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Ted Nugent

Throughout his lengthy career, guitar wildman Ted Nugent has reveled in the controversy and criticism that always seems to follow in his path. While there's no denying his exceptional talent on the six-string, his knack for penning arena rock anthems, or his standing as one of rock's top live acts, it's his non-musical endeavors that have caused the most condemnation from his detractors (his pro-right wing beliefs, pro-gun advocacy, appreciation of hunting animals, etc.). But by the same token, Nugent is a family man and one of the few hard rockers who has admirably stuck by his lifelong anti-drugs and -drink stance throughout his career.

Born on December 13, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan, Nugent became interested in rock & roll early in the game, picking up the guitar as a youngster, while his disciplinarian father passed his beliefs down to Nugent. In the '60s, Nugent formed his first bands (including Royal High Boys and Lourdes), drawing inspiration from such British blues-rockers as the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds. But it wasn't until the formation of the Amboy Dukes that the Nuge got his first taste of stardom (it was also around this time that Nugent began playing a Gibson Byrdland guitar, a model that would be instantly associated with him throughout his career). The other members of the group didn't exactly share Nugent's clean-living lifestyle, as proven by their psychedelic hit single "Journey to the Center of the Mind," which Nugent claimed he didn't know at the time was about being "under the influence." The band managed to issue several albums throughout the late '60s -- 1967's self-titled debut, 1968's Journey to the Center of the Mind, and 1969's Migration -- as the group fit in well with other high-energy rock bands that emerged from the Motor City, the MC5 and the Stooges in particular.

With bandmembers coming and going at an alarming rate, Nugent remained the only constant member -- eventually officially changing the band's name to Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes by the '70s, and issuing 1971's Survival of the Fittest, 1973's Call of the Wild, and 1974's Tooth, Fang & Claw. While none of these releases exactly stormed the charts, Nugent and his cohorts remained an in-demand concert draw, as he also set up "guitar duels" on-stage around this time (battling with MC5's Wayne Kramer and Mahogany Rush's Frank Marino, among others).

By the mid-'70s, Nugent decided to finally ditch the Amboy Dukes name and set out on his own, assembling a first-rate backing band that included second guitarist/vocalist Derek St. Holmes, bassist Rob Grange, and drummer Cliff Davies. By 1975, the new band was signed to Aerosmith's management company (Leber & Krebs), as well as the same record company, Columbia, resulting in the release of Nugent's self-titled debut in November of the same year. The band immediately struck a chord with the heavy metal/hard rock crowd from coast to coast, due to the band's over the top stage show. But the bandmembers' relationship with Nugent was rocky at best -- Nugent wanted complete control of the band, while the others wanted it to be more of a democracy. The end result was St. Holmes leaving the band prior to the sessions of their sophomore effort, 1976's Free-for-All (which saw a then-unknown singer by the name of Meat Loaf filling in for the departed singer).

St. Holmes returned, however, in time for the album's ensuing tour, and by the release of 1977's Cat Scratch Fever (which spawned the hit single title track), Nugent and company were one of the top rock bands in the U.S. -- storming the charts and selling out arenas coast to coast. By now, Nugent had assumed the stage persona of a caveman -- hitting the stage dressed in nothing but a skimpy loincloth and knee-high boots, and would often begin his show by swinging out on a rope à la Tarzan (!). Like other rock acts of the '70s (Kiss, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, etc.), Nugent used a live album -- 1978's classic Double Live Gonzo! -- to catapult his career to the next level of stardom. But despite all the success, the members of his band began deserting him one by one over the course of such albums as 1978's Weekend Warriors, 1979's State of Shock, and 1980's Scream Dream. To add insult to injury, Nugent found himself bankrupt around this time, due to several failed business ventures and poor management.

Nugent continued to tour and crank out albums throughout the '80s (including such forgettable releases as Intensities in 10 Cities, Nugent, Penetrator, Little Miss Dangerous, and If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em), but it appeared as through the Nuge was trying to keep pace with the burgeoning pop-metal crowd instead of sticking to the raw and raging rock that brought him success in the first place. Nugent also tried his hand at acting around this time, appearing as a drug dealer in an episode of the hit TV series Miami Vice in 1986. By the end of the decade, Nugent joined the rock supergroup Damn Yankees (joining former Night Ranger bassist/singer Jack Blades, former Styx guitarist/singer Tommy Shaw, and drummer Michael Cartellone) -- resulting in the quartet's self-titled debut in 1990, which became a surprise hit due to their Top Ten power ballad "High Enough." But ultimately, the union proved to be short-lived; after only one more album (1992's lackluster Don't Tread), the band called it quits.

Nugent returned to his solo career, issuing his best album in over a decade, 1995's back-to-basics Spirit of the Wild, while several archival releases turned up throughout the '90s: 1993's three-disc box set Out of Control, 1997's Live at Hammersmith '79, as well as his first three albums reissued with added tracks and newly remastered sound in 1999 by the Epic/Legacy label (also issued at the same time was the first truly comprehensive compilation of the Amboy Dukes, the 18-track Loaded for Bear). The Nuge was also the subject of an interesting VH1 Behind the Music episode. He continued to tour well into the 21st century (landing the opening slot on Kiss' Farewell U.S. Tour in 2000), and issued the third live collection of his career, Full Bluntal Nugity, in 2001. That same year, the Nuge penned his own autobiography, the perfectly titled God, Guns, & Rock n' Roll. His Spitfire-issued 12th long-player, Craveman, dropped in 2002, followed by Love Grenade in 2007. He next embraced the digital realm by releasing the two-disc, 30-track MP3 online song bundle Happy Defiance Day Everyday over the 4th of July weekend in 2010. In 2014 Nugent released his 14th studio album, Shutup & Jam!, which featured a guest appearance from Sammy Hagar.

In addition to music, Nugent has gotten involved in politics, hosting a number one morning radio show in Detroit; has run his own hunting camp and issues instructional videotapes (as well as the Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild PBS video series); owns his own hunting supply store; has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association; writes columns regularly for a number of different magazines; and even sells his very own beef jerky (called Gonzo Meat Biltong)! ~ Greg Prato, Rovi
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dog eat dog is the way of the world not of spirituality love the song tho big Nugent fan
no one can express freedom like nugent
ted nugent the best guitarist and singer that sang it like it was and is
obama is an orangatang ina business suit
Ted hates obama, just like me.
Ted for President
Aw someone is bitter at Ted's greatness so they attempt to insult on Ted will always have more money, success, and happiness than you :) GO TED!
Uncle Ted likes a salty load.
Ted gave me a blumpkin.
All politics aside, I think he's an excellent guitarist and anyone can agree with that. I couldn't care less what any celebrity's political viewpoint is. Nugent's music is entertaining and that's all I need.
bpmature... actually Ted has a freedom of speech and can call the president what he wants. What is actually along the lines of treason would be government branches overextendin g their power to accomplish their agendas illegally! Any talk of gun control is immediately trying to affect an individual right that the government cannot manipulate without constitution a l process. If anyone is close to treason, it is our own government acting like they own us...they don't. GO TED!
If Ted offends you, you are in the wrong country. GO TED
Well said Nicko, all the current prez has done is weaken & divided a country!
Go Ted!
Bpmaturen4. Liberal, politically correct , sheep like you are what's wrong with America . You must be a democratic illegal immigrant that is getting welfare from my tax dollars. Only non working, sponging off society, deadbeats voted for Obama . Thanks for caring more about free college, cell phones and welfare more than our national security dips**t. What's even more scary is that idiots like you voted for him twice . Thanks a**hole.
In Ted we trust
Biggest BS write-up ever. A family man and conservative is controversia l ? Ridiculous!
Guns and god rock on ted god bless you keep hunting
Ted is the best rock on
This guy is a total douche. Good guitar player, but a total racist, hillbilly douche, not to mention a whiner and an alarmist. You don't like the president? Deal with it--this is a democracy. He actually **won** two popular elections. If anyone had said the things Nugent says about Obama about W, they would have been called a traitor and a terrorist.
Ted tossed my salad.
Wish Ted would put Obama in a stranglehold
A** kicking song
Ted really messed up when he split up St. Holmes.
Uncle Ted you are the man!!!!!
why does Pandora feed me this sh*t? when I want to hear great guitar, I listen to Hendrix, or Robert fripp. if I want to listen to child molesters, there's Michael Jackson. and If I want to listen to a blitherinjg idiot, i'll watcc gary busey on the apprentice and get a 2fer deal......
What are breaks when ya pull the string release
Ted stroked my sausage back in '78.
To me there is no better rock n roll memory than wearing a Ted Nugent t-shirt on my way to see him headline for my first time and listening to Stranglehold . Politics be damned.
I got it from the kitty next door
And then Ted comes on. Hello, gone hunting!
Can't forget Ted
Gotta love Ted!!!
10 fingers of doom nevef gets old!!
GREAT American. We should all be able to speak our minds. NOT only when it is politically correct! Love Ted, love hunting, love my family love football, love my guns...
i know a friend who went and saw him at a show in Minneapolis directly after the Boston marathon bombing took place... he spend over half the show going off on a rant about catching the bomber. said he would've put the guy in a stranglehold
i know a friend who went and saw him at a show in Minneapolis directly after the Boston marathon bombing took place... he spend over half the show going off on a rant about catching the bomber. said he would've put the guy in a stranglehold
i know a friend who went and saw him at a show in Minneapolis directly after the Boston marathon bombing took place... he spend over half the show going off on a rant about catching the bomber. said he would've put the guy in a stranglehold
Many small closed minded people will not listen to him because of his open political views. Even though they claim to be for free ideas, They can not stand it if everyone else does not think like they do so they demonize other ideas. They are no better than the Klu Klux Clan with their intense judgement.

I personally could care less what a performers race, gender, sexual orientation or political views are as long as they are good at what they do.
A great American, speaks his free mind as we all should.
By far my favorite by Nugent, STRANGLEHOLD .
F**k all u a**holes who don't like Uncle Ted
Hauntingly great.
Stranglehold takes me back to a great place.
One extremely bad a** musician, although Ii really hate his right wing political views but damn what talent!
thers only one moter city madman keep rocking ted
Cat scratch fever
Had the opt 2 c in the late 70s.rockford race way 5 bands.he smoked the speakers playing stranglehold . g e t up on this awesome act.sweet
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