Contact Us

Ted Nugent Using Stage To Push Political Agenda, Rick Perry

Ted Nugent
Bill Pugliano, Getty Images

Ted Nugent understands he that likely won’t have an official position in close friend Rick Perry’s 2012 presidential campaign — the Nuge himself admits he’s far too outspoken of a right wing rabble-rouser to be productive for the Texas Governor’s cause — but that sure as hell doesn’t mean Nugent is avoiding politics in an important election year. Nor is he ignoring rock ‘n’ roll.

In fact, Nugent is looking at new ways to combine the two.

The so-called Motor City Madman is “already booking next year’s tour to be the most effective in it’s geographical impact and its statement” in political terms, likely meaning he’ll be targeting key swing states when he hits the road in 2012. And while Nugent realizes he must hold back when stumping alongside Perry, he knows his stage is his chance to say exactly what he thinks.

“That bully pulpit can also have a serious tone to it,” Nugent explains. “But on a rock ‘n’ roll stage, I can tell Hillary Clinton to straddle my machine gun. The more something causes problems with people, the more I’ll say it ’cause it’s rock ‘n’ roll and you can eat me. But that’s a rock ‘n’ roll show. I know how to change the tone. If you can differentiate between what goes on on a rock ‘n’ roll stage and a dialogue . . . then we can actually move forward.”

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ultimateclassicrock.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!