Ted Nugent on tour, talking liberals, hunting, and rock n' roll

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WASHINGTON, August 12, 2013  Watch out left-wing liberals, anti-gun advocates, druggies, boozers and any wild four legged creature with a heartbeat that’s within range. Ted Nugent, the wild two-legged creature, multi-platinum “Motor City Madman” is on tour.

With 40 million albums under his belt, at age 64, “Nuge” shows no signs of slowing down, backing off or giving quarter to anything or anyone at any time.


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He says what he thinks and the “devil be damned.”

With his new double CD/DVD Ultralive BallisticRock, stereo speakers everywhere are in danger of crack under the pressure.

In the midst of the tail of the comet of controversy Nugent always leaves in his path, he was kind enough to take time off his busy schedule to talk to the Washington Times Communities Digital News.

Paul Mountjoy: Did you ever think you would achieve the success you have?


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Ted Nugent: I have never considered my musical dreams in terms of success but rather the indefatigable quest for musical adventure and unchartered sonic outrage and groove.

Therefore, I achieved virtual success way back in my teens. The gravity defying career success has been extremely gratifying as the system by which I can continue the adventure. Plus the compensatory remuneration is much fun.

PM: Was there what is known as a ‘tipping point’ when you knew you ‘arrived”?

TN: My killer garage band The Lourds won the Michigan battle of the bands in 1963 and we opened up for the Supremes with the mighty Motown Funkbrothers and orchestra and the Beau Brummels.


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That represented the mountain top I was unaware of or capable of grasping at the time. It has been a no-stop tsunami of indescribable fun ever since.

PM: Anyone you haven’t played with that you would like to?

TN: My musical cravings would drive me to jam with everybody and anybody but having jammed with Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, SRV, EVH, Sammy Hagar, Bob Segar, Kid Rock, Toby Keith, Aerosmith, Heart, Rick Derringer, Johnny and Edgar Winter, BB king, Al Kooper, Steve Winwood, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brian May, John Entwistle, Joe Bonamassa and so many world class musical geniuses, my musical happy cup runneth over.

PM: When you and I were young, it seemed 22 or so was the age when a rocker was too old. Now you are 64 and still going strong. Did you believe this could happen?

TN: Again, I have never been handicapped by ‘too many minds’ in the Samurai and Zen vernacular. 65 years of clean and sober with a killer diet and outdoor lifestyle allows one to remain in peak form/shape for a very long time.

I am wrapping up the greatest tour of my life and there is a lot more where this came from, believe me.

PM: Is there any game you wish to hunt but haven’t?

TN: I am fascinated and intrigued by all wildlife and live with them constantly. The big game species in Africa are extremely alluring and I have taken elephant, rhino, lion, cape buffalo and an incredible array of delicious, stunning creatures.

My most enjoyable hunting is always close to home for the mighty whitetail deer, wild turkey, wild hog and the amazing indigenous game of North America. I love/crave it all.

PM: Do you believe you are type ‘A’ personality or just enthusiastic about getting your message across?

TN: Both-in spades.

PM: Do you think America needs another Ronald Reagan to set things right?

TN: At the very least. We need a George Washington is what we need. The vile criminalist of abuse of power and runaway corruption in our government right now is treasonous. America is on the ropes and we damn well better wake the hell up to the Obama/liberal democratic scam being shoved down our throats, ASAP.

PM: Are you going to run for president in 2016?

TN: As an American constantly attacked by the leftist goons in the media and politics, I am performing the most important office in the land; we have the people spotlighting cockroaches. Nothing is off the table and I can and will do whatever is necessary to oust the enemies of America from their corrupt stranglehold on us.

Well, there we have it: The Nuge at his best on a variety of topics and never one to beat around the bush or mince words. Maybe this is just the type of communication America needs for 2016.

Nuge is touring all over where wild animals dare tread. Check Ticketmaster and Ted Nugents website at www.tednugent.com for details.


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