Poisoned
June 07, 2010 7:00:00 AM UTC Post #1

I know it isn't fashionable to criticize Bret Michaels after all he's been through. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy the guy is ok. That said, I'm still really disappointed that LS decided to choose an opening act from someone who's music is so drastically different than their own style. I've always supported Skynyrd and southern rock. Contrastly, I've never attended a glam rock concert like Poison, Motley Crew, etc. The reason is simple, it ain't southern rock. Perhaps my hero's will get it right next year. Kid Rock made sense in a weird kind of way. Bret, not so much folks.

David Allen Coe, Jimmie Van Zant, ZZ Top, Hank Jr, Hank III, Charlie Daniels, Allman Bros, Doobie Bros, the new Blackfoot, Foghat, Paul Rodgers, Robin Trower, Rebel Son...even Corrosion of Conformity from Atlanta......? Again, I'm really glad the guy is ok, but he ought to be doing a duet tour with Vince Neil and leave us rednecks alone. Again, why LS, why?

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Skynyrd Forever, Forever Skynyrd!

"Everything that comes after that, comes after that."

June 08, 2010 3:06:36 AM UTC Post #1

@LynSkyn1981: LynSkyn, I hope you're right and I agree that they hire a management team to take care of many tasks. That said, I have a really hard time believing that something as critical as selecting the opening act for their main tour is not given final approval by Gary, Johnny and Rickey, at the very least. From a business point of view, that's just basic brand integrity. Since I am a major fan, or stakeholder (shareholder if you consider all the vinyl, cassettes, CD's, t-shirts, VHS, DVD's, etc, that I've purchased throughout the years), I think those of us fans who really care about keeping Southern Rock, 'Southern', need to submit a friendly and courteous reminder that, though we come to see Skynyrd, the opening acts really do set the tone and get people excited.

I'm not going to dump on Bret, I just hope LS considers the strength of their bands brand in 2011. I'll still have a great time at the concert in July, but me and my crew will be knocking back a few in the concession area during Bret's set.

Stone cold?... perhaps. It is what it is. I never wore spandex.

Skynyrd Forever, Forever Skynyrd!

"Everything that comes after that, comes after that."

June 08, 2010 3:27:23 AM UTC Post #2

When we saw Lynyrd Skynyrd, in I think it was 2008, with Kid Rock, REV RUN was actually the "guest act", which seemed like a strange mix to us. His music is not really my thing, but we stayed and listened out of respect. He brought his little boy with him on stage to sort of sing with him, which was a little odd.

It seemed too, that even tho' Kid Rock leans Rock he also can be be Country/Hip hop/DJ...given the venue
( audience) , his fans were not all necessarily a majority of Skynyrd fans which we were surprised about, but all in all it was a good show.

June 08, 2010 4:48:47 AM UTC Post #3

I will be seeing the concert next week in Birmingham, AL, and I am excited about the line-up. I don't think that I will be disappointed, and I will post my "review" afterward.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion & I hope that Bret has a great preformance.

Ain't nothing sweeter than a Southern girl!

June 08, 2010 5:10:39 AM UTC Post #4

Have fun "Sweet Sara"- if you have near as good of a time as we did last week in Mo, you will have a rockin' blast!
(our show opened with the Outlaws and Molly Hatchet)

June 08, 2010 10:07:04 AM UTC Post #5

I think it's great that Brett is going to be with them.And with Brett come his Fans.
this is a chance for even more people to get in to Lynyrd skynyrd.
I'm sure there are alot of Bret's fans who have listened to Lynyrd but never seen them live.
Anyone who sees Lynyrd in Concert live is going to walk away a Fan.
As far as bret's music.well,I'm not really a fan of it , but-People tell me he really puts on a great live show.
Plus-he's good lookin'!
I wouldn't go out to see bret on his own,but I wouldn't mind seeing him with LS.
Always cool to see different bands with lynyrd.I love Kid Rock but his fans-well-let's just say I never would have seen him
in concert.I'm glad he came with Lynyrd !But then, my dream show would be Lynyrd Skynyrd and AC DC lol
New Lynyrd fans are always a good thing, and that's what Bret brings with him to the show.just my 2 cents.

-RossingtonRules-

I ain't Hidin' from nobody, Nobody's hidin' from me

June 08, 2010 10:25:09 AM UTC Post #6

M4D,

Bret Michaels is glamor music when he plays with Poison. You should give him a shot...he's not always like that, and he's a DIE-HARD Skynyrd fan. He mentioned that on "Remember the Lyrics" with Wayne Brady.

Some music for you to check out: (check out all the links...you just may be suprised)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8iG29_Bsv8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeYY6Tg8oPw

"I've seen a lot of people who thought they were cool...
...But then again, I've seen a lot of fools"

June 08, 2010 10:25:30 AM UTC Post #7

M4D,

Continued...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE4YK8tk3A4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HGPKQfA-Ms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dxgmWKV5UE


So yes, you may think he's all glamour...but as you see, he's not anymore...

"I've seen a lot of people who thought they were cool...
...But then again, I've seen a lot of fools"

June 08, 2010 9:18:28 PM UTC Post #8

I went to see Bret here in Montgomery back on April 8th (just three days before his tour was stopped because of his health problems). It was an excellent show. He also plays "Sweet Home Alabama" in his solo tour setlist and it freakin' rocks the house (not sure he'll play it too often on this tour with Skynyrd for obvious reasons).

Someone also said it earlier,with Bret Michaels comes his fans.It's always a good thing to expose new fans to Skynyrd's music (however, if you're an American and a fan of any genre of music, you should be at the very least somewhat familiar with Skynyrd's music). At the same time, I would think most fans of 1980's glam rock are also fans of Southern rock and vice versa. There's not a lot of difference in a group like Poison and Skynyrd. They look a good bit different, but they both play loud guitar-centered rock 'n roll.

I just hope ticket sales are doing okay. I just checked LiveNation's site and there are still tons of premium seats available for the show in Birmingham next Thursday night. Makes me a little nervous that it will be a sparse crowd. But, even if it's just 200 of us there, I'll be rockin' the night away!!!

Proud member of Skynyrd Nation since 1974

June 09, 2010 12:13:23 AM UTC Post #9

See, the part about "with Bret comes his/Poisons fans," that's exactly what I'm worried about...teased up hair, fat guys and chicks in their spandex, and a general bunch of passive weirdo's. I think Rossington Rules is catching on to my general aspiration....Skynyrd and AC/DC....that would sell out, and that would be a kick-ass crowd because the concert would kick ass!

Come on folks, Every Rose Has It's Thorn is not Freebird, nor Tuesday's Gone, nor Simple Man. It's just a cheesy tune that a bunch of partiers threw together to get chicks...and that's fine. But, it ain't Southern Rock. It has no soul. Kid Rock was fun. Not entirely my musical preference, but he was fun and his band was surprisingly tight.

I'm thrilled Bret has his health back, but he ought to be performing with Vince Neil, not Skynyrd. And, that is why ticket sales are apparently down. Oil and water don't mix, BP confirmed that recently (ya may have heard). Hell, Dolly Parton would have been a better pick. Stop laughing, you know I'm right! That's right....YOU GOT THAT RIGHT! ;-)~~

Skynyrd Forever, Forever Skynyrd!

"Everything that comes after that, comes after that."

June 09, 2010 12:40:03 AM UTC Post #10

AC DC and Skynyrd....Nice! Wow! They would need a stadium for that tour!

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