Bret Michaels to Guest Star on 'Revolution' as Post-Apocalyptic Version of Himself

Categories: Network TV Press Releases

Written By

December 3rd, 2013

Bill McCay

via press release:



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – December 3 – Musician Bret Michaels literally joins the revolution in a guest-starring role on the hour-long sci-fi drama, “Revolution,” from NBC and Warner Bros. Television.  Michaels plays a post-apocalyptic version of himself and will be performing an acoustic version of Poison’s hit ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in an episode to air in 2014.


Eric Kripke, creator and executive producer of “Revolution,” said "Bret is truly a great guy. I'm a huge fan of his music and I'm thrilled he's appearing on Revolution."


Bret Michaels is a multiplatinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales, Reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records, product endorsements as well as being a devoted philanthropist, all supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans.


Rising to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, he helped define the rock-n-roll scene on the Sunset Strip. Poison’s massive success includes selling over 30 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles. Equally as successful, Bret’s solo career has charted its own course with multiple solo albums. His last album, Custom Built, topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock list. His new CD Bret Michaels: Jammin wtih Friends was released in June of this year and features a myriad of legendary artists, who just happen to be great friends of Bret's. The album contributors comprise a who’s who list, including Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Buffett, Ace Frehley (Kiss), Michael Anthony (Van Halen) and members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few.


From J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Producions and Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke, “Revolution” is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama series that centers around one family’s struggle to survive 15 years after a mysterious worldwide blackout.  Created by Eric Kripke and executive produced by Kripke, Abrams, Bryan Burk, Rockne S. O’Bannon and Jon Favreau, the series airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC and returns in January 2014.  “Revolution” is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc., in associations with Bad Robot Producions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television

  • merlin

    What are the Kardi’s and other celebs doing in Rev timeline? Dead from lack of attention probably.

  • N


  • jason50

    Haha! First thing I thought of when I saw the post was Brett sitting in a chair of some old house with a dusty cowboy hat and playing “Every Rose has it’s Thorn”. Although it would be funny if he were to sing “Talk Dirty To Me”.

  • Tv Sucks

    Glad I quit this one.

  • Bored Now

    Anyone else want to see the Revolution era Justin Bieber make an appearance. Some crazy guy living in a box under a bridge, ranting about the good old days when he was a megastar? Would make the blackout seem almost worthwhile.

  • Chris_SAdvisor

    Another person who will not have aged 16 years (like most of the main cast) when shown in past vs present? That will be a boon to ratings! Especially since most watching the show (skewed younger in viewership over the last five episodes for some reason) will be asking “who” and “what song”? The classic rock belongs on Supernatural. Oh, wait, this is supposed to *be* a SPN spin-off? Now it all makes sense!

    @Bored Now – Only if he has a mop bucket to pee in, is about 140 kg, and is still trying to act tough. Actually, I think a version of him on TWD would be a better fit, where even the zombies ignore him. ;)

  • RJC

    Jump the shark moment?

  • merrranga

    Petty did it!

  • DLM

    I am so glad that I’ll be working that night

  • Neil

    Better him than David Schwimmer.

  • BiggDawgg

    I’m with RJC. This show started out strong but really, Brett Michaels. Sharks are jumping and eating the writers.

  • duffman

    look what the cat dragged in

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures