He based dates around his wants and needs, taking contestants out to ride dune buggies, eat steak, and watch live Poison DVDs.
It’s worth mentioning that Bret shamelessly plugged his music throughout all three seasons of There was the porn star Brandi "Hambone" Cunningham, the porn star Brandi Mahon, the porn star Brittaney Starr, the porn star Natasha Mc Collum, the porn star Raven Masterson, and the porn star Angelique "Frenchy" Morgan.
They would always say, "We just want a cool car," and he would put, like, a fish tank in there. The old puffy pizza, you know the pizza that’s been in there for about three months ... Yes, it's perfect because if you can’t go somewhere specific, you can still learn about the local geography. I have my own little beautiful little custom 41- or 42-foot RV plus my tour bus, but this summer I’m switching out to take my own RV on my tour all summer. I don’t necessarily play games, because on the bus you can have Direct TV and mobile satellite, so you can watch a lot of stuff. If I have someone blaring something that I don’t wanna listen to and I’m not floating in the same mood, that could go real bad, real fast.
If you go Wreck the Halls, featuring Bret Michaels, Warrant, Jack Russell’s Great White, L. Bret Michaels: I play over 200 dates a year, sometimes close to 300 with my solo band. In fact, we just got back from Peru; we were headlining a festival in the big soccer stadium over there. I’m blessed and grateful that I get to play so much. SR: Do you prefer performing in arenas and large theaters as opposed to smaller, more intimate venues? Many fans have been coming out for three decades, and the superfans are the ones that get the tickets to those smaller shows that sell out almost instantly. The arenas and large theaters, though – that’s rock ’n’ roll. Are there any other genres you’ve considered exploring?
The Spokesman-Review: What’s your typical tour schedule like these days? Usually it feels like I know everyone in those venues. SR: A lot of your recent solo work has been heavily influenced by country music.
Really boring guys with really boring jobs who make really boring decisions.
You have management consultants, bartenders, farmers, and software salespeople. Bret wasn’t just there for love, but everything in between... In the three seasons of the show, Bret expressed his interest in the dozens of women who showed up by unabashedly making out with every contestant upon first meeting them, commenting on their “smokin’ hot" bodies, and happily accepting his fair share of sexual advances from anyone who offered.
was a roller coaster ride of emotions and rock; a roller coaster filled with strippers, porn stars, and the goddamn lead singer of Poison.
It was one of the best dating shows on TV and remains demonstrably superior to is that it culls its contestants from real life.
That’s right -- Take “Big John” Murray, who served as Bret’s personal valet, kept watch over the house, and literally threw out a bunch of women for being ugly in season one. Because it was cancelled after only three episodes because they accidentally invited on a male contestant named Ryan Jenkins who literally murdered someone.
Murray served in the Marine Corps, was a professional wrestler, reportedly used to drink up to a half gallon of Jim Beam a day, and did coke with Kid Rock.
Hosting the fun and games is Ricky Rachman, who’s still hanging on to the fact that he used to be sort of cool when he hosted MTV’s Headbangers Ball back in the day, which of course was also back when Bret Michaels was not yet a has-been.