The news is not official yet, but rocker Bret Michaels did share some potentially exciting news with NBC5’s reporter Laura Cavanaugh after Wednesday night’s jam packed performance at the Jackson County Fair.
Cavanaugh talked with Bret about his non stop touring schedule both solo, and with Poison, Def Leppard and Lita Ford on ‘The Rock of Ages’ tour this summer. During this exclusive interview Bret also shared that “American Idol” producers have approached him with an offer of potentially becoming a judge on the next season of “Idol.”
If you remember there was much speculation that Michaels would be joining ”Idol” around the time that Simon Cowell made his exit in 2010, but Bret unfortunately suffered a potentially deadly brain hemorrhage, and was also in need of heart surgery so the timing was off for the singer to take on the grueling “American Idol” schedule.
Bret also revealed that there is talk about another reality show in his future, a “Rock of Love Boat” type dating show. Michaels stated that the reality show, and the “American Idol” talks are just beginning so that nothing is etched in stone but has expressed his great interest in doing both show.
Bret Michaels’ schedule is currently jammed packed with concert appearances, stops at various PetSmart stores throughout the country promoting his new line of pet products “Pets Rock Accessories,” including his wonderful work with the juvenile diabetes foundation, the tireless Bret is also working on a new album.
Rolling Stone reported that Bret’s new album “Bret Michaels and Friends: Get Your Rock On” is due out in September,with every song on the album being a collaboration with other musicians including Loretta Lynn, Joe Perry, Jimmy Buffett, Lil Jon, Michael Anthony, Ace Frehley, Lynryd Skynyrd, .38 Special, Blackfoot and Rascal Flatts.
“These are friends and people I’ve played with, partied with, jammed with throughout the years,” stated Michaels, who is looking forward to the finished project this fall.
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