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mesaSteeler
01-11-2011, 09:46 PM
Tuesday January 11, 2011
Michaels leads Steelers pep-rally, towel wave
By: Scott Tady, Times Entertainment Editor
Beaver County Times
http://www.timesonline.com/bct_news/news_details/article/1373/2011/january/11/michaels-leads-steelers-pep-rally-towel-wave/print.html?type=98&cHash=67d3ab01789f69bace273f98a6640cb1

PITTSBURGH — Expect nothing but a good time Friday — and maybe a cheesy Sublime cover — when rock ’n’ roll/reality TV star Bret Michaels headlines a Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff Party at Stage AE next to Heinz Field.

Michaels, a Butler native, also will lead the Terrible Towel Twirl Saturday at Heinz Field right before kickoff of the Steelers’ late-afternoon skirmish with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Friday concert begins at 7 p.m., following a four-hour pep rally broadcast by WDVE-FM. Emcees will be former Steelers players-turned-announcers Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley, with special appearances by Steelers alumni.

Tickets are $20 via Ticketmaster.

Michaels, star of the VH1 show “Life as I Know It,” was the frontman for central Pennsylvania’s glam-metal band Poison, which scored the Top-10 hits “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Unskinny Bop,” “Something to Believe In” and a cover of Loggins & Messina’s “Your Mama Don’t Dance.”

The winner of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice 3,” Michaels toured as a solo artist this summer, releasing the album “Custom Built” that debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard chart. The album included “Nothing to Lose” featuring guest vocals from Miley Cyrus, and a cover of Sublime’s “What I Got,” which the Village Voice ranked as the second-worst song of 2010 (behind Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister.”)

CaliStillersFan
01-12-2011, 04:52 AM
Seriously Steelers - Bret Michaels, is that the best you could do? He was barely considered popular 30 years ago. We desperately need some new talent to come up from the Burg.

BengalDestroyer
01-12-2011, 05:43 AM
Why isn't Whiz Khalifa doing this.....Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow!!!!!

MattsMe
01-12-2011, 06:01 AM
Seriously Steelers - Bret Michaels, is that the best you could do? He was barely considered popular 30 years ago. We desperately need some new talent to come up from the Burg.

Maybe because 30 years ago his band was still 6 years away from releasing their first album? :noidea:

I'm far from Poison's biggest fan, and couldn't name one song Michaels has released as a solo artist, but your statement that he was barely popular couldn't be more wrong.

How does over 30 million albums and 6 top ten singles equal "barely popular?"

MattsMe
01-12-2011, 06:02 AM
Why isn't Whiz Khalifa doing this.....Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow!!!!!

Because the Steelers are Black and Gold.

:coffee:

CaliStillersFan
01-12-2011, 06:12 AM
Maybe because 30 years ago his band was still 6 years away from releasing their first album? :noidea:

I'm far from Poison's biggest fan, and couldn't name one song Michaels has released as a solo artist, but your statement that he was barely popular couldn't be more wrong.

How does over 30 million albums and 6 top ten singles equal "barely popular?"

My bad, I don't judge talent by sales. You sound like wife trying to justify that top 40 is actually music because they sell albums. :) I stopped listening to mass produced garbage in the 80's when they replaced musicians with pretty faces. The hair band era was the beginning of the end of music industry.

MattsMe
01-12-2011, 06:20 AM
My bad, I don't judge talent by sales. You sound like wife trying to justify that top 40 is actually music because they sell albums. :) I stopped listening to mass produced garbage in the 80's when they replaced musicians with pretty faces. The hair band era was the beginning of the end of music industry.

You said he was barely popular. That's not true. Now you're talking about musical talent. What you should have said is that he was never very good, or very talented, or you never really liked his music, because it's pretty clear now that's what you meant.

If you want to discount the guy's musical ability, you'll certainly get no argument from me. Poison was 90% image, 10% music.

I never said, implied, or sounded like anyone saying that top 40 is actually music because of sales. I don't believe that, so why would I say it?

And if you think they didn't start replacing musicians with pretty faces until the 80's, you're about 20 years off. Try the early 60's.

Rick5895
01-12-2011, 07:58 AM
WOW......Arguing of the popularity or lack there of of Brett Michaels.
Bring on Hank Jr.

4xSBChamps
01-12-2011, 08:13 AM
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MattsMe
01-12-2011, 02:17 PM
WOW......Arguing of the popularity or lack there of of Brett Michaels.
Bring on Hank Jr.

:chuckle: I couldn't care less about Brett or his music. I just don't like people making shit up and trying to pass it off as fact.

Lord of Lombardi
01-12-2011, 09:13 PM
My bad, I don't judge talent by sales. You sound like wife trying to justify that top 40 is actually music because they sell albums. :) I stopped listening to mass produced garbage in the 80's when they replaced musicians with pretty faces. The hair band era was the beginning of the end of music industry.

While you're at it who should I vote for Cali?

What's for dinner Cali?

I don't judge talent by sales? If you could only realize how STUPID that sounds. I guess it's your genre or nothing. Do you realize how many genre's there are? Do you know what a genre is?

Go back to Disco.....
Duck