Poison Readies for Rehearsals

May 28 [10:00 EDT] -- Poison drummer Rikki Rockett told a Metal Edge chat room on Saturday that the band will begin rehearsing for a new album next month with reinstated guitarist C.C. DeVille. Rockett also confirmed that their last album, Crack A Smile, recorded but never released, is unlikely to see the light of a CD player.

The band blames the record company for delaying the release date of the album. The delays went on so long, said singer Bret Michaels, that eventually, with the reemergence of Deville, the album became obsolete.

Meanwhile, Michaels is cranking out the movies. He recently returned from Cannes where he and movie production partner Charlie Sheen made a deal for their film "The Last Child." Michael wrote the script and will direct and star in the production along side Sheen and Sheen's father Martin, Cary Ewles and Luke Perry. The trio of the Sheens and Michaels were previously involved in the movie "Letter From Death Row" due out this October with the

Bret Michaels soundtrack album out in September. Other Michaels movies include "Sparrow Prophesies" and "In God's Hands."