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Theodore Anthony “Ted” Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (aka “The Nuge”, “Motor City Madman”, “Uncle Ted”, or just plain Ted) is a guitarist and from Detroit, Michigan that has performed for over four decades. He originally gained fame as a guitarist for the The Amboy Dukes, a band best known for their hit “Journey To the Center of Your Mind”. In the , he went solo and had a string of bestselling albums with hits including “Stranglehold”, “Free for All”, “Dog Eat Dog”, “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” and, perhaps his best known song, “Cat Scratch Fever”. He’s also a notable public commentator for various right-wing social and political causes, especially gun rights.

He got his start around 1965 when, as a teenager living in Chicago inspired by contemporary , he formed the first version of The Amboy Dukes. The name harks back to a somewhat infamous exploitation novel of the time. When Nugent went back to his Michigan roots in 1967, he assembled what would be the classic line-up of the Dukes, and they built a reputation as a raucous group. Their 1968 album Journey to the Center of the Mind, the title track blasting into the top 20, brought the band national stardom, but they would become bogged down in inter-group conflicts that left the Nuge the sole constant member.


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  • sledge102

    great music for driving the interstate, 4 niles about the limit 70

    14 Jul 4:48am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    His best work was in The Amboy Dukes, IMO.

    20 Jun 6:43am Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    "adequate musician" Wow, hahaha. Got more grooving Blues Rock in his fingers than most of nowadays appraised musicians. Great guitarplayer...

    11 Jun 11:30am Reply
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    18 May 8:28pm Reply
  • AlexdeTroy

    Good musician but with ideas from the past...

    11 May 12:23pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    He's an iconic classic rock star!

    14 Apr 10:06pm Reply
  • MadThespian

    Ted Nugent was found alive in his home recently. a stunned nation mourns.

    4 Mar 9:02pm Reply
  • hookbags

    A useless drongo. reaça opressor machista comedor de criancinha [3]

    2 Mar 8:59am Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    foda-se..ele pode ser um merda,mas poucos seres são capazes de criarem riffs como Cat Scratch Fever,Wang Dang Sweet Poontang,Stranglehold e etc

    2 Feb 11:41pm Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Cat Scratch Fever!

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ricardocrvg

    reaça opressor machista comedor de criancinha

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • mchugho

    You should separate the man and the music, Stranglehold is a tune.

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • krydderbror6

    super ted!!

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Legendary guitarist and vocalist! I don't care what the naysayers say about him. He rox!

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Jim_Lithium

    Very surprised how good the new album is. Sounds like Ted got serious with his songwriting again.

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • kayto1996

    V why would you think that you have any more value to this world than uncle ted ? what's so useful about you then? ,your whole family are wanna be's ?...... coz you haven't managed to achieve this man's success have you ? so we must assume that your jealous.....keep your politics to the platforms that are provided,send ted a message and not us coz we don't care about your political opinions..........truly ...please explain how his beliefs should be any less valued than yours.....and I don't even support his beliefs...but democracy dictates that I have to respect them

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    horrible excuse for a human being & musician.

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • mahgeneration

    A complete madman when it comes to politics and everything outside of music, but he's made some really great tunes! [2]

    26 Jul 2014 Reply
  • kayto1996

    V two excuses for not bringing politics into music.....until he does ...... should you be doing this ? he does'nt use these shoutboxes,or his music, as a political forum then why do you ? where ever he does make his views then that's where you should challenge them......or your in danger of being worse than he is ..........

    14 Jul 2014 Reply
  • deathstar461

    horrible excuse for a human being, adequate musician.

    7 Jun 2014 Reply
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