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.”

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