born on 2/11/1963 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Links www.poisonweb.com (English)
Robert Harry Kuykendall also known as Bobby Dall (born November 2, 1963, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American musician best known as the bassist for Poison. Dall is the youngest of three children. He moved to Florida with his family for a short time, but relocated to Harrisburg when he was still young.
Dall had ambitions of studying law, but ultimately turned to music instead. He began playing guitar but switched to bass at the age of 15. Dall later moved to Los Angeles, California with Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, and Matt Smith to play with the band Paris, which later became known as Poison.
Dall has two children: Zachary Brandon (born December 16, 1990) and Zoe Brianne (born January 9, 1997).
During a Poison show in Atlanta on August 25, 2006, Dall and Bret Michaels had to be separated by members of the road crew and the rest of the band after the two came to blows right before the encore, with Michaels throwing his mic at Dall, and Dall retaliating by slamming his bass into Michaels, injuring his knee. Michaels apologized later and stated, "You may have just seen the last concert by Poison in its current formation." The altercation happened before the band's set ended with "Talk Dirty To Me." After some tense moments and Michaels' apology to the crowd including his explanation that "like brothers, sometimes you have to air things out," the band did finish the set. Dall left the stage immediately.
There have been many physical conflicts within the band over the years, but this altercation was the first onstage incident since the fistfight between Michaels and Poison guitarist C.C. Deville at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1991, although that took place after the performance, not during. The band took time out while Michaels continued with his solo tour.
- Look What the Cat Dragged In (1986)
- Open Up and Say...Ahh! (1988)
- Flesh & Blood (1990)
- Swallow This Live (1991)
- Native Tongue (1993)
- Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986-1996 (1996)
- Crack a Smile...and More! (2000)
- Power to the People (2000)
- Hollyweird (2002)
- Best of Ballads & Blues (2003)
- The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock (2006)
- Poison'd (June 2007)
- Live, Raw & Uncut (2008)
- Seven Days Live CD (2008)
- Poison - Box Set (Collector's Edition) (2009)
- Double Dose: Ultimate Hits (2011)
- [Bobby Dall at All Music Guide Bio at Allmusic.com]
- Poisons Bret Michaels and Bobby Dall clash at the end of Atlanta concert. M&C Music News.
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|Bret Michaels | Rikki Rockett | C.C. Deville | Bobby Dall|
|Matt Smith | Richie Kotzen | Blues Saraceno|
|Albums: Look What the Cat Dragged In | Open Up and Say...Ahh! | Flesh & Blood | Native Tongue | Crack a Smile...and More! | Power To The People | Hollyweird|
|Live albums and compilations: Texxas Jam 1987 | Poison - Rock Champions | Rock Breakout Years: 1987 | Swallow This Live | Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986-1996 | Best of Ballads & Blues | Great Big Hits Live! Bootleg | The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock|
|Singles "Talk Dirty to Me" | "Cry Tough" | "I Want Action" | "I Won't Forget You" | "Nothin' But a Good Time" | "Fallen Angel" | "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" | "Your Mama Don't Dance" | "Unskinny Bop" | "Something to Believe In" | "So Tell Me Why" | "Ride the Wind" | "Life Goes On" | "Stand" | "Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice)"|