Without fanfare ( and without radio airplay, I’m afraid ) forty-five years ago the self-titled Ted Nugent album came out and proceeded to sell over a million copies, purely on his gonzo concerts. Tyrannosaurus Ted is my guest In the Studio.
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The Nineties’ first supergroup actually lived up to the hype: containing Styx singer/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Shaw, Night Ranger’s singer/songwriter Jack Blades, drummer Michael Cartellone, and whackmaster Ted Nugent, the Damn Yankees debut sold a whopping two million copies
Ted Nugent does a colorful TED talk on Cat Scratch Forty!
As Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton told me of first experiencing Stevie Ray Vaughan’s extraordinary guitar talent from outside an Austin nightclub , I had to smile . Like Chris , I had not actually seen the young blues guitarist the first time I heard him play live , but the memory is burned into my mind . It was February 4 , 1984 as I was anchoring the live network broadcast interviews of the myriad of performers at the annual Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam backstage at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium . Over ten years the Volunteer Jam had grown into an annual pilgrimage by the biggest names then in American rock music , featuring in one night the Charlie Daniels Band , the Marshall Tucker Band , Lynyrd Skynyrd , the Allman Brothers Band, Molly Hatchet , the Outlaws , plus Billy Joel ,Emmylou Harris , and Ted Nugent !
Nineties super group Damn Yankees featuring Michael Cartellone, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, and Ted Nugent live in Denver July 9, 1992 performing Tommy Shaw’s Styx song “Renegade”
On July 4th weekend in 1978, almost 100,000 people crammed into the Cotton Bowl in Dallas for the first Texxas Jam on the hottest day of the decade to watch Van Halen, Heart, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Journey, Eddie Money, Walter Egan, Head East, & Frank Marino. It was one of the first stadium rock shows of this magnitude ever held in the South
The worldwide success of AC/DC Back in Black , released forty years ago this month, made the follow-up album and North American tour in Fall 1983 a must-see event. Here are the Aussie maulers thundering through “Guns for Hire” live in the Motor City…
Guitarslinger Gary Hoey had burst upon the scene that year with Animal Instinct , showing up at my Friday afternoon live remote broadcast on Dallas/Ft.Worth radio Q102 in October 1993, and he brought his guitar and effects rack to play live. Gary launched into the Dutch band Focus hit “Hocus Pocus” from twenty years earlier […]
When entities outside of the rock world try to define it, I usually hold my breath and cover my eyes, but in 2008 the folks at Time- Life did a pretty impressive job collecting hard rock genre-defining classics from Deep Purple, Whitesnake, KISS, Bad Company, Heart, Judas Priest, Boston, Ted Nugent, and many more […]
When it’s the REO Speedwagon brand, you’ll be surprised how fresh and tasty forty year old “Tuna Fish” is! Kevin Cronin and Neal Doughty of REO are In the Studio with Redbeard.