Backstage with Bret Michaels!

Bret Michaels hot the stage of the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida last Saturday night and the guys from Skum were there in support. With a full house, Michaels rocked the crowd hard  and after the show hung out with Hart Baur and John Eaton backstage.

Michaels is the consumate professional as he spent his time shaking hands with the hundreds of fans who waited for him after the show. With a post concert raffle of items used in the show such as t-shirts, bandanas, and guitars to benefit Diabetes rescearch, Michaels showed everyone that he practices what he preaches.

“It is amazing that the fans support me the way they have, It’s awesome.” Michales said back stage.

“A great show, a great night and I even got a bandana as it was for a great cause and I fully support Bret’s charity work, One guy bought a signed guitar for $3500!” said Hart Baur. “He is the nicest guy in the business and every time I can see him play, I will be there,”

The guys talked about the show, the film and Bret’s work with Pet Smart and Dean Guitars.

“It doesn’t get any cooler hanging with backstage Bret,” said John Eaton. “He saw me and gave me a hug and said ‘thanks for coming out.’ You can’t beat that, he a stand up guy.”

Michaels said he would be coming back this summer to play with Def Leppard, and that he is pretty excited to be back out on the road with Poison.

Richie Sambora and John Eaton Talk Shop

Skum’s John Eaton and Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora hung out backstage at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino few weeks ago as Sambora hosted the Bikers Bash.  The two guitar gods were joined by lead singer Hart Baur as the boys showed their support for the charity that raises millions each year for disadvantaged kids.

Sambora fresh off the world wide Bon Jovi tour that played in over 30 countries and to crowds in excess of 75,000, was ready to add his voice and guitar to the Biker Bash and raise some money for the kids.

Skum also has done its share of charity concerts, was glad to be represented. “It is great to be able to do this each year and help out the kids. It’s a good night for everyone,” added Sambora.

“It’s great to be out here supporting this event,” said Baur. “What Richie does each year is amazing. It is was great to see him and catch up. It’s has been awhile.”

The two guitarists talked about the recent Bon Jovi tour, the upcoming film “Skum Rocks!,” and Skum’s controversial use of a two bass line up.

“Two basses, crazy man” said Sambora laughing.

“I was telling Richie that we were trying to capture that fat sound they had on ‘Slippery’ and he understood.”

“You know a lot of those bass lines on ‘Slippery’ were guitar lines. So yeah, I can see that,” said Sambora as the two sat backstage waiting for Sambora to hit the stage.

“It’s all about the lead bass and the rhythm bass,” Eaton said.

“Yeah, lead bass and rhythm bass,” added Sambora laughing.

Afterward the guys headed out into the floor to catch the show.

“Richie rocked it out as expected,” added Eaton. ‘Guy is amazing and a great guy to be doing this. A lot of fellow musicians can learn from a night like this.”