Posts Tagged ‘poison’

By Metal Dave Glessner It’s not without its thorns, but the life of Bret Michaels is rosier than most. As a solo artist and singer for glam-rock legends Poison, Michaels has survived diabetes, a spectacular car crash, a brain hemorrhage and a career of critical slings and arrows. Bruised but never beaten, Michaels also has […]

By Metal Dave Glessner Few rock singers can hold eyeballs hostage like glitter grenade Michael Monroe. Electric as a lightning bolt and flashier than a Christmas tree, the ex-Hanoi Rocks, glam-metal mantis is the personification of sensory overdrive. Of course, the spiraling swagger and kangaroo bounce would fall flat on its black-leather ass if not […]

GLAM GOOD TIMES!!: Backstage with Bret Michaels in 1999 (above), 2000 (below) and 2011 (bottom). Once Bret gets the party started, it can last a lifetime. By Metal Dave Glessner I’ve been a Poison fan since 1986 when I saw the unknown upstarts open for Cinderella and Loudness at Sunken Gardens Theater in San Antonio. Thirteen […]

LATE NIGHTS AND VOODOO: On the Buckcherry tour bus with singer Josh Todd in Houston, 2008. We met in 1999 after I was hired to write the band’s debut bio for DreamWorks Records. We’ve had a blast ever since! To mark the milestone of 2Fast2Die’s 100th post today (cue deafening applause), I decided to fulfill a […]

2Fast2Die Note: As Motley Crue threatens to uncork some raunch-n-roll debauchery at the AT&T Center in San Antonio June 9 (with special guests Poison and the legendary New York Dolls), I decided to dig up my previous interviews with rock’s most notorious dirtbags. Ticket info is here. By Metal Dave Glessner Tommy Lee is calling long-distance, […]

The photo to the right is one of my life’s jackpots. Snapped backstage in 2000 at San Antonio’s Sunken Garden Theater, the image captures Poison singer Bret Michaels and me exiting the stage just seconds after we sang the KISS anthem “Rock N Roll All Nite” in front of a few thousand of my fellow hometown rockers. This all went down […]

Got an email from guitarist Billy Rowe informing me that his band JETBOY plugs in at the Midwest Rockfest this Saturday, July 24, in Wichita, Kansas. JETBOY, you may recall, once ruled the mid-‘80s Hollywood club scene alongside Poison and Guns N’ Roses until record industry politics spiraled the band into turmoil and obscurity (c’mon, […]