Poison’s Rikki Rockett Tests Positive For COVID-19 Despite Being Fully Vaccinated

Poison’s Rikki Rockett has revealed that he recently tested positive for COVID-19. The drummer has already been fully vaccinated, but some breakthrough cases like his are expected considering the vaccines are not 100% effective at stopping infection. Despite this, the shots are still effective at preventing death and severe illness.

Rockett said the following in part:

“I was diagnosed, or got a positive test… My son and I stayed in the camper on Friday. On Saturday, he came down with symptoms. So Saturday afternoon, I took him to the urgent care and we had him tested. The doctor said, ‘It’s 50/50. We don’t know.’ Sunday, we got the call that he was positive. On Monday, I went in and got tested. It came back negative, ’cause I was a day early. And I got the results on Tuesday. By then, I was having symptoms. And so I went back in and got a rapid test. And it was positive. So, I’m not the only one in my family. Now everybody has it.”

He continued:

“Guess what: I’m vaccinated. I’m fully vaccinated, and I’ve been vaccinated for months. I don’t know if this is the [COVID-19] delta variant, but every physician I’ve spoken to said it has every hallmark of being the delta variant.”

“You’re probably thinking to yourself, ‘Vaccinated and you still got COVID. Do you feel like an idiot for getting vaccinated?’ No. The reason I don’t feel that way is because I know that this would be way worse, especially if it was the delta variant. And I’m pretty sure — pretty, pretty sure; and I’m gonna get a DNA sequence to make sure — but absolutely every doctor that my family and I have come in contact with, and I think we’re counting seven doctors now, have all said, ‘It is the hallmarks… Everything that you describe is the delta variant.’ So I’m quite confident that that’s what it is. And that would completely devastate me if I hadn’t had the vaccine.”

Rockett also added:

“I am a cancer survivor — almost five years ago, I had cancer, and I’ve been cancer-free since then. I did a little inquiry with the clinic, and they said, ‘No. We’re getting dozens of people a day that are vaccinated that are testing positive with the delta variant.”

“So, this is the predominant variant right now, and it just sucks, ’cause it’s no fun — trust me — it’s no fun. But it could have been a lot worse. I’m not on a respirator. My doctor told me yesterday. We had a nice call for about 20 minutes. I showed him all my numbers. But he said, ‘I’m pretty convinced you’re out of the woods.’ It’d be very weird for me to just relapse all of a sudden.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, And Joan Jett Postpone Stadium Tour To 2022

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have postponed their stadium tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled for 2022. The following statement was issued:

“To all our loyal fans, we wanted to let you know that we learned today that the tour is getting moved to 2022. This is the only way to ensure that we can play ALL of the dates for ALL of you who have purchased tickets. We appreciate you hanging in there and can’t wait to get back on stage and bring The Stadium Tour to all of our fans. It is going to be one for the history books!”

2022 Tour Dates:

06/16 Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park
06/18 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
06/19 Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
06/22 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
06/24 Flushing, NY – Citifield
06/25 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
06/28 Charlotte, NC – Bank Of America Stadium
06/30 Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
07/02 Jacksonville, FL – Tiaa Bank Field
07/05 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
07/08 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
07/10 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
07/12 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
07/14 Cleveland, OH – Firstenergy Stadium
07/15 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
07/17 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
07/19 Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
07/21 Denver, CO – Coors Field
08/05 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/06 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/10 Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
08/12 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/14 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
08/19 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
08/21 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
08/22 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park
08/27 Inglewood, CA – Sofi Stadium
08/28 San Diego, CA – Petco Park
08/31 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
09/07 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park

Poison’s Rikki Rockett Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Poison’s Rikki Rockett has officially received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He tweeted the following about that:

New AC/DC, Motörhead, Poison, And Fall Out Boy Funko Pop! Figures Announced

Funko have announced some new AC/DC, Motörhead, Poison, and Fall Out Boy Pop! figures. Among them are Pop! Albums figures based on AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” and Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades” and Pop! Rocks figures based on Poison’s Bret Michaels and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump.

Bret Michaels (Poison) Training For Upcoming Action/Suspense Film

Poison’s Bret Michaels will be appearing in a new action/suspense film, tentatively titled “The Music Man.” The frontman is currently training for the role with 23-time Southwest Pistol League champion Taran Butler. Production on the film will begin later this year when CDC guidelines allow.

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, And Joan Jett Announce Rescheduled Dates For Upcoming Stadium Tour

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have officially announced the rescheduled dates for their upcoming stadium tour. This news comes after the trek was recently postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

2021 Tour Dates:

06/19 Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
06/21 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
06/24 Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
06/26 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
06/27 Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
07/03 Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Field
07/06 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
07/08 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
07/10 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
07/13 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
07/15 Flushing, NY – Citi Field
07/17 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
07/18 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
07/20 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
07/22 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/07 Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
08/09 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
08/12 Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
08/15 Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
08/17 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
08/20 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
08/22 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
08/24 Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
08/28 Milwaukee, WI – Miller Park
08/29 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
09/03 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
09/04 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
09/07 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
09/10 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
09/12 San Diego, CA – Petco Park

The following statement was issued:

“We are excited to share our new dates for The Stadium Tour. All tickets will be honored for the new dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show date, you will receive an email from your ticket provider or you can visit livenation.com/refund. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!”

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, And Joan Jett Officially Postpone Summer Stadium Tour

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have officially postponed their summer stadium tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s an official statement:

“We wanted to continue to communicate with our fans and update you with valid information as it becomes available. The official decision has been made to move all 2020 North American Stadium Tour dates into the summer of 2021. The new stadium dates are being rescheduled, your tickets will be honored for all postponed shows and refund policy information will be made available shortly. Stay tuned, be safe and we will see you next year.“

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, And Joan Jett Are “Weighing All Options” Regarding Summer Stadium Tour

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have issued a statement regarding the status of their summer stadium tour. It seems very unlikely that the trek will continue as planned due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the bands are still “weighing all options.” Here’s an official statement:

“We wanted to reach out to all of our amazing fans and let you know that we’ve been hard at work preparing an amazing show. Our priority during this unprecedented time is to make sure that we are being as thoughtful and responsible as possible in the decisions we are making regarding The Stadium Tour and that we are putting the fans’ health, well being and safety first and foremost. We are currently weighing all options and are awaiting further direction from the powers that be. Our goal is to have an official update to everyone by June 1 outlining exactly how we will proceed. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy. We can’t wait to see you all again.“

Poison’s Bret Michaels Revealed As Banana On “The Masked Singer”

Poison’s Bret Michaels has officially been revealed as the Banana on Fox’s “The Masked Singer.” The frontman was identified by guest judge Sharon Osbourne during last night’s episode (April 22), which also saw him performing Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” on the 10th anniversary of his brain hemorrhage. Michaels also took part in two head-to-head matches, but ended up losing to the Rhino and the Kitty.

Poison Inducted Into Central Pennsylvania Music Hall Of Fame

Poison were inducted into the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall Of Fame (CPMHOF) during a ceremony at The Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, PA earlier today (January 30). CPMHOF founder Brandon Valentine commented:

“The Central Pennsylvania Music Hall Of Fame is proud to induct Bret Michaels and Poison into its inaugural class. As a non-profit organization focused on music education for the local youth, the CPMHOF is honored to recognize Bret and the band in a positive light. Bret and Poison have always held a special place in the hearts of Central Pennsylvanians, and now they’ll be immortalized in our local Hall Of Fame.”

[via Blabbermouth]