- Richest Celebrities › Rock Stars
- Net Worth:
- $4 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Nov 2, 1963 (59 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- Musician, Bassist
- United States of America
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- Early Life
- Altercation with Bret Michaels
- Personal Life
What is Bobby Dall’s Net Worth?
Bobby Dall is an American musician who has a net worth of $4 million. Bobby Dall is best known as the bassist of the glam metal band Poison. Hugely successful from the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s, the band recorded such hit songs as “Every Rose Has its Thorn,” “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Fallen Angel,” “Ride the Wind,” and “Life Goes On.” Poison experienced renewed popularity in the 2000s after going on a successful greatest hits reunion tour in 1999. Poison has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and 15 million in the US.
Bobby Dall was born as Robert Kuykendall on November 3, 1963 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania as the youngest of three siblings. When he was nine, he moved with his family to Palm Bay, Florida, where he lived until he was 17. Dall then moved back to Pennsylvania and settled in the capital, Harrisburg.
In the early 1980s, Bret Michaels and Rikki Rockett teamed up with Dall and Matt Smith to form the band Paris. Mostly playing the club circuit, the band gained a local following in Pennsylvania. To widen their reach and find greater success, the members of Paris decided to relocate to Los Angeles and change the name of the band to Poison. In LA, Poison experienced success on the Sunset Strip, and added guitarist C.C. DeVille to the band after Smith left. The band went on to release its debut studio album, “Look What the Cat Dragged In,” in 1986. Although not immediately successful, the album steadily grew in popularity before peaking at number three on the Billboard 200 in 1987. Moreover, it spawned the hit singles “Talk Dirty to Me,” “I Want Action,” and “I Won’t Forget You.” Poison had another success with its second album, 1988’s “Open Up and Say… Ahh!,” which reached number two on the Billboard 200 and launched four hit singles, including Poison’s only number-one single, “Every Rose Has its Thorn.” The band continued to place high on the charts with 1990’s “Flesh & Blood,” its second consecutive album to reach number two on the Billboard 200. Poison’s next studio album was 1993’s “Native Tongue,” the only one to include guitarist Richie Kotzen after DeVille was fired.
With the original lineup back together, Poison went on a greatest hits reunion tour in the summer of 1999. The successful tour resulted in renewed popularity for the band, leading to the release of the album “Crack a Smile… and More!” in 2000. The band’s first studio album in seven years, it was also the first to include guitarist Blues Saraceno following the firing of Kotzen. A few months later saw the release of “Power to the People,” the first Poison album since the 1991 live album “Swallow This Live” to feature the original lineup. The band went on to release “Hollyweird” in 2002; it was the last Poison album consisting of all original material. After that, Poison put out various compilation albums, cover albums, and live albums, including 2003’s “Best of Ballads & Blues,” 2007’s “Poison’d,” and 2011’s “Double Dose: Ultimate Hits.” The band has since performed on tours with other bands, such as Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe. Dall also briefly played with DeVille, Rockett, and vocalist Brandon Gibbs under the band name the Special Guests.
Altercation with Bret Michaels
Poison lead singer Bret Michaels has been known to get into altercations with others, including his bandmates, such as when a fight broke out between him and DeVille onstage at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards. Later, during a Poison show in Atlanta, Georgia in the summer of 2006, Michaels threw his mic at Dall, who retaliated by hitting Michaels with his bass guitar. The two were separated as Michaels suffered a knee injury.
In 1989, Dall married a woman named Michelle. They had two children together, Zachary and Zoe, before divorcing in 2000. Dall lives in Indialantic, Florida.