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Bret Michaels Seeks Stevie Nicks and Def Leppard For Solo Album

Bret Michaels
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Bret Michaels has a dream guest list for his next solo effort, ‘Get Your Rock On.’ The Poison vocalist/guitarist hopes to populate the album with guest spots from Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, as well as legendary singer Stevie Nicks.

He is also hoping to nab contributions from members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and wants to “get his rock on” with younger rock bands like Pop Evil and My Darkest Days. Bret’s really shooting for the stars, ain’t he? He admitted that once the red tape is out of the way, he can get down to the important stuff, which is enjoying the creative process.

“I’m in the process of doing it as we speak,” the bandana’ed one told Billboard. “When you’re having other artists perform with you, it’s about working with their time schedule and a lot of taking care of some of the business before you can enjoy the pleasure of just jamming together. I try to keep it pretty organic. We have to make sure everyone’s good with the timing and can get into the studio to sing. But I think we’re going to have a blast making this record.”

If things shake out the way that Michaels hopes, Elliott and Collen (vocalist and guitarist of Def Lepp, obviously) will be a part of the album’s title track. As for how and where Nicks, Skynyrd and the young turks he’s eying fit in? That has yet to be determined.

As if that weren’t enough, Michaels also teased that the album may also include the live version of “Margaritaville” he performed with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at a show in Michigan in 2010. The rest of the album, however, will include original material because that is more satisfying for him. As he says, “I’d rather write some original stuff and have a really great song, and then have someone else perform it with me. So that’s what we’re shooting for.”

The album’s release date is still to be determined, with Michaels hoping to release a single by the end of the year.

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