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The Rockstar Ramblings: Bret Michaels Is Back

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Okay, so he never really left, that was just a dream. Poison front man Bret Michaels (Poison) has released a brand new video for his new single “Get Your Rock On”, featuring Phil Collen (Def Leppard) and Sal Coz (My Darkest Days). The video was filmed during Michaels' 2011/2012 solo tour. "Get Your Rock On" is the title track from Bret's upcoming solo album of the same name. The single is available on iTunes along with a cover of Poison’s “Nothing But A Good Time”, featuring former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony. So, is it just me or is Bret Michaels trying to become the “Kevin Bacon Six Degrees” of eighties rockers?

The video starts and I’m confused, initially thinking that I’m watching a preview for the next ‘Rock of Love’ series. I’m relieved to find this is not the case. Bret’s voice is different, and doesn’t sound like a lot like his past solo music, but the look is the same. Bandana-Cowboy Hat-Bandana and REPEAT…I will admit that I do not hate this song. Then comes the chorus…okay, I no longer care for this song. The close up in-your-face Michaels telling me I need to “Gotta Get Your Rock On” turns even stranger with the repeated “Nasty Baby” lyrics that follow.

The women on stage and in the “live” video shots are more circa eighties Poison groupies and not present day Bret Michaels groupies. To say the Director was selective in the women he shot is a major understatement. We know what his lady fans look like today, and let me tell you: Time mixed with banging rock dudes mixed with chain smoking Marlboro Reds is a bitch of a combination!

Embedded in this video are shots of Michaels on his motorcycle – NO PROBLEM; however, the random four wheeler shot is unnecessary, we get it Bret, no need to press the issue. The video ends with balloons falling onto the stage which signals A) Party Over Here B) We Need a Distraction C) It’s Time To Seamlessly Switch from Bandana to Cowboy Hat or D) All of The Above…

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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1. ...... ? writes:

Get.... Get Your Rock On?
...... Get Your Rock On.
......... F*** you, Michaels.

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2. Jenny writes:

^^Hahaha :p Agreed.

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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

when will this washed up has been just fkn die and leave this world alone from his constant barrage of glam BS!?!?!?!?

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