I do meet-and-greets at every show and meet a minimum of 20-35 fans at each.
Everyone wants to go to the party and the red carpet, but my life is 90% the work.
You want to go to a summer concert and not watch a band staring at its shoes for six hours and complaining.
Most bands have a two-year success rate. By the third year, it’s sort of over. Here we are in Poison still together 26 years later.
I’ve had plenty of big hits and plenty of big misses.
I’m addicted to creating and writing.
Any band that is out there chasing it is doing more destruction to music then someone who is out there playing what they truly feel.
For me as a solo artist, I never want to be a nostalgia act.
I am truly independently owned and operated.
I want to tell the story. 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.
I don’t want to be a reality retro star.
Thoroughly read all your contracts. I really mean thoroughly.
All my life, I’ve been a type 1 diabetic. I’ve always taken life day by day.
I always think in life passion supersedes everything.
A brain hemorrhage puts it all in a deeper perspective. I’m one of those guys hit by lightning. I see the big picture. Everything is in perspective now. Let’s just say I’m the kind of guy who knows how to enjoy the moment.