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The Resume

    (1984- )
    Formed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Formed as 'Paris' (moved to L.A. and changed band name in 1985
    1985 line-up:
    Recorded 'Nothin' But a Good Time,' 'Talk Dirty to Me,' 'Unskinny Bop,' 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn,' 'Look What the Cat Dragged In,' 'Your Mama Don't Dance' and 'Something to Believe In'
    Started as 'Paris' (moved to L.A. and changed band name in 1985)
    Bret Michaels - lead vocals (March 15, 1963- , born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
    C.C. DeVille - guitar, vocals (May 14, 1962- , born in Brooklyn, New York)
    Bobby Dall - bass, vocals (November 2, 1958- , born in Miami, Florida)
    Rikki Rockett - drums, vocals (August 8, 1961- , born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)

Why they might be annoying:

    Their original guitarist quit shortly after the L.A. move.
    Michaels and Dall didn't get along with DeVille at first (who was chosen over Slash).
    DeVille was caught at the 1991 MTV Music Awards performing a song with an unplugged guitar.
    At the awards Michaels and DeVille had a fist fight. Shortly after, DeVille was fired for drug and alcohol abuse.
    His replacement, Richie Kotzen, lasted less than two years - fired for having an affair with Rockett's fiance.
    Their record company refused to release their 1995 album, 'Crack A Smile,' due to declining interest in 'hair bands.'
    'Unskinny Bop' ranked #3 on 'VH-1's Forty Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs...Ever.'

Why they might not be annoying:

    Their 1986 debut album, 'Look What the Cat Dragged In,' sold more than 2 million copies.
    Their 1988 follow-up, 'Open Up And Say...Ahh!,' sold more than 8 million copies.
    They ranked with Metallica as the largest-grossing acts to tour in the late '80s.
    Michaels was in a car wreck that broke his nose, jaw, some ribs, fingers and knocked out 4 teeth (May 1994).
    They went on a successful 2004 summer 'revival' tour with KISS.
    Michaels writes and directs independent films.

Credit: Scar Tactics


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 40 Votes: 27.50% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 54 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 69 Votes: 46.38% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 26 Votes: 65.38% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 207 Votes: 56.04% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 25 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 67.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 58 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 48 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 375 Votes: 61.33% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 474 Votes: 48.95% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 762 Votes: 69.42% Annoying