HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Poison, one of rock's most
iconic and enduring bands, has recorded a new album of cover songs,
featuring many of their favorite rock classics. POISON'D, the band's first
new studio album since 2002, will be released June 5 on CD and digitally by
EMI America Records/Capitol.
Featuring Poison's original members, Bret Michaels (vocals), C.C.
DeVille (guitar), Rikki Rockett (drums) and Bobby Dall (bass), POISON'D
presents the band's first new studio recordings since 2002's Hollyweird.
Produced by Don Was at Hensen Recording Studios in Hollywood, POISON'D
packs 13 explosive tracks, including new recordings of David Bowie's
"Suffragette City," The Cars' "You're Just What I Needed," The Romantics'
"What I Like About You," Sweet's "Little Willy," The Marshall Tucker Band's
"Can't You See" and The Rolling Stones' "Dead Flowers." Some of Poison's
best previously recorded covers are also featured on POISON'D, including
KISS' "Rock and Roll All Nite," Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American
Band" and Loggins and Messina's "Your Mama Don't Dance."
"Poison is one of the greatest rock 'n roll bands in the world and,
after 20 years, they can slam better than ever," says POISON'D producer Don
Was. "They're powerful musicians and very cool guys. We had a lot of fun
making this album and I think you can hear it in the grooves -- it's got
the jive and is truly alive! I urge everyone to listen to it!"
Following the release of POISON'D, Poison will hit the road again on
June 12 for a major North American summer concert tour. Tour dates and
details will be announced and posted to the band's official website as they
are confirmed. Visit www.poisonweb.com and www.myspace.com/poison for the
latest Poison news and links to other Poison-related websites.
In July, VH1 will premiere a new reality show, "Rock of Love with Bret
Michaels." VH1's description of the show has "the hard-rockin' Poison front
man looking for a woman who can truly keep up with his rock-n-roll
lifestyle and not become jealous of his one true passion -- performing,
which has been the reason for and destruction of most of his
In 1986, Poison released their debut album, Look What the Cat Dragged
In. After years of hard work, touring and controversy, radio and MTV
finally took notice of the band and their music, propelling Poison into
superstardom. Look What the Cat Dragged In peaked at #3 on the Billboard
album charts, charted three singles and sold more than four million copies.
The band's 1988 follow-up, Open Up and Say ... Ahh! went Platinum two
weeks after its release. The single "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" hit #1 on
Billboard's Singles chart and the album sold more than seven million units.
1990's Flesh & Blood featured a second Gold single, "Unskinny Bop," and the
album went multi-Platinum.
In 1991, amidst inner fighting, alcohol, drug abuse and road stories
that would make a porn star blush, guitarist C.C. Deville and singer Bret
Michaels collided in an all out fist-fight seconds after leaving the stage
of the MTV Music Video Awards (right between Cindy Crawford's high heels
and Eddie Van Halen's sneakers). C.C. Deville left the band.
Poison continued to tour arenas and amphitheatres and recorded the
Platinum Native Tongue and Crack A Smile. After five years of not speaking,
Michaels and Deville met up in 1999 and, with their chemistry and
friendship quickly rekindled, the band went into the studio to record Power
To The People. One of the most successful reunion tours of all time
followed the album's release.
Last April, Poison rocketed into the Billboard Top 20 with the #17
debut of the band's 20th anniversary hits collection, The Best Of Poison:
20 Years Of Rock (Capitol/EMI). The 18-track hits collection was soon
certified gold, and Poison tore through the summer of 2006 on their highly
successful "20 Years of Rock" North American concert tour.
To date, Poison has sold more than 25 million records and DVDs worldwide.
POISON'D (CD and Digital Album)
(NOT FINAL SEQUENCE)
1. Little Willy (originally performed by Sweet)
2. Suffragette City (originally performed by David Bowie)
3. I Never Cry (originally performed by Alice Cooper)
4. I Need to Know (originally performed by Tom Petty &
5. Can't You See (originally performed by The Marshall
6. What I Like About You (originally performed by The
7. Dead Flowers (originally performed by The Rolling
8. Just What I Needed (originally performed by The Cars)
9. Rock and Roll All Nite (originally performed by Kiss)
10. Squeeze Box (originally performed by The Who)
11. Your Mama Don't Dance (originally performed by Loggins &
12. You Don't Mess Around With Jim (originally performed by Jim Croce)
13. We're An American Band (originally performed by Grand Funk
TRACKS 1-8: produced by Don Was - 2007 (new recordings)
TRACK 9: produced by Rick Rubin, Less Than Zero soundtrack - 1987
TRACK 10: produced by Thom Panunzio, Hollyweird - 2002
TRACK 11: produced by Tom Werman, Open Up and Say ... Ahh! - 1988
TRACK 12: produced by Ric Browdie - 1987; bonus track on Look What The Cat
Dragged In reissue (2006)
TRACK 13: produced by Don Was, The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock - 2006
SOURCE EMI America Records/Capitol