BRET MICHAELS: ‘Farewell To Regis’ Available Via iTunes

POISON frontman Bret Michaels performed the band’s classic ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” on the November 16 episode of “Live! With Regis And Kelly”.

Regis Philbin, host of “Live! With Regis And Kelly”, spent his final mornings in the front of the camera last week. After three decades on the show, Philbin announced that he was “moving on.”

Michaels sang “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and appropriately changed a few words to fit the moment.

A guitar/vocal demo version of “Farewell To Regis” is now available via iTunes.

Former host of the hugely popular game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”, Regis holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera, having logged over 16,000 hours.

When asked what it was like performing on one of Regis‘ final shows, Bret told the Charlotte Observer, “I was on with [David] Letterman and [Vice President Joe] Biden — not a bad group. It was upbeat, a great vibe, but bittersweet. We’ve sort of formed a bond, because my father was in the Navy as was he, and both are big Notre Dame fans. I’d given him a gift of a guitar the last time I was on the show. He was asked who he wanted to perform for him.”