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Bret Michaels and Loretta Lynn Record Duet 

 Bret Michaels is working on a duet with country music legend Loretta Lynn. Yeah, you read that correctly. Michaels and Lynn will  rerecord 'Ever Rose Has Its Thorn.'

He rerecorded that song a couple years ago with Miley Cyrus, too. I guess he's trying to get some mileage out of that decades old tune, eh?

The remake of 'Rose' will be included as a bonus track on Michaels' upcoming album 'Get Your Rock On.'
Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, My Darkest Days guitarist Sal Costa and Jimmy Buffett will also guest on the record.

Reader Comments (13)

This could be filed under the Metallica announcement of Orion . . . way under.

Absent a consumer base equaling anything close to Metallica or Motley Crue, Michaels has to work any angle he can: re-re-recording (the impromptu "Rock of Love" sessions don't count as proper recordings) his band's biggest hit, hitching a ride alongside other nostalgia acts like Crue or Leppard, etc.

If he is smart, he will ask Collen for tips on how to work the DVD/Work-out scenario into the mix. "Abs of Love" anyone?

He is clearly trying to sustain a brand. He is the logo and mascot and this song is the theme. Clearly, "Unskinny Bop" wouldn't appeal to his base anymore . . . the men have left the building. And the sad fact is, Poison are now one of his house bands.
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim
I'm with HIM!

Michaels = 0 Vision

It's funny, all his ideas are so gratuitous and designed to appeal to the most extreme dumbed down lowest common denominator.

Jack White produces Country Legend, Loretta Lynn's Grammy Winning album, "Van Leer Rose", assembling a crack band, producing, writing and performing on the album with her and it's genius.

Bret Michaels teams up with the poor woman for a duet of his "Ultimate Power Ballad" and it looks like a shameless coattail ride.

Of course the outcome could be different had he shown some class and gone the Jack White route and would have let Lynn take front and center and stayed off the record. Still, she's so incredible, she may save it AND, in turn, him on the song.

This is the last step towards Bret Michael's completing his transition from Hair Sprayed Glam Metal Rocker to Country Singer he has yearned for ever nice he donned his cowboy hat, never taking it off except for his brain operation.

I was really hopin' that scare would have re-energized him to focus on writing new material for a new Poison album. Instead, all we get is a Country Wannabee who barely gives his own iconic career in Rock'n'Roll the time of day.

This guy totally lacks self respect as well as respect for Poison AND Poison fans everywhere.
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I'm with both of you and I'll go this route. Nobody cares about Bret Michael's music and maybe he has the double digit i.q. to know that. Let's face it his solo work and the last actual Poison cd ( not greatest hits package ) didn't light the street on fire let alone the night. Bret is trying to capitalize on one of his hits as many ways as he can because he'll probably sell more copies of that one song than he would another crappy cd like Custom Built. In a way he's making sense in another way it looks desperate as hell.
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlonghairedrocker
WTF Bret write some new POISON music!!
No one gives a crap about your solo stuff or your redos of old material.
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSleaze Rocker
I don't have any problems with Country Music. In fact there was a time when I actually liked it. If he wants to be a Country Singer, good for him.

What I do have a problem with is him not doing anything new and trying to capitilize on stuff he did 20 years ago. Old news gets tiring. That's why I have no interest in seeing him or Poison again, unless they do something new. Doesn't have to be different, just new. Pathetic.
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRita
This is sad..... You guys nailed it just unbelievable how low he will go to stay in the spotlight......
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
Looks like I'm the only one defending Bret on this one.. And I despise Poison. The way I see it... He wrote the song, he can do whatever he wants with it for as long as he wants to. Is it what the fans want..? NO. Is it what Bret feels he needs to do...? Most Likely.

All of us try to live in the past to some extent. If we didn't, festivals like M-3 would never happen. Even those who want a new Poison release want it to sound like the "old" Poison.

I say record it as many times as you want and as in as many styles as you want... I can't believe I just defended Bret Michaels.
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
He just release a remix album of 12 different versions of Every Rose.
Skrillex electronic
Lil Wayne rap
Bon Iver extra sad
lamb of god aggression
blink 182 teen angst
weird al parody
henry rollins spoken word
sara mclauglin on piano
phish do a 20 minute jam on it
Kenny G instrumental
Dance/club mix
Bring it home with Loretta

Just go all out
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill
Good lord this guy has turned into a friggin clown. Bret, GO AWAY.
February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
And who in the hell ever told Miley Cyrus she could sing????
February 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
Funny how most of these post are against him. But he continues to do things record, tv shows, benefits and selling out concerts across the country. Think what you want but every time he does something he is laughing at all you neysayers all the way to the bank!!!!
At least Loretta is Far better choice the Miley But Bret is Still way LOW
March 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe ROSE
Every Rose has it's Thorns ------- Heaven help me! I know the Truth----Wish others did!
April 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe ROSE

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