In what is surely the greatest combination of flavors since you got YOUR chocolate in MY peanut butter, two of your favorite Celebreality superstars just made some sweet music together. Literally.
TMZ reports that Flavor of Love star Flavor Flav joined Rock of Love star Bret Michaels on-stage in Dubuque, Iowa (of all the places!), for a killer version of Public Enemy’s 1990 Top 40 smash, “911 Is A Joke.” As you’ll see from the (admittedly crappy*) video above, Flav started the jawn off a capella style, but then Bret and his band joined in with some ferocious instrumental backing, at which point everyone in the audience got up and then got, got down.
What do you guys think? Should Flav and Bret go out on tour together? Or should they stick to romancin’ the ladies?
Posted above is an extended interview from the taping of Bret Michaels‘ Behind the Music (premiering Thursday at 9/8c). In it, he talks about his time on Rock of Love – why he initially passed when offered the show, how his dynamic with the girls turned out to be way different from what he expected, and what the show taught him about “traditional” dating. A big chunk of the episode is devoted to Rock of Love (including interviews with key people from the show’s past), so don’t miss it when it premieres Thursday. In the meantime, you can check out even more clips from Bret’s BTM interview sessions, in which he covers topics like his upcoming autobiography, Poison’s early days of getting paid not to play and his “love hate relationship of Biblical proportions” with C.C. DeVille.
Whitney Houston gave Oprah a two-day earful this week about her tumultuous 14-year marraige to Bobby Brown. It looks like Bobby will get a chance to tell his side of the story when his episode of Behind the Music premieres Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c. Check out the promo above, and below is the promo for Bret Michaels‘ BtM (bowing Thursday, Oct. 1 at 10/9c). On the episode, Bret spends ample time discussing Rock of Love, which hasn’t been on the air for months. So yay — we’ve missed it so.
Eminem’s just-released video for “We Made You” points its pop-culture skewer at Rock of Love, among its targets. Spoiler: the clip suggests that underneath the finest extensions Europe has to offer, Bret is bald. How searing!
Everyone knows that Bret Michaels is having a hell of a time on the Rock of Love Bus. But fans should also know that Bret’s bringing the boyz in Poison out on the road this summer. They’re sharing a bunch of tour dates with Def Leppard and Cheap Trick. Poison’s got a great songbook, natch. We spoke with Bret about which of their many songs turn out to be his favorite. Here he is in his own words.
Talk Dirty to Me
There’s something I’ve always wanted to get off my chest – if I may. A lot of people who call themselves acclaimed musicians have said, “Well, I like Poison’s music, but they’re not virtuosos.” When we had our first audition for a guitarist, every single guy from the Guitar Institute of Technology showed up! I’m like, “Dude, I thought this wasn’t your thing!” It came down to three guys – C.C. DeVille, Slash, and Steve Silva from The Joe Perry Project. It was a tough battle. Probably what started our friction was that in the band vote, I leaned towards Slash. He had this Joe Perry thing and C.C. had this in-your-face Rick Neilsen thing. But C.C. brought in the riff to “Talk Dirty to Me.” In hindsight, he was great for our band. He loves The Ramones and those very down and dirty in your face guitar riffs. It’s like a grand punk anthem.
Nothing But a Good Time
There are songs that you write which will never see the light of day. Back when I was 15, I wrote a song called “Rock ‘n’ Roll Bandit.” The riff is great, but I’ve set fire to the lyrics and no one will ever find them. Back then, however, I thought it was brilliant stuff. The end result may not have put “Stairway to Heaven” out of business, but it was the effort that counted. I tried to show C.C. the riff, and he added the C.C. to it that really gave the song its life. When I wrote the new lyrics, I was thinking about when I worked [cleaning tables] at Bob’s Big Boy on Trindle Road in Mechanicsburg, Pa. I know what it means when that five o’clock whistle blows.
We don’t know if our Rock of Love superhero is a betting man, but do know he has opinions. And we also know that he grew up in the great state of Pennsylvania, even though he lives in the great state of Arizona. He’s been chatting with journalists about who he’s screaming for on Sunday. This interview right here should explain it all.? If you read it, you’ll also learn where he lost his virginity.