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No Poison feud says Rockett

Poison drummer Rikki Rockett has moved to shoot down rumours of a feud with frontman Bret Michaels.

Speculation mounted that the pair had fallen out after Michaels discussed the chances of a tour next year. He named bandmates CC Deville and Bobby Dall but didn’t mention Rockett when he said: “We can’t go out without all of the original guys – it’s got to be CC, Bobby and myself.”

But Rockett tweeted over the weekend: “In regard to the interview, Bret’s my brother. He’s got my back. I’ve got his. I’m sure it’s all good.”

Both the frontman and the drummer have recently talked up the chances of Poison hitting the road in 2015, with Rockett having said: “A few things are being thrown around by our management for next spring.” But he later commented: “Nobody’s given me any indication that there’s a tour. I haven’t had a contract come across my table.”

Michaels last month predicted the band would make another album at some point in the future.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.