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TED NUGENT To Speak Out Against Drug Use In Arkansas

Ted Nugent will speak out against alcohol and other drugs in Russellville, Arkansas during a regional planning meeting aimed at addressing the methamphetamine problem in a 10-county area, according to The Courier. The meeting will be held Sept. 29 at Tucker Coliseum at Arkansas Tech University. The event is being hosted by the prosecuting attorneys ...

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TED NUGENT Says That He Never Stopped Rocking

TED NUGENT recently told The Daily Herald that he blames his feverish pursuits of other interests for his inability to release more of his original music to the masses. "You know, my life is so diverse," he said. "And each diversionary tactic that I pursue, it's not a take it or leave it proposition. Everything ...

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TED NUGENT Gets Reality Show

Rocker TED NUGENT is getting into the reality show craze with his own reality show called "Surviving Nugent", according to the Associated Press. Seven daring souls will try to survive Nugent's all-terrain universe for cash and prizes. The seven include a vegan, a gay man, a New Yorker and a sex kitten. The two-hour reality ...

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New Hampshire Woman Sues TED NUGENT For Child Support

A New Hampshire woman says Ted Nugent fathered her 8-year-old son and she's suing the 1970s rock star for child support and legal custody, according to the Associated Press. Karen Gutowski, 42, of Dover, has filed petitions in Strafford County Superior Court against Theodore Nugent of Concord, Mich., according to court documents. Her lawyer, Jeffrey ...

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AEROSMITH's Former Manager Slaps Band With Libel Lawsuit

The former manager of AEROSMITH has slapped the band with a libel lawsuit over a VH1 "Behind the Music" special, according to the New York Daily News. David Krebs, who managed the Massachusets rockers from 1972 through 1984, claims AEROSMITH defamed his name and reputation in the show by suggesting that he stole from them ...

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AEROSMITH Make Impromptu Visit To Michigan Ice Cream Store

AEROSMITH delighted teenage fans during an unexpected visit to an ice cream shop, according to the Associated Press. Band members riding motorcycles stopped Wednesday to ask directions and get custard ice cream at Mr. C's Custom Cone in White Lake Township, Michigan, 45 miles northwest of Detroit. Store owner Tom Dunleavy said he had no ...

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TED NUGENT Sues Town Over Canceled Concert

Ted Nugent has filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming organizers who canceled a June performance wrongly accused him of making racist comments, according to the Associated Press. Nugent claims that accusations made by city officials and others, and the cancelation of the June 30 concert, damaged his reputation and career, according to a statement ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH: Detroit Show Canceled

The sold-out KISS/ AEROSMITH/ TED NUGENT/ SALIVA show that was scheduled to take place at Comerica Stadium in Detroit, Michigan Friday night (August 15) was canceled due to the power outage that crippled parts of the U.S. Midwest, Northeast and southern Canada. A make-up date may be announced at a later point. "My apologies to ...

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TED NUGENT Comments On California Recall Election

Ted Nugent was a guest on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" on Tuesday (August 12). Asked by guest host Steve Malzberg about the upcoming California recall election of Governor Gray Davis, and his thoughts on Arnold Schwarzenegger's liberal beliefs, which include gun control and pro choice regarding abortion, Nugent said, "That doesn't disturb me, because it's early ...

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TED NUGENT Calls Illinois Residents 'Spineless Wimps'

TED NUGENT took the people of Illinois to task Monday (August 11) just hours before he performed for them at the state's fair, according to the Associated Press. Nugent appeared on a WJJG-AM radio show in Springfield, Ill., hosted by John Cox, a Republican candidate for United States Senate. During the show, he told Cox ...

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DON DOKKEN: New Material Sounds Like 'Tooth And Nail'

Don Dokken has posted the following message to DOKKEN's official web site: "Hi everybody, it's been a long time since I've posted a note. As you know we've been on tour almost a year and a half, and a lot has happened during that time. Member changes tough tours and law suits to boot! After ...

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TED NUGENT Challenges Illinois Governor

TED NUGENT says Gov. Rod Blagojevich is more than welcome to visit him backstage before his Aug. 11 performance at the Illinois State Fair, according to the Associated Press. The rocker and gun-rights advocate, known for the song "Cat Scratch Fever", is itching to tell Blagojevich how much he dislikes Illinois' gun laws. "I challenge ...

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PANTERA: 'Best Of' CD To Include Bonus DVD

PANTERA's forthcoming career overview, "The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!" , will surface on September 23 through Elektra/Rhino Records, Billboard.com reports. The 16-song "Vulgar Hits!" CD will be packaged with a bonus DVD boasting 12 videos, including two live performances. The bulk of the material is culled from the ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN Working On Solo Album

Guitarist/producer/songwriter Jeff Kollman has started the writing process for a new solo instrumental release, the follow-up to 1999's "Shedding Skin". COSMOSQUAD, Kollman's prog-metal/fusion three-piece with bassist Barry Sparks and drummer Shane Gaalaas, who are currently out on tour with TED NUGENT and Japanese superstars B'Z, respectively, are set to reconvene in the fall to write ...

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Are 'Hair Metal' Bands Making A Comeback?

Daniel Shearer of The Princeton Packet reports that for those who will cheer, even those who will sneer, the undeniable fact remains: Hair bands are making a comeback. Propelled to mega-stardom by nearly 10 years of continuous airplay during the '80s and early '90s, the genre bore the brunt of countless jokes as grunge bands ...

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TED NUGENT's Family Forced From Home By Mold

Ted Nugent's family had to move to one of his northern Michigan cabins after their home became contaminated with mold, according to the Associated Press. "It's been an absolute nightmare," said Shemane Nugent, who is residing in one of her husband's cabins in northern Michigan with the couple's 12-year-old son, Rocco. "We've been told that ...

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TED NUGENT Explains His Political Incorrectness

Ted Nugent phoned into the "Steve and DC" morning show on May 29 to address his recent controversial remarks that cost him a gig at the Muskegon Summer Celebration. Ted's response to the cancellations: "Eat me!" Nugent talked about how he has celebrated the legendary black artists, and how he's dedicated products to James Brown ...

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KISS To Publish Official Biography

KISS will release their official biography in the fall, according to Launch. It's called "Kiss: Behind The Mask", and it features recollections from the band and photographs from the KISS archives, many of which have never been published. The book also includes comments from AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, THE WHO's Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian ...

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[S1FT]: Final Demo Songs Available For Download

San Francisco Bay Area's [S1FT], the band featuring current DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar (who originally stepped in for D.A.'s Gus Pepa after Pepa was unable to take part in the group's reunion shows), have posted the last four songs they recorded prior to splitting up late last year. The songs available for download are ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Reveals His Most Memorable Festival Experience

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, a veteran of the summer festival circuit, recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his most memorable festival experience from the pre-METALLICA days. "Probably the most memorable was the California World Music Festival," Hetfield said. "It was one of those two-day things. The first night was TED NUGENT and VAN HALEN ...

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AC/DC Honored For 'Outstanding Service' At Australia's APRA Awards

AC/DC members Angus and Malcolm Young, along with late frontman Bon Scott, were honored with the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Service To Australian Music at this year's APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association Limited) Awards, held at Sydney's Four Seasons Hotel on Monday (May 19). Speaking in a recorded message from London, Malcolm paid special ...

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Festival Cancels TED NUGENT Gig Over Racial Remarks

Derogatory racial remarks from Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon Summer Celebration, according to The Associated Press. Festival officials canceled Nugent's concert following an interview last week with two Denver disc jockeys in which the DJs say he used slurs for Asians and blacks. The festival was scrambling to ...

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DARKTHRONE Set Working Title For Next CD

Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE have set "Sardonic Wrath" as the working title for their next album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Moonfog Productions. According to DARKTHRONE guitarist/vocalist Nocturno Culto (a.k.a. Ted Skjellum), "two [new] morbid tunes have reached planet earth already. Material that will surprise...now easy, we shall not sell our asses, like so ...

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TED NUGENT: I Am Not A Racist

Ted Nugent has rejected accusations that he is a racist following his appearance on a Denver radio show Monday (May 5) when a live interview with Nugent was reportedly cut short after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and blacks. The following is Ted's official statement regarding the Denver incident: "Let's get ...

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Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN Bassist Passes Away

Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN touring bassist Rana Ross passed away on May 3 due to liver failure. She was 34 years old. Rana joined PHANTOM BLUE in 1994, shortly after the release of their second album, "Built To Perform", and toured with VIXEN in 1997 before forming SINBOY with singer/programmer Elysa Grey, whom Ross had dubbed ...

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BARRY SPARKS Checks In From TED NUGENT Tour

Acclaimed bassist Barry Sparks (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG), who is currently touring with TED NUGENT on his North American tour as a replacement for Marco Mendoza, has posted the following message to his official web site: "Hello! I am here in Dallas — things are good, we drove all night from Tulsa, and we really ...

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DOKKEN Bassist To Tour With TED NUGENT

Acclaimed bassist Barry Sparks (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG) will be joining TED NUGENT on his upcoming North American tour as a replacement for Marco Mendoza, who has prior European touring commitments with WHITESNAKE. As previously reported, TED NUGENT will team up with ZZ TOP for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin ...

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