Poison frontman Bret Michaels in search of nothing but a good time at Hard Rock Hotel's Velvet Sessions


Former Poison frontman Bret Michaels’ career has lasted longer than anyone expected for a guy who wrote his biggest hit, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” about a failed relationship with a girl who was 16 when they first started dating. His late second act as a reality television star boosted his reputation enough to give his music career a shot in the arm, and this week he’s playing songs new and old in the Hard Rock Hotel for their lauded Velvet Sessions series. Every night has its dawn?

6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2; Hard Rock Hotel, 5800 Universal Blvd.; $69.23; velvetsessions.tix.com.

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