1. Kentucky Police Sergeant Covers 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn,' Bret Michaels Responds

    July 06, 2015 7:09 PM EDT A police officer in Lexington, Ky., answered a call to rock over the weekend, treating a public Fourth of July partiers to a cover of Poison 's 1988 power ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." Sergeant Jason Rothermund was patrolling ...

  2. Janelle Monae, Jim James & More Stars Reveal Their Most Recent Reads

    May 22, 2015 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Death Cab for Cutie ’s Ben Gibbard Right now I am reading Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle . It’s an autobiography about a guy who nobody really knows. He’s not famous, at least he wasn’t famous when he wrote this book, and he’s just writing about h ...

  3. Adam Lambert, Wiz Khalifa, Jordin Sparks and More Share Their Best (and Worst) Prom Memories

    May 18, 2015 2:50 PM EDT With tux-and-corsage season in full swing, music stars recount that special night -- binge drinking, blue suits and all. Adam Lambert "I went with a friend of mine who had this amazing body. She wore this really low-cut red dress, and I wo ...

  4. Bret Michaels Returns to His Country Roots with New Album 'True Grit': 'This Has Been My Life Story'

    May 03, 2015 11:36 PM EDT Bret Michaels is a resourceful Renaissance man. From winning Celebrity Apprentice  to developing a top-selling line of products for PetSmart, the veteran rocker has continued to reinvent himself through talent, hard work and a maverick entrepren ...

  5. Bret Michaels Back on Stage Following Health Scare, Kidney Surgery

    November 14, 2014 7:24 PM EST Former Poison frontman Bret Michaels made a return to the stage Thursday, just one week after a string of six hospital visits and kidney surgery. The show was a kind of tuneup and test run for a charity concert that Michaels, 51, is set to do Frid ...

  6. 15 Musician Sex-Tape Scandals, From Tommy Lee to Usher

    November 13, 2014 2:54 PM EST News got out Wednesday that a sex tape featuring Usher and ex-wife Tameka Raymond was stolen and being shopped around, and the  singer's legal team is hot on the case .  Usher Hunting Down Stolen Sex Tape Like the rumors of an Iggy Azalea sex ...

  7. Bret Michaels Hospitalized for Kidney Surgery

    November 11, 2014 10:03 PM EST Bret Michaels recently experienced severe health issues, interrupting his Midwest tour dates in October.  The Poison frontman had been experiencing ongoing pains that caused him to cancel a charity event in Champaign, Ill. on Oct. 30, even though ...

  8. Bret Michaels Suffers Medical Emergency During Concert

    May 30, 2014 9:22 AM EDT Singer Bret Michaels abruptly ended a concert in New Hampshire after suffering a medical emergency. Guitarist Pete Evick says on Michaels' Facebook page that Michaels was three songs into his set in Manchester on Thursday when he rushed from ...

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  10. Naked Magazine Covers: Rihanna, Lady Gaga & More Go Nude

    November 16, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna is the latest artist to appear nude on a magazine cover (for GQ's December issue), but she follows dozens of other artists who've stripped down over the past 30 years. From John Lennon on the 1981 cover of Rolling Stone, to Britney ...

  11. Exclusive: The Orchard Names Colleen Theis Chief Operating Officer; Announces Lonestar Signing

    August 06, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The Orchard, an independent music and video distribution company operating in more than 20 global markets, has announced the appointment of Colleen Theis as Chief Operating Officer. Theis, who previously worked as Managing Director of UK & Eur ...

  12. Bret Michaels, Kristi Gibson End Engagement

    July 30, 2012 8:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bret Michaels and longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson have called off their engagement. Michaels' publicist, Joanna Mignano, said in a statement Monday the couple have separated. Michaels and Gibson have dated on and off for about 18 years. They ...

  13. Bret Michaels Enlists Lil Jon, Jimmy Buffet for Solo Album

    June 14, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Slew of Stars Help Poison Frontman on 'Bret Michaels and Friends: Get Your Rock On' B ret Michaels plans to release a new solo album this summer, which includes songs he recorded with a little help from his A-list rocker friends. The album ...

  14. 'Rock of Ages': Tom Cruise Called Cameron Crowe for History Lesson

    June 11, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 At Hollywood Premiere, Cast & Crew Marvel at Actor's Transformation Into 'Sexy Rock n' Roll Monster' Hollywood transformed into an 80's version of The Sunset Strip on Friday as stars arrived for the premiere of "Roc ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Bret Michaels Settles Lawsuit with Tony Awards, CBS

    May 15, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 hemorrhage that nearly kil ...

  17. Bret Michaels, Mavis Staples Headline Grammy Foundation Show; Newcomer L.P. Wows the Crowd

    February 10, 2012 7:45 AM EST A Star is Born: L.P., a.k.a. Laura Pergolizzi (left) with Tamzin Brown, an actress and filmmaker. L.P. is best known for the song "Into the Wild" featured in a CitiBank commercial, blew away attendees at the Grammy week event One Night O ...

  18. Bret Michaels Gets Hospital Waiting Room Named After Him

    October 25, 2011 9:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Phoenix hospital is injecting a little Poison into families waiting for sick loved ones, thanks to a donation from 1980s hair band singer Bret Michaels . The Poison frontman plans to announce Thursday that he is donating TVs and sound systems for ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Pitbull to Headline Inaugural Latin Music Marathon

    October 14, 2011 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pitbull will be the headliner of the inaugural Dodge Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon, taking place Dec. 11. The Miami stop is part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series, which takes place both in the U.S. and abroad. The ongoing serie ...

  21. Billboard Bits: Black Keys Nix 'Blakroc 2,' Adele's 'Someone' Video Coming Thursday

    September 27, 2011 6:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Have "No Plans" To Release "Blakroc 2" Despite a teaser trailer that hit the web earlier this month, the Black Keys have announced that the ...

  22. Bret Michaels Wants Stevie Nicks for Next Album

    August 29, 2011 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 If Poison frontman Bret Michaels has his way, his next solo album, "Get Your Rock On," will be a guest-studded affair that will feature Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Stevie Nicks, possibly members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and yo ...

  23. Who's Who of Hair Metal React to Jani Lane's Death

    August 12, 2011 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The response to Jani Lane 's death in the glam-and-hair metal communities has been one of shock and disbelief, with former sunset strip denizens far and wide chiming in. Major artists ranging from Slash to Alice Cooper have lamented the loss, b ...

  24. Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige Lead Collaborative Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 L il Wayne will team up with Mary J. Blige , Pitbull will rock the stage with Ne-Yo and Nayer, and Far*East Movement will be joined by both Snoop Dogg and Ryan Tedder for special collaborative performances at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which w ...

  25. POTW: Lady Gaga, President Obama, Ke$ha, Bret Michaels, Beyonce, Mandy Moore

    April 22, 2011 2:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga strikes a pose with the Evil Queen, Beyoncé spends quality time with family, Ke$ha and Mandy Moore show their love for furry animals, and Bret Michaels cheers along with fans. It all happened this week and we've got the pics to prove ...

  26. Bret Michaels Sues CBS, Tony Awards Over Head Injury

    March 26, 2011 3:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 A lawsuit against CBS and Tony Award Productions claims that producers are to blame for rocker Bret Michaels' 2009 on-stage injury because they failed to tell him how to exit the stage safely. The suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Cour ...

  27. Billy Ray Cyrus Drops Divorce, Praises 'Hannah Montana'

    March 18, 2011 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite telling GQ that "Hannah Montana" "destroyed his family," Billy Ray Cyrus is praising the Disney Channel show again -- and calling off his divorce with wife of 17 years, Tish Cyrus. Cyrus took to TV's "The View&q ...

  28. Bret Michaels Feels 'Absolutely Great,' Records 'In-Your-Face' Rock Album

    March 09, 2011 4:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Just as his myriad health problems didn't stop him from releasing a new album ("Custom Built") and winning "Celebrity Apprentice" last year, Bret Michaels isn't letting heart surgery slow him down this year, either. The ...

  29. Bret Michaels Released from Hospital After Heart Surgery

    January 26, 2011 4:29 PM EST 0 0 0 A Phoenix hospital says rock star Bret Michaels has been released. St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center said Wednesday that Michaels left the hospital after undergoing a successful heart procedure. A doctor who treated Michaels says the pro ...

  30. Bret Michaels Proposes to Kristi Gibson on VH1 Show Finale

    December 21, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 B ret Michaels finally put a 'rock of love' on his longtime girlfriend's finger, and he did it on cable television. The 47-year-old Poison frontman popped the question to 39-year-old Kristi Gibson on last night (Dec. 20)'s finale ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Quincy Jones Opposes Kanye West Comparisons, Jay-Z On Shooting His Brother

    November 22, 2010 7:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Quincy Jones Doesn't Like Kanye West Comparisons Quincy Jones is letting it be known that he's not fond of comparisons to Kanye West , at least not when produci ...

  32. Billboard Bits: New Michael Jackson Video, 'One More Chance,' Debuts Online

    November 19, 2010 7:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Michael Jackson Video, 'One More Chance,' Debuts Online Four days after the release of the new Michael Jackson single, "Hold My Hand," a video for ...

  33. Bret Michaels Soundtracks 'Top Gear' Promo

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bret Michaels is providing the promotional music for "Top Gear," the History Channel's version of the popular British car show, which debuts on Nov. 21. Krista Liney, History's senior creative director, teamed with music produc ...

  34. Bret Michaels Live Q&A Archived Video

    October 13, 2010 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bret Michaels Bret Michaels is a man of many accomplishments, and right now the Poison rocker is busier than ever. With his new VH1 reality show, "Life As I Know It" debuting on Oct. 18 , the new video for its theme song, "Riding Agai ...

  35. Win A Bret Michaels Signed Billboard Poster

    October 13, 2010 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Poison rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels met up with Billboard in L.A. on October 12 to do a live on camera Q&A answering questions tweeted in by his many fans. But Bret was also super generous in not only signing a giant foam-core poster ...

  36. Bret Michaels Live Q&A Pt. 4 - Surgery, Favorite Song, USO, Poison Tour

    Bret Michaels Live Q&A Pt. 4 - Surgery, Favorite Song, USO, Poison Tour

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  37. Bret Michaels Live Q&A Pt. 3 - Upcoming Book, Heart Condition, Paying Dues

    Bret Michaels Live Q&A Pt. 3 - Upcoming Book, Heart Condition, Paying Dues

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  38. Bret Michaels Live Q&A Pt. 2 - Poison, Diabetes, Daughter, Social Networking

    Bret Michaels Live Q&A Pt. 2 - Poison, Diabetes, Daughter, Social Networking

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  39. Bret Michaels Live Q&A Pt. 1 - Posing Nude, New TV Show

    Bret Michaels Live Q&A Pt. 1 - Posing Nude, New TV Show

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  40. Bret Michaels - "Riding  Against The Wind"

    Bret Michaels - "Riding Against The Wind"

    October 07, 2010 10:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard exclusive debut of Bret Michaels' new video. Videos Bret Michaels ...

  41. Video Premiere: Bret Michaels' "Riding Against The Wind"

    October 07, 2010 9:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bret Michaels and his very real six-pack recently graced the cover of Billboard's Maximum Exposure issue because of his ongoing success showcasing his music through reality television. And now, Billboard.com is exclusively premiering the music ...

  42. Bret Michaels Billboard Cover: Six-Pack Is Real, Says Photographer

    October 06, 2010 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sporting well-toned biceps and a six-pack, Bret Michaels ' naked appearance on the cover of Billboard's Oct. 2 "Maximum Exposure" issue has been followed by claims from New York Magazine , D-Listed and other publications that the ...

  43. Bret Michaels Rocks From "Love" To "Life As I Know It"

    September 24, 2010 12:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Every year, Billboard polls music industry experts to compile our Maximum Exposure list : the top 100 ways that bands, singers and rappers can get their music seen and heard, from rocking big awards shows to getting good love from iTunes. This week& ...

  44. Why Bret Michaels & Other Music Stars Turn to Reality TV for Fame, Fortune

    September 08, 2010 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 B ret Michaels , veteran of six-count 'em, six-reality shows, has two bits of advice for artists looking to break into the genre: "Never wear white on TV unless you're at your fighting weight," he says. "And never drink too ...

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