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Booger
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According to Poison's official website, www.poisonweb.com, the band is about to release a new 20th anniversary CD and go on tour. Man I can't wait for this! I never got to see them back in the days and now is my chance. The CD is due in stores April 4th and the tour kicks off in May. Here's the whole story:


New Hits CD, The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock, Includes
Explosive New Version Of Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band,"
Produced By Don Was

May 16, 2006 Marks 20 Years Since The Release Of Poison's Debut
Album, Look What The Cat Dragged In

20th Anniversary World Tour To Begin In May

CD In Stores: April 4, 2006


Hollywood, California - January 30, 2006 - Poison, one of hard rock's most
iconic, enduring and controversial bands, celebrates 20 years in 2006. To
commemorate this anniversary milestone and the band's career tally of more
than 25 million albums and DVDs sold around the world, Poison and
Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing have partnered to release The Best Of
Poison: 20 Years Of Rock on April 4. The new 18-track collection packs
Poison's biggest hits and fan favorites and will also debut the group's
explosive new version of Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band,"
produced by Don Was (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan). In May, Poison will hit
the road for a major 20th anniversary summer tour sponsored by Live Nation!
and presented by VH1 Classic.

With the band's most recent studio album, Hollyweird, along with Poison
Greatest Hits, which just reached double Platinum, and their Gold-certified
Greatest Video Hits DVD, Poison continues on with a do-it-yourself attitude,
also touring to sold-out venues around the world. Following a 2003
VH1-sponsored tour, Poison co-headlined a national tour with KISS in 2004.

Poison's 20th anniversary world tour will take the band to major concert
venues around the globe this summer. Tour dates and line-up details will be
announced and posted to the band's official website as they develop. Visit
www.poisonweb.com and www.bretmichaels.com for the latest Poison news and
links to other related websites.

This May, Poison is one of the featured bands in VH1's new documentary
series, "Heavy: The Story of Metal." What Ken Burns did for jazz, VH1 does
for heavy metal - only a lot louder. Premiering May 1-4 (9pm ET/PT), the
four-part series traces the evolution of heavy metal music and culture,
exploring four decades of music.

Perhaps VH1's Behind The Music special on Poison, one of the network's
highest-viewed specials, said it all, encompassing everything about this
band: sex, drugs, fun, violence and rock 'n roll. Poison's Bret Michaels
(lead vocals, guitar), C.C. Deville (lead guitar, vocals), Bobby Dall (bass)
and Rikki Rockett (drums), crashed hard onto the 1980s LA music scene.
Voted Most Popular Band two years in a row by Music Connection magazine,
Poison's unheard of mix of rock, Americana, pop and punk musical styles,
their over-the-top stage show and blue-collar, hard-working mentality shot
the band into Billboard's Top 5 with the 1986 independent release of Look
What the Cat Dragged In. The singles "Talk Dirty To Me," "I Want Action,"
and "I Won't Forget You" all launched into the Top 40, and the band watched
their debut album's sales climb to more than three million copies. 2006
marks the 20th anniversary of the release.

Poison moved further up the charts and into the headlines with its smash,
acoustic-influenced power ballad, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" launching to
#1, and the raucous party anthem, "Nothin' But A Good Time" hitting the Top
10, from the septuple Platinum-certified (representing more than seven
million sold) 1988 follow-up, Open Up and Say... Ahh!. The Top 5 album
spawned several radio and music video hits, including "Fallen Angel" and
"Your Mama Don't Dance."

After a worldwide mega-tour, Poison returned to the studio with fabled
producer Bruce Fairbairn in Vancouver to record 1990's Flesh & Blood.
Driven by the first single, the blues-rock influenced "Unskinny Bop" which
hit #3, the album reached #2 on Billboard's Albums chart. Packing a
Platinum-certified punch, Flesh & Blood also contained the singles "Life
Goes On," "Ride The Wind" and the heartfelt "Something To Believe In,"
written after the death of a close personal friend. The song was unedited
for radio and lasted six minutes, yet still made it to #4. The band's video
for "Something To Believe In" beat out Faith No More's "Epic" to win MTV's
"World Series Of Rock" Video Of The Year. The single was also nominated
that year at the American Music Awards.

In 1991, after a well-publicized fistfight between Bret Michaels and C.C.
Deville, C.C. left Poison. The band continued to tour arenas and
amphitheatres and recorded the Platinum Native Tongue and Crack A Smile.
After eight years of not speaking, Michaels and Deville met in 1999 and with
their chemistry and friendship quickly rekindled, the band went into the
studio to record Power To The People, and had one of the most successful
reunion tours ever. Poison's original line-up has remained intact since.

Throughout Poison's career, the band's members have enjoyed collaborative
and solo successes that have taken them from the stage to the screen and to
many points in between. 2006 promises to be a busy 20th anniversary year for
the dynamic members of Poison.

Bret Michaels recently appeared on the cover of Billboard and Radio &
Records magazines for his recently released solo album, Freedom of Sound,
and his 2005 solo tour broke attendance records at several outdoor venues.
Michaels' rootsy Americana style has helped the album's lead single, "All I
Ever Needed," cross from rock to country airplay charts. Michaels manages
his own record label, BMB Records, and he has also produced and written
songs for numerous artists, including "Love's A Hard Game To Play" from
Stevie Nicks' platinum-certified Timespace: The Best Of Stevie Nicks.

Michaels has made numerous television show guest appearances, including
"Yes, Dear" and "Martial Law" on CBS, "The Chris Isaak Show" on Showtime,
and has been a judge on USA's "Nashville Star" and a co-host of the
syndicated entertainment news show "Access Hollywood." He has also appeared
on VH1's "Rock Bodies" with Beyonce Knowles, made Spin magazine's "Top 100
Greatest Moments in Rock," has appeared on the cover of Playgirl magazine
and has had his ten-acre Malibu Ranch featured on MTV's "Cribs."

Premiering in March, the new season of VH1's hit show "The Surreal Life"
features Poison's C.C. Deville with housemates Sherman Helmsley ("The
Jeffersons"), Steve Harwell (Smashmouth), Florence Henderson ("The Brady
Bunch"), Tawny Kitaen (of Jaguar hood-writhing Whitesnake video fame),
Andrea Lowell (Playboy TV), and the recently gender-swapped Alexis Arquette.

In April, Rikki Rockett will make a guest appearance on TLC's new "Wrecks To
Riches" auto overhaul series, helping to restore a 1969 Dodge Dart before
giving Poison's new version of "We're An American Band" a spin on the car's
amped-up sound system.

2006 will definitely be "Nothin' But A Good Time" for Poison and their fans
as they celebrate 20 YEARS OF ROCK!
* * *

THE BEST OF POISON: 20 YEARS OF ROCK
1) Cry Tough
2) Talk Dirty To Me #9 Pop
3) I Want Action #50 Pop
4) I Won't Forget You #13 Pop
5) Look What The Cat Dragged In
6) Nothin' But A Good Time #6 Pop, #19 Rock
7) Fallen Angel #12 Pop, #32 Rock
8) Every Rose Has Its Thorn #1 Pop, #11 Rock
9) Your Mama Don't Dance #10 Pop, #39 Rock
10) Rock And Roll All Nite
11) Unskinny Bop #3 Pop, #5 Rock
12) Something To Believe In #4 Pop, #5 Rock
13) Ride The Wind #38 Pop, #28 Rock
14) Life Goes On #35 Pop
15) Stand #50 Pop, #15 Rock
16) The Last Song
17) Shooting Star
18) We're An American Band [new recording, produced by Don Was]

http://www.poisonweb.com/thepoisonwebhtml/poison_web_all.html

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This is gonna ****in rock! My friend told me the other day something about them doing a 20th anniversary tour. I'm there!
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It will be nice if this summer we get some good 80's bands back here in Pittsburgh. I imagine Poison will play here because Brett Michaels is from the Pittsburgh area. I'd like to see Whitesnake again, they are touring Europe this spring and early summer, so maybe they will find their way to the U.S.! Also, the Rock Never Stops tour, which usually is 4 or 5 bands from the 80's, tours every year with different bands. I think last year was with Firehouse, Warrant, Quiet Riot. But they did not come here. Let's hope it's a beautiful summer with some great outdoor shows!
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eightieschick said: "Let's hope it's a beautiful summer with some great outdoor shows! "


I'm sure it will be!!!

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Cool...
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Hey Booger I've seen Poison 3 times in concert and each time it was great! They are alot of fun. I can remember when Look What The Cat Dragged In came out. I bought the vinyl cause I thought the album cover was so glam and awesome! My favorite song is "I Won't Forget You," and I can still remember dancing to "Talk Dirty To Me at my first dance in 6th grade [Razz] . I had so much fun that night, it was heaven!

I just saw Motely Crue in concert on Valentine's Day. I'm going to post about it so check it out!

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Man I want to see the Crue again. Saw them live for the first time in October and it was by far the best concert I've ever seen.

Poison puts on a good fun show too.

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Yeah Sam, it was one of the best I've ever seen too. I can't even put it into words. Totally worth the money and then some!! I just got the Carnival of Sins DVD and it rocks!
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quote:
Originally posted by cindymancini:
Hey Booger I've seen Poison 3 times in concert and each time it was great! They are alot of fun. I can remember when Look What The Cat Dragged In came out. I bought the vinyl cause I thought the album cover was so glam and awesome! My favorite song is "I Won't Forget You," and I can still remember dancing to "Talk Dirty To Me at my first dance in 6th grade [Razz] . I had so much fun that night, it was heaven!

I just saw Motely Crue in concert on Valentine's Day. I'm going to post about it so check it out!

Sounds great. I haven't been to an arena show in ages so I'm looking forward to it. I prefer the intamacy of the smaller bars and clubs but acts like this don't usually play those smaller venues. Nothin' But A Good Time is my favorite. The Crue is another band I would like to see live.
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The ticket price is well worth the show the Crue puts on. The Carnival of Sins DVD is amazing as well. I've also saw Poison twice and thus far haven't been disappointed. I saw Poison the last time back in 2000 with Slaughter, Dokken, and Cinderella...
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Yes the $66.50 I paid for my third row center seats to see the Crue was worth every penny and after finally seeing them I wouldn't hesitate to pay even more to see them.

I got to see Poison a few years ago along with Faster Pussycat and Cinderella. That was one fun show also and I even got to meet Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat and Tom Kiefer of Cinderella.

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SWEEEET!!! i cant wait, ill be looking for that cd in April! [Smile] ))))))))
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You guys know C.C. is gonna be on the new SURREAL LIFE, right?

I cant wait!

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Yeah that's gonna be interesting to say the least...
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I usually dont watch it but I gotta admit that throwing him in the mix has got me curious....
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i love the surreal life....its interesting to see our famous faves from the past on the show to see what they are really like and what became of them....
id like it if they had prince in one...or how about alley sheedy,judd nelson,bret michaels,bon jovi,david lee roth, or what was his name from St. Elmos Fire....*thinks* McCarthy???? hes in Mannequin that was a awesome movie...

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