Poison, featuring Bret Michaels and all the original members, is set to embark on the Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018 tour later this month.
The 30-date tour, which begins on 18 May in Irvine, California at Five Points Amphitheatre and concludes at the Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood, Florida, will also feature Cheap Trick and Pop Evil.
Poison singer Bret Michaels told SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk: “I’m really excited to see C.C. [DeVille, guitar] and Rikki [Rockett, drums] and Bobby [Dall, bass] again and get together. We’re gonna have amazing rehearsals. And that’s where you put in all the really hard work, just cutting through the songs we wanna do.
“But this year, we’re really gonna focus on putting back into the set ‘I Want Action’, ‘I Won’t Forget You’, ‘Fallen Angel’, some of the stuff that, when we were out with Def Leppard and out with KISS and Mötley [Crüe] and all these different bands co-headlining, what happened is your set’s a little shorter. Now we’re gonna put all that stuff in. And we appreciate it — don’t ever misunderstand me; I love it. And last year with Def Leppard was great. As you know, we’re still, as Poison, a true, honest-to-God live rock and roll band. I don’t even use the in-ears — I’m still the monitor guy; I like that feel of an energetic live show. And so it’s real honest-to-God, straight-up-in-your-face live rock and roll.”
Our hearts are full of love thinking about all the moms across the world today!
May 14 marks Mother’s Day, the annual holiday to celebrate all of our favourite female role models.
Just like everybody else, musicians are taking the time out to wish their mamas a happy Mother’s Day. Lots of songs have been written about the special connection between parent and child, and we’ve collected some of our favourites that bring a tear to our eye today.
Molly Johnson has released her new album, Meaning To Tell Ya.
The Juno-award winning Canadian icon has combined a collection of covers with original tracks for the new project, out today (May 11.)
Here are five things we’re super excited about when it comes to Molly Johnson’s Meaning To Tell Ya:
5. Classic covers with a twist
The first taste of Meaning To Tell Ya comes with “Inner City Blues”, a Marvin Gaye classic that still resonates today with a powerful social commentary message. Leonard Cohen’s “Boogie Street” and Gil-Scott Heron’s “Lady Day and John Coltrane” are also featured. The jazz arrangements bring a new brightness to the records, extracting fresh emotion and soul.
4. Larry Klein’s contributions to the album
“Working with Larry Klein was magic. When it was finally my turn, I jumped at the opportunity. I can’t wait to share it with everyone,” Molly describes making the record with Klein, “It’s funk, it’s soul, it’s groove.”
August 17, 1969: Woodstock is into its third day of operation, and a young couple, warpped in a blanket, are a symbol of comfort among the mud and chaos.
It’s an iconic photo that is impossible to forget–one that was solidified when it was made as the cover of the Woodstock three-LP album.
You’ll be happy to know that, roughly 49 years later, the Woodstock couple are still going strong.
“She’s still my best friend. We get along great… For the most part we’re attached at the hip,” said Nick Ercoline, one-half of the couple, when speaking to The National Post.
His wife, Bobbi Ercoline, worked as a school nurse. They live in Pine Bush, New York, only a 40-minute drive from the landmark festival.
“I try to explain that photo as a couple of 20-year-olds who were in love with each other. It’s us. That’s who we are. Still. You can still find us holding hands and hugging each other. Still,” Nick Ercoline said to the National Post.(more…)