Rikki Rockett on Bret Michaels solo career: “There’s definitely some resentment”
OC Weekly — Rikki Rockett spoke to Southern California’s OC Weekly in a recent interview to promote the band’s local show.
Poison will play at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine California on May 18th tokick-off their summer tour.
Rockett talks openly about the band, their career, the early years and his desire to record new Poison music.
Rockett on the band’s beginnings: ““When we started, our idea was to create a band that we would like to go see as fans of rock n’ roll,” he says. “We didn’t decide to do this kind of music and have this kind of band because we thought it’d be popular. It really wasn’t popular in 1982. New wave was where it was at. We wanted to create a band that we would want to go see, that we would want to buy into, so we thought about all of it – the songs, the attitude, how we would look, what we would do on stage. The nucleus of that has never changed.”
Rockett also talks about his feelings towards lead singer Bret Michaels and his solo career.
“I think we need to get away from each other and do other things, but at the same time, I think he spent a little too much time away,” Rockett says. “There’s definitely some resentment, but not resentment like I want him to fail. I want him to do good. I just want Poison to be important too, and I would like [him] to put a little more energy into Poison.”
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