Posted on August 2nd, 2012 No comments
Monday Poison singer Bret Michaels called off his engagement to his girlfriend Kristi Gibson. “Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters,” says the rep.
Michaels, 49, and Gibson, 41, are parents to Raine Elizabeth, 12, and Jorja Bleu, 7.
After 16-plus years together Michaels finally proposed to Gibson on Dec. 2, 2010, with the cameras rolling; the big moment aired on the finale of his VH1 show Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.
On another note, Bret is planning to make a movie about his life.
The 80′s rocker, who owns a film production company with actor Charlie Sheen, wants to put together a film to tell his story, starting from his childhood in Pittsburgh, Pa., and documenting his rise to fame with his band Poison.
“I want to tell the story,” Michaels told The Columbus Dispatch. “Mostly, when you see rock movies, it has to be this over-the-top thing. I want to give people a Bret Michaels movie where they see that my life is a comedy of errors. I also want to show my fans how to get through the kind of troubles that would leave most people flat on the floor.”
Posted on October 24th, 2011 No comments
Members of Poison have been hit with a lawsuit claiming that four of their songs were stolen from another band.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Illinois federal court, isn’t over recently created work, but rather over old hits, including “Talk Dirty To Me,” “I Won’t Forget You,” “Fallen Angel” and “Ride the Wind.”
The plaintiffs in this new case are Billy McCarthy and James Stonich, who were members of a Chicago band known as Kid Rocker. This band was formerly signed to Atlantic Records and is said to have been a favorite on the Hollywood club scene in the early-1980s. During those years, they created a number of songs, including “Hit and Run” and “Wham Bam Slammin’ Romance,” which are said to have later been incorporated by Poison in their own work.
According to the plaintiffs, in 1984, before guitarist C.C. DeVille joined Poison, he auditioned for Kid Rocker. During this time, he allegedly was shown completed and formatted songs and was lent master-recorded studio tapes. Kid Rocker disbanded that year, but McCarthy purportedly presented songs for DeVille’s use as a member of another band, Screamin’ Mimis. Then DeVille joined Poison, and the rest is history. In 2004 McCarthy was asked by Sleaze Roxx how much of a hand he had in writing “Talk Dirty To Me” and replied, “I was the only hand in the arrangement–which Poison karaoke’d off Screamin Mimi’s version. If others differ, I’m waiting to hear or see it.” Poison became one of the stars of the glam era as their debut album, Look What the Cat Dragged In, sold approximately 4 million copies.
Now, 25 years later, McCarthy and Stonich are suing members of Poison plus Capitol Records and EMI Music for allegedly infringing the copyright on their songs. The plaintiffs are demanding disgorgement of all profits from the songs in question, statutory damages for willful infringement, and an injunction that prevents Poison and Michaels from performing this allegedly stolen material.
Posted on September 24th, 2010 No comments
The surgery needed to fix a hole in Bret Michaels’ heart has been moved to January. The operation was originally scheduled for this fall.
Doctors discovered the hole earlier this year when Michaels was in the hospital recovering from a stroke. It’s been a rough year for the rocker, who survived an emergency appendectomy and a brain hemorrhage shortly before the warning stroke. The hole in his heart is a condition he has unknowingly had since birth.
Posted on May 5th, 2010 No comments
Doctors “are feeling pretty confident” that Michaels will not suffer another hemorrhage and will fully recover.
The rock singer and reality TV star needs four to six weeks of rest before he can resume a normal schedule, Dr. Joseph Zabramski said.
His road manager announced last week that Michaels might be able to resume his concert tour on May 26, but his doctor said he asked Michaels to take it easy.
I80s.com is happy to hear Bret is recovering well and is released from the hospital!
Posted on April 16th, 2010 No comments
Former Poison frontman Bret Michaels has been released from a Texas hospital following an emergency appendectomy earlier this week.
Early Monday morning, the Celebrity Apprentice star was rushed to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills in San Antonio, Texas, after suffering from excruciating stomach pains originally thought to be symptoms of the stomach flu. He had remained under the care of his doctors until Wednesday when hospital officials confirmed that Michaels, a diabetic, was released.