Bobby Dall

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Bobby Dall
Dall live with Poison on July 11, 2008 at the Moondance Jam
Dall live with Poison on July 11, 2008 at the Moondance Jam
Background information
Birth nameRobert Harry Kuykendall
Born (1963-11-02) November 2, 1963 (age 60)
OriginMechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresGlam metal, hard rock
Occupation(s)Bassist, musician
Instrument(s)Bass, Piano
Years active1983–present

Robert Harry Kuykendall, also known as Bobby Dall (born November 2, 1963),[1] is an American musician best known as the bassist for the rock band Poison.

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 with Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, and Matt Smith to play with the band Paris, which later became known as Poison. [citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Dall is the youngest of three children. He lived in Palm Bay, Florida with his family from the age of 9 to age 17,[2] before relocating to Harrisburg. Dall currently resides in Indialantic, FL.

Dall has two children: Zachary (born 1990) and Zoe (born 1997).

Band incident[edit]

During a Poison show in Atlanta on August 25, 2006, Dall and Bret Michaels had to be separated after Michaels threw his mic at Dall, and Dall retaliated by hitting Michaels with his bass guitar, injuring his knee. Michaels apologized and stated "like brothers, sometimes you have to air things out," the band did finish the set.[3] This altercation was the first onstage incident since a fight between Michaels and C.C. Deville at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1991. The band took time out while Michaels continued with his solo tour.




  1. ^ Bio at
  2. ^ Tom Haynes (December 15, 1991). "ROCK STAR FINDS PEACE IN BREVARD".
  3. ^ "Poison's Bret Michaels and Bobby Dall clash at the end of Atlanta concert". M&C Music News. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.

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