THE beer was chilling inside Bret Michaels's dark wood-paneled tour bus just minutes after a recent set at the Meadowlands when word filtered back to Mr. Michaels, the lead singer of Poison and star of VH1's "Rock of Love," that there were two girls waiting outside (of course), and that they just had to meet him (of course).
The girls, it turns out, were actually girls. Emily Trock and Stephanie Kornfeld, both 14, were too young to remember Poison's reunion tour in the 1990s, let alone its '80s heyday. They were looking to gain entry into the moodily lighted lair of the hair-band lothario simply to pose for a photograph (with help from Stephanie's father, Adam, who is Poison's booking agent) after the singer's show at the Bamboozle festival, where he was promoting a new solo album, "Rock My World," to be released June 3.
"I had three generations of fans out there today," Mr. Michaels said, after the girls nervously posed for a few snapshots with their 45-year-old idol. Such a scene is now common, he said, since "Rock of Love" became a hit .