Bret Michaels's Rock 'n' Roll World

From "Talk Dirty to Me" to his true rocks of love (his daughters!), step into the whirlwind life of the recovering rocker


"Let's be honest, I wanted to be a rock star for two reasons," Bret Michaels, 47, told PEOPLE. "To meet women and to live life on my own terms." And he's done just that: The Poison singer fronted one of the biggest glam-metal bands in the '80s, then wooed a new generation of fans with his reality TV show Rock of Love. Now the father of two has hit another milestone: bouncing back from a life-threatening brain hemorrhage. "I am so thankful," he tells PEOPLE. "I'm lucky to be alive."