Tag: Get Your Rock On
Bret Michaels of Poison kicks off Arizona Bike Week with a free show tonight (Mar. 25) at Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, and will spend the summer on the road with Poison, Def Leppard and Lita Ford. He has also announced more contributors to his upcoming solo album.
Michaels talked to azcentral.com to promote his appearance, and let loose with more details about 'Get Your Rock On,' which features the Supercross theme song ('Get Your Ride On') and guest appearances by Jimmy Buffett, Ace Frehley, Loretta Lynn and more.
Bret said, "Really amazing record. I put a lot of hard work into this. And everyone that's on it, I'm not only friends with but fans of. I've got Ace Frehley from Kiss and Michael Anthony from Van Halen. I redid "Nothin' But a Good Time" and played everything on it but the lead guitar and bass. Ace Frehley plays the solo and Michael Anthony plays bass. Then, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" has Joe Perry from Aerosmith and Hugh McDonald from Bon Jovi. And it's got Loretta Lynn singing it with me. Then, Jimmy Buffett, me and him did "Margaritaville" live.
Q: It's star-studded.
A: Yeah. But it's all people I know. Vinnie Paul from Pantera. They're all friends of mine. The best one -- are you ready for this? -- I remade "Sweet Home Alabama" with the guys from Lynyrd Skynyrd playing and singing on it. Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke are on it. I wanted them to hear what I had done. I gave it a really cool feel. And they were like, "This is awesome."
We'll see if Bret can complete his wish list of by getting Stevie Nicks on the record, who he has mentioned he really wants in the past.
A release date for the album hasn't been set, but it’s possible the album will arrive just as Michaels hits the road with his Poison bandmates this June.
Read the entire interview here: www.azcentral.com
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This from Rollingstone.com: Bret Michaels' upcoming solo album, 'Get Your Rock On,' will include a few friends. "Loretta Lynn and I are gonna redo 'Every Rose Has It’s Thorn' together," he tells Rolling Stone. "And, for me, growing up in a family that my father loved country music and Coal Miner’s Daughter, this is gonna be a really awesome time."
How did the two come together? "I met her at Thanksgiving and it was really great. We were out at her ranch in Hurricane Mills and we sat there, me and her, and after everyone, the whole family and my crew sort of dissipated we sat there and started writing some songs together," he says. And one of the ideas she had was redoing 'Every Rose Has It’s Thorn' and I thought it would be unbelievable for me and her to do that together."
Among the other guests on the album are Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen and Jimmy Buffett. "The song 'Get Your Rock On' has Phil Collen from Def Leppard playing guitar with me and it also has guitarist Sal Costa from My Darkest Days, really, really good guitar player and good friend," he says. "Jimmy Buffet and I did a live version of 'Margaritaville' together."
Michaels says the two duets, with Lynn and Buffett, will be "two bonus tracks." And of the rest of the record he says, "It is just straight up in your face rock & roll."
"Every Rose Has It's Thorn" is just one of the songs that came from his Thanksgiving jam session with Lynn. There will be more. "There are two songs we wrote together. One of them is going to appear, she’s a doing a new album with T-Bone Burnett, we’re gonna go down and do one on that," he says. "And then we’re gonna do one [on] an album that’s called Me, My Guitar And I, it’s a record that will come out either later in the year or sometime next year."
Michaels will be very busy in 2012, with Poison hitting the road this summer with Def Leppard in addition to his two planned solo albums.
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Joe Elliott and Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks and more to guest on new Bret Michaels solo album
Bret Michaels says his next solo album, "Get Your Rock On," will feature a multitude of guest artists, including: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Stevie Nicks, possibly members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and groups such as Pop Evil and My Darkest Days.
"I'm in the process of doing it as we speak," Michaels told Billboard.com. "When you're having other artists perform with you, it's about working with their time schedule and a lot of taking care of some of the business before you can enjoy the pleasure of just jamming together. I try to keep it pretty organic. We have to make sure everyone's good with the timing and can get into the studio to sing. But I think we're going to have a blast making this record."
Michaels already has Elliott and Collen contributing to "Get Your Rock On's" title track, while other collaborations will be determined in the near future. He says the album may also include a live version of "Margaritaville" he performed with Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band during 2010 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in suburban Detroit.
Michaels is hoping to have a first single, likely the title track -- out by the end of the year, digitally if not on CD.
Michaels seems to always have a number of other projects going on concurently, and after wrapping up the Poison tour with Mtley Crue and continuing with solo concerts, he's working on a pair of new reality TV shows. "Something to Believe In" is a network-targeted, philanthropic feel-good program that involves Donald Trump and will feature Michaels helping out families and businesses in need. "A Star is Reborn," meanwhile, is a competition show for cable that will involve "people who were big stars, who are creative and want to make a big comeback," with the winner getting another label deal. Michaels hopes to put both shows on the air in 2012.
Poison plans to tour again in the summer of 2012, and Michaels is hoping it will be with Def Leppard, who his band toured with in 2009. And he promises that 2012 will finally bring the publication of his long-promised autobiography "Roses and Thorns: The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy to My Reality," which has says has been retooled to meet his latest deadline.
"It's going to be about the roses and thorns of situations in my life -- what was happening, the good, the bad, the ugly and the solution," Michaels explains. "It won't be one of those books that, 'I was born here, I moved here, this happened here, me and CeCe (DeVille) got in a fight...' I wanted to give the book more of an identity. And it's been tough, because every time I think I'm finished, something new happens. But now it's closer to how I always wanted it to be, so it's going to get out there, in the summer."