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There are at least 6 bands with the name Poison:

1) A glam metal band from the USA.
2) A German death/thrash metal band.
3) A Japanese hardcore punk band.
4) An American heavy/speed metal band.
5) An American funk group.
6) A Finnish band.

1) Poison is a glam metal band from Los Angeles. Formed by drummer Rikki Rockett and singer Bret Michaels. they started out in Pennsylvania in the early 80s. Their first band together was called the Spectres. They left the Spectres and started Paris with bassist Bobby Dall. They then moved to Los Angeles, where they parted ways with guitarist Matt Smith. Many people tried out for Poison’s vacant lead guitar spot, including soon-to-be Guns N’ Roses lead axeman Slash.

After hiring C.C. DeVille, they changed their name to the more edgy ‘’Poison’’ and started working their way up the L.A. Club scene. In 1986 they recorded their debut album ‘’Look What the Cat Dragged In’‘, which was made succesful by their massive hit ‘’Talk Dirty to Me’‘, whose video was played on a constant rotation on MTV. Poison’s next album, the fan favorite ‘’Open Up and Say… AH!’’ was carried on the shoulders of the chart topping ballad ‘’Every Rose Has Its Thorn’‘, written by Bret Michaels about his girlfriend cheating on him with Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow. Poison’s third album, Flesh & Blood, showed Poison’s more mainstream side. After Flesh & Blood came out, Poison started going downhill. C.C. DeVille was in a constant drug binge and couldn’t be found.

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  • peliculiar

    I don't get why is the band so popular. The last time they did a worthwhile album was 1995's recording of "Crack a Smile" with Blues Saraceno. That is more than 15 years ago!

    19 Nov 2:18am Reply
  • aninharussovsky

    glam metal its the best! fuck the rest! [3]

    12 Nov 6:36pm Reply
  • BTsGraveland

    It's crazy to think Into the Abyss was recorded in 1986. This must have been the heaviest, most intense metal recorded up 'til that point. Shame they got fucked by Roadrunner, because they would have either been hugely successful or at least a beloved cult band otherwise.

    12 Nov 8:07am Reply
  • Aregvan

    Walls of DARKness Will entomb YOU

    12 Nov 4:59am Reply
  • jasiek10212

    Fuck glam metal ! Only Poison form Germany rules, Thrash Till Death !!!!!!!

    23 Oct 8:15pm Reply
  • dxvolt

    some glam metal are good. poison are not

    21 Sep 8:18pm Reply
  • Eduardovh1

    Richie Kotzen>>>C.C. DeVille...but Mr.DeVille is the best guitarist for POISON

    1 Sep 11:35pm Reply
  • Pollepard

    glam metal its the best! fuck the rest! [2]

    24 Aug 3:43pm Reply
  • hamlet666olsdal

    Poison´s first 500 scrobblings! :D

    12 Aug 11:20pm Reply
  • LoopZoop

    glam metal its the best! fuck the rest!

    11 Aug 1:34pm Reply
  • Matheus_Manfred

    C.C. DeVille, better than Slash! My opinion.

    10 Aug 10:18pm Reply
  • MetalManni

    "Into the Abyss" is awesome. Riff-based songs like an ancestor of Immortal. "Sons of Evil" is completely unlistenable crap and played way too sloppy. The other demos "Bestial Death" and "Awakening of the Dead" are better than "Sons of Evil". It's rare that I see such a steep progression from the worst crap to awesome metal.

    5 Aug 4:54pm Reply
  • rarderoque

    I have no words. I just want to say I love them.

    17 Jul 2:14am Reply
  • eightiesbitch

    I absolutely LOVE those bands that can't be more different, but have the same name. There's nothing more fun to do when you're having a bad day, than come to one of those bands last.fm page.

    2 Jul 6:06pm Reply
  • WarriorJones

    <3 Glam Poison <3

    18 Jun 8:18pm Reply
  • arrobafaustao

    Ô loco meu

    2 Jun 12:59am Reply
  • treeweavermetal

    German Poison is great. Have the Into the Abyss compilation CD.

    18 May 3:25pm Reply
  • RachelCarrie

    I Want Action ♥

    11 May 8:33am Reply
  • lulled

    The odd thing of it all is: I don't know any homosexual who listens to Poison, and I know some homosexual people. And, from all the Poison fans I know, all of them have far more sex than the average "TRVE". But hey, everybody together, screaming like retards "Poison are for fags"

    9 Apr 2:47am Reply
  • Kertalaaki

    Poison (the one that matters) mops the floor with Bret Michaels.

    25 Mar 6:55am Reply
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