1. Bret Michaels Adds New Chapter To 'Roses & Thorns' Autobiography

    June 17, 2010 11:39 AM EDT B ret Michaels figures that if nothing else, his recent medical maladies -- which he likes to refer to as "a bump in the road" -- has added another chapter to his long-awaited autobiography, "Roses & Thorns." "I don't think Simon & Schuster has ever had a…

  2. Bret Michaels Plans New Tour, Album

    June 04, 2010 8:53 AM EDT No groupies. No after-parties. No stage diving. These aren't typical doctor's orders, but bandana-clad Poison frontman Bret Michaels is no average patient. Despite suffering several medical maladies over the past two months, the "Celebrity Apprentice" champion is moving…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Lee & Crystal Rock On

    June 03, 2010 4:45 PM EDT LEE LEADS: Fox TV's "American Idol" continues to fulfill its promise of generating musical star power, as, a week after winning the series' ninth season, Lee DeWyze celebrates his first No. 1 on a Billboard chart. The newly-crowned champ bows atop Billboard's Rock…

  4. 'Idols' Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox Impact Billboard Charts

    June 02, 2010 11:38 AM EDT Last week's "American Idol" finale certainly added some spice to a slow run on this week's Billboard charts , with winner Lee DeWyze, runner-up Crystal Bowersox and a number of the show's guest stars impacting the Digital Songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums tally…

  5. Miley Cyrus: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 28, 2010 2:45 PM EDT M THE WRITE STUFF "Can't Be Tamed" is Cyrus' seventh studio album-ranging from the four soundtracks she's released under the "Hannah Montana" imprimatur to two as herself and one Walmart-exclusive EP-and it will be released on Hollywood Records. And while…

  6. Ailing Bret Michaels Performs on 'Idol' finale

    May 26, 2010 10:52 PM EDT Though he has suffered from life-threatening health problems in recent weeks, Bret Michaels appeared in fine form on the "American Idol" stage. The ailing 47-year-old rocker and reality TV star sang and played guitar on Wednesday's star-studded season finale. The Poison…

  7. Chaos In Tejas: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 11:28 AM EDT Dates: May 27-30 Headliners: X (Australia), Bastard (Japan), Rorschach, Riverboat Gamblers, Poison Idea, others Venues: Emo's, Beerland, Mohawk, Red 7, Beauty Bar (all in Austin, Texas) Ticket prices: $5-$20 (varies by show) Tastemakers used words like "jaw-dropping" and "…

  8. Bret Michaels Wins 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Limp Bizkit Cancels Tour

    May 24, 2010 3:49 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Poison singer Bret Michaels, who is still recuperating from a brain hemorrhage he suffered last month, was named the winner of Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" last night. Michaels won $250,000 for his…

  9. Bret Michaels Wins 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    May 24, 2010 11:15 AM EDT Rock singer Bret Michaels finally had a reason to celebrate on Sunday after a string of medical emergencies -- winning the reality TV show "The Celebrity Apprentice." The show's host Donald Trump told Michaels he was "hired" in Sunday's finale, winning $250,000…

  10. Bret Michaels Hospitalized Again After 'Warning Stroke'

    May 21, 2010 7:16 AM EDT Bret Michaels is back in the hospital. The rocker and reality TV star suffered what doctors call a "warning stroke" and has been diagnosed with a patent forum ovale, or hole in the heart, according to a report Thursday (May 20) on his website. Michaels' publicist, Joann Mignano…

  11. Bret Michaels Increasing Rehab To Twice A Day

    May 19, 2010 5:08 PM EDT Rocker and reality television star Bret Michaels says he's increasing his rehabilitation to twice a day after suffering a brain hemorrhage last month. Michaels said on Wednesday's episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," that he's still having trouble moving his lower…

  12. Bret Michaels Says Brain Hemorrhage Sounded Like a Gunshot

    May 05, 2010 6:59 PM EDT Poison frontman Bret Michaels thought a burglar shot him in the back of the head when he suffered a brain hemorrhage last month that left him in intensive care for nearly two weeks. The outspoken 47-year-old contestant on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" told People magazine…

  13. Bret Michaels Might Be Ready To Rock In Weeks

    April 30, 2010 4:30 PM EDT Bret Michaels could stage yet another comeback sooner than expected. Doctors say it is possible that Michaels, the outspoken 47-year-old former Poison frontman currently competing on "The Celebrity Apprentice," could be healthy enough to appear on the NBC reality series' live…

  14. Bret Michaels Suffers Setback

    April 27, 2010 8:54 PM EDT Tests results indicate Bret Michaels has a lack of sodium in his body that leads to seizures, according to a message posted Tuesday on the Facebook page of the glam rock-reality TV star. Listen to Poison's Greatest Hits | Bret Michaels Photos The condition, called hyponatremia, is a side…

  15. Bret Michaels' Condition Still Critical, Stars Celebrate Earth Day on DC Mall

    April 26, 2010 5:54 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Poison 's Bret Michaels is stable but still critical after suffering a brain hemorrhage late Thursday. A rally celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and calling on Congress to pass tougher climate legislation…

  16. Bret Michaels Remains in Critical Condition

    April 26, 2010 1:06 AM EDT Despite previous reports that Bret Michaels ' condition had stabilized following a brain hemorrhage late Thursday, the Poison frontman remains in critical condition at an undisclosed location, according to a statement released on the rocker's Facebook page Sunday. "At this…

  17. UPDATE: Bret Michaels Stable After Brain Hemorrhage

    April 23, 2010 5:17 PM EDT Rocker-turned-reality star Bret Michaels of the rock band Poison suffered a brain hemorrhage on Friday but was later reported to be conscious and in stable condition at an undisclosed hospital. A spokeswoman for Michaels confirmed reports that the 47-year-old musician was rushed to hospital…

  18. Ask Billboard: Battle Of The Rock Bands, Part 2

    March 19, 2010 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ENTER PARADISE CITY, SANDMAN Hi Gary, Following up on last week's…

  19. Chuck D: The 'Black Planet' 20th Anniversary Q&A

    March 13, 2010 6:08 PM EST Public Enemy's Prophetic Frontman Chuck D On Milestones, Going Independent And The Future Of Hip-Hop. At the end of "Pirate Radio"-the 2009 feature film about a '60s illegal rock'n'roll radio station in Europe's North Sea-an array of albums is displayed:…

  20. Ask Billboard: Who's Bigger, Def Leppard Or Poison?

    March 12, 2010 2:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALK DIRTY TO, AND POUR SOME SUGAR ON, ME Hi Gary, Who has totaled more…

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