Ted Nugent and Radiohead work on pro-hunting musical
... The pair worked on the music for We're Going on a Bear Hunt for three weeks late last year, and Yorke was apparently receptive to Nugent's suggested changes to the plot. "In the story, right, these kids go looking for this huge momma grizzly, and when they find it, they just run," the source said. "Nuge and Thom reckoned it would be more fun if the kids just pulled out some serious firepower and blew the damn bear away - then skinned it and brought the hide home to their folks. Nuge thought Thom would be pinko about it, but Thom thought it was hilarious." Ted Nugent
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Noted black leader Ted Nugent launches "Black Power" tour, to empower black people
... In recent years, the human bottle-opener flip-flop that is Ted Nugent
has done his very best to foster pride in the black community by embodying all the most hateful qualities of the white community. But now he's taking a far more actionable, totally marketable route to bringing black people together so they can listen to some Ted Nugent
music and Ted Nugent
's ideas and then feel better about themselves: He's launching a tour he's dubbed "Ted Nugent
Black Power 2013," because no one who works for him is allowed to disagree with Ted Nugent
anymore, apparently. Typing in his regular column on World ... [ read more ]
Ted Nugent Dubs Next Tour 'Black Power 2013'
... including Bo Diddley, Little Richard, James Brown, Wilson Pickett and more. "There is no doubt that my 2013 tour will be the best of my life," he writes. "With world-class virtuosos paying tribute to our black heroes nightly, it is only fitting that this year's tour is aptly titled, 'Ted Nugent
Black Power 2013.' Say it loud: my music is black and I'm proud!" Nugent hasn't been subtle about his dislike of Democrats, particularly President Obama. The rocker credited the president's re-election last year to "pimps, whores and welfare brats," and met with the Secret Service last year after describing his opposition to the president in violent terms. Nugent attended Obama's State of the Union speech earlier this month without incident. RelatedTed Nugent to Attend State of the Union AddressTed Nugent Compares Gun Owners to Rosa ParksTed Nugent Calls Obama Voters 'Pimps, Whores and Welfare Brats' Ted Nugent
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Ted Nugent (Dec. 13, 1948)
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Nugent never did drugs or drank heavily. He says his addiction was women.
By the time he was 14, his first band, The Lourds, were playing around Detroit and ended up on bills with The Beau Brummells and The Supremes. When Ted was 15, his family moved to Chicago despite his objections. There, he formed The Amboy Dukes, and when he graduated high school in 1967, he took the band back to Detroit, and in 1968 they had a hit with "Journey To The Center Of The Mind
Nugent went to great lengths to avoid serving in the Army and continue his music career. When he got his draft notice at age 18, he had 30 days before his physical, which was plenty of time for him to deteriorate his condition. He immediately stopped bathing and shaving, and started eating only unhealthy foods. A week before the physical, he stopped using the bathroom and just went in his pants. Never a drug user, he snorted some lines of crystal meth. When he showed up for the physical, he was a complete mess, telling High Times in a 1977 interview, "I was a walking, talking hunk of human s--t. I made gutter swine hippies look like football players."
The ruse worked, as Nugent passed out when they put the needle in his arm for the blood test, and proved that he was clearly not fit to serve. He was classified 4-F, not acceptable under "physical, mental, or moral standards." Nugent said that he would have been great in the Army, but he had better things to do.
He had a relationship with a 17-year old Hawaiian girl when he was 30. He became her legal guardian in order to comply with laws regarding relationships with minors.
Nugent is an avid hunter and outspoken supporter of the right to bear arms. He frequently appears on television discussions on these issues, usually making inflammatory comments that rile the other guests.
He had 2 children with his first wife, who died in a car accident after their divorce.
His nickname is "The Motor City Madman." The Motor City part is because he's from Detroit, and the Madman comes from his extreme behavior, especially on stage. Nugent takes pride in playing "on the edge," meaning he puts all his energy into his performances. He claims that he passed out on stage on several occasions from hyperventilating and screaming too hard.
A relentless live performer, by 2009 he had played over 6000 concerts, spending a great deal of time wearing only a loincloth on stage. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
He is on the board of directors of The National Rifle Association, although he usually goes hunting with a bow and arrow. He eats everything he kills. (thanks, Tom - Trowbridge, England)
Ted appeared as a drug dealer on the season two Miami Vice episode "Definitely Miami." Later that season his song "Little Miss Dangerous" was used to open a Vice episode of the same name. (thanks, Matt - Pittsburg, KS)
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