Bret Michaels - Judge
Bret Michaels, Poison’s former ront man and primary singer/songwriter, has survived 20 years in the entertainment business. He has sold over 22 million records and had 15 top 40 singles. After 19 years and 12 albums, he continues to sell out arenas and amphitheaters worldwide.
Michaels has produced and written for numerous artists, including Stevie Nicks, for whom Michaels wrote and produced the song, “Loves A Hard Game To Play.” The song was written for the album Timespace: The Best Of Stevie Nicks, which was certified platinum.
Michaels once formed a film production company with Charlie Sheen in which he wrote, directed, and starred in several films, and has also made numerous television appearances, including guest-starring roles on Yes, Dear and Martial Law on CBS and The Chris Isaak Show on Showtime, as well as co-hosting the syndicated entertainment news show Access Hollywood with Pat O’Brien and Shaun Robinson. He has appeared on VH1’s Rock Bodies with Beyonce Knowles, made Spin magazine’s “Top 100 Greatest Moments in Rock,” has appeared on the cover of Playgirl magazine, and has had his ten-acre Malibu ranch featured on MTV’s Cribs.
Having always retained all of his publishing rights, Michaels has never been afraid to fight for what's his, even setting a legal precedent when he was able to stop a sexually explicit tape he made with ex-girlfriend Pamela Anderson from being distributed.
Recently, Michaels has appeared on the cover of Billboard magazine for his new solo album, Freedom of Sound. His Americana style has helped his first single entitled “All I Ever Needed” to cross from the rock to the country airplay charts. Michaels has also completely funded his own record label, BMB Records, on which he will release his own solo album and which will also be home to new artists in the near future.
Official website: www.bretmichaels.com