Speaking with Newsday, POISON frontman Bret Michaels – who has carved out a successful solo career – claimed that the band is more than just a live nostalgia act even though their last studio release of original material was Hollyweird in 2002.
Michaels: “There’s never going to be a day when I say, ‘I’m done with Posion. The band is looking forward to returning in 2020 with some new songs. We are still having the time of our lives on stage.”
Check out live footage above of Poison on the road in on the Nothin’ But A Good Time Tour 2018.
“Formerly known as Paris, Poison was formed in 1984 by Bret Michaels, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett. After leaving their hometown of Harrisburg, PA, and resettling in L.A., the boys began holding auditions for a fourth member. Guitarist C.C. Deville got the gig, famously beating out future Guns N’ Roses bandmate Slash in the process. With their lineup intact, Poison embraced a glammy, androgynous image and began playing shows in L.A., becoming masters of self-promotion and D.I.Y. advertising in the process. The hard work won them a contract with Enigma Records in 1986, and they released their first album, Look What the Cat Dragged In, that summer. The record spawned a pair of Top 40 hits, “Talk Dirty to Me” and “I Won’t Forget You,” and sold over two-million copies within a year of its release. ” – All Music