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BRET MICHAELS Says POISON Will Return In 2020 ‘With Some New Songs’

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018
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Bret Michaels says that POISON will return in 2020 “with some new songs.”

Earlier this year, POISON completed the “Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour with CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL.

POISON‘s last album of new material was 2002’s “Hollyweird”. An album of covers, “Poison’d”, followed in 2007.

In a brand new interview with Newsday, Michaels promised the iconic glam rockers have not yet taken their final bow.

“There’s never going to be a day when I say, ‘I’m done with POISON,'” he said. “The band is looking forward to returning in 2020 with some new songs. We are still having the time of our lives on stage.”

This past summer, POISON bassist Bobby Dall said that the band “should” be making a new studio album but claimed that he didn’t know if it would happen. “I’m not going to bullshit you and say there’s any [new music] in the process [of being made],” he told All That Shreds. “Would I like there to be? Yes. But, it’s a matter of everyone having the time. Everybody in the band has other commitments. Some members have younger children than others. So between those two issues, it’s difficult, and, you know, [there are] health issues as we get older. Should we be making a new record? Yes, definitely. But will it happen? I don’t know.”

In a 2017 interview, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett acknowledged that part of the reason the band hasn’t been motivated to work on new music has been the fact that fans rarely show interest in hearing fresh material performed live when classic rock groups go on tour. “We could write the second coming of ‘Talk Dirty To Me’, and I don’t know if people wanna hear it or not, and that’s a frustrating thing; it really is,” he said. “AEROSMITH was able to do it, but not everybody is. I mean, even THE ROLLING STONES have had problems with that in the last few years. So… I don’t know. But I do think it’s important to stay viable. For the ‘über fans,’ it’s always a really, really good thing. And that’s what you do it for — you do it for you, you do it for the real fans, the real true fans.”

More recently, Rockett admitted that he and other members of POISON harbor some resentment toward Michaels, whose frequent tours as a solo artist caused the band to take a five-year break from the road.

“I think we need to get away from each other and do other things, but at the same time, I think he spent a little too much time away,” Rockett said. “There’s definitely some resentment, but not resentment like I want him to fail. I want him to do good. I just want POISON to be important too, and I would like [him] to put a little more energy into POISON.”

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