Steve Patrick of HardrockHaven.net recently conducted an interview with legendary rocker Ted Nugent. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A few excerpts from the interview in text format are available at HardrockHaven.net.
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 the song "She's Gone".
"Shutup&Jam!" track listing:
02. Fear Itself
03. Everything Matters
04. She's Gone
05. Never Stop Believing
06. I Still Believe
07. I Love My Bbq
09. Do-Rags And A .45
10. Screaming Eagles
11. Semper Fi
12. Trample The Weak Hurdle The Dead
13. Never Stop Believing (Blues)
"'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. His national headlining tour will kick off July 3 in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock and 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 and Wisconsin).
Nugent was recently named Detroit's Greatest Guitar Player Of All Time by readers of MLive.