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Background information
Origin Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, US
Genre(s) Heavy Metal
Years active 1983—present
Label(s) Capitol Records
Enigma Records
Website Website
Bret Michaels
Rikki Rockett
Bobby Dall
C.C. DeVille
Former members
Richie Kotzen
Matt Smith
Blues Saraceno

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Poison Overview


Poison is an American glam metal/hard rock band that achieved success in the mid 1980s to early 1990s. To date, the band have released eight studio albums, four live albums, and four compilations. Poison have sold over 30 million records worldwide and have sold 16.5 million records in the United States alone. The band has also charted 10 singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". In the 2000s, with the original line up back together, the band found new popularity after a successful greatest hits reunion tour. Band members have released several solo albums and starred in successful reality TV shows. After 25 years, the band is still recording music and performing.

Poison'd! (2007) The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock (2006) Best Of Ballads & Blues (2003) Hollyweird (2002) Power To The People (2000) Crack A Smile... And More! (2000) Poison's Greatest Hits 1986-1996 (1996) Native Tongue (1993) Swallow This Live (1991) Flesh & Blood (1990)

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Bret Michaels Undergoes Surgery To Close Hole In His Heart

January 25, 2011
Bret Michaels is recovering in hospital after undergoing successful surgery to close a hole in his heart. A surgical team at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix performed the operation on Monday (January 24).  Read more 

Bret Michaels Wins Celebrity Apprentice After Brain Haemorrhage And Stroke

May 24, 2010
Poison frontman Bret Michaels has won Celebrity Apprentice just weeks after suffering a brain haemorrhage and a stroke. The singer won $250,000 for the American Diabetes Association in the live final of the US TV show on Sunday (May 23).  Read more 

Poison's Bret Michaels Suffers 'Warning Stroke'

May 21, 2010
Poison frontman Bret Michaels has been taken to hospital after suffering a “warning stroke”. Michaels, who is recovering from a brain haemorrhage, has been diagnosed with a hole in the heart.  Read more 

Bret Michaels Watching Busty Cops 3 Porn Film When Brain Haemorrhage Struck

May 20, 2010
Poison frontman Bret Michaels has revealed that he was watching softcore porn when he suffered a recent brain haemorrhage. The singer was rushed to hospital last month with a severe headache. Doctors later discovered blood on the brain.  Read more 

Bret Michaels: 'Brain Haemorrhage Sounded Like A Handgun'

May 7, 2010
Poison singer Bret Michaels has said his recent brain haemorrhage “sounded like a handgun”. Michaels, 47, was rushed to hospital last month suffering from a severe headache.  Read more 

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