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Poison is back with a brand new album of their favorite rock covers entitled, "POISON’D!", featuring all the original members, Brett Michaels, Bobby Dall, C.C. Deville, and Rikki Rocket. "POISON'D!" presents the band’s first new studio recordings since 2002’s "Hollyweird".
Produced by Don Was at Hensen Recording Studios in Hollywood, "POISON’D!" includes 13 tracks, including new recordings of David Bowie’s “Suffragette City,” The Cars’ “You’re Just What I Needed,” The Romantics’ “What I Like About You,” Sweet’s “Little Willy,” The Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See” and The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers.”
Some of Poison’s previously recorded covers are also featured on "POISON’D!", including Kiss’ “Rock and Roll All Nite,” Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band” and Loggins & Messina’s “Your Mama Don’t Dance.”
“Poison is one of the greatest rock ‘n roll bands in the world and, after 20 years, they can slam better than ever", says POISON’D! producer Don Was. “They’re powerful musicians and very cool guys. We had a lot of fun making this album and I think you can hear it in the grooves - it’s got the jive and is truly alive! I urge everyone to listen to it!”
In support of the album Poison will be touring through out the U.S. with Ratt and White Lion as previously reported.
The reunited RATT — featuring vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer — has lined up the following dates:
Jun. 09 - [to be announced] - Rio Puerco, New Mexico
Jun. 13 - Bi Lo Center - Greenville, SC *
Jun. 15 - [to be announced] - Orange Beach, AB
Jun. 16 - City Stages - Birmingham, AB *
Jun. 26 - [to be announced] - Gilford, NH
Jun. 29 - [to be announced] - Big Flats, NY
Jul. 13 - Rocklahoma - Pryor, OK *
Jul. 14 - [to be announced] - Oklahoma City, OK
Aug. 05 - Buffalo Chip - Sturgis, SD *
Aug. 12 - [to be announced] - Universal City, CA
Aug. 19 - Coors Amphitheatre - Denver, CO *
* With POISON, WHITE LION More...
TotalRock reports that there are strong reports that the four surviving members of the classic Ratt line-up are to re-unite for a tour next year. This would feature singer Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren De Martini, bassist Juan Croucier and drummer Bobby Blotzer.
According to former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy's official web site, BULLETBOYS will no longer be taking part in the Metal In America 2006 tour. The trek, which is scheduled to kick off in early February, will now feature headliner Pearcy alongside BANG TANGO and PRETTY BOY FLOYD.
Here are the 2006 Metal In America Tour dates:
02/03/06 - The Avalon, Santa Clara, CA
02/06/06 - Ecks Saloon, Lakewood, CO
02/08/06 - Westown Theater, Bay City, MI
02/09/06 - POV's, Andover, MN
02/10/06 - Muddy Waters, Cedar Rapids, IA
02/11/06 - The Hayloft, Mt. Clemens, MI
02/12/06 - The Double Door, Akron, OH
02/15/06 - Peabody's, Cleveland, OH
02/16/06 - Muclcahy's, Wantaugh, NY
02/17/06 - Jaxx, Springfield, VA
02/18/06 - Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
02/19/06 - The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
02/23/06 - Red Rooster, Winston-Salem, SC
03/02/06 - Amos' Southend, Charlotte, NC
03/04/06 - The State Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
03/08/06 - Stampede, El Paso, TX
03/10/06 - Empire Ballroom, Las Vegas, NV