Poison's Michaels Has Best Wishes for Former Flame

ByABC News
August 8, 2006, 10:36 AM

Aug. 8, 2006 — -- Poison lead singer Bret Michaels says he bears no ill will toward former flame Pamela Anderson and her new husband, Kid Rock.

"I would love to send her a nice gift. She is absolutely an awesome person," he said. "And i wish them nothing but the best."

Anderson and Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, were recently married in Saint-Tropez in southern France.

Michaels is the man in the "other" Anderson sex video, which was circulated on the Internet and released on DVD last year.

Anderson and her ex-husband, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, became infamous after their sex tape became an Internet sensation in 1998.

Michaels said that he considered Rock -- or "Bob" as he calls him -- a good friend and that they recently talked about Anderson.

Michaels spoke with "Good Morning America's Weekend Edition" anchor Bill Weir during a break in Poison's 20th anniversary tour as the band promoted its greatest hit album, "The Best of Poison: 20 Years Later."

The band will hit 45 cities in the United States and Canada by the end of this month.

Poison has become one of hard rock's most-enduring bands, having sold more than 25 million albums and DVDs around the world.

The popular '80s metal band has had its up and downs -- including an infamous fistfight between Michaels and guitarist C.C. DeVille backstage at the 1991 MTV Music Awards.

In 1993, DeVille left Poison and stayed away for about five years. The band took a break from touring.

Michaels said the genuine friendship among band mates had enabled them to endure the difficult times.

"It's one of the very few bands that when the chemistry works -- when it's right -- it's great," he said. "And when it doesn't, it's an explosion."

Poison was formed in Harrisburg, Pa., in 1984 by Michaels, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett. They moved to Los Angeles and added DeVille.

Soon Enigma Records offered the foursome an independent record deal.