Kuykendall also known as Bobby Dall (born November 2, 1963 in Seidel Hospital, Harrisburg Pennsylvania is best Richard Allan Ream (born 8 August 1961) better known by the Stage name Rikki Rockett, is an American Drummer best Blues Saraceno (born October 17, 1971) is an American rock guitarist and music producer from Connecticut. Richie Kotzen (born February 3, 1970 in Reading Pennsylvania) is an American Guitarist, singer and songwriter Matt Smith was an early guitarist and replacement for David Besselman and Marlin Yohn for the band Paris that would later turn into glam band Poison. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Glam metal (also known as pop metal) is a sub-genre of Heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 To date they have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, including 14. 5 million albums in the United States.  The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and one #1. The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre.  After 25 years, the band is still recording music and performing.
Poison began their journey in 1983 Pennsylvania under the name Paris and consisted of lead vocalist Bret Michaels, guitarist Matt Smith, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Bret Michael Sychak (born March 15, 1963 in Butler Pennsylvania) is best known as the lead Vocalist of the Glam metal Rock Matt Smith was an early guitarist and replacement for David Besselman and Marlin Yohn for the band Paris that would later turn into glam band Poison. Robert Harry Kuykendall also known as Bobby Dall (born November 2, 1963 in Seidel Hospital, Harrisburg Pennsylvania is best Richard Allan Ream (born 8 August 1961) better known by the Stage name Rikki Rockett, is an American Drummer best Moving to Los Angeles on March 6, 1984, they started playing the club circuit. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Events 1079 - Omar Khayyám completes the Iranian calendar. 1454 - Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) The name Poison was picked by the band after a group of concerned parents protested to say that rock music was "poisoning" the lives of their children with glam rock.
Smith, who was about to father a child and was concerned about the band's future, returned to Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern The band began auditioning replacement guitarists when Smith left the group. After narrowing down the candidates to three - Slash, who would later join Guns N' Roses, Steve Silva from The Joe Perry Project, and C. C. DeVille - the band eventually agreed that DeVille's "fire" made him the best choice. Saul Hudson (born 23 July 1965 more widely known by his stage name Slash, is an English - African American Guitarist best known as the former Guns N' Roses is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985 The Joe Perry Project was essentially Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry's solo project which Perry started working on shortly before his departure from Aerosmith
The band began to gain notoriety on the Sunset Strip for its theatrical live shows and striking "glam" image. Without money for effects, they would fill the stage with old Harleys and car parts, blow up car fuses, and pour confetti onto themselves from boxes in the ceiling. Harley-Davidson Motor Company ( formerly HDI is an American manufacturer of Motorcycles based in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Confetti (the singular form is confetto) is a multitude of pieces of Paper or metallic material which is
During this period, Poison's manager negotiated a deal under which West Hollywood club The Troubadour would pay for shows by covering the band's monthly rent and "recreation" bill. West Hollywood, a city in Los Angeles County California, was incorporated on November 29, 1984. The Troubadour is a Nightclub located in West Hollywood California, USA at 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Doheny Drive Ultimately, the shows drew sufficient crowds to enable the band to make a profit from them. 
Michaels, Dall, Rockett and DeVille signed to independent label Enigma Records in 1986 (see 1986 in music) for approximately $US 30,000. Enigma Records was a popular rock and alternative Record label in the 1980s Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) See also Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 Events January Their debut album, Look What the Cat Dragged In was released on August 2, 1986. Look What the Cat Dragged In is the debut studio album by American Glam metal band Poison, released in 1986 through the Enigma label of Events 338 BC - A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) It included one single, "Cry Tough", which never charted, followed by three hits, "Talk Dirty to Me", "I Want Action", and "I Won't Forget You". Sales for the album topped 2 million copies. The record's production would later fuel a public feud between the band and producer Ric Browde, who stated that Poison was a "triumph of image over substance" and that DeVille was the only member of the band who had any musical talent. 
In 1987 the band also recorded a cover of the Kiss song "Rock And Roll All Nite" for Less Than Zero's Rick Rubin-produced soundtrack. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972 Less Than Zero is a Novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1985. In the same year, a Geffen publicist successfully sued Michaels and Dall for assault after they poured a bucket of ice water over her at a party. The stunt appeared to have been in retaliation for various negative comments made about Poison by Geffen band Guns N' Roses. Guns N' Roses is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985 
Poison's second album, Open Up and Say...Ahh!, which was released on May 21, 1988 (see 1988 in music) would ultimately go on to sell 8 million copies worldwide. Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) This is a list of notable events in Music that took place in the year 1988. The record included the band's biggest hit, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," along with other top 10 hits, "Nothin' But A Good Time", "Fallen Angel" and the Loggins and Messina cover "Your Mama Don't Dance. " Every Rose Has Its Thorn " is a Power ballad / rock song by American Glam metal band Poison. Loggins and Messina were an American rock - pop duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. " The album had created a controversy with its initial cover, a depiction of a female demonic figure with an apparently obscenely long tongue. A censored version of the cover followed, focusing on the figure's eyes. By the time the band toured with David Lee Roth (in 1988 on the Skyscraper Tour), it was apparent Poison had become a major live act. David Lee Roth (often referred to as "Diamond Dave" (born October 10 1954 Bloomington Indiana) is an American rock Vocalist Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) As the end of 1989 neared, Poison had become the fourth-best selling hard rock band of the 1980s behind only Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and Guns N' Roses. Bon Jovi is an American Hard rock band from Sayreville New Jersey. Guns N' Roses is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985
Poison's third album, Flesh & Blood, released on June 21, 1990, also was highly successful. Flesh & Blood is the third studio album by American Glam metal band Poison, released in 1990 through the Enigma label of Capitol Records. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) It too features an alternate cover, as the original featured what appeared to be running ink or possibly blood from the tattoo. (Subsequent versions of this cover removed this "extra" ink. ) The record went multi-platinum, spawning three gold singles: "Unskinny Bop," "Ride the Wind," and the ballad "Something To Believe In". " Unskinny Bop " is a song by American Glam metal band Poison - the 1st single from their 1990 Flesh & Blood album " Something to Believe In " is a Power ballad by American Glam rock band Poison, it's the 2nd single from their 1990 (see 1990 in music The last single released was the title cut, "Flesh & Blood (Sacrifice)". The video was banned from MTV due to its explicit nature, but did surface later in the video compilation, Flesh, Blood & Videotape early in 1991. Flesh & Blood reached #2 on the American charts, providing the impetus for a further world tour. One of Poison's few appearances in the UK was on August 18, 1990 at Donington's Monsters of Rock festival in the summer of 1990. Monsters of Rock was an annual rock music festival in England held every August at the Castle Donington racetrack from 1980&ndash1996 (with the odd exception Whitesnake headlined with Aerosmith, Poison, Quireboys and Thunder supporting them. Whitesnake are an English Hard rock band founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple) Aerosmith is an American Hard rock band sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston " and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" The Quireboys are a Hard rock band formed during 1984 in London England with strong ties to Newcastle. Thunder are an English Hard rock band who originally formed in 1989 when Terraplane broke up leaving lead singer Danny Bowes This event was broadcast on BBC Radio 1. Poison recorded a number of performances during its 1990/1991 Flesh & Blood tour which were released in November 1991 as their fourth album, Swallow This Live. Swallow This Live is a live compilation album by Glam rock band Poison. The double album features live tracks from Poison's first three studio albums and four new studio tracks, which were the last recorded before guitarist C. C. DeVille's departure from the band within that year.
Despite Poison's success, DeVille's cocaine and alcohol addictions had begun to cause strife in the band. Cocaine ( benzoylmethyl ecgonine) is a Crystalline Tropane Alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the Coca plant In Chemistry, an alcohol is any Organic compound in which a Hydroxyl group ( - O[[hydrogen H]]) is bound to a Carbon Conflict between Michaels and DeVille culminated in a fistfight backstage at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards, provoked by DeVille's inept live performance. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. The MTV Video Music Awards were established in the end of the summer of 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top Music videos of the year After bringing "Unskinny Bop" to a grinding halt, DeVille launched into "Talk Dirty To Me," forcing the band to switch songs in mid-performance. Deville was fired and replaced by Pennsylvanian guitarist Richie Kotzen. Richie Kotzen (born February 3, 1970 in Reading Pennsylvania) is an American Guitarist, singer and songwriter
Poison's fifth album, Native Tongue was released on February 8, 1993. Native Tongue is the fourth studio album by American Hard rock band Poison, released in 1993 through Capitol Records. Events 421 - Constantius III becomes co- Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) The record was strongly influenced by Kotzen's fresh songwriting contributions and guitar performance. It marked a change for the band as they abandoned their anthemic party tunes to focus on more serious subjects. Containing the single "Stand," the album received generally positive reviews, but sales were comparatively sluggish, selling only 1 million copies worldwide. The band toured in support of the album, but tensions mounted between Kotzen and the rest of Poison. Kotzen's future in the band was doomed when it was discovered that he had become romantically involved with Rockett's ex-fiancée Deanna Eve. Kotzen was promptly fired, and replaced by Blues Saraceno. Blues Saraceno (born October 17, 1971) is an American rock guitarist and music producer from Connecticut.
Poison began recording its sixth album, Crack a Smile, in 1994. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Recording was brought to an abrupt halt in May 1994, when Michaels was involved in an accident in which he lost control of his Ferrari. An accident is a specific identifiable unexpected unusual and unintended external event which occurs in a particular time and place without apparent or deliberate Ferrari SpA is an Italian Sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy Michaels suffered a broken nose, ribs, jaw, and fingers and lost four teeth. Anatomically a nose is a protuberance in Vertebrates that houses the Nostrils or nares which admit and expel air for respiration in conjunction with the In Vertebrate Anatomy, ribs ( Latin costae) are the long curved Bones which form the ribcage. The jaw is either of the two opposable structures forming or near the entrance to the Mouth. A finger is a type of digit, an organ of manipulation and sensation found in the Hands of Humans and other Primates Normally humans have five digits After his recovery in 1995, the band continued recording. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 In the face of a sharp decline in demand for 1980s-style hair metal, and with a shift in staff at the label, Capitol Records offered little support for a new Poison record. Instead, the label opted for a Greatest Hits compilation which featured a couple of bonus new tracks with Blues Saraceno on guitar. The record was released on 26 Nov 1996, and went platinum, despite the lack of an immediate tour to support the album. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Platinum (ˈplætɪnəm is a Chemical element with the Atomic symbol Pt and an Atomic number of 78
Bret Michaels made his movie debut in the Charlie Sheen movie A Letter From Death Row in 1998. Bret Michael Sychak (born March 15, 1963 in Butler Pennsylvania) is best known as the lead Vocalist of the Glam metal Rock Carlos Irwin Estévez (born September 3 1965 better known as Charlie Sheen, is an American actor A Letter from Death Row is the debut solo album by Bret Michaels, the lead singer of the rock band Poison. He also released his first solo album that year (the soundtrack to the movie). After seven years apart, Michaels and DeVille were able to patch up their differences during the latter part of 1998. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) The Greatest Hits reunion tour finally took place in the summer of 1999. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The original lineup intact, Poison hit the road. The band's supporting tour was a success, with its show at Pine Knob Amphitheater in Detroit drawing a sell-out crowd of 18,000. Tour dates averaged crowds of 12,000. A summertime appearance on VH1's Behind the Music appeared to solidify the reunited lineup's newfound popularity. Behind the Music was a Television series on VH1 that ran from 1997 to 2006, and continues to air sporadically with new episodes
Hardcore fans uncovered copies of Crack a Smile from the numerous bootlegs that were beginning to surface, but it wasn't long before a shortfall in supply became evident. Fans clamored for an official release fearing that not only was the album becoming a collectors piece but was also quite possibly "their best album to date. " On March 14, 2000 Crack a Smile...and More! was finally released with extra tracks to combat the bootleg industry. Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. This being now Poison's seventh album after the Greatest Hits: 1986-1996 album took its place as the sixth and what fans were calling "The Lost Album". Crack a Smile. . . and More! was a bright and raunchy series of party anthems, containing few traces of the seriousness of Native Tongue. Native Tongue is the fourth studio album by American Hard rock band Poison, released in 1993 through Capitol Records. However it did host various outtakes from the Crack a Smile and Open Up And Say...Ahh! sessions. "One More For The Bone" and "Set You Free", both outtakes, were originally planned for use as B-sides though no single selection was ever made. In addition to the outtakes, live recordings from the 1990 installment of the MTV Unplugged series were included. MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing Acoustic instruments It was produced by Viacom and was directed by Beth
Later in the same year C. C. Deville released his solo album 'Samantha 7' and Poison also released Power to the People, their first album with DeVille in eight years. Power to the People is a music album from the American rock band Poison, released on June 13, 2000 on the band's independent The record contained five new studio songs: "Power to the People," "Can't Bring Me Down," "Last Song," "Strange," and "I Hate Every Bone In Your Body But Mine," the latter with DeVille on lead vocals for the first time. The remainder of the album featured live performances from tours during 1999 and 2000.
Hollyweird, Poison's ninth studio album, was released on May 21, 2002. Hollyweird is the sixth studio album by American Hard rock band Poison, released on March 21, 2002 through Cyanide Music. Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. It was Poison's first full album of new material with C. C. DeVille back in the band. The album was heavily criticized by both critics and fans, with many feeling it had poor production quality and an unimpressive new sound. Other reviewers were more impressed - All Music Guide declaring it "one of their best records, if not their best". allmusic (previously All Music Guide) is a Metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide.
. Robert Harry Kuykendall also known as Bobby Dall (born November 2, 1963 in Seidel Hospital, Harrisburg Pennsylvania is best The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend . . Actually, that was Rikki’s idea. When we came into rehearsals. . . to break the ice for the new record. . . before we started fightin’ and arguin’ about songs, we went through a list of covers and remakes. . . . It was the song that stuck and I think it fits perfectly for our band. It has a great melody and a great vocal, but it's also kinda sparse and undefined. . . it was kinda like an open pallet for us. 
In 2003, Poison released their second greatest hits compilation album Best of Ballads & Blues with acoustic versions of "Something to Believe In" and "Stand. Best of Ballads & Blues is a greatest hits compilation CD from the American rock band Poison. " Bret Michaels also released his 2nd solo album 'Songs Of Life'. Bret Michael Sychak (born March 15, 1963 in Butler Pennsylvania) is best known as the lead Vocalist of the Glam metal Rock On January 7, 2003 after almost 20 years with Poison, Rikki Rockett released his first solo album Glitter 4 Your Soul which was distributed online. Events 1325 - Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal. 1558 - France takes Calais, the last continental Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Richard Allan Ream (born 8 August 1961) better known by the Stage name Rikki Rockett, is an American Drummer best The album was a tribute to 1970s glam rock. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a sub-genre of Rock music that developed in the UK in the post- Hippie early 1970s which was "performed by
During the summer of 2004, Poison were invited to serve as opening band on Kiss's “Rock the Nation” tour. Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972 Apart from the release of Bret Michael's 3rd solo album, the country-rock-influenced 'Freedom Of Sound', the band were largely inactive for 2005.
The song "Nothing But a Good Time" is featured in the 2003 film Grind. The song comes about when Joey Kern's character put in a Poison cd, then everyone in the van starts to sing the song and air guitar the solo. Joseph Daniel Kern (born September 5 1976 in Kentucky) is an American Actor.
After a year off, Poison returned. They celebrated their 20th anniversary with a "20 Years Of Rock" tour in the summer of 2006, with fellow rockers Cinderella and Endeverafter opening. Cinderella is an American rock band from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Endeverafter (typeset as EndeverafteR) is an American rock band from Sacramento California. The tour swiftly became one of the most successful tours of 2006 in the U. S. , averaging about 20,000 people per night. The band had released an anniversary best-of album The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock, in April 2006. The Best of Poison 20 Years of Rock is a Compilation album from the American rock band Poison, released to celebrate the band's 20 year Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The record also features a new track, a cover of Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band", produced by Don Was. Grand Funk Railroad (also known as Grand Funk) is an American rock band " We're an American Band " (from the album of the same name) is a 1973 song by the band Grand Funk Railroad. Don Was (born Don Fagenson; September 13, 1952) is an American Musician, bassist and Record producer. This marked Poison's return to the Billboard top 20 charts for the first time since 1993. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) The compilation debuted at #17 with a first week sales total of 39,721. "Your Mama Don't Dance" was played in the movie "RV" in 2006. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The new CD delivered the band's highest chart position since Native Tongue debuted at #16 in 1993. Native Tongue is the fourth studio album by American Hard rock band Poison, released in 1993 through Capitol Records. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar)
On August 1, Capitol Records released remastered versions of the first three Poison albums: Look What the Cat Dragged In, Open Up and Say...Ahh! and Flesh and Blood, in honor of Poison's 20th anniversary. Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as Look What the Cat Dragged In is the debut studio album by American Glam metal band Poison, released in 1986 through the Enigma label of Flesh & Blood is the third studio album by American Glam metal band Poison, released in 1990 through the Enigma label of Capitol Records. All three include bonus tracks. Look What the Cat Dragged In features the extra track "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," Open Up and Say...Ahh! with the previously banned album cover displayed has the extra tracks "Livin' For The Minute" and an interview with the band. Look What the Cat Dragged In is the debut studio album by American Glam metal band Poison, released in 1986 through the Enigma label of The new version of Flesh and Blood features two extra tracks: an alternate version of "Something to Believe In" and an instrumental cover of the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen". Flesh & Blood is the third studio album by American Glam metal band Poison, released in 1990 through the Enigma label of Capitol Records. " God Save the Queen " was the second single released by the Punk rock band Sex Pistols.
During the show in Atlanta on August 25, 2006, band members Bret Michaels and Bobby Dall had to be separated by members of the road crew and fellow band member Rikki Rockett after the two came to blows right before the encore, with Michaels throwing his mic at Dall, and Dall retaliating by slamming his bass into Michaels, injuring his knee. Bret Michael Sychak (born March 15, 1963 in Butler Pennsylvania) is best known as the lead Vocalist of the Glam metal Rock Robert Harry Kuykendall also known as Bobby Dall (born November 2, 1963 in Seidel Hospital, Harrisburg Pennsylvania is best Richard Allan Ream (born 8 August 1961) better known by the Stage name Rikki Rockett, is an American Drummer best Michaels apologized later and stated, "You may have just seen the last concert by Poison in its current formation". The altercation happened before the band's set ended with "Talk Dirty To Me". " Talk Dirty to Me " is the second single from Poison, originally from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In. After some tense moments and Michaels' apology to the crowd including his explanation that "like brothers, sometimes you have to air things out", the band did finish the set. Dall left the stage immediately. 
This is not the first physical incident between the band members. There have been many over the years, but this is the first onstage since the famous fistfight between Michaels and Deville at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1991, but that took place after the performance, not during. The MTV Video Music Awards were established in the end of the summer of 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top Music videos of the year The band took time out while Michaels continues with his solo tour. DeVille appeared on VH1's reality television show The Surreal Life in March 2006, the same day he got out of rehab. The Surreal Life is a Reality television series that sets a select group of past-their-prime celebrities and records them as they live together in a mansion in
On January 03, 2007 Poison announced on their official MySpace page that they would like the fans to help pick favourite classic rock songs for the new studio album that they are to record. MySpace is a popular social networking Website offering an interactive user-submitted network of friends personal profiles blogs groups photos music and The fans replied with suggestions like Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird," The Sweet's "Ballroom Blitz," and AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" along with what might be an obvious choice - Alice Cooper's "Poison". Lynyrd Skynyrd (ˌlɛnɚdˈskɪnɝd is an American Southern rock band is a song by the American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was first featured on the band's debut album (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd in 1973 and Sweet (referred to as The Sweet on albums before 1974 and singles before 1975 were a popular 1970s British band. " Ballroom Blitz " is a Song written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and originally recorded by the Glam rock band Sweet AC/DC are an Australian Hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. " You Shook Me All Night Long " is one of AC/DC 's signature songs from their most successful album Back in Black. Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer songwriter and musician whose career spans five Poison is a song by artist Alice Cooper written and produced by Desmond Child released worldwide as a single in 1989 and is featured on his 18th studio album On January 28, 2007 Rikki Rockett explained
"The Album will be ready for a summer Poison tour. That is the plan, anyway. p. s. The songs we are doing are NOT what you expect"
On February 14, 2007, it was released by VH1 that Bret Michaels is going to have his own reality show called "Rock of Love With Bret Michaels" where women will have to compete for his love and prove they can keep up with his rock star life. VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television Bret Michael Sychak (born March 15, 1963 in Butler Pennsylvania) is best known as the lead Vocalist of the Glam metal Rock Bret Michael Sychak (born March 15, 1963 in Butler Pennsylvania) is best known as the lead Vocalist of the Glam metal Rock Rock of Love premiered on July 15, 2007
During 2007 Poison went on a summer tour with Ratt. Rock of Love is an American Reality television Dating game show. Ratt is an American Glam metal band that formed in San Diego and enjoyed significant commercial success in the 1980s They released their covers album, now named Poison'd! on June 5th through Capitol Records. Poison'd! is the seventh studio album from the American rock band Poison. Tramp's White Lion was removed from the tour due to legal issues, and Vains of Jenna took their place. This article is about the band for the big cats see White lion. Vains of Jenna are a Sleaze Rock band formed in Falkenberg, Sweden during January 2005 The August 2nd sold-out show in at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri was taped for a live concert DVD and for a HDNet Concert special called: POISON: LIVE, RAW & UNCUT that will debut on October 26th as part of Heavy Metal Halloween. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Poison also appeared that night on the channel's Sound Off with Matt Pinfield. 
Poison played at the Rock2Wgtn rock festival in Wellington, New Zealand, the weekend of March 22-23. The Rock2Wgtn Fesival is a two day Music festival. It is the second major music festival to be held in New Zealand, the first being the Big Day Out Wellington (ˈwælɪŋtən is the Capital of New Zealand, the country's second largest urban area, the New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island The festival also included fellow legendary rockers: KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Whitesnake and Finnish Hard Rock act Lordi. Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972 John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer songwriter and musician whose career spans five Whitesnake are an English Hard rock band founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple) Lordi is a heavy metal quintet from Finland. The concept for Lordi was devised in 1992 however the band was not formed until 1996 by Tomi Putaansuu (known 
Poison have been confirmed to play at the Sweden rock festival 2008.  Sebastian Bach is slated to be the opening act on this Summer's 2008 Poison tour, also featuring Dokken. Sebastian Bach (born Sebastian Philip Bierk, on April 3, 1968) is a Canadian heavy metal singer best known as ex- Frontman Dokken is an American heavy metal and Hard rock band that was formed in 1978 This is somewhat controversial as Bach has been vocal about his dislike of Poison in the past, but apparently he was able to bury the hatchet with the rock band for a Summer tour in North America.
It has been confirmed that Poison and Tesla will coheadline the 2008 Lions Club benefit concert in Greenville, Wisconsin. Sebastian Bach will open.
On March 28, 2008, Rikki Rockett was arrested on suspicion of rape in Los Angeles after getting off a flight from New Zealand. According to police reports, a woman in Neshoba County, MS, filed a report stating that on September 23, 2007, Rockett sexually assaulted her in his room at the Silver Star Hotel & Casino located on a Choctaw Indian reservation. The Choctaw are a Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States ( Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana)  Rocket was exonerated of all charges on May 22, as it was discovered that he was not in Mississippi during the time of the alleged rape, and that a man by the name of John Minskoff used Rockett's name when he met the woman before raping her. 
Total Over 15 Million Albums in the United States alone as of June, 2008