TED NUGENT - Journey To The Center Of The Madman

March 27, 2021, a year ago

By “Metal” Tim Henderson

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TED NUGENT - Journey To The Center Of The Madman

Now, this was the ride of the century! And I’m just going to let this flow like it did on the phone last week. This was scheduled as a Zoom, but the Motor City Madman had some technical difficulties. No matter, I was strapped in and ready to go! The main focus was on his upcoming Guns, Guitars & Hot Rod Auction which is taking place this Saturday, March 27th at 10 AM at Tucker Hall in Waco, Texas. This is not your typical auction. It’s a snapshot of his incredible career dating back to the ‘60s when his career launched with The Amboy Dukes (you do remember the massive hit "Journey To The Center Of The Mind”). So as the title suggests, musical memorabilia, rare guitars, stage gear (no, he’s not retiring), a plethora of firearms and archery items and of course a few of his four-wheeled play toys. Wind him up and watch him go. 

BraveWords: You are a spring chicken at 72, your health must be good, you're looking great, so why auction off a part of your life now?

Nugent: "Well because I'm so healthy and I'm looking so good. By the way Tim, I've gotta tell you, what a sad day in America that we can't get a Zoom video thing going with Uncle Ted because I am looking so handsome this morning. I'm doing so good it's stupid. It's a real shame that our fellow man can't witness the piss and vinegar, the glow, the spirit, the attitude and the downright handsomeness of Uncle Ted, March of 2021 in spite of the stupid world getting dumber every day! But anyhow, I'm having an auction. Tim, my life, what an adventure. I mean Lewis and Clark has no comparison to my daily adventure. And I gotta tell ya, I'm having so much fun. I had an old Fender amp, and one of my miraculous holy grail Gibson Byrdlands ready to crank something live on Zoom. I've gotta figure that out, I do Zoom all the time and I cleanse the soul of the masses with the most unbelievable, wonderful, animal breeding guitar tone in the history of noise. And the auction is happening now because of what I just described. I've got a Polaris full of dogs and guns and I'm going out, I shot my bow this morning, I've already filled some bird feeders, I'm so active, I thank God every day for every breath I take, and every sunrise and sunset. “

“But you can only manage and put to use so much stuff! Tim! I'm drowning in stuff! I'm not a materialistic guy but you wouldn't possibly believe me if you saw my array of lifetime accumulation. So, the hundreds and hundreds of wonderful, beautiful pieces of firearms and art that I own, and the guitars. The unbelievable craftsmanship, masterpiece guitars that I own. And the gas-guzzling, horsepower, neck-snapping, G-Force hot rods that I throttle! Enough is enough, Tim! I think we can both agree, Metal Tim, and Uncle Ted, and everybody with a sound mind, and an adequately buoyant spirit would admit, the greatest philosopher of all times was Dirty Harry, when he said, 'A good man knows his limitations'. So Tim, I'm selling my hundreds of phenomenal guns, hand guns, Duck's Unlimited commemorative shotguns, and custom sniper rifles from the greatest SWAT armors in the world. You know why? Because they sit in safes. Some of my unbelievable collectable Smith and Wessons, and various firearms have sat in a bunch of safes. Some of them for 50 years, that's sacrilege where I come from. By the way, I'm keeping my favourite hundred guns, I'm keeping my favourite sixty guitars, and I'm keeping my favourite 12 hot rods. But, enough is enough. Just the management, the inventory, the safeguarding, the security, the annual inventory and the insurance. And the guns, you clean 'em. And the guitars, you have to adjust them, enough's enough. So again, I'm still wallowing in really a vulgar overdose of stuff. But I'm getting rid of a bunch of stuff that I just don't use and they're all so phenomenal. These guitars, are you kiddin' me? The guns, are you kiddin' me? So, hopefully someone will purchase them that will actually put them to use as God intended. So that's in a nutshell, 2021, Uncle Ted is streamlining. I'm coming back down to earth, and I'm only keeping the stuff that I actually use, 'cause I'm a utilitarian anyhow."

BraveWords: Well I'm not at that level, but BraveWords has been around, and I've been in the business 30, 40 years and we have a ton of memorabilia, but they're my babies! I can't let them go!

Nugent: "Yeah, you know, that was a momentary struggle for me, because even recently, even though it was over 30 years now, the Damn Yankees unleashed our animal breeding, soul piercing soundtrack. I've got a bunch of Damn Yankees memorabilia and paraphernalia from the tours, and the stage props. A bunch of stuff going all the way back to The Amboy Dukes. And yes, as I fondled them, I sniffled over their outrageous memory tsunamis. Again, I'm such a pragmatist. I wear shoes until they fall off my feet, then I'd probably tape them up and keep using 'em. I'm such a frugal, simple, basic guy, that between the farming, the ranching, and the hunting, and the guiding, and the unbelievable rock n'roll with Greg Smith and Jason Hartless. By the way, these are the greatest moments of my rock n' roll, rhythm and blues, American soul, music life. What Jason and Greg bring to my songs, and my new songs, good grief is this exciting! The auction, it is difficult, some of these things. I mean, I've got bows that were signed by my dear, dear blood brother, Fred Bear,  and I've got one-of-a-kind custom Smith & Wesson. I've got a beautiful 44 magnum that KISS gave me as a tour bonus! Ha, I forget, back in 2000 or so, and it's got the KISS insignia on the barrel! A 44 magnum! So there's really unique stuff! But again, I'm hanging onto an embarrassing load of debris, it still is way too much. But I'm hanging on to the stuff that I'm going to pass down to my kids and my grandkids, and that I use every day and that I actually put to use in an enjoyable way. So the stuff that I don't put to use in an enjoyable way, I'm having an auction. And it's going to be an orgy. It's going to be an ultimate gonzo, firepower, horsepower, rock n' roll orgy auction! And it's gonna be a lot of fun and it's going to streamline my life."

BraveWords: Let me put a magnifying glass on a couple of parts of it. Talk to me about the guitars and the vehicles. What are your holy grails, and what is your fondest memory of them?

Nugent: "Well, you know, I'm an off-road guy, plus I'm a high performance horsepower nut. I love G-Forces. I love to go around the idiots in the left lane, and see if I can't educate them. Show them that signs mean what they say, ‘left lane for passing only.’ What a bunch of numbnuts. If I can do anything metal on this Metal Tim celebration, it's all you people in the left lane! That's for passing! If you're not passing, get the hell over with the right lane people. Either in front of them, or behind them, but the left lane is for passing, you numbnuts! The point is, I love to drive. I was tutored by the great Parnelli Jones, Mickey Thompson, Rick Ware, and Ivan "Ironman" Stewart. I raced off-road professionally, the Parker 400 at the Colorado Pikes Peak, and I was surrounded by the world's greatest horsepower maneuvering gods. So, my Ford Broncos are really, really cool and the new Hellcat, I mean, my God, Dodge came out with the new middle finger challenge to all the other automakers, and they responded quite nicely. The Mopar gods that brought out the Hellcat with over 700 horsepower, now they've got over 800 horsepower. Mine does have 800 horsepower but there are new ones out that are actually improved and upgraded and the handling and the performance and the response. So, I'm getting rid of my 2015 unbelievable Dodge Challenger Hellcat. It has a plaque under the hood that says, ‘Custom-made For The Motor City Madman’. Pretty cute. But that's going to the auction block because I have a whole gaggle, a whole herd of incredible Ford Broncos. I'm getting rid of my '68 that is a complete frame-off rebuild. It's a state of the art old-school Ford Bronco from 1968. It's not cut. And the Ford Bronco cultists out there will know what I mean when I say that it's not cut. So, again, how many hot rods can I drive!? How many trucks can I drive?” 

“The guitars! Tim! You used the term, holy grail, good grief, I've got a 1959 Les Paul - that's a Kalamazoo master craftsman Gibsons, and it is phenomenal. And a '58 - those are the two of the most iconic guitars in the history of stringed instruments. You know I have a whole herd of Gibson Byrdlands, the hollow body, phenomenal hollow body instrument that I've made all my music with. And I'm hanging on to those. I just played them this morning, they're so unbelievable. But the Les Pauls, some people really are Les Paul people. Whether just a collector or a super-duper player, and I don't play my Les Pauls very much. So, I'm putting those on the auction block and again, some of those '58 and '59s Les Pauls have broken the 7-figure number in auctions. I don't know if mine will go that high, but they're unbelievable master craftsmanship Gibson Les Pauls and they all have great memories. I've played them on stage over in Europe, and around the world, but when it comes to unleashing my most molten lava creative juices, I always grab a Gibson Byrdland and I'm keeping a whole arsenal of those."

BraveWords: Well you must be telling your fans about your musical future - why the touring equipment? I read that and I was like, ‘Oh, he can't get rid of his touring equipment, we want him to tour!’

Nugent: "Tim! I'm keeping all my touring equipment that I actually use! Again, I have accumulated so much that I have this giant space in Jackson, and every year after the tour, we store all this equipment, and every year it's increasing. We get more and more speaker cabinets, more amps, and more stacks and more stuff. And over the last, you know, stop and think. I mean really, I use the word phenomenon a little too often I think but I'm about to unleash a true phenomenon. I did my 6751st  concert on I think it was August 31st 2019, with Jason Hartless on drums and Greg Smith on bass and we played at Pine Knob, the DTE Music Theater, north of Detroit, yep, Tim, for me to be able to say with a straight face that my 2019, The Music Made Me Do It Tour, was the most enjoyable, the most ferocious, the most musically adventurous and gratifying tour of my life. It really was a phenomenon because every one of my tours, you look at the unbelievable virtuosos that I've been playing with for the last 60-plus years, and God truly loves me. But what Jason and Greg do to my classic songs and my new songs, and just the unlimited jams sessions that we unleash on stage. For me to be able to say, as I wrapped up the 2019 tour, I was so happy and I've always been very happy, but the guitar tone, the way Jason and Greg throttled this inescapable, grinding groove, this energy storm, every song, every gig, every night. We really have tuned into a samurai, zen, unleashing of dog-eat-dog, and free for all, and the whole cat-scratch and wang-dang, gonzo and stormtrooping, and the music made me do it, and love grenade, and raw dogs, and war hogs, and just the most fun songs in the world. Weekend Warriors, Queen of the Forest, I mean Motor City Madhouse, are you kidding me? If you can play those songs as we do, as we get older with more ferocity - and at the same time it's more tuned in because we don't care about the definitive delivery of the song. But it's also like a bunch of horny teenage punks in a garage with their first loud amplifier. So, there's an uninhibited ear reverence and just outrageous delivery of every song, but it's tighter and it's more dynamic. When you can play those original, killer songs, tighter and more uniform, yet retaining the savagery, it really is an alignment of the planets. My point being is that the ferocity that Jason and Greg bring to my music, right now is the heyday of my musical dreams. I'm writing songs right now, we're going to go into the studio in the next month or so, and I know there's no music industry, everybody's burnt out, but we still create masterpiece rhythm and blues rock n' roll. And we're going to continue to celebrate it whether there's an industry or not. The auction is a perfect example of me streamlining amplifiers, and stage gear, and memorabilia, and guns and guitars and bows and arrows, and trucks and hot rods that I don't use. I've got a bunch of those things that I do use and can continue to celebrate while I streamline. How much do you want to bet though that I'm just making room so I can get more stuff?" 

BraveWords: Speaking of ferocity, one of the last times I saw you was in my hometown of Barrie, Ontario, about an hour north of Toronto. You might be familiar with it as you live 23 minutes from the Canadian border. You opened up for The Guess Who, and I was watching Ted Nugent, Mick Brown on drums and I can’t remember who the bassist was, but you guys were just on fire.

Nugent: “Might have been Barry Sparks.” 

BraveWords: You’ve got your legendary three-pieces like Motörhead, Rush, but Ted Nugent - it was just one of those moments. How did you make that much noise with a three-piece?

Nugent: “Well, I’m glad you celebrate and recognize, and embrace, and enjoy what you just identified because as much as you enjoy what we do on stage, Tim, we enjoy it even more. When you saw us with Mick, and whether it was Barry Sparks, or maybe Michael Lutz from Brownsville Station who played with me for so long, and Marco Mendoza just unbelievable. And Johnny Gunnel from Johnny Cougar’s (John Cougar Mellencamp) band - my rhythm section have always been supreme animals, They’re so professional, so gifted with musicality, and they apply that to the songs that they love to play. I can’t wait to play my songs, and my musicians have the same attitude. And when you’re old-school - and when I say old-school, I mean you’re coming from the speakeasy, jam environment. We played in the basement of a VFW Hall, we played a high school, we opened up for The Who at the Southfield High School in Southfield, Michigan in 1967 so we were able to play from school auditoriums and gyms to VFW Halls. We played in the basement of churches, Tim, and when you play in those kinds of environments, the musicians are so dedicated, all my musicians are, and all your favourite musicians are I guarantee it. You talk about Rush and Motörhead, and whether it’s ZZ Top, Van Halen, or any of your favourite bands, anything Sammy Hagar does. The musicians so love our music that when you’re playing it in an intimate setting, a small studio where most of us come from, little down and dirty speakeasy gig clubs, you are so tuned to each other because you’re standing right next to each other, swapping sweat, and you’re listening to the bass tone, and the bass players of supreme talent - and Geddy Lee is a perfect example - he tuned up, he tuned up his bass tone so it made him very happy and exhilarated. All the greatest drummers tune their drums so that they’re really happy and exhilarated by every hit of the stick. I’m worse than all of them because I’m constantly jamming in my basement, in my garage, in my barn. Constantly experimenting with old amps and new amps, every imaginable combination thereof, so the musicians tuned in their dreamy sound, their dreamy tone and response from their instrument.” 

“But anyhow, you asked me how we get that sound, and it’s because it’s all about the sound. We tweak and merger and cultivate and experiment, and we demand ever-increasing improved, upgraded tone from our instruments. So, when we get in front of a ticket-buying audience, we are so happy with our sound that that tone and that sound is so widespread especially The Gibson Byrdland is a North American hand-carved, arch top, breathing vocal spruce feedbacking jazz guitar. It has a voice of its own, and when you amplify that spruce the way that I do, it has such a wide tapestry of sound and tone from that guitar. It’s huge, I don’t need a rhythm guitar.  In fact, when I write a song and play it for my rhythm section, the way my right hand strikes the Byrdland’s strings, it sounds like there’s a tambourine player, a maraca player, a guy with a high hat, a boom drum set, and a bass player all at once. In fact, when I did Sammy Hagar’s Rock n’ Roll Road Trip I was showing him how I learned ‘Jenny Take A Ride’ by Mitch Ryder, and the way my right hand goes into a gradual overdose of Bo Diddley strumming. There’s a whole bunch of 16th and 32nd notes into that delivery, so when you hear that live, the way I play with my right hand and the way I open up the tonal capabilities of my amplifiers through the Gibson Byrdland, there is a wall, an absolute tsunami wall of tonality and sound. And all your favourite bands get it, certainly ZZ Top get it. Van Halen and Rush always got it. Motörhead got it under sheer volume. So all of your and my favourite music, all the music lovers, we tune in to the crazy musicians to make themselves happy. And when we’re supremely happy, I guarantee that you music lovers will join us in this orgy of supremely happy sonic bombast. And that’s how we get that sound as a three-piece. It’s not that unique because it goes all the way back to what Les Paul did, even Chuck Berry even though he had a piano most of the time, a lot of those masters did a three-piece, bass, drums, guitar. This is nothing new, but the insanity of musicians’ dream of improved sound and tone. I think we are experimenting nowadays with delivery of final impact that is unprecedented. I guarantee that when I hit the road, hopefully this summer, with my Fender amps and my custom amps, my Ted Nugent guitar tone out of these Gibson Byrdlands, and the PRS, and the Les Pauls that I occasionally strangle, I will have the greatest guitar sound, the greatest degree of noise in the history of audible punches. I crave guitar spread and response. When you pursue it with the diligence and the insanity and the maniacal aggression that we do, then music lovers everywhere will be very very happy.”

BraveWords: What’s the status of your four-piece? The massive supergroup, Damn Yankees. 

Nugent: “What a great band. What a great bunch of guys, what a bunch of soulful bastards. I just love original American rhythm and blues rock n’ roll, and we incorporate it in every song, every song-writing, every performance. I have nothing but incredible respect for Tommy (Shaw) and Jack (Blades) and Michael (Cartellone). Of course, Tommy’s been so busy since the Damn Yankees last tour in ‘93. In those five years we sold five million records, created some incredible songs, performed unbelievable concerts. Those guys are so soulful. Right after Damn Yankees Tommy was horny to get out there and play those masterpiece songs, Jack Blades couldn’t wait to do the Night Ranger thing, I couldn’t wait to go out and play my masterpieces, and Michael Cartellone shortly thereafter became the drummer that really kicked Lynyrd Skynyrd up the ass, and he was on tour with them for the last 30 years. So everybody is busy as hell. But I’ve always said, I’ve got a lot of piss and vinegar and I keep in touch with Jack and Mike and Tommy, and it’s unlikely that we’ll get together and do another Damn Yankees delivery, but it’s not impossible. We all want to, it’s just a matter of logistics. It’s hard to get in the same room together with all their pursuits and my pursuits, and prioritization - our expanding families, our love of quality family time - but it’s not off the table. I guarantee you this, Metal Tim, if we got in the same room together you couldn’t inhale and exhale before we came up with a killer piece of soulful music. These guys, they literally live, eat, breathe, and shit fiery music. It happens instantly, spontaneously, and it’s like a primal scream every time we plug in. Within seconds a groove starts and Tommy and Jack unleash their unbelievable soulful vocals and I just unleash the beast, and Michael grinds it like he’s auditioning for James Brown. It has a life of its own but it’s a matter of the very difficult logistics of getting in the same place at the same time. I can pray for it, and I would like you to join me in praying for it.”

BraveWords: I’ve read about your relationship with Eddie Van Halen and it’s such a massive loss. How did you guys connect?

Nugent: “It’s always a heartbreaker. Us older guys are dropping like flies out there and we’ll never get past the impact of losing the masterful virtuosity of Eddie Van Halen. I think I would just be redundant if I repeat what a sweetheart he was, what a gifted musical visionary and genius he was. A lot of people think his first tour was with Black Sabbath, but that’s not true. Their first tour was opening up for me. The whole band, David, Michael, Alex, and Eddie were just the definition of killer, uninhibited, irreverent firestorm rock n’ roll. Eddie and I connected immediately because I play a Gibson Byrdland which is a really unique guitar in the world of rock n’ roll, and Eddie of course created his own guitars. We got together at the very first sound check and I played my Byrdland through his rig and he played his guitar through my rig, then he played his Eddie Van Halen guitar through my Fender amps, and every time we did any combination, he sounded like Eddie and I sounded like Ted. We had a great conversation, a great relationship. I gotta tell you, I heard a guy on Howard Stern one time saying how Eddie and I got together and jammed, and I was angry because I didn’t know how he did what he did. Why are people so stupid? Eddie and I got along great. We jammed at the NAMM event a number of times, we kept in touch over the years, we bumped into each other over the years and we hugged and reminisced about guitar tones and exploratory musical adventure, and family and beautiful girls. And then when Eddie got clean and sober, he called me and he thanked me for pushing him and hammering how important clean and sober is for a quality of life, for a quality family life, for quality musical creativity. He called me and expressed how he appreciated that I never let up on pushing up for clean and sober in everything I do.”

“We kept in touch over the years, he and I were friends, and I truly revered and valued not just the friendship but the music. He inspired everybody, no matter what instrument you play. Eddie Van Halen inspired everybody, much like Jimi Hendrix, much like Les Paul, or Chuck Berry, or Bo Diddley, or Eric Clapton, or Jimmy Page, or Jeff Beck. We had a wonderful relationship. It was just a tragedy that Howard Stern would let a guy get on his show and lie that Eddie and I had any friction whatsoever. What kind of punk would pull such a lie out of his ass? And then expose it to the public on a major network. Anyway, the point is that Uncle Ted and Metal Tim just cleared the air. Eddie Van Halen was a great man, I understand he was a great father, great husband, but incredible musical genius and explorer. In the song ‘Stranglehold’ I had nothing planned in between the two boleros when we recorded it in 1974. Never before had I said, as I was getting really for the next bolero, I was bringing down a reference vocal with my melody for Derek to sing, and in the middle there, I’m like, 'Yeah sometimes you wanna get higher, and sometimes you gotta start low, some people think they gonna die someday, I got news I've got to go'. Well, I didn’t plan on that, it wasn’t written down, I just said it spontaneously and I think that identifies what great artists will leave for humanity forever. Eddie Van Halen’s energy, and piss and vinegar, and musical adventure is recorded. We have it at our disposal forever. You never have to go. Even a great welder, a great plumber, a great teacher, a great mother, father, neighbour, generous loving person - they’ll never be gone because they’re donations to humankind will live on to varying degrees with future generations. Eddie Van Halen’s gifted work, along with Michael, Alex, David and Sammy, it’s always there for us, isn’t it? He will always be with us." 

BraveWords: That was very poignant what you said, really beautiful. I don’t know if Linda shared the photo of you and I that I sent a few days ago?

Nugent: “Yes, we were very handsome young people! I think I was a little better looking than you - I don’t know if I inspired your shit-eating grin or if you inspired mine, but the fact that we had a harmonious shit-eating grins was all the world needs to know about how good people get along.”

BraveWords: It was August 16th, 1991; Damn Yankees, Bad Company at Kingswood Music Theatre in Toronto. Singer Brian Howe may he rest in peace (he sang on most of Ted’s Penetrator album from 1984). I just wanted to give you some background on that photo. It’s 30 years old, buddy!

Nugent: “How about that. I just turned 72, Tim. We lost Brian Howe last year too. We also kept in touch. Again, just another indicator of me world-class musical power gods that I’ve been surrounded by all my life, you go back to The Royal High Boys in Detroit in 1958, the the Lourds in 1960, then the Amboy Dukes in 1965, then the Ted Nugent solo stuff. I mean every musician, and god knows I’ve been around a lot of them, I’ve had a lot of drummers, bass players, incredible keyboard players, unbelievable vocalists, but you can hear it in my voice in 2021 at the age of 72.3 years, I am so alive. I gotta tell you and everybody listening right now Metal Tim, thank you. The real music lovers and the good positive people around the world have given me such a quality of life beyond any dream I could have ever had growing up in Detroit, any dream a human could possibly dare dream. I have succeeded in that because the people who love real soulful music and energy, and defiant piss and vinegar, and humour, and cockiness, and truth, logic, and common sense, god bless everybody out there who has supported me and my bands. Thank you from the bottom of our greasy rhythm and blues hearts and souls, and you,Tim, for allowing me to express this on your Metal Tim get-down here. You know how much I appreciate that and I wanted to say that to people all around the world because now with social media even though most of it is anti-social media, but now I communicate with people from every corner of the globe, every day on my Facebook. I welcome people to come to the Ted Nugent Facebook every day, the positive spirit and the positive energy, the attitudes, the middle finger on fire, the humour, is unbelievable. It’s irrefutable testimony that you and me, Tim, are not alone. The positive spirit, the good will, the decency, the love, the affection, the adequate cockiness is alive and well across the planet, and I am so proud and so humbled by the people sharing this communication on my Facebook. It’s like an electronic campfire where people gather around who have unlimited love and spirit, positive energy. Thank you everybody for that, every day of my amazing American dream, man."

BraveWords: I’ve got that shit-eating grin from 1991 right now! 

Nugent: “Come on brother, you and I are a couple of good-looking dogs, don’t let it go to waste!. Thank you, Tim, for this opportunity. I got a big mouth because I still believe in communication. I communicate with people every day, I’m having this unbelievable Ted Nugent gonzo, orgy, auction coming up with unbelievable guns and guitars and bows and arrows and rock n’ roll memorabilia. I will spend the whole day of March 26th and 27th at Tucker Hall right here in Waco, Texas. And if people want to witness just how crazy I am, and look at the stuff I’m auctioning off, you can go to BurleyAuction.com.

Please everybody, come to Facebook, even if you don’t agree with everything I espouse, come on, let’s have a real, honest, friendly, positive conversation and dialogue and debate. I get people on there from every imaginable walk of life, colour, ethnicity, race, creed, and gender. I have an absolute humankind orgy of positive piss and vinegar on my Facebook every day. I’d like to see you come on, Tim, I’m on every few hours. If you want to know the pulse, the heartbeat, the spirit of positive, smart, cocky, humble and generous people, if you want to know the best of humanity, come to my Facebook. We’d be proud to have Metal Tim on - you deserve us, we deserve you! Let’s work on this crazy technology because as fun as this little conversation has been at the Metal Tim campfire, if you could see how cute I am at 72, it would really inspire you, man. If you eat enough medicine and you stay clean and sober, and you drink more water than you do sugary crap, you could actually be as ready to rock around the clock as Uncle Ted. Believe me I’m 72 in December and I’ve been clean and sober my whole life, and here’s the trick - no drugs, no alcohol, no tobacco - I’m telling you that shit will kill you! Come to my Facebook and come celebrate the quality of life that begins with intelligent, comfortable, responsible, caring, loving choices. I am not able to make better decisions than anybody else on planet Earth, you just have to tell yourself to do it. Thank you for this opportunity.” 

BraveWords: Thank you, take care, and good luck with the auction. And maybe we can do this in celebration to count all the money on Zoom.

Nugent: “Let’s do it, let’s make the Zoom thing happen. I gotta go take care of Happy, Sadie, and Coco, my three wonderful dogs. I got to go shoot a squirrel in the eyeball so I can have an organic lunch. God bless you! Metal Tim, Metal Ted, never over, never out, never back down, never give in, never bend over rover, let Teddy take over! Tim, I love you buddy, give my best to all them Canadian maniacs up there."

Audio from Streaming For Vengeance

The entire conversation will be unleashed this Friday at BraveWords and 3:33PM EST on Streaming For Vengeance. You can watch/listen Streaming For Vengeance on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. For more information about Streaming For Vengeance, visit this location

Featuring over 400 items from the personal collection of Ted Nugent. A fine collection of custom Ted Nugent guns, & personal carry guns, a fine collection of rare, prototype, and one of a kind guitars from Ted Nugent’s personal collection: 1958 Gibson Les Paul, 1959 Gibson Les Paul, 1956 Fender Strat, Black Gibson Byrdland, Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul, early Paul Reed Smith prototype and one of a kind Ted Nugent guitars, rare custom guitars, Ted’s vintage touring equipment including his entire back line, pyrotechnic stage guns, tour used speaker cabinets, concert equipment and stage decor, fully restored 1968 Ford Bronco, custom 2015 Dodge Hellcat Challenger, over 200 of Ted’s personal firearms featuring custom Ted Nugent guns, presentation guns, Ted Nugent ammo, vast selection of Ted’s personal archery equipment, memorabilia and more. All personally owned by Ted and covered with Nugent mojo.

More information at BurleyAuction.com.

Photo credits:
Ted Nugent live photos by Brown Photography
Ted Nugent Ford Bronco by Christina Feddersen
Ted Nugent's Custom 2015 Dodge Hellcat Challenger by Christina Feddersen

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