|Also known as||Paris|
|Origin||Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, US|
|Genres||Glam metal, hard rock|
|Labels||Enigma, EMI, Capitol, Cyanide|
|Past member(s)||Matt Smith|
Poison is an American glam metal band from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. They were formed in 1983. Their lead singer is Bret Michaels. One of their most popular hits was "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" which was the Hot 100 number-one single of December 24, 1988 and lasted until January 7, 1989.
Influences[change | change source]
Poison stated music artists like Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, London, Slade, T. Rex, Billy Squier, Johnny Thunders, Quiet Riot, Kiss, Mötley Crüe, AC/DC, Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls, Sweet, Spiders & Snakes, Def Leppard, Kix and W.A.S.P. as influences.