SIZE: 6,797 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: It appears rock star-turned-reality television personality Bret Michaels has caught a classic case of the Celebrity Real Estate Fickle.
It was only a bit over a year ago that the makeup- and hair extension-wearing Mister Michaels paid .05 million for a Calabasas, Calif., mini-mansion that the busy-beaver property gossips at the L. Times were the first to notice has popped back up on the open market with an asking price of .649 million.
Wanting to take his passion one step further, he later formed a band with close friend, Rikki Rockett who played the drums; the pair were later joined by Matt Smith and Bobby Dall.
Naming themselves as Paris, the group performed a number of local gigs around Pittsburgh, prior to moving to Los Angeles in 1984. Making themselves known in the club scene in the area, Michaels and his bandmates soon secured a recording deal with Enigma Records.
The former lead singer of the wildly successful 1980s hair metal band Poison, Mister Michaels recently released his eighth solo album, “True Grit.” However, to the youngsters among us who were born after 1990 and don’t know what a hair metal band is and/or have never listened to Poison’s signature power ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in an unironic way, he is perhaps better known as a reality television denizen.
"You're on TV and they've got 25 beautiful women and any mistake you make or line you use is going to be held against you for the rest of your life. " Looking back, Bret says he set the mood for the show as soon as he arrived on set the first night. "That first night, I pulled up on the Harley, took my motorcycle helmet off, 25 beautiful girls.
Since then, Poison has released seven studio albums, twenty one music videos and twenty eight singlesーsix of which have made its way to the top ten. Having developed an interest for music at an early age, Michael first began to play the guitar as a young teen.
Nominated for two American Music Awards for “Favourite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist” and “Favourite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album”, they have since sold more than 45,000,000 records across the globe. So what has the musician of Poison fame been up to these past few years? Eventually wanting to pursue his hobby further, he formed a band with a close friend named Rikki Rockett, who was a talented drummer.
Not at all surprisingly, the living room is furnished with a white baby grand piano and decorated with a trio of electric guitars mounted and hung on the wall above a tufted, roll-armed sofa.
There’s also a small office/library with built-in bookshelves and French doors as well as a formal dining room where in listing photographs there appears to be a pool table instead of a dining room table.