Poison drummer Rikki Rockett is eager for the band to hit the road again — but wants to tour behind some new music. Poison played a string of summer 2018 dates to sold out audiences, and during a chat with Europe's Eonmusic.co.uk, Rockett spoke about the buzz being the main attraction at the recent gigs: "It was awesome, we had a great time. We headlined, and we hadn’t headlined in a long time. We kept getting great offers; Motley Crue and Def Leppard, and it’s hard to turn down. But this year we went for it, went out and headlined, brought Cheap Trick with us, brought Pop Evil with us and it was awesome. I wanted to keep going, I wanted to come to Europe! I want to do it."
Although Poison has remained active despite frontman Bret Michaels' solo career taking precedence these days, the band hasn't released an all-original studio set since 2002's Hollyweird. Rockett said that although the road is the band's second home, he's chomping at the bit to have new material for the live act: "I still love doing it, absolutely. (But) I’d like to do new stuff, because I like that challenge. I like trying to convert people. I like making new music and trying to get people to like it over again; I like that challenge. I don’t like to just sit and relax — that’s not me — so hopefully we’ll do some new stuff, come over, play for some new audiences, older audiences too; that’s my goal.”
Rikki Rockett told us that Poison is made of a special stock that keeps them forever wanting to work and push their own creative boundaries: ["We come from the very hardworking part of the East Coast and I think that our will to work hard at stuff, also plays into our will to live, because we're the kind of guys that we're not done yet. We got more stuff to do — more tours to do, more records to do."] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . records to do
Source: Pulse of Radio