In what will be perhaps the final blow to his rock cred, Poison frontman Bret Michaels will be appearing on the newest "Kidz Bop" album singing the classic hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" alongside his daughters Raine and Jorja Michaels.
The track will be the first song on the newest installment in the "Kidz Bop" series, titled "Kidz Bop Sings Monster Ballads". The music is aimed at young children, and consists of a chorus of kids singing cover versions of popular tunes. "Kidz Bop Sings Monsters Ballads" will feature children singing 80s power ballads and hair metal hits, including Guns N' Roses' "Patience", Scorpions' "Wind Of Change" and Motley Crue's "Home Sweet Home".
A portion of the album's proceeds will benefit Bret's Juvenile Diabates Foundation, and will be used to send several deserving children to camp this summer. "The most awesome jobs I've ever had are being a rock star, Donald Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice' winner, raising money for kids with diabetes and, most importantly, being a good father, so rerecording 'Every Rose has Its Thorn' with Raine and Jorja for 'Kidz Bop Sings Monster Ballads' was, by far, one of the coolest ways ever to combine my love for music and family: Not only do I get to rock out with my two favorite girls, but a portion of the proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. It's a great track for a great cause, Michaels said.
Kidz Bop appeals mainly to kids under 12, which begs the question: do kids that young even know, or care, who Bret Michaels is? As people who probably don't even remember the late 90s, let alone the 80s, will this CD appeal to young children? Past sales of Kidz Bop seem to indicate yes, but time will tell. The album releases in the U.S. on May 17th.