J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot Productions cannot be stopped. Not counting past successes (and fanboy favorites) like Alias, Lost and Fringe, the Star Trek and Star Wars director has developed 14 television shows over the past 13 years, with three still on the air: CBS’ Person of Interest, FOX’s Almost Human and Revolution, a post-apocalyptic science fiction drama that takes place 15 years after the start of a worldwide blackout. A Wednesday night staple for NBC, Revolution has wowed critics and audiences since its 2012 debut (literally: it won an Emmy last year for outstanding stunt coordination for a drama series, miniseries or movie). Now, with tomorrow’s episode “Happy Endings,” the dystopian saga welcomes a friendly if unexpected guest – former Poison frontman turned reality TV juggernaut Bret Michaels.
“What an amazing idea,” Michaels says of Abrams’ shocking concept. “Electricity’s been killed. It intrigues you right from the beginning. For all of us, one of the things that works is, ‘What if?’ In life you go, ‘What if this happened? What would I do? What would it be like?’ Thankfully, electricity doesn’t affect acoustic guitars. In the clip above, Michaels treats the nations and factions of the former United States of America to his classic song “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” “Coming on the set of Revolution was such an amazing experience,” he adds. “Everyone was singing, everyone knew the song. I was ready to rock.”