John Benson of The Vindicator recently conducted an interview with POISON singer Bret Michaels. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
The Vindicator: Naturally, 25 years together is an important milestone for you guys. Should fans be surprised you're celebrating it as an opener?
Bret: It's been incredible so far to be performing on the summer tour with MTLEY CRE and the NEW YORK DOLLS with my band POISON. When I was out solo last fall, I said to the crowd, "Wouldn't it be cool for POISON and MTLEY to do a tour together?" And it all came together. It's an amazing milestone for us, and seeing all the generations of fans together is just mind-blowing and awesome. The energy the crowd brings to the table is great and that, for me, is just the best feeling.
The Vindicator: Any funny memories of MTLEY CRE from decades ago? Was there ever a rivalry between bands?
Bret: We're having a blast and we've always had fun. Back when we were starting out it was just always a great time and full of pyrotechnics and incredible energy. People love to stir up drama about POISON and MTLEY, but honestly we're just two bands bringing our music to the fans.
The Vindicator: It's been a while since POISON released any new material. Any ideas when fans can expect your next album?
Bret: I'm not sure when that will happen. But I'm sure that it will one day. I love writing music, and I love those guys. When the time is right and the inspiration hits, I'm sure we'll all find ourselves back in the studio together. Music is, without a doubt, what keeps me going.
Read the entire interview from The Vindicator.