Friday, July 27, 2012

Poison: Bret Michaels to make movie about his life

Poison have been spending the summer on the Rock Of Ages tour with Def Leppard.

The rockers are currently on a mid-tour break, with dates resuming August 9 in Sunrise, FL.

The break gives Poison frontman Bret Michaels a chance to play a series of solo shows while he promotes his upcoming album, “Get You Rock On.”

The project features a variety of guests, including Ace Frehley, Joe Perry, Michael Anthony and Jimmy Buffett, to name just a few.

While juggling two tours and the launch of the new Bret Michaels Pets Rock collection with PetSmart, the singer spoke with The Columbus Dispatch about a project he’s planning: a movie about his life

The film would start with his youth in Pittsburgh, where he overcame his childhood health issues, first picked up a guitar and formed his first bands. It’s a rags-to-riches story — Poison has sold more than 30 million records — but Michaels warns that his story wouldn’t be a standard-issue biopic.

“I want to tell the story,” he says. “Mostly, when you see rock movies, it has to be this over-the-top thing. I want to give people a Bret Michaels movie where they see that my life is a comedy of errors. “I also want to show my fans how to get through the kind of troubles that would leave most people flat on the floor.”

Read more at The Columbus Dispatch here.

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See also:

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VIDEO: Bret Michaels – Get Your Rock On
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VIDEO: Bret Michaels thanks Phoenix hospital for saving his life
Def Leppard: More Rock Of Ages Tour dates announced
Bret Michaels to launch Music For Your Soul column
Bret Michaels solo album to feature all star guests
Def Leppard & Poison summer tour confirmed
Bret Michaels: Farewell To Regis available on iTunes
Bret Michaels donates music room to Phoenix hospital