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BRET MICHAELS


BIO: Bret Michaels Biography As a rock star, reality star, spokesperson, businessman, and philanthropist, Bret Michaels does more jobs in a single day than most people do in an entire lifetime. Depending on the hour of the day he's a cultural icon, a rock god, an entrepreneur, a TV star, a father, the face of the American Diabetes Association, a supercross enthusiast, solo artist, Poison frontman, and a generous donor to a myriad of charitable causes. Michaels first rose to fame as the frontman of Poison. As one of rock's most iconic and enduring bands, Poison defined the fast, gritty, and glamorous rock 'n' roll scene. Since the band's beginning, Poison has achieved massive success- releasing eight studio albums, four live albums, and selling over 30 million records worldwide and 16.5 million records in the U.S. alone. The band has charted 10 singles in the Top 40 on Billboard's Hot 100 including the number-one single, "Every Rose Has It's Thorn." Twenty-five years after their debut, Poison is still recording music and performing together. Bret Michaels' solo career has been equally successful: his most recent solo album, "Custom Built," released in July of 2010, topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock list. His current solo tour, "Get Your Rock On" is selling out arenas across the country and his forthcoming solo album of the same name will be released this summer. Michaels has achieved stunning success in the realm of reality TV as well. His "Rock of Love" television series is one of the most successful in VH1's history. VH1 and Bret Michaels teamed up again for his family-oriented 2010 docu-series "Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It." He went head to head with some of the brightest minds in business on Donald Trump's NBC hit, "Celebrity Apprentice" and went on to "Trump" the competition with his Trop-A-Rocka Snapple drink. Michaels' Trop-a-Rocka Diet Snapple proved to be a fan-favorite- so much so that fans rallied to continue its distribution. He is thrilled to be continuing his partnership with Snapple, remarking, "When I created my Diet Snapple Trop-A-Rocka Tea, I made it my mission to design the best-tasting diet drink on earth – made from the best stuff on earth. Creating Diet Snapple Trop-A-Rocka Tea and donating $250,000 to Diabetes research was just the beginning. I'm thrilled that Snapple will be making Trop-A-Rocka a part of its permanent offering." Philanthropy remains an important facet of Michaels' career. A lifelong diabetic, he partnered with the American Diabetes Association in 2010, acting as a spokesperson and sponsor. Beyond his role as spokesperson Michaels has gone on to help Ford raise an additional $400,000 for diabetes research at the Barrett-Jackson auto auction this past February as well as donating numerous items for auction for Diabetes related events. Michaels' charitable outreach extends far beyond diabetes, however. Rocking out and giving back go hand in hand for Michaels, who supports a diverse array of charities and causes. In March 2011, he performed at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night in support of the Muhammad Ali Foundation, which gives to those suffering from Parkinson's disease. Michaels was so touched by the event and the cause that he donated $20,000 of his own money to the Muhammad Ali Foundation to help heal those afflicted by Parkinson's. Michaels took on the role of fundraiser as well, raising more than $200,000 for the Barrow Brain Tumor Foundation, with a star-studded dinner in his own home. He is also a supporter of the Camelot Therapeutic ranch and sponsors a horse with his family. The ranch provides services at no charge to adults and children with disabilities. Michaels continues to stretch himself and challenge himself to take on new projects in music, business, and beyond. He recently partnered with legendary guitar company, Dean Guitars, to design his first ever signature Bret Michaels series. Michaels calls Dean Guitars "the only guitars that can keep up with me, holding up tour after tour." He is also actively involved in the world of extreme sports. He created and awarded the first annual Bret Michaels Rock Hard, Ride Hard Award for supercross - a cash prize for the toughest and most tenacious supercross rider of the season - on May 7, 2011. The award will be given out again in 2012. Michaels has teamed with PetSmart for the "Pet's Rock" collection, which will debut in 2012. "As a dedicated pet owners myself, this is a natural partnership for me, and I can’t wait to unveil the collection,” Michaels said. “I know my own pets rock, and I wanted to design a line of pet products every bit as fun and cool as they are." Also in 2012, Michaels is teaming up with Reader's Digest for their We Hear You America campaign - the popular national, grassroots initiative that serves as a catalyst to empower Americans to help their local communities by casting votes at ReadersDigest.com on behalf of their hometowns. Bret Michaels is the perfect partner for this campaign because he brings his experiences as a survivor, a rocker, a father, a philanthropist, and an American who has traveled this great land by tour bus from coast-to-coast. "As a musician and an artist, I wanted to get involved in the We Hear You America campaign because it's not only about inspiring people to improve their lives and their communities, but about giving everyone a voice," says Michaels. "It starts with all of you. Go to ReadersDigest.com every day to vote for your hometown. Your votes, joined with others in your community, could get your hometown funds and promotional support from the We Hear You America campaign." Bret Michaels may have been in spotlight for decades, but he is certainly showing no signs of slowing down.

Latest Articles


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by TV News Desk - February 21, 2020

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The Stadium Tour Summer 2020: Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, with Poison and Joan Jett & T Photo The Stadium Tour Summer 2020: Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Adds Additional Dates
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2019

With over 700,000 tickets sold and gross box office receipts of over $90 million in the first weekend of sales, The Stadium Tour featuring Def Leppard and Motley Crue with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will be the biggest rock tour of 2020.  The tour saw the fastest sell out in Miller Park ...
Def Leppard, Motley Crue Announce Headlining Tour With Poison and Joan Jett & The Bla Photo Def Leppard, Motley Crue Announce Headlining Tour With Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
by TV News Desk - December 04, 2019

The world's most iconic and celebrated rock legends will hit the road together next summer for a coheadlining tour SO MASSIVE that it could only be held in America's biggest stadiums. THE STADIUM TOUR featuring DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE, with POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS will hit select ci...
Bret Michaels to Receive Humanitarian Of The Year Award at Hollywood Christmas Parade Photo Bret Michaels to Receive Humanitarian Of The Year Award at Hollywood Christmas Parade
by TV News Desk - November 26, 2019

In addition to receiving the Humanitarian of the Year award at the 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, Bret Michaels will be performing two of his hit songs....
Bret Michaels to Receive Humanitarian of the Year Award at the Hollywood Christmas Pa Photo Bret Michaels to Receive Humanitarian of the Year Award at the Hollywood Christmas Parade
by TV News Desk - November 13, 2019

The 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas event in America, announces its Humanitarian of the Year award recipient, Bret Michaels. Bret Michaels is a multi-platinum global music superstar whose multi-faceted brand encompasses record-breaking touring sales, TV stardom and char...
Hometown Rising Music Performance Times Announced Photo Hometown Rising Music Performance Times Announced
by TV News Desk - August 29, 2019

The schedule of music performances is now available for Hometown Rising, the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival, debuting Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center, combining two of Louisville's cultural cornerstones -- great music and in...
Bret Michaels Announces HOMETOWN HEROES TOUR Photo Bret Michaels Announces HOMETOWN HEROES TOUR
by TV News Desk - August 27, 2019

Music icon, reality TV star and life-long Type 1 Diabetic BRET MICHAELS is extending his 'UNBROKEN WORLD TOUR' to include a series of HOMETOWN HEROES special events concerts kicking off November 6 in Casper, Wyoming at the Casper Event Center Arena. He's bringing a multi genre combo of different art...
Drummer Jordan Cannata (Adrenaline Mob, Stereo Satellite) On European Tour with Dark Photo Drummer Jordan Cannata (Adrenaline Mob, Stereo Satellite) On European Tour with Dark Sky Choir
by BWW News Desk - July 17, 2019

Drummer Jordan Cannata (Adrenaline Mob, Stereo Satellite), who recently toured with Doro Pesch of Warlock, is currently on a European tour with Dark Sky Choir. Jordan, who is represented by Rock'D Management Group and Grand Slam Productions along with Stereo Satellite, will release their debut album...
Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo to Perform at the Graceland Soundstage Photo Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo to Perform at the Graceland Soundstage
by TV News Desk - March 18, 2019

Four-time GRAMMY winners Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will bring their pop-rock sound to Graceland Live and the Graceland Soundstage on July 6, 2019 as part of the couple's 40th Anniversary tour....
Hometown Rising Music Lineup Adds Trace Adkins, Dillon Carmichael and The Sisterhood Photo Hometown Rising Music Lineup Adds Trace Adkins, Dillon Carmichael and The Sisterhood Band
by TV News Desk - March 11, 2019

Country music icon Trace Adkins, independent rising country music artist Dillon Carmichael, and country rock duo The Sisterhood Band have been added to the incredible music lineup for Hometown Rising, the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival, which debuts Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, Se...
Jimmie Allen, The Cadillac Three, and Resurrection to Take the Stage at Cotton Eyed J Photo Jimmie Allen, The Cadillac Three, and Resurrection to Take the Stage at Cotton Eyed Joe
by TV News Desk - January 09, 2019

East Tennessee's most legendary nightclub, Cotton Eyed Joe, is excited to announce their January and February 2019 live concert lineup, which brings Jimmie Allen, The Cadillac Three, Resurrection and The ChillBillies to the stage....
Cotton Eyed Joe Welcomes Carly Pearce, Uncle Kracker, Michael Ray, Lindsay Ell & Cody Photo Cotton Eyed Joe Welcomes Carly Pearce, Uncle Kracker, Michael Ray, Lindsay Ell & Cody Johnson with Jacob Bryant in November
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2018

East Tennessee's most legendary nightclub, Cotton Eyed Joe, is proud to announce their #ShowAtTheJoe November lineup which brings Carly Pearce, Uncle Kracker, Michael Ray, Lindsay Ell & Cody Johnson with Jacob Bryant to the stage....
Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean will Headline Stagecoach 2019 Photo Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean will Headline Stagecoach 2019
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2018

Stagecoach music festival started selling tickets on Friday for this April, announcing a lineup led Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean, according to Variety....
Bret Michaels Will Receive Honor From Diabetes Training Camp Foundation For Diabetes Photo Bret Michaels Will Receive Honor From Diabetes Training Camp Foundation For Diabetes Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 2018

Singer/Songwriter, Bret Michaels, has diabetes but that has never stopped him from living the life he wants to live.  This November 8th, as part of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Michaels will be partnering with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to celebrate living his best life with diabet...
Carpenter Brut Releases Video for 'Monday Hunt' Photo Carpenter Brut Releases Video for 'Monday Hunt'
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2018

French synthwave icon Carpenter Brut has released the video for 'Monday Hunt', the latest song to be taken from his critically acclaimed new album Leather Teeth, out now through Caroline International....
Midland Added To Billy Bob's Texas 'Hand Prints Of Stars' During Sold Out Show Joinin Photo Midland Added To Billy Bob's Texas 'Hand Prints Of Stars' During Sold Out Show Joining Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban & More
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2018

In 1989, Billy Bob's Texas began a tradition of enshrining those entertainers who sold out the award-winning “Night Club of the Year” by having the celebrity dip their hands in a concrete slab along with adding their signature. Since that time, some of the biggest names in Country Music have done th...
Mick Blakenship Releases 'BECOMING' A Tribute to Vinnie & Dimebag Photo Mick Blakenship Releases 'BECOMING' A Tribute to Vinnie & Dimebag
by TV News Desk - July 24, 2018

Heavy rock vocalist, songwriter and guitarist MICK BLANKENSHIP has just released'Becoming,' a tribute to Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell. In his version of the Panteragem, MICK sings the song and plays all the instruments. See a Q&A with MICK below and listen to the tribute HERE....
Hollow Spirit Studios Releases 'Thriller' Music Video To Honor Michael Jackson On His Photo Hollow Spirit Studios Releases 'Thriller' Music Video To Honor Michael Jackson On His Death Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2018

Hollow Spirit Studios is proud to release its newest music video honoring the late, great Michael Jackson, on the ninth anniversary of his death. Hollow Spirit Studios' track, 'Thriller,' is a high-energy cover featuring the great talents of Dom Scott, Daniel Bailey, Jared Cannata and Jordan Cannata...
Exclusive Look At An All-New Episode Of 'Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar' With Photo Exclusive Look At An All-New Episode Of 'Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar' With Brett Michaels
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2018

Bret Michaels, multi-Platinum selling frontman of the chart-topping band Poison, jams with Sammy Hagar in an all-new episode of Rock & Roll Road Trip airing Sunday, June 10 at 9pE/6pP, on AXS TV....
French Synthwave Icon Carpenter Brut Announces October UK Tour Photo French Synthwave Icon Carpenter Brut Announces October UK Tour
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2018

French synthwave icon Carpenter Brut has today announced his biggest UK headline shows for October 2018 as he returns with an even more formidable outing for the 'Leather Patrol' tour following sold out shows earlier this year. He will headline London's Forum on October 22nd and also play dates in B...
The Power Of Poison Is On Full Display With 30th Anniversary 180-Gram Red-Vinyl Reiss Photo The Power Of Poison Is On Full Display With 30th Anniversary 180-Gram Red-Vinyl Reissue Of OPEN UP AND SAY...AHH!
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2018

UMe is poised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Poison's best-selling album, 1988's five-times-platinum Open Up And Say Ahh!, with a sensationally reproduced 180-gram reissue. The LP was pressed in two collectible color variants: red vinyl (available at select retailers) and a limited edition of ...
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers and Los Lobos To Play the Indian Ranch This July Photo Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers and Los Lobos To Play the Indian Ranch This July
by TV News Desk - March 20, 2018

Indian Ranch announced that Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers and Los Lobos will come to Webster, MA on Saturday, July 21st as part of the 2018 Yuengling Summer Concert Series. Tickets go on-sale Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM at www.indianranch.com....
Carpenter Brut Announces LEATHER TEETH Release + Tour Dates Photo Carpenter Brut Announces LEATHER TEETH Release + Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - March 19, 2018

After surprising fans with the digital drop of his highly acclaimed new album Leather Teeth,which has been met by rave reviews and support from Radio 1, iconic French synthwave producer Carpenter Brut has announced the physical release of the record for April 20ththrough Caroline International....
Jamey Johnson To Return To Indian Ranch This Summer, Tickets On Sale 3/16 Photo Jamey Johnson To Return To Indian Ranch This Summer, Tickets On Sale 3/16
by TV News Desk - March 12, 2018

Indian Ranch announced that Jamey Johnson will return to Webster, MA on Sunday, July 15th as part of the 2018 Yuengling Summer Concert Series. Tickets go on-sale Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM at www.indianranch.com....
French Synthwave Icon Carpenter Brut Releases New Album LEATHER TEETH Out Now Photo French Synthwave Icon Carpenter Brut Releases New Album LEATHER TEETH Out Now
by TV News Desk - February 23, 2018

This is the story of Bret Halford, an introverted science student. He likes a girl who doesn't like him and much prefers the team's star quarterback. Bret gets mad. He tries to create a concoction that will allow him to control them all, but ends up disfigured and decides instead to become a rock st...