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POISON Frontman Announces 'Freedom Of Sound' Solo Tour

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will embark on the "Freedom of Sound" solo tour beginning in early November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 04 - Nashville, TN - The Mercy Lounge Nov. 05 - Cincinnati, OH - Annie's Nov. 06 - Chicago, IL - Joe's Nov. 09 - Bay City, MI - Westown Theatre --change-- ....
October 13, 2004

THE 69 EYES Perform In Moscow: Photos Available

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES performed a headlining show at CDK MAI in Moscow, Russia on Friday (Oct. 1). Check out pictures from Gallery#1, Gallery#2. As previously reported, THE 69 EYES are scheduled to release their new album, "Devils", this fall through EMI/Virgin Record...
October 3, 2004

THE 69 EYES: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have revealed the track listing of their new album, entitled "Devils", tentatively due this fall through EMI/Virgin Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED) and Johnny Lee Michaels and will be pre...
September 23, 2004

RIKKI ROCKETT Says POISON As A Creative Force Is Very Handicapped Right Now

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett has posted the following message on The Rockett Haus message board: "I know I don't post here often enough, but I seriuously can't keep up with all the threads and when that happens, people think I'm being snotish or something. I do my best. "Anyway, this is how I see PO...
August 25, 2004


The New York Post's "Page Six" column is reporting that Pamela Anderson says she split with rocker ex-lover Bret Michaels of POISON because he wouldn't stop having orgies with groupies. "He liked the buffet," Anderson told radio shock jock Howard Stern the other day. "I wanted the a la carte. I want...
August 6, 2004

THOR Voted One Of Top Frontmen Of All Time

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) was voted one of the top 100 frontmen of all time by England's Classic Rock magazine. Thor reportedly defeated the likes of Courtney Love, Bret Michaels and Suzi Quatro. Other legends on the list included Ozzy Osbourne, Freddie Mercury, Steven...
August 4, 2004

Former S1FT Members Form New Band

Former S1FT members Chris Dinsmore (vocals) and Bret Crane (keyboards) have joined forces in a new band called MANIPULANT. The group, which is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, will pursue a "much heavier and melodic sound" than Dinsmore and Cane's previous band, according to a press release....
July 20, 2004

POISON Singer: 'Every Rose' Is The 'Freebird' Of Our Generation

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times writes: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", POISON's quintessential breakup song of the glitzy '80s — that lighter-waving weeper, occasional prom theme and karaoke nightmare — is the Godzilla of the monster ballads, demolishing all others in its path (In the interest of...
July 8, 2004


DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, are reportedly working with singer Kyle Michaels (ALEX MASI, ANIMAL, RAVAGE) following the departure of vocalist Trace Edward Zaber earlier in the year. DAVID SHANKLE GROUP's debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", was rel...
July 6, 2004

POISON's BRET MICHAELS Calls Himself 'A New Breed Of American Cowboy'

POISON singer Bret Michaels has told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that much of his solo music reflects his new gig: country music, a longtime passion. Michaels' fondness for country music even seeped into some of POISON's earlier songs, such as the 1989 No. 1 hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". "I'm so...
June 30, 2004

THE 69 EYES Top Finnish Single Chart

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have topped the Finnish single chart with their latest single, "Lost Boys", in its second week of release. The song is also in "high radio rotation" on the main radio stations in Finland, according to a posting on the band's web site. To celebrate the release of th...
June 26, 2004

POISON Frontman Plays Country Show

POISON frontman Bret Michaels was the special guest of country star Chris Cagle at The Coliseum in Nashville last Sunday (June 13) as part of the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair. The two sang a reworked version of POISON's 1988 Number One hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Michaels told Launch Radio Networ...
June 17, 2004


Bret Michaels of POISON fame and occasional country crooner, will perform at CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair Sunday night (June 13) at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee with Capitol Nashville artist Chris Cagle. "This is what CMA Music Festival is all about," said CMA Executive Director Ed Benson. "E...
June 9, 2004

THE 69 EYES: 'Helsinki Vampires' DVD To Receive European Release

Finland's goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will distribute their 2003 DVD "Helsinki Vampires" Europe-wide through Nuclear Blast starting on July 12. The DVD was previously only available in Finland and contains a complete live concert of the band at Helsinki's famous Tavastia club (filmed in November 2002...
June 4, 2004

THE 69 EYES To Release 'Devils' In October

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have inked a deal with EMI/Virgin Records. Although it was announced earlier this year that the band had signed with a major label, the identity of the label was kept secret. However, in last week's interview with Russia's Darkside E-Zine (web site),THE 69 EYES vo...
May 26, 2004