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Rock of Love with Bret Michaels is an Americanreality televisiondating game show. It stars Bret Michaels, the lead singer from the band Poison. The show closely resembles its sister show Flavor of Love. The first season featured 25 women competing to be Michaels' girlfriend. Each week, the women face challenges, the winner of which gets to go on a date with Michaels. Some of the challenges were based on situations that they might encounter if chosen to be Michaels' girlfriend. The first season winner was 24-year-old Jes Rickleff from Naperville, Illinois. At the reunion, she revealed that she did not have romantic feelings for Michaels, and that she thought that he should have chosen the runner-up, Heather.
The second season featured another set of 20 women. This time around, Michaels chose 37-year-old Ambre Lake from Los Angeles, California. After the show, the two maintained a relationship, but parted ways after just a few months.
The third season premiered on January 4, 2009. The season finale was a series high for VH1, and Michaels chose Penthouse Pet Taya Parker as the winner.
A fourth season was offered to Michaels, but it was announced in May 2010 that he would be appearing in a new show entitled Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, based around his everyday life.
aThere were 25 contestants, but 5 got eliminated before they entered the house. One of the five talked Big John into giving her another chance.
bThere were 20 contestants at the beginning of the season, but later 3 new girls were added.
Production and legal problems
In April 2008 a breach-of-contract lawsuit was filed against both Michaels and the show's producers by the owner of the mansion, Ray Sahranavard. He claimed that about $380,000 worth of damage was done to the mansion, and that the producers failed to get insurance they had promised to buy for the house. Sahranavard said there were multiple holes in the walls and ceilings, the doors had been removed, that almost the entire interior had been repainted, and that most of the landscaping was dead or dying.
A crew member from 51 Minds Entertainment was involved in an auto accident on Interstate 57 in southern Illinois during production of Rock Of Love Bus. The crew member, who is not an associate of Michaels or part of his tour staff, was traveling alone to the next location for the series. The accident resulted in two fatalities in one car and injuries to two passengers in another vehicle. The crew member survived and was released from the hospital.
Ambre Lake: Winner of Rock of Love 2. She appeared in the 2002 film Sweet Home Alabama as a wedding planner, and starred in Tangled Web and Witch Hunters. She was also a featured fitness model on the Timekeeper Willis Boot Camp DVD. Lake made a guest appearance on the third season of Rock of Love along with Heather Chadwell as Bret's friends.
Ashley "A-Bomb" Klarich: A contestant on Rock of Love Bus, placing fifth. On the third season of Charm School with Ricki Lake she was one of the two runners-up.
Aubry Fisher: A contestant on Rock of Love 2 but Bret revealed the last pass after she decided to withdraw from the competition even though she was about to be eliminated. She later appeared on the third and fourth seasons of LA Ink.
Beverly Palmer: A contestant Rock of Love Bus, where she placed fourth. She appeared on the third season of Charm School, but was disqualified on the first episode for physical violence with another cast member.
Brandi "Hambone" Cunningham: Appeared on the first season of Rock of Love. She has modeled alongside Megan Hauserman, Kristy Joe Muller, and Destiney Sue Moore in a Guitar World photoshoot. She later went on to do pornography using the stage name Brittany Burke. She also appeared on I Love Money and Rock of Love: Charm School, placing 7th on both.
Brandi Mahon: Placed fourth on the first season of Rock of Love. She was the winner of Rock of Love: Charm School. She previously did pornography using the name Pamela.
Brittaney Starr: Starr, from Rock of Love Bus, is a singer/songwriter and porn star. She appeared on the third season of Charm School, and was expelled in Episode 4, placing ninth.
Brittanya O'Campo: O'Campo was in the final six on Rock of Love Bus. A contestant on the third season of Charm School, she was expelled in episode 9, placing fourth. She also appeared on I Love Money 4, placing sixth.
Cindy "Rodeo" Steedle: A single mother who was one of the two contestants eliminated in the fourth episode of Rock of Love. She later made a guest appearance on Rock of Love 2 in one of the challenges and also appeared as a contestant on I Love Money and Rock of Love: Charm School, finishing in 11th place on both shows.
Courtney Van Dusen: One of the first contestants to be eliminated on Rock of Love 2 and later one of the first to be expelled on Rock of Love: Charm School.
Daisy de la Hoya: The runner-up of Rock of Love 2. She claimed to be the niece of boxer Oscar De La Hoya in Episode 10. In a VH1 Extra video posted on VH1's web site, Jessica and Megan discover that the name Vanessa Mossman is printed on the checked-luggage tag attached to her luggage, causing them to suspect that is actually her real name. She has her own reality dating show called Daisy of Love.
Dallas Harrison: Appeared on Rock of Love, eliminated in the third episode of the show. She later appeared on Rock of Love: Charm School, where she came in eighth. In 2009 she appeared in a Wendy's commercial. Harrison also appeared in a late night ExtaMax commercial.
Farrah Sinclair: Appeared on Rock of Love Bus, where she made it to the final 7. She was later cast on Charm School, where she quit in the third episode because she could not get along with some of her castmates.
Gia Lynn: Appeared on Rock of Love Bus, where she was one of the five first contestants to be sent home. Lynn was later cast on Charm School. She placed 13th, the second to be expelled. She also was believed to be a reserve on the canceled third season of I Love Money.
Heather Chadwell: Runner-up of season one of Rock of Love. Chadwell appeared in the second and third season of Rock of Love as Bret's friend. She also has appeared on Rock of Love: Charm School, placing fourth, I Love Money, placing ninth, and various countdown shows on VH1. Chadwell also made cameo appearances in TV shows such as Californication and on the fifth season of the It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, where she played one of the models for Paddy's Pub brand merchandise. She was a contestant on Jerry Springer's dating show, Baggage, where she chose to go on a date with bachelor number one, Jimmy.
Inna Dimitrenko: Appeared on Rock of Love 2, where she made it to the final seven. She later joined Rock of Love: Charm School, finishing ninth.
Jamie Ross: Appeared on Rock of Love Bus, placing third. Ross is American Idol singer Constantine Maroulis's personal assistant.
Jessica Kinni: Placed fourth on Rock of Love 2. Kinni was later cast on Rock of Love: Charm School, coming in fifth after Sharon did a double elimination where she agreed with remaining girls by choosing her over Kristy Joe Muller on who should need Charm School the least.
Kristy Joe Muller: Appeared on Rock of Love 2, placing sixth after quitting. Since Rock of Love 2, she was cast on Rock of Love: Charm School, where she again placed sixth before Sharon did a double elimination the night she also eliminated Kinni. She has also modeled for Playboy. and Guitar World alongside Megan Hauserman, Brandi Cunningham, and Destiney Sue Moore.
Marcia "Brazil" Alves: A contestant on Rock of Love Bus, where she was eliminated in the fourth episode, leaving her in 12th. She also was a contestant on the third season of Charm School with Ricki Lake, where she was one of the two runners-up, and in the fourth season of I Love Money, where she was eliminated on the fourth episode, placing 14th. Alves was also a contestant on the canceled third season of I Love Money. She is believed to have been eliminated in the first episode.
Mindy Hall: The runner-up of Rock of Love Bus. She was the winner of the fourth season of I Love Money. Her twin sister Cindy Hall was a contestant on Survivor: Guatemala.
Natasha McCollum: A contestant on Rock of Love Bus. She was on the third season of Charm School and eliminated in Episode 5, leaving her in eighth place. She went on to do pornography under the name Scarlett Mei Dior.
Nikki Shamdasani: Eliminated in the first episode of Rock of Love Bus, Shamdasani is a graffiti artist and DJ under the name Lady Tribe.
Raven Masterson: Eliminated on the first episode of Rock of Love and soon cast on Rock of Love: Charm School, but quit in the first episode, saying she did not want to be there. She has done pornography using the name Fiona.
The theme song for the Rock of Love series is "Go That Far", which is the first single from the Bret Michaels album Rock My World, the soundtrack to the "Rock of Love" series. Rock My World is the fifth music album by Bret Michaels. This album is a greatest hits compilation featuring songs from his last two studio albums and also features three new tracks plus a remixed track. All the music heard during the Rock of Love series is on the album. The album charted at #40 on The Billboard 200, #4 on the Top Independent Albums, #4 on the Top Hard Rock Albums and #16 on the Top Rock Albums chart.
Season 1 has been released in the US, but it is censored. All three seasons have been released uncensored in Australia by Shock Records. A Box Set containing all 3 seasons was released in 2011.
Charm School with Ricki Lake features 14 contestants from Rock of Love Bus and season one of Real Chance of Love who learn self-improvement through selfless acts and charity work. The winner will be named "Charm School Queen" and win the cash prize of $100,000.
Rock of Love Girls: Where Are They Now followed up with several of the girls from the show, showing where their lives have taken them since the filming of the show. Those that appeared included Heather, Lacey, Rodeo, Brandi C., and Tamara from Rock of Love, Daisy, Destiney, Megan, Kristy Joe, and Angelique from Rock of Love 2, and Taya, Mindy, Ashley, Farrah, and Marcia from Rock of Love Bus.
After the show
Brandi C, Rodeo, Heather, Megan, and Destiney appeared on the first season of I Love Money, finishing in 11th, 7th, 9th, 3rd, and 5th, respectively.
Tamara and Angelique appeared on I Love Money 2, where Tamara was the first to be eliminated, and Angelique came in sixth place.
Marcia and Lacey appeared on cancelled I Love Money 3 where Marcia was the first to be eliminated, and Lacey came in sixth.
Marcia, Brittanya, and Mindy appeared on I Love Money 4. Marcia came in fourteenth, Brittanya in sixth, and Mindy ultimately won the competition.
Megan starred on her own dating show called Megan Wants a Millionaire, with Brandi C.
Rock Of Love: Charm School featured girls from the first two seasons. Brandi M, Lacey, Heather, Brandi C, Dallas, Rodeo, Raven, Destiney, Jessica, Kristy Joe, Inna, Megan, Angelique and Courtney. Brandi M. was the winner.
Charm School with Ricki lake featured girls from Rock of Love Bus, and Real Chance of Love. Beverly, Gia, Farrah, Brittaney Starr, Natasha, Brittanya, Marcia, and Ashley were all contestants, but none won the competition.
Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.
Erin Martin, who was eliminated during the second season premiere of Rock of Love, competed on the second season of The Voice as a member of Cee Lo Green's team. Despite having won a battle round against fellow competitors the Shields Brothers, her vocal performance has been panned by fans and critics alike, as well as Voice coach Cee Lo Green himself. On April 10, 2012, she was eliminated along with teammate Tony Vincent.
Angelique "Frenchy" Morgan appeared on Celebrity Big Brother 14 as a contestant, and became the 3rd housemate to be evicted.