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19th June 2017

ted nugent

Ted Nugent has made a vow to stop his "hateful rhetoric" after a gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was critically wounded in the attack and that has prompted calls for media and lawmakers of all political persuasions to tone down their comments.

The often outspoken and outrageous Nugent appeared on WABC's Curtis & Eboni radio talk show and said that he was re-evaluating his tough-guy approach after the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia.

"I'm a street fighter. I'm from Detroit. We use language in the street, we use certain harsh terms. But at the tender age of 69, my wife has convinced me that I just can't use those harsh terms. I cannot, and I will not, and I encourage even my friends-slash-enemies on the left in the Democrat and liberal world that we have got to be civil to each other, that the whole world is watching America, where you have the God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and we have got to be more respectful to the other side.

"But I have to clarify: we really are angry. We don't believe, we cannot believe that people on the left don't want secure borders. This is crazy to us."

Nugent said on Facebook last year that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton should be tried for treason and hanged over their handling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya and he has also made threats against Obama several times in the past, including telling the former President to "suck on my machine gun". Clinton meanwhile has been the subject of other inflammatory remarks including being called a "devilbitch" who "hates everything good about America."

Nugent acknowledged these comments during the radio interview and said that the reason he made such controversial remarks was because he was so hyped up and angry about the political climate, saying.

"I'm not trying to make excuses, but when I made those wild-ass comments on stage against then-Senator Hillary Clinton and then-Senator Barack Obama, I don't know if you can grasp the degree of adrenaline and intensity and over-the-top animal spirit and attitude that I live on stage."

Ted added that he will still be "feisty" and "passionate" when it comes to speaking his mind, but added:

"I will avoid anything that can be interpreted as condoning or referencing violence.

"I'm going to take a deep breath and I am going to back it down. And if it gets fiery, if it gets hateful, I'm going away. I'm not going to engage in that kind of hateful rhetoric anymore."

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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