C.C. DeVille
American musician
C.C. DeVille
C.C. DeVille is the guitarist of the American glam metal band Poison. He has also acted in both reality television and television drama shows. He starred in The Surreal Life season 6 and the The Surreal Life: Fame Games. DeVille also formed a solo band in 1998 called Samantha 7.
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Don't Miss The VMAs! - MTV News Australia
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1991 - CC DeVille and Bret Michaels of Poison bring the house down with a blistering rendition of "Talk Dirty to Me" at the '91 VMAs. 1991 - Bon Jovi peers out from under an otter as he receives the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for 1991
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Mötley Crüe: em 1985, o 1º (bizarro) encontro com o Poison - Whiplash! RockSite
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O guitarrista do POISON, CC Deville revelou que a primeira vez que ele tocou no famoso LA Forum (EUA) ficou tão nervoso com medo de algo dar errado que ele desligou o som de sua guitarra para apenas absorver a aprovação da platéia caso aquela fosse sua
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Poison's Deville grateful to Sixx - Rock AAA (blog)
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Poison guitarist CC Deville has revealed the first time he played the famous LA Forum left him so nervous of messing up he turned the sound off on his guitar to simply soak up the adulation from the crowd in case it proved to be his first, and last,
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Warrant Singer Jani Lane Dead At 47 - MTV.com
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Lane was best known for the Warrant hit "Cherry Pie," which he wrote and which featured a guitar solo by Poison's CC DeVille. The double entendre-filled video for the song — packed, of course, with a bevy of video vixens — was a staple of MTV ... -
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Bret Michaels sues cruise ship company - msnbc.com
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(Ali Goldstein / NBC) Share Back to slideshow navigation Michaels, center, performs with former Poison bandmates CC DeVille, left, and Bobby Dall right, at the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 7, 2009
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Mötley Crüe picks its Poison for tour - The Columbian
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And both bands faced internal rifts that resulted in band members departing temporarily — Lee and singer Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe and guitarist CC DeVille of Poison — before rejoining the current lineups. Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx is hesitant
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'Good time' concert Review - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
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After a blazing guitar solo by CC Deville and a drum solo by Rikki Rockett, the band played crowd-pleasing versions of “Fallen Angel” and “Unskinny Bop” before finishing up with the powerful trio of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Talk Dirty To Me” and
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Poison, Motley Crue Rock Lakewood - WSB Atlanta
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The band behind such songs as "Talk Dirty To Me", "Nothin' but a Good Time", and "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" features Bret Michaels, CC DeVille, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett. Michaels, Dall and Rockett are original members of the band
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Loud, dumb, joyful - Tampabay.com
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With wacko guitarist CC DeVille spazzing out licks next to him, and drummer Rikki Rockett twirling the sticks like the job demands, Michaels opened with Look What the Cat Dragged In, the title cut from Poison's 1986 debut, the cover of which confused
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Live: Motley Crue and Poison at Hard Rock Live, July 5 - Broward-Palm Beach New Times (blog)
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There was both a CC Deville and a Rikki Rockett solo, and then at about "Unskinny Bop," the room started to get in the groove of things. Michaels asked us to raise our hands in the air like we just didn't care. Again, it was very fatherly,
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Poison's Bret Michaels pumped for 'kick-ass summer' - SouthtownStar
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No new Poison music is planned yet, but Michaels said he and bandmates CC DeVille, Rikki Rockett and Bobby Dall are “closer this year than we've been in years.” “We've all been on the phone, talking about the songs we're gonna play and the stuff we
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Fire and glam shine for Crue, Poison, New York Dolls - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Michaels' harmonica danced over Rockett's thumping drum line before CC DeVille added grinding roadhouse guitar to a cover of Loggins and Messina's "Your Mama Don't Dance." Michaels noted his health scare from last year before leading a singalong of
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 25 - Tampabay.com
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But after touring for so long with CC DeVille, he's probably used to it. SERIES PREMIERE, Carson Nation, 10 pm, OWN: Former Queer Eye blondie Carson Kressley travels the nation like Johnny Appleseed, only he's planting seeds of positivity and nurturing
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Motley Crue still has it after 30 years (review) - Pitch Weekly (blog)
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I could see everything -- CC DeVille's blond highlights, Mick Mars' 2-inch-thick shoe soles, the spit flying from Nikki Sixx's mouth, the bedazzled details on Bret Michaels' jeans and Vince Neil's junk, right in my face. ​David Johansen, frontman of
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Concert Review: Poison June 17, 2011 Ashley HomeStore Pavilion Phoenix, AZ - Examiner.com
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For almost sixty minutes, lead singer Bret Michaels, guitarist CC DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall and drummer Rikki Rocket reminded the audience of who Poison can be. A good time, party down, crank it loud, unskinny bopping quartet that has morphed from a
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Motley Crue ready to rock at USANA - Daily Herald
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They also led wild lifestyles filled with alcohol, drugs, women and various other hedonistic activities, and had plenty of internal tensions that resulted in various band members (Lee and singer Vince Neil in Motley Crue and guitarist CC DeVille of
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In Metalmucilpallooza, Mötley Crüe and Poison face their future: The New York ... - CultureMap Houston
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Sure, the rest of the Poison supporting cast — guitarist CC DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall and drummer Ricki Rockett —originally helped Michaels go platinum with skanky chestnuts like "Talk Dirty To Me," "I Want Action" and "Unskinny Bop
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of C.C. DeVille
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 52
    In 2015, DeVille was ranked at number one by VH1 as the most underrated hair metal guitarist of the '80s.
    More Details Hide Details DeVille was born Bruce Anthony Johannesson in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York. His interest in music began at age two while watching The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. DeVille began playing the guitar at the age of five after he was given a $27 Japanese Telecaster copy. As his love of music grew, he began listening to bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Van Halen, The Who, Cheap Trick, New York Dolls, Queen, and especially Kiss. At the age of 18, DeVille auditioned for and eventually joined the band Lace based in Boro Park Brooklyn, NY, which adopted a highly sexual, "glam" image. It was during this time period that DeVille began writing the song "Talk Dirty To Me", which would later appear on Poison's first album, Look What the Cat Dragged In.
  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 44
    In March 2007, DeVille and his girlfriend Shannon Malone became parents with the birth of Vallon Deville Johannesson.
    More Details Hide Details In 2001, DeVille became the inspiration for rock & roll comic C.C. Banana. A twisted homage to DeVille, C.C. Banana speaks in a cartoonish parody of DeVille's voice and wears a large yellow banana costume. C.C. Banana has interviewed numerous rock stars and made many TV appearances. Parody act Beatallica mentioned C.C. in the song "I want to choke your band", the theme of which pits heavy metal bands against glam metal like Warrant, Poison, and Whitesnake. The lyric goes "No mercy for C.C., 'cuz he's in a hair band". Solo With Poison / Bret Michaels Other
    He also starred in the spin-off series The Surreal Life: Fame Games in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002, DeVille had a brief cameo appearance as "Lloyd", a member of the airband GFK Groovecart, on the last episode of season 6 of Just Shoot Me (titled "The Boys In The Band").
  • 2006
    Age 43
    Also in 2006 when Poison celebrated their 20th anniversary, DeVille starred in The Surreal Life on VH1.
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  • 2005
    Age 42
    In 2005 and 2006, DeVille starred in a popular TV series South of Nowhere on The N.
    More Details Hide Details He played the role of Raife Davies, the father of Ashley Davies and Kyla Woods.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 33
    DeVille regained contact with his ex-bandmates from Poison in 1996 and made a successful return to the band for the Greatest Hits reunion tour in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Several shows were recorded and released as a studio album/live album hybrid release in the following year titled Power to the People. DeVille continues to record and perform with Poison.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 28
    Leading up to the release of the live album Swallow This Live conflict between Michaels and DeVille culminated in a fistfight backstage at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards after DeVille played the wrong song, playing "Talk Dirty To Me" instead of "Unskinny Bop", and being high and intoxicated during the performance.
    More Details Hide Details Asked to quit, DeVille left Poison and was replaced by guitarist Richie Kotzen. Following his departure from Poison, DeVille joined a band called "Needle Park" and recorded "Hey Good Lookin'" for the soundtrack to the Pauly Shore movie Son In Law. Samantha 7 was a short-lived band composed of guitarist DeVille, guitarist Ty Longley, bassist Krys Baratto, and drummer Francis Ruiz. They played at Woodstock 1999. Originally the band's name was The Stepmothers, but the band was forced to change their name following a legal dispute with another band of the same name. DeVille can be heard referring to this band as The Stepmothers in a Behind the Music interview. Samantha 7 released the self-titled album Samantha 7 in 2000, and toured the US and UK in support of the record that was released on Columbia/Portrait Records. The Samantha 7 song "I Wanna be Famous" would later be used in the opening of the reality show The Surreal Life: Fame Games, in which DeVille starred.
  • 1990
    Age 27
    In 1990, Poison released the multi-platinum selling Flesh & Blood, an album which was again largely written by DeVille.
    More Details Hide Details During this period, DeVille also performed lead guitar on Warrant's hit song "Cherry Pie", from the album Cherry Pie. While touring in support of Flesh and Blood, and despite Poison's success, substance abuse and tensions with other members of the band, particularly lead singer Bret Michaels, led to conflict within the band.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Age 18
    DeVille began studying music theory at New York University, but never completed his studies. Instead, he moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and played in various bands, including Screaming Mimi, Lace Slip, St James, and Roxx Regime (which later changed their name to Stryper), before auditioning for Poison.
    More Details Hide Details DeVille's audition impressed drummer Rikki Rockett and bassist Bobby Dall, but angered vocalist Bret Michaels. DeVille refused to play the songs that had been given to him as preparation, and instead jammed with a guitar riff he had written. The riff, which would eventually be featured in the Poison single "Talk Dirty to Me", would ultimately launch the band's career. Slash, who would go on to fame with Guns N' Roses, also auditioned for the position and made it to the final three, but lost to DeVille; In his autobiography Slash acknowledged discomfort with Poison's image when Rikki Rockett suggested that Slash wear make-up and change his clothing style. DeVille co-wrote Poison's debut album with Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall, and Rikki Rockett. Look What the Cat Dragged In was released on August 2, 1986. It included the hits "Talk Dirty to Me", "I Want Action", and "I Won't Forget You". Sales for the album topped 3 million copies in the United States. DeVille also wrote much of the material for Poison's second album, the multi-platinum selling Open Up And Say... Ahh!, which was released on May 21, 1988 and would ultimately go on to sell 8 million copies worldwide. It included the hit song "Nothin' But a Good Time", co-written by DeVille, and Poison's only number 1 single "Every Rose Has Its Thorn".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on May 14, 1962.
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