The one and only Ted Nugent will be returning to Ohio on Saturday Aug. 26, 2017. In advance of the Obetz Zucchini Festival performance at Fortress Obetz, The Nuge once again took some time to answer some of my questions.
Chad Hobbs: First and foremost, hunting season. Any particular highlights from last year that you want to share for all the Buckeye State Bloodbrothers?
Ted Nugent: I would like to share that every day of my life is so damn special it's indescribable. Wrapping up the greatest most intense fun tour of my life, I can virtually guarantee that every day of my September October November December January and February hunting season be the greatest days of my life as well. You get out of life that which you put into it and I put my heart and soul into everything I do. Last year's hunting season was phenomenal on every level and every encounter and every kill and every arrow is on my soul forever.
CH: Moving on to the State of the Union. Obviously most important is that HRC was prevented the White House. But, while it's only been seven months, things don't seem to be moving fast enough and the populace is getting anxious. Partly blatant obstruction on the left and those on the right not doing their jobs, what is the solution?
TN: We The People in the asset column of America surely reversed the horrific suicidal trends of the previous eight years but our real work begins in earnest now more than ever. Horrifically we see the three arms of our government that were put in place for checks and balances turned into one big ugly unaccountable monster that can get away with anything it damn well pleases, and let this be a warning to our elected employees out there; we are fed up and we're not going to take it anymore. Know damn well that president Donald Trump is the right man at the right time for the job as he represents a force of status quo crushing that is long overdue. All good Americans need to wake the hell up from the embarrassing self-inflicted curse of apathy and start demanding Constitutional accountability from our elected employees—and press. And when we unite as constitutionalists we have shown we are capable of.
CH: On the R&RHOF (or shame). You're spot on. It's political. And then for someone like Crosby, who hasn't been relevant in decades to say what he did. Clearly, he never heard the Love Grenade or ShutUp&Jam records. I mean, "Never Stop Believing", is an anthem. Liberal hypocrisy aside (some straight garbage is in there) do you really believe you'll NEVER get in?
TN: Doesn’t matter a lick.I could not be more proud of my musical integrity, imprint and Legacy. Real music lovers know the power and authority of my music and they have always been there with me. I will be remembered by all the wonderful people who actually know me as the loving, giving, caring, hardworking, take no shit patriotic American who never gave up and created nonstop amazing shitkicker soulmusic. That’s MY legacy and it is untouchable.
CH: Besides the TNB, who are some of your contemporaries that you believe should already be in that aren't?
TN: Styx, Sammy Hagar and REO Speedwagon come to mind. Hopefully the R&RHOF will get their head out of their collective ass and show some integrity ASAP.
CH: You've recently performed your 6630th gig on this year's Making America Rock Again tour. Are the fires burning for a follow up to Shut Up & Jam and do you have a goal in mind for how many shows you want to be at when you decide to hang it up someday?
TN: My intense life has many priorities that keep me very busy, but we all hope like mad to record some of my new throttling masterpieces ASAP! We’re touring nonstop right to the opening of hunting season as always so the music will just continue to develop till we get in the studio hopefully next spring.
CH: So Obetz, OH should brace for their upcoming evening with the TNB at the Obetz Zucchini Festival on 8/26?
TN: We exude pure animal outrage with every killer song after every killer song. Anybody not having fun at a Ted Nugent concert is weird. Jason Hartless and Greg Smith and I put our heart and soul fire into every song every gig every night. Celebrate it with us!
The Ted Nugent show in Obetz, OH is free to the public. Be sure to catch the Motor City Madman on his lone Central Ohio gig of 2017!