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Poison to tour with Def Leppard

Poison Poison frontman Bret Michaels has unveiled plans to team up with fellow rockers Def Leppard for a summer 2009 tour - ending a bitter feud between the two groups.

Michaels fell out with singer Joe Elliott in June 2008 after the star criticized Poison's music - accusing them of lacking "substance" in their songs and relying too much on their 1980s image. Elliott's comments led to a war of words between the two frontmen, with Michaels slamming the British group for allegedly lip-syncing during a performance on TV show Dancing With The Stars.

But now the two bands appear to have mended the rift - Michaels has confirmed the two acts are currently negotiating a deal which will see them hit the road together later this year.

He tells CNN, "Def Leppard and Poison are gonna go out on the road this summer. I know it will be the rock tour this summer. With all those big hits, being out there, we put out a great show, we always keep the ticket prices down and deliver an absolutely awesome, kick-a** rock show. And I look forward to it, because I'm still a fan of music - I'm very passionate about the music I make - and when you can be out on the road with people you like. I think that it's gonna be the tour of the summer."

Def Leppard have previously co-headlined tours with rockers including Whitesnake and Journey.

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Tags:  PoisonBret MichaelsDef LeppardJoe Elliott 

    January 14, 2009

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