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Bret Michaels: 2010 Celeb of the Year 

Well, I guess Bret Michaels is our Glam man of the year. After all, he successfully kept his name in the press more than any other musician in 2010. Fox News even just awarded Bret the title of Celebrity of the Year.

You have to admit Bret has, um, saturated the media market this year. From (almost) being decapitated at the Tony Awards, to nearly dying from a brain hemorrhage, to appearing on American Idol, winning Celebrity Apprentice and starring in a new show on VH1 called Life As I Know It, Bret's certainly been out there.

Of course, Bret also toured incessantly with his solo band and released the album Custom Built. Unfortunately Custom Built turned out to be a pretty bad record. In fact, the album landed on a lot of “worst of” lists for 2010.

So, now that Bret is officially Celeb of the Year, I wonder what 2011 will hold for the bandana-clad one? He's having heart surgery in a couple weeks and he's supposed to do more solo dates. Bret is engaged to longtime girlfriend Kristi Gibson...and 2011 is also the 25th anniversary of Poison. The jury is still out on a possible Poison summer tour, although I'm sure it will happen. I mean, how can it not?

So, now the question remains: who will be our music celeb of 2011?

Reader Comments (8)

No idea but i do hope for some good stuff in 2011.

Maybe Vince can grow up and get himself sorted, the Dogs D'amour can reform, Michael Monroe can play my home town and Velvet Revolver can have a great singer.

Happy new year folks
December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSkwint
"Celebrity of the Year"?

I'm going to automatically discount anyone Fox puts up for that dubious title.

What a sad state our country is in, if this is who we deem Celebrity of the year.

LCD = Lowest Common Denominator.

Forget Michaels.

"Glam Man of the Year"?

Forget Michaels again.

Until he reforms Poison and puts out a REAL Poison Album with all new material that's actually good, I could care less about him.

To me, The Glam Person of the Year honor should go to David O. Russell, director of "The Fighter", the Mark Walberg flick currently in theatres.


Because the songs he selected to use in the soundtrack are mostly all Glam Metal!

"The Fighter" soundtrack has Aerosmith, Whitesnake and Led Zeppelin (okay, you could argue whether Zep is Glam Metal, but they are unquestionably a major influence on the genre, just ask Coverdale, hahaha!!!)...

I mean, c'mon! Anyone who's got Marky Mark and Oscar winning actor, Christian Bale singing Whitesnake together in a major motion picture deserves the distinction more than Michaels or any of the other clowns one might consider.

Happy Metal Year!
December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I'm gonna refrain from posting my REAL thoughts on this, however I will admit, I'm ready for ROCK STAR BRET (sans celebreality Bret) to resurface with Rikki, C.C. and Bobby next summer!

MY WISH for 2011 IS FOR THEIR SET LIST TO CHANGE UP FOR THIS ANNIVERSARY TOUR! Three or Four Songs can truly make a difference sometimes!

December 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari
No one can deny Bret's celebrity and his staying power, for that I give him credit. When does it become a joke though? Reality TV is anything but reality, it's all staged and scripted. As much as I like Poison and some of Bret's solo stuff, I can't support his reality shows. I'm the same way with gene Simmons and KISS is my favorite band!

I will give the guy credit for escaping seious injury at the Tony Awards and battling back to good health after the brain hemorrhage. After all, he is a human being.

My problem with Bret is the repackaging of previously released songs and pawning it off as new material.I thank Allyson for posting a link to my 5 Worst Albums of 2010 where Bret did make the list again with Custom Built. If it wasn't for Tommy Lee, he would have had the coveted top honor!

I'm not sure who I would put as celebrity of the year, I really don't pay attention to much television or the Hollywood scene but I can see why Fox would choose Bret, it seems like he's everywhere.

Heavy Metal Addiction
December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRhodeislandrock
Metalboy's Top 10 Best Songs of 2010:

1) "Murder 101", Hansel
2) "Beautiful Bomb", Reckless Love
3) "Showdown In Central Park", Bad City
4) "Teutonic Terror", Accept
5) "No Way But The Hard Way", Airbourne
6) "Stand Up", Hungryheart
7) "He's A Whore", Vince Neil
8) "Rock And A Hard Place", Crazy Lixx
9) "Generation Wild", Crash Diet
10) "Scatter", Ratt (Infestion, bonus addition)

Honorable Mention:

11) "Beautiful Dangerous", Slash (with Fergie)
12) "Rebound Girl", Major Tom
13) "All Night Long", Buckcherry
14) "Non Stop Rock'n'Roll", Wig Wam

"It was 20 years ago today..."

The Top 10 Best Albums of 1990:

1) Love/Hate, "Black Out In The Red Room"
2) Ratt, "Detonator"
3) Cinderella, "Heart Break Station"
4) Steelheart, "Steelheart"
5) Hericane Alice, "Tear The House Down"
6) Cold Sweat, "Break Out"
7) Poison, "Flesh & Blood"
8) Heaven's Edge, "Heaven's Edge"
9) Sleez Beez, "Screwed, Blued & Tattooed"
10) AC/DC, "Razor's Edge"

Honorable Mention:

11) Tigertailz, "Bezerk"
12) Firehouse, "Firehouse"
13) Sweet F.A., "Stick It To Ya Hard"
14) Saxon, "Solid Ball of Rock"
15) Roxxi, "Drive It To Ya Hard"
16) D'Molls, "Warped"
17) Judas Priest, "Painkiller"
18) Scorpions, "Crazy World"
19) Killer Dwarfs, "Dirty Weapons"
20) Slaughter, "Stick It To Ya"

The Best Songs of 1990:

1) "Black Out In The Red Room", Love/Hate
2) "Heartbreak Station", Cinderella
3) "I'll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)", Steelheart
4) "Wild, Young And Crazy", Hericane Alice
5) "Let's Make Love Tonight", Cold Sweat
6) "Dirty Weapons", Killer Dwarfs
7) "Unskinny Bop", Poison
8) "Play Dirty", Heavens Edge
9) "Lovin' You Is A Dirty Job", Ratt
10) "Thunderstruck", AC/DC
December 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
@ Metalboy

Great list man. Loving how Reckless Love is on there!
January 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspence
Thanks, Spence!

Happy Metal Year to You!

What are your faves, man?!
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Give me a break! Bret is as fake and pathetic as the media has become.
January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHootie

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