RIKKI ROCKETT: POISON Is 'Literally Bigger Than The Individual Members At This Point'

July 7, 2018

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett recently spoke with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On his favorite thing about being in POISON:

Rikki: "Well, I helped start the band, I'm a founding member, so this was my dream, it was my idea. And to see it come to life and have this life of its own… It's literally bigger than the individual members at this point. It's something that the fans have helped create, too. And I think that's part of the longevity of us, really — that the fans have actually taken part in the development of POISON, 'cause we do listen to what people said... We have literally taken things into consideration over the years about how we should do things, and what you have now is a band that both had its ideals and also fans' input through years and years and years, and that's what you see on the stage."

On what motivates POISON to keep going after all these years:

Rikki: "Who doesn't wanna tour and play in front of crowds and rock? If you're a rock fan — we're fans of rock to begin with — and to do our own stuff and play it for people, I mean, it's the best way to make a living, literally."

On the possibility of new music from POISON:

Rikki: "I sure hope so. I don't have an announcement about that, but we have talked about that/ We're gonna have more meetings about the future of POISON very soon, and you will definitely be informed about that when the time comes."

POISON kicked off the "Nothin' But A Good Time 2018" tour with CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL on May 18 at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, California.

POISON's last album of new material was 2002's "Hollyweird". Back in 2007, they released "Poison'd", an album of covers.

Rockett recently celebrated two years cancer free after undergoing an experimental treatment. He was diagnosed with oral cancer back in 2015.

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