POISON singer Bret Michaels — who starred in VH1‘s “Rock Of Love” and won NBC‘s “Celebrity Apprentice 3” in 2010 — recently spoke to RumorFix about his two new reality TV shows which are currently in the works (see video below). “Something to Believe In” was previously described by Billboard as a network-targeted, philanthropic feel-good program that involves Donald Trump and will feature Michaels helping out families and businesses in need. “A Star Is Reborn”, meanwhile, is a competition show for cable that will involve “people who were big stars, who are creative and want to make a big comeback,” with the winner getting another label deal.
“‘Something To Believe In: Working For America’ is exactly that — it’s about going out there and finding the people and working with them,” Michaels said. “I get into their life. It’s not just their houses or fixing stuff, but just helping them with everything that’s going on. It’s kind of a rock star helping you in life, basically, which is a strange concept.
“‘A Star Is Reborn’ [is] taking a lot of contemporary stars that may have been in bad situations and have great music and great songs, but after a first record got dropped.
“I’ve been able to survive this 25 years ’cause I sweat the details and I get into what I’m into doing. And this show is about actually giving them a real career again — not a one-pop wonder again. It’s about actually digging in and seeing which one of them wants it and wants it bad enough to go to the next level.”
Michaels‘ next solo album, “Get Your Rock On”, will be a guest-studded affair that will feature DEF LEPPARD‘s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Stevie Nicks, possibly members of LYNYRD SKYNYRD and younger groups such as POP EVIL and MY DARKEST DAYS. Michaels is also putting the finishing touches on his long-awaited autobiography, “Roses Thorns”, which is now scheduled for release in 2012 via Simon Schuster. “It’s going to be about the roses and thorns of situations in my life — what was happening, the good, the bad, the ugly and the solution,” he explained to Billboard. “It won’t be one of those books that, ‘I was born here, I moved here, this happened here, me and C.C. (DeVille) got in a fight…’ I wanted to give the book more of an identity. And it’s been tough, because every time I think I’m finished, something new happens. But now it’s closer to how I always wanted it to be, so it’s going to get out there, in the summer.”
Bret‘s last solo album, “Custom Built”, sold 22,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 14 on The Billboard 200 chart.