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BRET MICHAELS Says POISON Won’t Use Backing Tracks: “You’ve Gotta Be Able To Bring It”

Poison frontman Bret Michaels asserts that his band do not use backing tracks when performing live.


POISON frontman Bret Michaels was recently asked in a new interview how he takes care of his voice while on the road.

Speaking with Boise radio station 96.9 The Eagle, Bret responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I warm up. I do stuff… Because let’s be really honest — the fans are traveling; they’re coming out to see you; they want a good show. For me, I wanna put on a badass show — I wanna sing good, I wanna sound good. And you’ve gotta remember, with POISON or the Bret Michaels [solo] band, we don’t use anything — there’s nothing going on. There’s no backing tracks. We sit at soundcheck and work on those harmonies, we work on making it sound good. That’s what I set out to be, was a musician, so you’ve gotta be able to bring it. And there’s a few times — I’m not gonna lie to you… You’re doing… One stretch I was doing solo [dates] and POISON [shows], and I did 14 in a row. And that beat my voice up pretty good. But then I had to take a little medication, got through it, for the voice, and then had a day off and got it to heal. And I’m good to go.”

You can listen to the full interview at this location.

Bret Michaels has appeared on numerous hit television “reality” shows including VH1’s  “Rock Of Love“, NBC‘s “Celebrity Apprentice” and Travel Channel‘s “Rock My RV“.

POISON‘s “The Stadium Tour” with MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS was originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020 but ended up being pushed back to 2021, and then to 2022, due to the global