Bret Michaels sets record straight on Stevie Nicks

Poison‘s Bret Michaels appeared on today’s episode of CBS’ The Talk to promote his new book AUTO-SCRAP-OGRAPHY: My Life’s Scrapbook in Pictures and Stories.

Stevie and Bret go back to the recording “Love’s a Hard Game to Play,” a single from Stevie’s 1991 best-of album Timespace. Bret eloquently dispelled the rumor that he and Stevie had a fling, when The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood asked him if he had showed Stevie his “Rock of Love” and if they had done the “unskinny bop.”


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Here’s the excerpt from Bret’s book about his working relationship with Stevie:

Love’s a Hard Game to Play

“Sometimes in life you have moments that stop you in your tracks. Moments that leave a memory that will never be forgotten.

“One of those moments for me was when I worked with the incredible Stevie Nicks on a song for her greatest hits album Timespace. I had the opportunity to sit down and play her a song I had co-written with friends called “Love’s a Hard Game to Play.” I found it difficult at times to write for other artists, and to put myself in their shoes so to speak. I have to write authentically, it’s the only way that works for me. Afterwards, if I felt the song was a good fit for someone, I would allow someone else to record it. It was rare that this happened as it had to be just the right situation for me to hand over a song. It was an honor to have Stevie not only record my song but allow me to produce it as well.

The album was a greatest hits collection and included a few new tracks, one of those written by Jon Bon Jovi and the one I collaborated with her on.

In the liner notes of that album Stevie wrote:

This song was just brought to me barely 2 weeks ago by a most extraordinary young man. One of those men who has everything — beauty, sensibility, warmth, and a love for life that I had not seen in a long time.”

2022 Tour

Stevie Nicks

🗹  New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA
May 7, 2022 

🗹 Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
May 11, 2022

🗹  The Gorge Amphitheatre
Quincy, WA
May 14, 2022

RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
Ridgefield, WA
June 10, 2022

Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, CA
June 12, 2022

USANA Amphitheatre
Salt Lake City, UT
June 16, 2022

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Manchester, TN
June 19, 2022

Ruoff Music Center
Noblesville, IN
June 21, 2022

Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass, CO
Labor Day 2022

Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
September 8, 2022
September 10, 2022

Sea Hear Now Festival
Asbury, NJ
September 17, 2022

Sound on Sound Festival
Bridgeport, CT
September 24-25, 2022

Ohana Festival
September 30, 2022
Dana Point, CA

Today in Stevie History

Milestone
1948

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