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Interview:
Bret Michaels' work schedule still loaded
 

By GARY GRAFF
for Journal Register Newspapers

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If Bret Michaels has his way, his next solo album, "Get Your Rock On," will be a guest-studded affair that will feature a bunch of his famous friends -- Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Stevie Nicks, possibly members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and younger groups such as Michigan's Pop Evil and My Darkest Days.

"I'm in the process of doing it as we speak," says the Poison frontman and reality TV show star, who also hopes to include a live version of "Margaritaville" that he performed with Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band during 2010 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. "When you're having other artists perform with you, it's about working with their time schedule and a lot of taking care of some of the business before you can enjoy the pleasure of just jamming together.

"I try to keep it pretty organic. We have to make sure everyone's good with the timing and can get into the studio to sing. But I think we're going to have a blast making this record."

Michaels (ne Sychak), 48, characteristically, has a number of other projects he's juggling for 2012. After starring in VH1's "Rock of Love" and winning NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice 3" in 2010, he's working on a pair of new reality TV shows -- the philanthropic "Something to Believe In" and the music competition "A Star is Reborn." He's also planning another Poison tour for the summer, possibly with Def Leppard, and he'll finally publish his long-in-the-making autobiography "Roses and Thorns: The Rock 'n' roll Fantasy of My Reality."



Bret Michaels, Jocaine, Artificial Agent and Monkey Grinder perform Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Emerald Theatre, 31 N. Walnut St., Mt. Clemens. Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 586-913-1920 or visit www.emeraldtheatre.com.

Web Site: www.emeraldtheatre.com

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