Miley Cyrus May Release 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn,' Bret Michaels Says

Poison frontman says he expects the teen star's cover version to be issued as a single later this year.

Last year, Miley Cyrus declared that she Can't Be Tamed. The album features a cover of the Poison classic "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" that the teen star recorded with the glam-metal band's frontman, Bret Michaels, himself. And now, according to Michaels, the track likely will be released later in 2011 as a single ... finally.

The Poison singer told to

target="_blank">E! News that Cyrus' label initially had intended to issue her version of the song as a single much sooner, but those plans were sidetracked thanks to a bit of tabloid drama involving Michaels.

"The record label was supposed have to this huge humongous release of 'Every Rose,' " the rocker explained. "It was going to be Miley's next-step song, but because of that, they stepped back. It really bummed me out. I worked hard on that."

The "that" he's referring to is his rumored affair with Miley's mom, Tish, which allegedly may have contributed to the short separation of Cyrus' parents. Now, with that relationship back on track, so apparently are plans to release the song, which seems to really please the Poison frontman. "I think this is the song that will cross her over," Michaels said. "If it happens, it's going to be a big hit."

A rep at Miley's record label had not responded to MTV News request for comment about plans for the song's released as a single at press time.

Last year, MTV News spoke to Michaels about working on "Every Rose" with Miley, and he really sang the teen star's praises in the music-cred department.

"She's one of the few musicians — and I want to use that word, 'cause she can actually play and sing — she's one of the few people who can pull it off and give it her own flare and make it sound good," Michaels offered. "I gotta tell you something — she nailed the song. She really knew what she was doing. She got in there and picked the guitar up ... It was one of those nights that just worked. It was fun ... It's gotta be her taking 'Every Rose' and making it all hers."

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