Poison

  1. Live Nation Ticket Sales Up 25% YTD; Diverse Touring Line-Up Drives Numbers, $4 Beers Await Fans

    May 18, 2012 4:15 PM EDT With a lineup of tours that touches on virtually every genre and musical scene, Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and amphitheater operator, seems to be on a path to continue the rebound of 2011, after suffering the brunt of an overal ...

  2. Bret Michaels Settles Lawsuit With Tony Awards Over Head Injury

    May 15, 2012 10:18 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Bret Michaels and organizers of the Tony Awards have settled a lawsuit filed by the rocker after a 2009 incident in which he was hit in the head with a set piece and suffered injuries that he claimed contributed to a brain hemorrha ...

  3. Exclusive: Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent. Signs Label Deal With Universal Republic

    April 12, 2012 1:38 PM EDT Capitol: Whalley or won't he? Universal Republic Records today will announce a label deal with former Warner Bros. Records Chairman/CEO Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The announcement will be made by ...

  4. Hair Band War! Did Poison Steal '80s Hits From Another Band?

    October 21, 2011 10:20 PM EDT Members of Poison, including frontman-turned-reality-TV-celebrity Bret Michaels, have been hit with a lawsuit claiming that four of their songs were stolen from another band. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Illinois federal court, isn't over ...

  5. Ticketmaster Now Selling Tickets at Walmart

    August 04, 2011 11:02 AM EDT Ticketmaster has partnered with Walmart to sell tickets through kiosks at hundreds of the retailer's locations around the country. Live Nation, parent company of Ticketmaster, first revealed details of a partnership with Walmart back in Febru ...

  6. Business Matters: Smartphones Now Over Half of New Phone Sales in US, iPhone Driving Growth

    June 30, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Increasingly American as Apple Pie: Smartphones -- Smartphones have reached an important milestone in the U.S. According to Nielsen, 55% of mobile consumers who reported buying a new handset in the last three months purchased a smartphone instead ...

  7. Eminem's 'Recovery' Notches Three Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" is the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March, as it holds atop the tally with 229,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last album to string three weeks ...

  8. Third Week At No. 1 For Eminem's 'Recovery' On Billboard 200

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem makes it a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery" while Drake's "Thank Me Later" hangs out at No. 2 for a third frame . . . The chart's highest debut is the first solo effort by OutKast's ...

  9. Chart Moves: 'American Idol,' Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Poison

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- "Glee" Cast: Tired of hearing about the continuing chart feats of the cast of Fox TV's hit TV show? Yes? Sorry pal, the "Glee&q ...

  10. 'Idol' Impacts, 'Glee' Halts Stone Temple Pilots' Flight

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was all quiet on the album release front last week as only one of last week's new releases debuts in the top 10 of the Billboard 200: Stone Temple Pilots' new self-titled set starts at No. 2, behind the "Glee: The Music, Volume 3 ...

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

    June 02, 2010 12:00 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 ...

  12. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Justin Bieber, Travis Barker and More

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 17. Bret Michaels Back in Hospital Poison singer Bret Michaels, who just recovered from a brain hemorrhage, has returned to the hospital after suffering a stroke. Doctors also discovered a hole in his heart which they say ...

  13. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Janet Jackson, David Guetta and more

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 12pm) 6. Bret Michaels Back in Hospital Poison singer Bret Michaels, who just recovered from a brain hemmorhage, has returned to the hospital after suffering a 'warning stroke.' 14. Janet Jackson New H ...

  14. Bret Michaels Hospitalized After 'Warning Stroke'

    May 21, 2010 12:00 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 we ...

  15. Web Trends: Bret Michaels, Trap Or Die 2, Miley Cyrus and More

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 2. Bret Michaels Press Conference Poison singer Bret Michaels has been discharged from the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. 3. Trap Or Die 2 Mixtape The latest mixtape by Young Jeezy ...

  16. UPDATE: Bret Michaels Stable After Brain Hemorrhage

    April 24, 2010 12:00 AM 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 ...

  17. Web Trends: Coachella, Natalie Merchant, Insane Clown Posse and More

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends 9. Bret Michaels Daughter Died This morning Bret Michaels made headlines when he was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. This time rumors are circulating that the former Poison singer's daughter has died. These ...

  18. Live Nation To Rollout 'No Service Fee' Promotion

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will eliminate service fees on more than five million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts for its amphitheaters in a one-day promotion June 3. The 24-hour sales event is being billed as the biggest ticket promotion ever, which would ...

  19. Live Nation, Aaron's In Deal For Atlanta Amphitheatre

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has cut a three-year deal with Aaron's, Inc., leasing/specialty retailer of office furniture, electronics, appliances, that gives Aaron's the naming rights to the former Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta. Beginning today, the ...

  20. Cramps Frontman Lux Interior Dies

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cramps frontman Lux Interior passed away today (Feb. 4) at a Glendale, Calif., hospital due to a pre-existing heart condition, the band's publicist confirms to Billboard. He was 60. The Cramps formed in 1976 and were part of the now legendary ...

  21. Poison Sues Label Over Royalties

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Members of the rock band Poison claim their recording label has consistently underpaid royalties to the group throughout their career, according to a lawsuit. The suit, filed yesterday (June 18) against Capitol Records and EMI Music Marketing, say ...

  22. Disturbed Scores Third Straight No. 1 Album

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disturbed claims its third Billboard 200 No. 1 as "Indestructible" bows atop the chart this week. Moving 252,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Warner Bros. set follows in the footsteps of the rock act's 2002 album " ...

  23. VH1 To Air 'Station Fire' Special

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT VH1 and VH1 Classic will air a one-hour concert benefit special on March 23 to remember the five-year anniversary of the tragic fire that killed 100 people during a Great White concert at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. The television ...

  24. Hair-Metal Mania Strikes Again At Rocklahoma

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST This year's second annual Rocklahoma will feature performances from Warrant (featuring Jani Lane), Bret Michaels, LA Guns (featuring Tracii Guns), Enuff Z Nuff, Cinderella, Night Ranger and Tesla, among many others. The '80s hair metal-t ...

  25. Poison Pumped For Ratt Tour, New Album

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer trek starting June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wrapping Aug. 19 at the Coors Amphitheatre in Denver. The tour, which brings Poison and ...

  26. VH1 Classic To Spotlight Rock Fantasy Camp

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Daltrey, Lofgren on board for special. VH1 Classic will go behind the scenes of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp with a two-hour special airing April 2. The event finds such rock veterans as the Who's Roger Daltrey, the E Street Band's Nils Lo ...

  27. Bret Michaels Joins 'Nashville Star'

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST USA Networks will announce today (Jan. 13) that Poison frontman Bret Michaels has signed on as a judge for the third season of the country music reality series "Nashville Star." USA Networks will announce today (Jan. 13) that Poison fron ...