singer Bret Michaels
will release his new solo album, "Good Songs & Great Friends"
, on March 26 via Poor Boy Records
. The effort brings together the friends that Michaels
has made along the way with some of the songs that have shaped all of that success. Featuring collaborations with artists from a variety of genres and generations, this album contains a live duet with Jimmy Buffett
), a cover of "Sweet Home Alabama"
with Gary Rossington
, Rickey Medlocke
and Peter Keys
from LYNYRD SKYNYRD
playing on the track, new versions of some of POISON
's biggest hits, including the highly anticipated remake of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
with Loretta Lynn
. Musical greats such as Joe Perry
, Michael Anthony
of VAN HALEN
, Leslie West
, Ace Frehley
appear on this record, just to name a few.
Two new songs are included on the CD — the wildly popular ode to social media "The App Song"
and "You Know You Want It"
. The single, "Get Your Rock On"
, released at the beginning of 2012, makes its album debut featuring Phil Collen
of DEF LEPPARD
and Sal Costa
of MY DARKEST DAYS
The genre-bending album features 17 songs, and in addition to the artists mentioned above, also includes guest appearances by Miley Cyrus
, Hugh McDonald
), Bobby Capps
), Scot Coogan
), THE SHEILDS BROTHERS
, and more. "Good Songs & Great Friends"
01. Nothin' But A Good Time
02. Get Your Rock On
03. Sweet Home Alabama
04. The App Song
06. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
07. You Know You Want It
08. Unskinny Bop
09. Nothing To Lose
13. What I Got
14. Talk Dirty To Me
15. Go That Far
16. Party Rock Band
17. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
The new version of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
can be streamed below.
The song "You Know You Want It"
is available at MySpace
In an interview with Gimme Noise
stated about his upcoming CD, "I'm really proud of what we've done with it. It's really not just a Bret Michaels
album. I had so many other talented artists come in and support that it's really a 'Bret Michaels And Friends'
album. There's a staggering amount of talent on this album. . . It's been such a fun project for me and I'm excited to share it with the fans."