March 13, 2009
Joining the ranks of other aging rockers who have decided to tell their stories of sex, drugs and rock and roll, Poison frontman, Bret Michaels is planning a June release for his autobiography entitled Roses and Thorns: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy to My Reality.
In the new book Michaels promises to deliver his share of the aforementioned sex, drugs and rock and roll. He also plans to delve into the downside of his life experiences, writing about his diabetes and his long-time battles with guitarist CeCe DeVille, which apparently culminated in a fist fight on at least one occasion, which Michaels describes as “one of the harder things to live with, much less write about.”
Besides the book, Michaels is one of those guys that does not seem to be content with one role in life, and has expanded on his endeavors with a television show called “Rock of Love,” which is currently in its third season and sounds a bit like a combination of ABC’s The Bachelor and CBS’s Big Brother.
Apparently the show involves a group of women who share a mansion and compete in a series of “challenges” for a chance to go on a date with Michaels. The first two seasons have not resulted in a match for Michaels, but he is hopeful that the third season will be the charm and hook him up with a suitable companion as the show departs from the mansion and takes to the road in a tour bus full of women who will vie for Michael’s affection.
Michaels will also be prepping for a summer tour along with Def Leppard and Cheap Trick that is being billed by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott as “the Rock Tour of the summer.”