|Songs of Life|
|Studio album by|
|Released||April 22, 2003|
|Bret Michaels chronology|
|Singles from Songs of Life|
Songs of Life is the debut solo studio album by Bret Michaels, lead singer of the rock band Poison. The album was released April 22, 2003 and coincides with the same date of his two-year-old daughter Raine's birthday. The album is written and produced by Bret Michaels, Cliff Calabro and co-produced by Jeremy Rubolino.The music is inspired by events from Bret Michael's life.
The Poison style rock album features thirteen new tracks including the first single of the album "Raine", a song dedicated to his daughter Raine Elizabeth Sychak born on May 20, 2000. "Raine" also features Michaels' first solo music video which was directed by award-winning director Shane Stanley. The video was shot in ten locations over six months also containing some of Bret's actual family footage and is included on the enhanced CD release, as well as exclusive footage not shown in the TV version.
The album also features "Bittersweet" (the second single to be released), "One More Day" (a 9/11 tribute),and "Menace to Society" (which features a live Montage music video released on Bret Michaels website).
"Stay with Me", recorded earlier on the unique storytellers CD Ballads, Blues & Stories , was released for the first time on a full music studio album.
A music video was eventually made for the song "One More Day (9/11 Tribute)" on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.
Satyricon is a Norwegian black metal band formed in Oslo in 1991. Satyr and Frost have been the band's core members since 1993. The band's first three albums typify the Norwegian black metal style. Since its fourth album in 1999, the band has strayed from this style and included elements of traditional heavy metal in their sound. Satyricon was the first Norwegian black metal band to join a multi-national record label (EMI).
Poison is an American heavy metal/glam metal band which achieved commercial success in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s and has sold 15 million records in the United States and over 50 million albums worldwide. The band has charted ten singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". The band's breakthrough debut album, the multi-platinum Look What the Cat Dragged In, was released in 1986, followed by Open Up and Say... Ahh!, which was certified 5× platinum in the US. Their third consecutive multi-platinum and best selling album was Flesh & Blood. The most successful incarnation of the band consists of founding members lead singer and rhythm guitarist Bret Michaels, drummer Rikki Rockett, bassist and pianist Bobby Dall and longtime lead guitarist and backing vocalist C.C. DeVille. In the 1990s following the release of the band's first live album, Swallow This Live, the band experienced some line up changes and the fall of pop metal with the grunge movement. But the band's fourth studio album, Native Tongue, still achieved Gold status and the band's first compilation album, Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986–1996, went double platinum.
White Lion was a Danish/American glam metal band that was formed in New York City in 1983 by Danish vocalist/guitarist Mike Tramp and American guitarist Vito Bratta. Mainly active in the 1980s and early 1990s, they released their debut album Fight to Survive in 1985. The band achieved success with their No. 8 hit "Wait" and No. 3 hit "When the Children Cry" from their second album, the double platinum selling Pride. The band continued their success with their third album, Big Game which achieved Gold status and their fourth album Mane Attraction which included a supporting tour. White Lion disbanded in 1992 and not long after their first compilation album, The Best of White Lion was released.
Bret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor. He gained fame as the frontman of rock band Poison who have sold well over 45 million records worldwide and 15 million records in the United States alone. The band has also charted 10 singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and a number-one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn".
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Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida. The band was formed in 2004 by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips. After their former band Creed became inactive in 2003, Tremonti and Phillips formed a new band with former bandmate Marshall and new member Kennedy; Alter Bridge was formally unveiled in January 2004, months before Creed's official breakup in June.
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Michael Trampenau, better known as Mike Tramp, is a Danish singer and songwriter who is best known for his work with the hard rock bands, White Lion and Freak of Nature. Since 1998, he has released several solo albums. In 2012, Tramp went on a solo acoustic tour releasing acoustic albums in both 2013 and 2014. He returned with a full band line up in 2015 and in 2017, released the album Maybe Tomorrow, which charted at No. 1 in Denmark.
Clint Lowery is an American musician, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the heavy metal band Sevendust. He has also played in Dark New Day and Still Rain, and served as the touring guitarist for Korn through most of 2007. In 2008, he decided to work on new music as a solo artist, and the name of the project was titled Hello Demons Meet Skeletons. Lowery wrote and recorded a six-song EP while off the road with Sevendust, just for a week. He played every instrument on the CD, which was produced by his brother Corey Lowery. The EP, Chills, was released in October, followed by a tour at the same month. He would also later released two more EPs with HDMS. Also his fourth and last EP, Choices, was released in 2013.
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Freedom of Sound is the second solo studio album by Bret Michaels, lead singer of the rock band Poison. It is a country rock album released in 2005, the same year Bret Michaels was a judge on the country music reality tv show Nashville Star.
Ballads, Blues & Stories is a unique storytellers music CD from Bret Michaels, the lead singer of the rock band Poison. Released in 2001 it consists of Bret Michaels' solo music and Poison songs, with a recorded story before each song, about how the songs were created and written.
Rock My World is the fifth music album by rock artist, Poison vocalist and reality television star Bret Michaels. This album is a greatest hits compilation featuring songs from his last two studio albums and also features three new tracks plus a remixed track. All the music heard during his reality television shows Rock of Love (2007) and Rock of Love 2 (2008) is on the album.
Live, Raw & Uncut is a music DVD/CD combo from the Hard rock band Poison, released in 2008 for their summer tour. It sold around 2,400 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 8 on Billboard's Top Music Videos chart.
Custom Built is the third studio album by rock artist, Poison lead singer and reality television star Bret Michaels. It was released on July 6, 2010 and is Michaels' first studio album since 2005's Freedom of Sound. Announced on Michaels' Facebook, due to his recovery period, the album had been moved to July 6, 2010.
Jammin' with Friends is the fourth studio album by rock artist, Poison lead singer and reality television star Bret Michaels. The album was released on June 25, 2013 by Poor Boy Records. The album is Michaels' first album since 2010's Custom Built, which charted at #1 on the Hard Rock and Independent album charts.
True Grit is a compilation album released by American rock and country singer Bret Michaels of the band Poison. The album was released digitally on May 5, 2015 and on limited edition cd via his website.
"A Beautiful Soul" is a power ballad by Poison lead singer Bret Michaels, and was released as the lead single for the album True Grit. The song was released as a single on April 1, 2014 over one year before the release of the album, which was released May 5, 2015. The single features a music video which was released April 2, 2014 and the song was performed live on the Bret Michaels edition of "Oprah's Lifeclass" which was taped live on Oprah's website This is one of the few Bret Michaels songs not to feature a guitar solo.
"Lie to Me" is a hard rock song performed by rock artist, Poison lead singer and reality television star Bret Michaels, released in April 2010. The song was released as the second single for his 2010 solo album Custom Built (album) and features two versions, the clean radio version and an explicit version. The explicit version was a bonus track on the digital album and the radio version was released on the album. No video was made for the song.