Rock of Ages Tour – Def Leppard, Lita Ford, Poison – Exclusive Interviews with Collen & Rockett: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX, 9/01/12

When Poison breaks into “Nothin’ But A Good Time” they could very well be singing the theme song for this summer traveling extravaganza with headliners Def Leppard and the back-in-black-leather Lita Ford. Dubbed the Rock Of Ages tour, these 80’s icons have been kicking up their heels and definitely having a good time rolling across America playing in the heat and humidity of the sheds. “It’s hot and sticky in here,” expressed Bret Michaels happily. “Just the way I like it.”

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Rikki Rockett of Poison (INTERVIEW)

On a hot Los Angeles afternoon a few months ago, Poison drummer Rikki Rockett called in to talk about his early days in rock & roll. Although Poison has been given much flak over the years for their pop-metal type of music, it cannot be denied they are good at what they do. Beloved by thousands of fans world-wide, their records sales are in the millions and they sell out concerts wherever they play.

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New York Dolls, Poison, Motley Crue: Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS, 7/8/11

On a tour celebrating thirsty years of sexed-up rock & roll, the Crue are cruising from town to town and giving their loyal fans exactly what they want. “You voted who we were going to tour with and you voted what songs we were going to play,” bassist Nikki Sixx announced to the crowd. “This tour is actually all about you guys”. And so it was. Putting all their past differences and discrepancies aside for a couple of hours, Mars and Sixx, Tommy Lee and Vince Neil stepped onto the lighted stage and threw down almost two hours of rock solid riffs and traumatic drumming to please you, the fan.

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Cheap Trick, Def Leppard, Poison: Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA 7/12/09

Cheap Trick.  Poison.  Def Leppard.  It's an odd billing to be sure.  Poison and Def Leppard seem reasonable enough, with careers that rode the hair metal explosion of the 80s to multi-platinum success, but Cheap Trick, an 80s power ballad aside, were churning out power pop gems (that continue to influence bands today) five to ten years earlier than their tour mates.  Oddly enough, the tour's oldest band chronologically is its youngest spiritually and that is part of the magic that still makes Cheap Trick matter.

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Tour Dates: McDowell Mtn. Music Fest

In our never ending quest to keep you up to date on all the festival announcements that bombard our in-boxes each day comes artist line up for the sixth annual

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