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Bret Michaels To Work With A Number Of Musicians For Newest Solo Album

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At just 48-years-old, Bret Michaels has already accomplished more than most people do in a lifetime. Despite a handful of seriously close calls regarding his health, he has managed to become one of the best-known musicians of his generation, as vocalist for Poison, as well as a solo artist, in addition to actor, director, producer, reality television star and father. He is now about to release his fourth solo studio album, and some new details have just emerged.

Michaels’ newest album will be titled Get Your Rock On will be released June 14. It will follow-up 2010′s successful record Custom Built, which was the only solo studio album thus far to place on the charts.

Get Your Rock On will be a mix of rock and country, as Michaels pulled a lot of inspiration from country stars such as Garth Brooks and rockers such as John Mellencamp, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith.

Bret has been working on the album like crazy, our source says. It will have a country influence and he’s worked with some pretty cool people on it.

This one is primarily straight-up rock songs, which I think people will like, Bret has said. I’ve written a lot of good stuff over the last few years that I think are just good rock songs. I feel really strong about it.

Those “pretty cool people” include Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott and guitarist Phil Collen, My Darkest Days guitarist Sal Costa, Jimmy Buffett and Loretta Lynn, according to the article:

Loretta Lynn and I are gonna redo [POISON's] ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’ together, Bret told RollingStone.com. And, for me, growing up in a family that my father loved country music and ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’, this is gonna be a really awesome time.

He added, The song ‘Get Your Rock On’ has Phil Collen playing guitar with me and it also has Sal Costa from MY DARKEST DAYS — [a] really, really good guitar player and good friend. Jimmy Buffet and I did a live version of ‘Margaritaville’ together.

Michaels said the two duets, with Lynn and Buffett, will be two bonus tracks. And of the rest of the record he said, It is just straight-up in-your-face rock and roll.

It sounds like this record will be a real hit. It’s nice to see that he is not taking life for granted and continues to make the most out of his life and career, because he knows all-too-well that it could all be over in the blink of an eye. Stay tuned for more news on Michaels and his upcoming album.

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