Ted Nugent

Fri
18
Jul

TED NUGENT - ShutUp&Jam (Review)

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I like Ted, he’s an interesting guy (even when you don’t agree at all), and I think a majority of his fans will enjoy the album for what it is, but it is a die-hards only affair I think.
Not enough substance for casual fans to rate any higher.
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65%
Produced By: 
Michael Lutz & Ted Nugent
Running Time: 
46
Release Date: 
2014
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Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Hard Rock
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65
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Frontiers Records
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I expect some Ted Nugent fans would like the legendary guitarist and outspoken politico to take some of his own advice and “Shut Up & Jam”.
It’s hard to separate the man from the opinions sometimes and I know he has alienated some with his views, but on his first new studio album in 7 years Ted does what he does best – wail and shred. Unfortunately – I don’t think the majority of songs featured here are that good, or worthy of the 7 year wait between records.
 
There’s the throwaway opening title track ShutUp&Jam, the gritty Fear Itself and the bluesier Everything Matters (curiously the only song featuring Derek St Holmes on vocals) that all combine to make you wonder how Ted came up with so many legendary tracks in the past.
I know Ted Nugent won’t ever be known as a Shakespeare of rock lyrics, but even with that in mind, She's Gone featuring guest lead vocals from Sammy Hagar features a mere 6 lines of repetitive lyrics and sees the guest spot totally wasted.
Thankfully there are some redeeming moments on the album, one of which is the free flowing rocker Never Stop Believing – better lyrics, some great guitar moments and a chorus that demands repeating.
I Still Believe is pretty simplistic, but a lot more likable than some other tracks and saves the album before the silly I Love My BBQ kicks in.
The guitar-shred instrumental Throttledown is another highlight for me, surprisingly, as I’m not huge on instrumentals, but it’s a slammin track.
 
The album is dominated by two and a half to three minute songs – you know the type – get in, get to the point and get going type stuff, most of which don’t hang around long enough to be annoying, but don’t make a real lasting impression either.
Interestingly the best song of the album (Never Stop Believing) is reprised as a slow blues version to close the album. A good song works in any format and this is a completely different interpretation of the song.
 
I’m probably being too hard on Ted here, but this is a long way from his 70s best and not something that I will spend a lot of time listening to after this review.
 
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Tue
15
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TED NUGENT

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In episode 29 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-hosts Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS). In this episode TED NUGENT speaks. Is there any more that really needs to be said? Just remember to check out his new album ShutUp&Jam! Also, listen to Mitch's interview with Bobby Blitz of OVERKILL. The two talk about Overkill's new album, White Devil Armory, playing the Heavy Montreal festival, the NY STEEL BENEFIT show, should Overkill be considered as one of the 'Big 4' and looking back at the band's feud with QUEENSR�CHE.

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Fri
11
Jul

TED NUGENT - Shut Up And Jam (Showcase)

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Shut Up & Jam
Produced By: 
Michael Lutz & Ted Nugent
Running Time: 
46
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Hard Rock
Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing 6500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe.  Hailing from Detroit, the guitarist's prodigious talents, earshattering volume & over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned Young Ted the moniker of "Motor City Madman," along with international acclaim.

Recognized as the world's leading guitar showman, NUGENT'S no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' "Journey to the Center of the Mind," to classics like "Stranglehold" (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick) & "Cat Scratch Fever" (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees chartbuster "High Enough," cult classic "Fred Bear," (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin) and now “Shut Up & Jam!,” TED NUGENT'S first new studio album in 7 years!

The sounds he wrings from his almighty Gibson Byrdland leave audiences gasping for breath & begging for more. To millions of guitar lovers everywhere, TED NUGENT is rock & roll!

Nugent was recently named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive!  For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, Ted delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack.  A Ted Nugent show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!
 
TED NUGENT – Guitar and vocals
GREG SMITH – Bass
MICK BROWN – Drums
DEREK ST. HOLMES – Guitar and vocals
SAMMY HAGAR – Special guest on “She’s Gone”

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Fri
04
Jul

MULTI-PLATINUM GUITAR ICON TED NUGENT PREMIERES NEW TRACK “I LOVE MY BBQ” TODAY

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MULTI-PLATINUM GUITAR ICON
TED NUGENT
PREMIERES NEW TRACK “I LOVE MY BBQ”
TODAY
 
NEW TRACK OFF
‘SHUTUP&JAM!’
--FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM THE MOTOR CITY MADMAN IN SEVEN YEARS--
DUE OUT IN JULY ON FRONTIERS RECORDS
 
 
 
In celebration of all the grilling and outdoor cooking that will be happening all over the U.S. on the Fourth of July, multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT has unleashed another track--appropriately titled, "I Love My BBQ"--from his upcoming album, SHUTUP&JAM! (out next Friday, July 4th in Europe and Tuesday, July 8 in the USA on Frontiers Records).
 
Listen to "I Love My BBQ" here: http://tinyurl.com/kauu3e7.
 
SHUTUP&JAM! marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years. NUGENT leads the pack of renowned musicians, handling guitar and vocal duties, alongside bassist Greg Smith, drummer Mick Brown and longtime musical cohort guitarist/vocalist Derek St. Holmes. Special guest Sammy Hagar brings his vocal power to the lead single--“She’s Gone”--for an epic lead vocal duet with NUGENT. The song also features a special performance from one of the most respected drummers in rock, Johnny “Bee” Badanjek of the legendary Detroit band Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. "She's Gone" was premiered on ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM (6/9) and is available as an instant grat on iTunes for fans who pre-order the album there (for those who don't know, this means the song will automatically download to their iTunes once they complete the pre-order purchase).
 
SHUTUP&JAM! is available now for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. In the U.S., fans can pick up a special edition of SHUTUP&JAM!--featuring the exclusive bonus track "Johnny B. Goode Forever"--only at Best Buy (or order it online: http://bit.ly/1mUdiKF) starting Tuesday, July 8.
 
To coincide with the release of SHUTUP&JAM!, TED kicks off his national headlining tour tomorrow (7/3) in Wichita Falls, TX (full tour itinerary below). Ticket info for all shows is available at https://tour.tednugent.com.
 
Check out TED NUGENT’s “SHUTUP&JAM! TOUR” in the following cities:
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
 
 
 
 
Thu
7/3
Wichita Falls, TX
Wichita Falls Memorial Auditorium
Fri
7/4
Santa Fe, NM
CamelRock Casino
Sat
7/5
Oklahoma City, OK
Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City
Sun
7/6
New Braunfels, TX
River Road Ice House
Tue
7/8
Phoenix, AZ
Celebrity Theatre
Wed
7/9
Ramona, CA
Ramona Mainstage
Thu
7/10
Prescott Valley, AZ
Tim's Toyota Center
Fri
7/11
The Canyon Club
Agoura Hills, CA
Sat
7/12
Las Vegas, NV
Orleans Hotel & Casino
Sun
7/13
Anaheim, CA
City National Grove of Anaheim
Mon
7/14
Anaheim, CA
City National Grove of Anaheim
*Thu
7/17
Council Bluffs, IA
Mid-America Center
Fri
7/18
Merrillville, IN
Star Plaza Theatre
Sat
7/19
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Mon
7/21
Huntington, NY
The Paramount
Tue
7/22
Montclair, NJ
The Wellmont Theater
Wed
7/23
Jim Thorpe, PA
Penn's Peak
Thu
7/24
Columbus, OH
Newport Music Hall
Fri
7/25
Morgantown, WV
MountainFest at Mylan Park
Sat
7/26
Oshkosh, WI
Leach Amphitheater at Riverside Park
Sun
7/27
Medina, MN
Medina Entertainment Center
Tue
7/29
Kansas City, MO
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Wed
7/30
Englewood, CO
Gothic Theatre
Thu
7/31
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot
Fri
8/1
Sheridan, WY
Trails End Concert Park
Sat
8/2
Tacoma, WA
Emerald Queen Casino
Sun
8/3
Tacoma, WA
Emerald Queen Casino
Mon
8/4
Worley, ID
Coeur D’Alene Casino
Wed
8/6
Sturgis, SD
Full Throttle Saloon
Fri
8/8
Maumee, OH
NW Ohio Rib-Off at Lucas County Fairgrounds
Sat
8/9
Oxford, OH
Indian Creek Amphitheatre
Mon
8/11
North Myrtle Beach, SC
House of Blues
Tue
8/12
Lake Buena Vista, FL
House of Blues
Thu
8/14
Houston, TX
House of Blues
Fri
8/15
Biloxi, MS
Hard Rock Live
Sat
8/16
Fort Worth, TX
Billy Bob's Texas

*Sharing the stage with Hank Williams Jr.
 
About TED NUGENT:
NUGENT has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Hailing from Detroit, the guitarist's prodigious talents, earshattering volume & over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned Young Ted the moniker of "Motor City Madman," along with international acclaim.
 
Recognized as the world's leading guitar showman, NUGENT’s no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multiplatinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick) and “Cat Scratch Fever” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time), Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough” and cult classic “Fred Bear” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin).
 
NUGENT was recently named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive. For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, TED delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A TED NUGENT show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!
 
L-R: Ted Nugent, Derek St. Holmes, Mick Brown, and Greg Smith
Photo credit: James & Maryln Brown
 
For more information on TED NUGENT, visit:
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Mon
23
Jun

“TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS” CELEBRATES 25TH ANNUAL SUMMER “KAMP”

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“TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS”
CELEBRATES 25TH ANNUAL SUMMER “KAMP”

 

UPCOMING KAMPS THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 21 IN IOWA
AND FRIDAY, JULY 18 IN COLORADO


Ted and Shemane Nugent at “Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids” in 2013.

 

25 years ago multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT set out on a selfless mission to get kids out of malls, off the streets, away from drugs and crime, into the woods and in touch with the natural healing powers of the wild. The goal of the Kamp is to teach a child morals and ethics, and their role as caring humans that manage and respect the wildlife around us. From this desire to help others, the “TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS” was founded.
 

“I started our Kamp in 1989 with a simple goal—to introduce kids to the great outdoors,” says NUGENT. “I made a promise to Fred Bear before he passed away that I would get kids involved. And here we are 25 years later.”
 

A recent Kamp session sold out in just six hours. Parents stayed up until midnight to begin registering their children online and by 6am on the first day, all 100 slots were gone. And the waiting list is almost as large.
 

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Tim Moran of the Papillion, Nebraska Parks & Recreation. “We always start taking calls from parents literally months before registration—which is literally months before the actual event.  By far, the Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids is one of the most sought-after programs, by both parents and kids, of any youth event we’re involved with.”
 

All spaces for this weekend’s Kamp at Arrowhead Lake near Neola, IA are already reserved but there are still a limited amount of openings for the July 18 Kamp at Quail Mountain Recreation Area near Twin Lakes, CO. For more info, visit www.tednugent.com/about/involvement/kamp-for-kids/2013-details.
 

Kamp sessions are outdoor class-format adventure. Each child--ages 11 to 15--is taught proper archery shooting skills, learns hunter’s safety and ethics, survival skills, and participates in hands-on nature studies and a nature walk. TED makes it a point to personally attend as many Kamp sessions as possible. “While my schedule does not permit me to attend all of the events, I take this stuff very personally. Our Kamp for Kids matters. It changes young lives for the better,” he says. In addition to providing hands on instruction, NUGENT also performs a campfire rendition of his popular hunt songs, and talks to Kampers about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
 

“TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS” is a 100% volunteer 501C3 non-profit corporation and is operated by qualified families and individuals who deeply care about children and their futures. Every child is treated with love, affection and spiritual guidance by our dedicated volunteers. Lessons in resource stewardship, individual accountability, the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, Hunter Safety and law, International Bow Education (IBEP) and basic lessons in life are driven home in an open, honest, caring setting in the wild.
 

“I’m not interested in plaques, praise, banquets or awards. I’m only interested in results,” states NUGENT. “I get all the rocket fuel motivation I need to keep moving forward when a smiling young kid comes up to me at Kamp and says he or she can’t wait to go fishing or hunting.”
 

In addition to his work on “TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS,” TED will be busy this summer promoting his first full-length album in seven years, SHUTUP&JAM!, out July 8 on Frontiers Records. The collection is available now for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. The Motor City Madman is also hitting the road for a headlining tour in support of the release, kicking off July 3 in Wichita Falls, TX. Dates and ticket info for all shows is available at https://tour.tednugent.com.

 


Recent Kamper at  “TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS.”
 

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Fri
23
May

TED NUGENT RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM ‘SHUTUP&JAM!’

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MULTI-PLATINUM GUITAR ICON
TED NUGENT
RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM
‘SHUTUP&JAM!’
DUE OUT JULY 8 ON FRONTIERS RECORDS

 

FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM THE MOTOR CITY MADMAN IN SEVEN YEARS
 

NATIONAL HEADLINING TOUR ANNOUNCED

Multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT returns with a new full-length album SHUTUP&JAM!, due out Tuesday, July 8 on Frontiers Records. This release marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years. NUGENT leads the pack of renowned musicians, handling guitar and vocal duties, alongside bassist Greg Smith, drummer Mick Brown and longtime musical cohort guitarist/vocalist Derek St. Holmes. Special guest Sammy Hagar brings his vocal power to “She’s Gone.” SHUTUP&JAM! is available now for pre-order at Amazon.
 

SHUTUP&JAM! 2014…the unstoppable firestorm of Ted Nugent, all American MotorCity, high energy R&B&R&R soulmusic erupts once again with what many gungho music lovers are raving to be the best songs and best music and highest energy rockout of my insanely wonderful musical American Dream,” NUGENT exclaims. “Sammy Hagar sings his balls off on ‘She’s Gone’ and Derek St. Holmes proves once again that the MotorCity produces not just the greatest guitar grind masterlicks ever but one of the most powerful soul voices of all time on ‘Everything Matters!’ Unleashing early July 2014. Read em & weep! SHUTUP&JAM! you know who I am, you know where I stand, so SHUTUP&JAM! I am!”
 

“When I first heard Ted's demo of this song, I immediately responded with ‘I'm in,’” HAGAR shares of his involvement on the track “She’s Gone.” “Ted's ripping the guitar like the days of old…very inspiring to sing to a track like that—old-school blues riff, hard edged rock 'n roll on fire!!!”
 

To coincide with the release of SHUTUP&JAM!, TED has announced that he’s packing up and hitting the road. On Saturday, June 7 he will join Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Volbeat and other rock titans at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. He’ll then prepare for his national headlining tour, kicking off July 3 in Wichita Falls, TX. Ticket info for all shows is available at https://tour.tednugent.com.
 

NUGENT has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Hailing from Detroit, the guitarist's prodigious talents, earshattering volume & over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned Young Ted the moniker of "Motor City Madman," along with international acclaim.
 

Recognized as the world's leading guitar showman, NUGENT’s no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multiplatinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick) and “Cat Scratch Fever” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time), Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough” and cult classic “Fred Bear” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin).
 

NUGENT was recently named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive. For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, TED delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A TED NUGENT show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!
 

Check out TED NUGENT’s “SHUTUP&JAM! TOUR” in the following cities:
 

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

Sat

6/7

Norje (Sölvesborg), Sweden

Sweden Rock Festival

Thu

7/3

Wichita Falls, TX

Wichita Falls Memorial Auditorium

Fri

7/4

Santa Fe, NM

CamelRock Casino

Sat

7/5

Oklahoma City, OK

Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City

Sun

7/6

New Braunfels, TX

River Road Ice House

Tue

7/8

Phoenix, AZ

Celebrity Theatre

Wed

7/9

Ramona, CA

Ramona Mainstage

Thu

7/10

Prescott Valley, AZ

Tim's Toyota Center

Fri

7/11

The Canyon Club

Agoura Hills, CA

Sat

7/12

Las Vegas, NV

Orleans Hotel & Casino

Mon

7/14

Anaheim, CA

City National Grove of Anaheim

*Thu

7/17

Council Bluffs, IA

Mid-America Center

Fri

7/18

Merrillville, IN

Star Plaza Theatre

Sat

7/19

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Mon

7/21

Huntington, NY

The Paramount

Tue

7/22

Montclair, NJ

The Wellmont Theater

Wed

7/23

Jim Thorpe, PA

Penn's Peak

Thu

7/24

Columbus, OH

Newport Music Hall

Fri

7/25

Morgantown, WV

MountainFest at Mylan Park

Sat

7/26

Oshkosh, WI

Leach Amphitheater at Riverside Park

Sun

7/27

Medina, MN

Medina Entertainment Center

Tue

7/29

Kansas City, MO

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Wed

7/30

Englewood, CO

Gothic Theatre

Thu

7/31

Salt Lake City, UT

The Depot

Fri

8/1

Sheridan, WY

Trails End Concert Park

Sat

8/2

Tacoma, WA

Emerald Queen Casino

Sun

8/3

Tacoma, WA

Emerald Queen Casino

Wed

8/6

Sturgis, SD

Full Throttle Saloon

Fri

8/8

Maumee, OH

NW Ohio Rib-Off at Lucas County Fairgrounds

Sat

8/9

Oxford, OH

Indian Creek Amphitheatre

Mon

8/11

North Myrtle Beach, SC

House of Blues

Tue

8/12

Lake Buena Vista, FL

House of Blues

Thu

8/14

Houston, TX

House of Blues

Fri

8/15

Biloxi, MS

Hard Rock Live

Sat

8/16

Fort Worth, TX

Billy Bob's Texas

*denotes opening for Hank Williams Jr.
 


L-R: Ted Nugent, Derek St. Holmes, Mick Brown, and Greg Smith
Photo credit: James & Maryln Brown

 

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