BRET MICHAELS Says He Developed His Bandana-Folding Technique Through 'Much Trial And Error'

May 25, 2022

POISON frontman Bret Michaels recently spoke to Shaggy of the 94.9 and 104.5 The Pick radio station in Idaho Falls, Idaho about his recently released video tutorial on how to fold a bandana like a headband. Regarding how he developed the technique, Bret said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Through trial and error, which is the story of my life. People have been laughing about the TikTok video. I do these for fun and inspiration — just crazy moments. If they get a chance, the fans, to check out… I'm telling you — if you're ever gonna wear a bandana, I have figured out the patented diamond fold, the Bret Michaels diamond fold, that works every time. It's simple. But I went through a lot of trial and error. And I'm giving it to the fans. It's on the house. [Laughs] It's a free one on the house. And people literally have been… even my buddies are texting me, 'Dude, thank you. This has been battle for years, going to a concert or getting on my Harley and taking a ride.' So I've unleashed the diamond fold… And it came with much trial and error, trust me. Over the years, I'm, like, 'There's gotta be a better way. I'll just go right back to the drawing board.' And I finally figured out the diamond technique that'll adjust to any head size. [Laughs]"

Back in 2010, Michaels told "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that he kept his trademark bandana on the entire time when he was rushed to the hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

"It's like Superman without the cape. I said, 'If I'm going out, I wanna go out rocking,'" Michaels told Winfrey. "Leave the boots on [and] some form of a bandana."

In 2013, in a video interview with People magazine, Michaels admitted to having an extensive collection of the popular head gear. "I don't have an exact count," the 59-year-old musicians said, "but I'm going to say at least a thousand different bandanas."

As a reality TV star, Michaels has appeared in an extensive library of hit shows including VH1's smash show "Rock Of Love", winning the highest-rated season of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" and Travel Channel's "Rock My RV", currently featured on the Discovery+ streaming platform. Fans have eagerly binged his TV hits on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Tubi, PlutoTV and AppleTV.

Bret was born in Butler, Pennsylvania on March 15, 1963. Rising to fame as the frontman of POISON, one of rock's most iconic and enduring bands, he helped define rock 'n' roll on the Sunset Strip. POISON's massive success includes selling over 30 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles. Bret's solo career has charted its own course with multiple solo albums. His "Custom Built" album included guest appearances by Joe Perry (AEROSMITH) Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Buffett, Ace Frehley (KISS),Michael Anthony (VAN HALEN) and members of LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

POISON's "The Stadium Tour" with MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS was originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020 but ended up being pushed back to 2021, and then to 2022, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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