Don’t Worry: Poison Confirm That Rock ‘n’ Roll is Saved


Any respectable glam metal lover knows that Mötley Crüe, Poison, Def Leppard and Joan Jett recently completed “The Stadium Tour,” a 36-date tour that took the legends all around the country over the course of a summer, wrapping up over the weekend in Las Vegas. You probably best know the tour from some awful Vince Neil performances and a questionable Tommy Lee moment (no, you perv, I’m not talking about his shlong), but there’s some other good news: rock and roll is saved!

Poison drummer Rikki Rockett took to social media following the tour to say the following:

“Such a crazy summer! I think we proved that Rock ‘N’ Roll is not dead. Neither is our brand of Rock ‘N’ Roll! We still have our pundits and quite frankly, it’s part of our success.

“Back in the day, Jazz peeps criticized Rock ‘N’ Roll for having players who weren’t proficient all the while having zero idea what makes good Rock ‘N’ Roll. Poison isn’t a jazz rock fusion/progressive metal band. Hell, most of the time we aren’t even really metal, we are Rock ‘N’ Roll. To those folks, enjoy stuffing 32nd notes into a 150 Bpm song or whatever floats your boat. Rock ‘N’ Roll moves the soul and if you all hate us for it, then that is cool!

“We moved souls this summer. I know it. I saw it in the fans eyes. Not the critics. I could not not give two shits about you critics. Baste in your sour cream sauce of hate.

“Nuthin’ But a Good Time? Damn right!

“I love you all! Till next time, remember: Seeing is believing, but feeling is the truth!”

Anyone who’s seen Poison live in recent years can confirm that the aging glam rockers are still nothing but a good time. Mötley Crüe? Well, if you don’t have anything nice to say…

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