Ted Nugent

American musician Ted Nugent

Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American guitarist, musician, singer, author, and activist. From Detroit, Michigan, he originally gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes, before embarking on a lengthy solo career. He is also noted for his conservative political views and his ardent defense of hunting and gun ownership rights.
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Ted Nugent: David Crosby can 'kiss my a**'
Fox News - 6 months
Rocker fires back at fellow musician
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Johnny Depp Cracks A Joke About Assassinating Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 8 months
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Ted Nugent: We have got to be civil to each other
Fox News - 8 months
Pledges to stop using 'harsh terms'
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Ted Nugent Condemns Kathy Griffin But Calls His Obama Comments 'Metaphor'
The Huffington Post - 9 months
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Ted Nugent: I did not threaten Obama's life
Fox News - 9 months
Rejects comparison to Kathy Griffin
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Off With Her Head!
Huffington Post - 9 months
So, comedienne Kathy Griffin’s head appears to be on the chopping block. That’s a metaphor, of course, and as of now it is even inaccurate, since CNN has already parted ways with Griffin (she co-hosted their New Year’s Eve show with Anderson Cooper, one of the most bizarre television matchups since Al Franken and Arianna Huffington appeared “in bed” together, doing their version of election coverage in 1996). Since CNN’s announcement, the proper metaphor becomes: “Kathy Griffin axed by CNN.” Or, perhaps: “her head has already rolled.” These aren’t really political metaphors, they’re instead business-related. Speaking of getting “axed” rather than getting fired is merely poetic hyperbole, and who among us hasn’t ever used the “heads are going to roll” or “on the chopping block” line ourselves? Does this kind of conflation cross a moral or ethical line? Or is it merely what used to be called “gallows humor” ― attempting to make light of the worst of situations? Having said all of t...
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Ted Nugent: There's 'no limit to what I'd be willing to do to help make this country great'
Fox News - 9 months
Ted Nugent is ready to serve his country whether that's in office or as a musician.
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Here Are Some Of The Wildest Twitter Tips For New FBI Director
Huffington Post - 10 months
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How Donald Trump Became A Buffoon
Huffington Post - 10 months
The definition of “buffoon” from Merriam-Webster Dictionary: 1: a ludicrous figure: clown 2: a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person acting like a ridiculous buffoon The ultimate dividing line of our generation was the Vietnam War. We grew up inspired by the greatest generation. John F. Kennedy’s famous statement, “Ask not what your country can do for you... ask what you can do for your country,” rang loud in our ears. The war forced a decision upon our youth and their families. The choice was to serve, to oppose, or to evade wartime service. Many, originally myself included, saw our duty as answering the nation’s call to arms. Others, immediately seeing that war as an act of murky imperialism and stumbling politics, opposed the war. Many were afraid to take a stand. Interestingly, today those who are the loudest proponents of violence and war ― conservative leaders like Ted Nugent, Rush Limbaugh, and Donald J. Trump ― chose fear over service. For at the ...
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Trump welcomes Sarah Palin, Kid Rock and Ted Nugent to the Oval Office
ABC News - 10 months
President Trump welcomed Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock into the Oval Office.
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Palin invited Ted Nugent and Kid Rock to the White House because 'Jesus was booked' - Politico
Google News - 10 months
Politico Palin invited Ted Nugent and Kid Rock to the White House because 'Jesus was booked' Politico President Donald Trump asked Sarah Palin to join him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night “just to touch base,” and said she could invite a couple of friends — and so she brought musicians Kid Rock and Ted Nugent. “Jesus was booked,” Palin ... Why Donald Trump Invited This Racist Celebrity to the White HouseSlate Magazine Photos From An Awesome Evening At The White House - SarahPalin.comSarahPalin.com all 214 news articles »
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  • 2016
    Age 67
    In February 2016, Ted Nugent praised Ted Cruz, stating "My dream would be if Ted Cruz became president tonight.
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    In 2016, Nugent posted an image on his Facebook page implying that Jews were responsible for gun control.
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  • 2015
    Age 66
    In a blog post published in July 2015, he praised Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and called for Trump to be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
    In 2015, Nugent again joked about being a gay pirate, this time in the context of whether President Obama is a Christian or not.
    In July 2015, Nugent was one of the few to defend the killing of Cecil the lion.
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    Nugent defended Kid Rock, a fellow rocker and hunter, when he killed a mountain lion in January 2015, calling the people who targeted Rock "braindead squawkers" and that Rock did good by keeping predator numbers low and helping the deer population, which is vital for hunting.
  • 2014
    Age 65
    In 2014, Nugent joked that if Wolf Blitzer of CNN was a journalist, then "I'm a gay pirate from Cuba".
    Nugent clashed in 2014 with Jay Dean, then the mayor of Longview, Texas, and an incoming Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives after Dean moved to cancel Nugent's scheduled appearance at the Longview Independence Day concert.
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    In February 2014, Nugent endorsed Greg Abbott, the Attorney General of Texas, in March 4 Republican primary election to succeed retiring Texas Governor Rick Perry.
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    In a January 2014 interview at a Las Vegas hunting and outdoor trade show, recorded by Guns.com, Nugent was recorded stating, "I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America".
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  • 2013
    Age 64
    In a July 2013 interview with The Washington Post Nugent expressed interest in possibly running for President of the United States as a Republican in the 2016 election.
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    On February 12, 2013, Nugent attended the State of the Union address given by President Obama.
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  • 2012
    Age 63
    On April 17, 2012, in a Romney stump speech at the 2012 NRA Convention in St. Louis, Nugent said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."
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    At a Republican event in February 2012, Nugent said, "The whole world sucks, but America still sucks less," followed by, "But with this administration, we are catching up."
    In 2012, Nugent again appeared as himself on The Simpsons, on January 8 Episode "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson," where he is nominated as a Presidential candidate for the Republican Party.
  • 2010
    Age 61
    When asked by Imagineer magazine in a 2010 interview about what he would do if elected to political office, he responded: "Slash the living hell out of the waste and corruption and the outrageous army of do-nothing bureaucrats.
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    The son learned the identity of his birth father in 2010 through the daughter's quest to make contact with him and their birth parents.
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  • 2009
    Age 60
    At a 2009 West Virginia rally sponsored in part by Massey Energy, Nugent "defended mountaintop removal mining," according to reporters on the scene. "On behalf of the Nugent family, I say, start up the bulldozers and get me some more coal, Massey," Nugent was recorded as saying.
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    He was a weekly contributor to the newspaper, the Waco Tribune-Herald until 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 59
    On July 17, 2008, during the presidential election season and shortly before the Republican presidential nominating convention, Nugent expressed his skepticism about presumptive GOP Presidential nominee John McCain stating that McCain was "catering to a growing segment of soulless Americans who care less what they can do for their country, but whine louder and louder about what their country must do for them.
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    In July 2008, Nugent declared "I was serious when I threatened to run for office in the past if I cannot find a candidate who respects the U.S. Constitution and our sacred Bill of Rights."
  • 2007
    Age 58
    In a 2007 interview, in discussing running for governor of Michigan, he stated that Granholm "is not doing an ugly job, but as the perfect woman, she is scrotumless".
    Nugent is a strong and vocal supporter of the U.S. Republican Party and various associated conservative causes, particularly gun rights and hunter's rights. He is known for his outspoken political statements: At a concert on August 21, 2007, Nugent made indecent and obscene comments about Democratic Party presidential aspirants Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and California's senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein.
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    He said in a 2007 interview: "The ear's not too good, especially with background noise, but that's a small price to pay.
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    In May 2007, Nugent criticized rap metal band Rage Against the Machine after singer Zach de la Rocha's onstage proclamation at the 2007 Coachella festival that the "current administration... should be hung and tried and shot."
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    On March 13, 2007, Nugent was interviewed on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed the songs "Cat Scratch Fever" and "Rawdogs and Warhogs".
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    In 2007, Nugent debated The Simpsons producer Sam Simon on the Howard Stern Show about the ethics of hunting animals.
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    In 2007, Nugent appeared in the music video for Nickelback's "Rockstar", and in 2008 he played a key role in the Toby Keith movie Beer For My Horses as the quiet deputy named Skunk.
  • 2006
    Age 57
    In 2006, he appeared on VH1's reality show SuperGroup, with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Biohazard bassist Evan Seinfeld, ex-Skid Row lead singer Sebastian Bach, and John Bonham's son Jason Bonham, who had been the drummer for Bonham, UFO, and Foreigner.
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  • 2005
    Age 56
    In May 2005, he announced he was "getting real close to deciding to run" for governor of Michigan in 2006, while in 2007, he talked about running for that office in 2010.
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    Two years later, in 2005, Nugent hosted a reality-type show, Wanted: Ted or Alive, on what was then called the OLN, or Outdoor Life Network, before it became the NBC Sports Network of the present day.
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  • 2003
    Age 54
    In 2003, Nugent also guested on the VH1 program Forever Wild, hosted by Sebastian Bach, former lead vocalist for the band Skid Row.
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    In 2003, he was host of the VH1 reality television program Surviving Nugent, in which city dwellers such as model Tila Tequila moved to Nugent's Michigan ranch in order to survive such "backwoods" activities as building an outhouse and skinning a boar.
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  • 1995
    Age 46
    Returning to a solo career, Nugent released Spirit of the Wild in 1995, his best-reviewed album in quite some time.
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  • 1989
    Age 40
    His second marriage was to Shemane Deziel, whom he met while a guest on Detroit's WLLZ-FM, where she was a member of the news staff. They married on January 21, 1989.
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    In 1989, he joined the supergroup Damn Yankees, with Jack Blades (bass/vocals, of Night Ranger), Tommy Shaw (guitar/vocals, of Styx) and Michael Cartellone (drums).
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  • 1982
    Age 33
    During the period of 1982 - 89, Nugent released a series of moderately successful solo albums.
  • 1978
    Age 29
    This band lineup toured extensively, also releasing the multi-platinum live album Double Live Gonzo! (1978), until its breakup in 1978 when St. Holmes and Grange departed.
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  • 1975
    Age 26
    Nugent dropped the Amboy Dukes band name for good in 1975, and signed to Epic Records.
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  • 1973
    Age 24
    After settling down on a ranch in Michigan in 1973, Nugent signed a record deal with Frank Zappa's DiscReet Records label and recorded Call of the Wild.
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  • 1970
    Age 21
    He was married to his first wife, Sandra Jezowski, from 1970 to 1979.
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  • 1968
    Age 19
    On April 5, 1968, Nugent along with a group of musicians paid tribute to Martin Luther King by having a folk, rock and blues jam session.
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  • 1965
    Age 16
    His first edition of the Amboy Dukes played at The Cellar, a teen dance club outside of Chicago in Arlington Heights, Illinois, starting in late 1965, while Nugent was a student at St. Viator High School.
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  • 1958
    Age 9
    Derek St. Holmes (original singer for the Ted Nugent band), Johnny Bee Badanjek (drummer for Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels), and Nugent's guitar teacher from 1958 Joe Podorsek all jammed on stage with Nugent for various tunes.
  • 1948
    Born on December 13, 1948.
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