Tag Archives: Poison

Throwback Thursday: that time when Slash auditioned for Poison

Posted by on March 23, 2017

History repeated itself with a new interview in a recent Decibel Geek podcast called Albums Unleashed: Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In. In the episode, Decibel Geek spoke with Poison drummer Rikki Rockett and reflected on the early days of the  band. The episode goes into full detail about the band’s move from Pennsylvania to Hollywood […]

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1986: puppets and hairspray – the year of the metal fork

Posted by on March 7, 2016

As the worldwide metal community celebrates the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s Master Of Puppets, I’ve realized just how much in the last few weeks we’ve been inundated with news and visibility of the entire Big Four. Along with Puppets’ birthday, Slayer’s headlining tour with Testament and Carcass is in full swing, Anthrax’s glorious new platter For All Kings scored stellar first-week release numbers […]

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Poison drummer Rikki Rockett diagnosed with oral cancer

Posted by on December 15, 2015

We haven’t heard anything about Poison in a while since they spoke about the possibility of touring this year which, as you might have figured, never happened. Now we might know why that never happened. During an interview with Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM, drummer Rikki Rockett revealed he was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and […]

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Metal by Numbers appendix: the top selling hard rock/metal ever

Posted by on August 19, 2015

If you’re reading this, you’re most likely familiar with our weekly Metal by Numbers column, looking at the weekly sales numbers of hard rock and metal music. While sales continue to decline as people adopt to streaming, there are still a solid amount of records being sold, and many of them are metal. Last week, […]

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Bret Michaels gives thumbs up to Kentucky Police Sergeant

Posted by on July 7, 2015

Over the 4th of July holiday weekend in Lexington, KY,  Police Sergeant Jason Rothermund performed a cover of Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”  According to the Lexington Division of Police Facebook page, Rothermund is president of the FOP Bluegrass Lodge #4, and said his fellow officers got him to do it. Said Rothermund: “The guys assigned to me […]

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Bret Michaels was in the hospital once again

Posted by on November 11, 2014

Fans of Poison frontman Bret Michaels might have noticed that he had to postpone a few shows in the past week. While no reason had been given at the time, it turns out that he was in the hospital, and not just one hospital, but six over the past few weeks. In a lengthy post […]

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Poison tour “looks like it will happen”

Posted by on September 16, 2014

When asked if Poison could tour again in 2015, vocalist Bret Michaels told the Cleveland Scene exactly what hair metal fans wanted to hear: “It looks like it will happen. It’s been a few years — we just want to put together the right package and show to celebrate with everyone.” The band last toured in […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/11: Summer Doldrums Hit The Charts

Posted by on July 11, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. If we were to sum up the sales week in a word, that word would most likely be “suck.” The #1 album in the country (some guy J. Cole) didn’t even manage to sell […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/3: July Burns Red, White And Blue

Posted by on July 3, 2013

This past week was a huge one for metal. As you saw last Monday, there were an assload of new releases, but that didn’t stop metal fans from supporting their favorite bands. In fact, if you count Skillet, three of the top ten albums in America are metal, with August Burns Red getting their first […]

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The Winery Dogs Announce North American Deal With Loud And Proud

Posted by on May 21, 2013

About a month ago, we showed you a song from The Winery Dogs, a power trio consisting of drummer Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, ex-Dream Theater), bassist Billy Sheehan (ex Mr. Big) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, ex-Poison). Now the band has landed a US deal with Loud & Proud Records. While the band’s self-titled […]

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