Rocker Feud! Tommy Lee, Bret Michaels Face Off Over Tour

Michaels says he dreams of touring with Mötley Crüe in 2011, but the band says no way

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It’s a battle of the bands!

After Bret Michaels told the crowd at his recent Windsor, Ont., concert that he would try to return to the city next year during a joint Poison-Mötley Crüe tour, Tommy Lee and Mötley Crüe management are insisting the longtime rival rockers will not be hitting the road together.

On Tuesday, when a Twitter follower asked Lee if the rumor of a 2011 tour was true, the drummer – who is among the guys in featured in PEOPLE’s new Sexiest Man Alive issue – tweeted back a definite “NO!”

Eric Sherman, President of Tenth Street Entertainment, Mötley Crüe ‘s management tells PEOPLE that Michaels knows there is no tour and that “he’s trying to will it.”

He adds that fans of the band (who will celebrate their 30th anniversary next year) can vote on for who they would like to see on the bill.

“Mötley will listen to the fans, not to guys trying to book a tour through the media,” says Sherman.

For his part, Michaels, who now stars on the VH1 reality series Life As I Know It, tells PEOPLE exclusively that he knows the tour idea “is simply a pipe dream.”

But he says it’s a dream he’s had for years, explaining that it “would be an incredible night of rock for the fans” and a celebratory time for both bands: Poison celebrates their 25th anniversary in 2011.

As for Mötley Crüe shutting down the idea, he says, “Oh well, you can’t blame me for trying to put together what I thought would be a great tour for the fans.”

With reporting by Anne Marie Cruz

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