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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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  • Eddie_T_Head

    glam metal its the best! fuck the rest! [6] Hey "thrashers", if you don't like this, get fuck out of here !!!!!

    21 Jan 1:46am Reply
  • ninjagordinho

    Cool...

    18 Jan 10:33pm Reply
  • thehatefulraven

    fuck the poser glam shit, thrash one is real.

    17 Jan 5:21am Reply
  • Taeronai

    Thrash til death!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1qFbtOllc4

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Brianex

    glam metal its the best! fuck the rest! [5]

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • RachelCarrie

    glam metal its the best! fuck the rest! [4]

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • malajen

    .GER is rippin.

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • 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 2014 Reply
  • aninharussovsky

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

    12 Nov 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Aregvan

    Walls of DARKness Will entomb YOU

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • jasiek10212

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

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • dxvolt

    some glam metal are good. poison are not

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Eduardovh1

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

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Pollepard

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

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • hamlet666olsdal

    Poison´s first 500 scrobblings! :D

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • LoopZoop

    glam metal its the best! fuck the rest!

    11 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Matheus_Manfred

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

    10 Aug 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • rarderoque

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

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
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