When hair metal bands reigned supreme in the '80s, Poison definitely did their share to impact the ozone and populate the charts with anthems like “Fallen Angel,” “I Want Action,” “Nothin’ But a Good Time” and “Talk Dirty to Me” as well as such classic power ballads “Every Rose has Its Thorn” and “Something to Believe In.” Before his band took off, frontman Bret Michaels admits to making some of the same questionable fashion choices that many fell prey to in the decade. “I have a lot of great memories of that era. I have a lot of memories of me wearing the powder blue tux that I thought looked good. That’s all I’m going to say,” he tells Billboard.
In addition to his work with Poison, the singer has proven to be a Renaissance man with a successful resume that includes solo albums and tours, reality TV shows, a line of pet products -- Pets Rock by Bret Michaels -- and winning Celebrity Apprentice in 2010. Here Michaels serves up his list of favorite hair metal bands: