Poison (band)

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Poison performing at the Moondance Jam on July 11, 2008
Background information
Also known asParis
OriginMechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, US
GenresGlam metal, hard rock
Years active1983-present
LabelsEnigma, EMI, Capitol, Cyanide
MembersBret Michaels
Rikki Rockett
Bobby Dall
C.C. DeVille
Past member(s)Matt Smith
Richie Kotzen
Blues Saraceno

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.