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The Nuge


On the cover of Ted Nugent's most recent album, 2007's Love Grenade, is a picture of a naked women with her arms tied behind her back and a grenade in her mouth. She's sitting atop a platter on a table, surrounded by a variety of fresh vegetables.

In 2006, The Independent asked Nugent what he thought about the Iraq War, he replied, "Our failure has been not to Nagasaki them."

His thoughts on animal rights are equally outrageous, "I'm stymied to come up with anything funnier than people who think animals have rights. Just stick an arrow through their lungs," he told Royal Flush Magazine in an interview.

Point being, if you're the type of BW reader who enjoys leafing through Ted Rall while chewing on organic edamame and polishing your Birkenstocks, you should probably skip this one. But if you want to bite the badass-rock bullet, head over to Knitting Factory on Saturday, Aug. 28, Friday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m.

Nugent's current Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead Tour 2010 is full of guns, flags, right-wing political rants, dead animals and hard-hitting rock 'n' roll. The type of rock 'n' roll that puts hair on your chest, inspires people to shotgun a Coors Light and skin an animal.

The Motor City Madman has had his hands full hosting a number of reality TV shows on VH1, Versus and CMT, so he hasn't found time to tour since 2007. No worries though, dude can still play one hell of a guitar. The set-list is sure to include Nugent classics like "Stranglehold," "Yank Me, Crank Me" and "Cat Scratch Fever." It'll be a beast of a show ... well, as long as Nugent doesn't shoot it with his crossbow.