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.
Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Bret Michaels (Poison), Lita Ford, Kenny Loggins, Grand Master Flash, Ray Parker Jr., and more will be taking part in the upcoming “’80s Radical Sabbatical” virtual festival. That event is set to take place on January 30, 2021 and more information on it can be found HERE.
As previously reported, Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist and some of the various posts can be found below:
David Lee Roth (Van Halen):
Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, etc.):
Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, etc.):
Gene Simmons (KISS):
Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler:
Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):
Slash (Guns N’ Roses):
Brian May (Queen):
Scott Ian (Anthrax):
John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):
Zach Myers (Shinedown):
Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.):
Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):
Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):
Vernon Reid (Living Colour):
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):
Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee:
Alex Skolnick (Testament):
Gary Holt (Exodus, etc.):
Robb Flynn (Machine Head):
Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, etc.):
Bret Michaels (Poison):
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers):
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.
Poison’s Bret Michaels will be releasing a new autobiography titled “Auto-Scrap-Ography Vol. 1” on May 12. The singer “reinvented the autobiographical blueprint” with the book, which takes the reader on “his journey even up to and including his battle with diabetes and the coronavirus.” Pre-orders can be found HERE and a description can be found below:
“Marrying classic hard copy with digital technology – and featuring short stories handwritten by the artist himself – Auto-Scrap-Ography evolves the autobiography into a groundbreaking new format, sharing the roller-coaster ride of Michaels’ epic underdog journey as never before, with time-stamped pictures in every chapter to prove it. With a blend of hard-copy digital and digital ebook – and a never-before-seen audio/visual biopic read by Michaels, with both still and moving images – the Auto-Scrap-Ography is handwritten by the artist.”
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’s Bret Michaels has revealed that he will be undergoing two medical procedures. One will be performed to fix a torn rotator cuff, while the other will be performed to remove a patch of skin cancer.
The frontman commented:
“After a very recent kickoff to the new year, physical & MRI it has been brought to my attention that I have torn my right shoulder rotator cuff which would answer the question why it looks like a lump or bone was sticking out of my right shoulder.
A little more complex I will also have to undergo a procedure to remove skin cancer that was detected after a recent biopsy. I’m in the hands of incredible specialists who are both positive for great outcomes.
It may slow me down a bit at the beginning of the year, but if God willing I promise this year will be awesome. Just a few less solo shows & special events until I get this all squared up. As always continuing great diabetic maintenance to keep on rocking in 2020!”
During Bret Michaels’ December 13 show at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Winterfest in Hollywood, FL, the frontman was joined onstage by *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick for a performance of Poison’s “Nothin’ But A Good Time.” You can see footage of that below:
During a recent interview with Newsday, Bret Michaels revealed that Poison are planning to return in 2020 “with some new songs.” He said the following:
“There’s never going to be a day when I say, ‘I’m done with Poison’. The band is looking forward to returning in 2020 with some new songs. We are still having the time of our lives on stage.”
The 2016 LaconiaFest will be held at Weirs Beach Drive-In Theatre in Laconia, N.H, on June 11-19, during the Laconia Motorcycle Week. The event will feature over 100 bands, including: Bret Michaels, Ted Nugent, Buckcherry, Sevendust, Lita Ford, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Fuel, Saving Abel, Attika 7, Dope, L.A. Guns, Dead By Wednesday, Trixter, Warrant, Next to None and more. The festival will also have food, drinks, motorcycle stunt shows, etc.