Ted Nugent Added To Rock To The Rescue Benefit
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is the latest addition to the December 4th Rock To The Rescue benefit concert in Bloomington, Illinois, organized to raise funds for communities affected by the recent devastating tornadoes and winds in the State. On November 17th, two dozen tornadoes touched down in Illinois, killing six people across the State and more than 2,400 homes were damaged or destroyed. Rock To The Rescue will feature performances by REO Speedwagon, Styx, Richard Marx, Survivor, Larry The Cable Guy and Head East. Styx guitarist James Young and REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin are both Illinois natives. more on this story hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Ted Nugent
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Ted Nugent May Run For President
... (hennemusic) Ted Nugent
hinted that a run for the US Presidency may be a part of his plans during a Google Hangout session with Detroit's Classic Rock station 94.7 WCSX Classic Rock on Monday. "I have threatened to run for public office, because I have been prodded to do so, and pushed hard in Texas and other states, and here in Michigan, so it's not off the table," Nugent replied to a question posed by WCSX program director Jerry Tarrants. "I'm 65 this year but I'm still blessed with incredible energy. I don't know. At this point, it would be up to Mrs. Nugent and my family; I would consult with my manager Doug Banker, but I'm being pushed pretty hard to run for public office." more on this story hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Ted Nugent
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Ted Nugent on Running for President: 'Sure, Why Not?'
... confirmation that he'll run for office, he responded, "Sure, why not?" Nugent, a staunch supporter of the Republican Party, has criticized the current U.S. government for being "out of control... bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power," according to an interview with the Associated Press earlier this month. He also called President Barack Obama a "monster in the White House" who "wouldn't qualify to drive my tour bus." In a past interview, he said he would be "dead or in jail" if the president was reelected in 2012. 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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