He had gained fame being the lead vocalist for the glam metal band poison. He appeared in the VH1 reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and also being a judge on the talent show Nashville Star. He had been the winner of Celebrity Apprentice 3.
In the issue Bret talks his success:
“I describe my successes and tribulations as every rose has its thorn. I have been able to do wonderful things in my life and never fear failure but it doesn’t mean I [haven't had] hard times. You look forward, you do what you feel and you don’t over think it.”