Regardless of how easy of a target you may think he is to make fun of, Bret Michaels established his place in rockdom a long time ago. Actually, he should probably be making fun of us.
Anyway, the dude has some serious health issues going on right now. And it’s really not funny.
Yes, Michaels plays up the flamboyant side of the rockstar life. See “Rock of Love” and “Rock of Love Bus,” et al.
Wouldn’t you? (at least to some degree).
I briefly worked with the guy in 2005, and I spent enough time with him to know that he is the real deal, and a super nice guy.
If you’ve never enjoyed a Poison or Bret Michaels solo show, and you ever have the opportunity in the future, forget about your arrogant, music-expert pretension for an evening and go have a good time.
In the meantime, send one up for one of Rock and Roll’s true great frontmen.