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Poison always has good time in OKC, says Bret Michaels



If you want to chat with Poison front man Bret Michaels before Saturday's show at the Zoo Amphitheatre, you are gonna have to catch him. Whenever the band comes to Oklahoma City to play, Michaels likes to spend time before the show unwinding by riding his mountain bike from the venue to Remington Park.

"Sometimes I like to ride up to fans or people tailgating in the parking lot and just say, 'Hey,'" he said.

Poison will play the Zoo Amphitheatre the day after sharing a stage with dozens of other Eighties rock, glam and metal bands at the four-day Rocklahoma music festival that starts Thursday and ends Sunday in Pryor. What could be better than four days of camping to the soothing songs of Ratt, Quiet Riot, Slaughter, Twisted Sister and L.A. Guns?

Michaels said the band, which recently released "Poison'd" " an album of covers of such artists as The Who, David Bowie, The Cars and KISS " always has an "awesome" time in Oklahoma and is looking forward to playing its hits, some of the covers and a few less-familiar tracks for fans.

"Fans have been screaming for some album tracks " songs that weren't necessarily singles, but the ones people got into when they bought the albums," he said. "Joe Wertz

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