Get ready for the clash of the '80s bands this summer when Poison hit the road with Mötley Crüe. However, don't expect Poison's gracious and gentlemanly vocalist Bret Michaels to engage in any mudslinging or drama.

In a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Michaels acknowledged that Mötley Crüe have taken some "bold" and "unnecessary" verbal pot shots at Poison in the press. Despite this, Michaels also said that he is not going to let anything get in the way of the most important thing on his mind: performing. Michaels stated that he plans to "put on a great show" and will not engage in any verbal tit-for-tat with the bad boys in the Crüe.

Michaels did differentiate between Crüe singer Vince Neil and Mötley Crüe as a collective."Here's the funniest thing. Vince has toured with Poison many times solo. We get along great," the singer said. "As far as Mötley and Poison, there hasn't been much of a connection. This is the first time we've ever done a tour together. I know over the years that Mötley has a certain way they want to brand themselves, or want themselves to be seen. With Poison, we just want to go out to play for fans and the people who show up. If there's going to be a friendly competition as far as wanting to go out and put on a great show, absolutely. As far as saying anything bad about them, I just don't." What a class act, right?

As far as getting along, Michaels also took the high road, to borrow a phrase from his band's hit song, 'Something to Believe In,' saying, "I'm not around them enough to know or really care how they feel. Even if they like Poison or don't like me, I'm playing to fans who show up. It doesn't have to be a love-fest between our two bands. I don't want the fans to be separated. Mötley fans are Poison fans are rock fans. Music is a universal language ... I think it will be the tour of the summer. I know I'm going out there to have a good time after all I've been through."

What a great attitude, Bret!

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