Ted Nugent has weighed in on the killing of Cecil the lion, calling the story “a lie“, according to classicrock.com.
US dentist Walter Palmer caused outrage when he shot and killed Zimbabwe’s most famous animal in what he believed was a legal hunt.
But Cecil was being monitored as part of an Oxford University study into lion conservation and was a major tourist attraction at the Hwange National Park – Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve.
Nugent, who is known for his pro-hunting stance, was drawn into the conversation on Facebook when he was asked for his thoughts on the incident.
He says: “The whole story is a lie. It was a wild lion from a ‘park’ where hunting is legal and essential beyond the park borders.
“All animals reproduce every year and would run out of room/food to live without hunting. I will write a full piece on this joke ASAP. God are people stupid.”
Palmer and his guides reportedly lured Cecil from the park before Palmer shot the beast with a bow and arrow. They then caught up with the injured lion 40 hours later where it was shot with a rifle and beheaded.
Palmer said he regretted his actions but maintains he had no idea the lion was a local favourite.
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum called Nugent a “sick individual” last year when the guitarist posed with a picture of a dead groundhog.
TED NUGENT has apologised for referring to President Barack Obama as a “subhuman mongrel” last month. He did not, however, offer contrition to Obama. “I do apologize – not necessarily to the President – but on behalf of much better men than myself,” he said to radio host Ben Ferguson, according to CNN. Furthermore, he called that word grouping “street-fighter terminology” and said he wished he used “more understandable language,” such as “violator of his oath to the Constitution.”
Last month, in an interview with Guns.com, Nugent fielded a question about the 2016 presidential race. As he bloviated about conservative ideas, it led him to this statement: “I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever vigilant, but not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America. I am heartbroken but I am not giving up.” He also called for Democrats to be put in jail.
“I apologize for using the term,” he said in his radio interview. “I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I’m learning from in the world of politics.”
This apology may have been referring to how his words may be seen as representing other Republicans from his state, such as Governor Rick Perry and Senator Ted Cruz. The latter previously told CNN that he did not support Nugent’s opinions. “Those sentiments there, of course, I don’t agree with them,” he said. “You’ve never heard me say such a thing and nor would I.”
Neither Cruz nor Perry have ruled out campaigning with Nugent in the future. The rocker lately has been campaigning with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in his gubernatorial bid against Texas State Senator Wendy Davis.
Legendary rocker Ted Nugent, who is an avid supporter of gun rights and antagonist of President Barack Obama, was interviewed by Piers Morgan on this past Monday night’s (February 4) edition of CNN‘s “Piers Morgan Tonight”. A clip of his appearance on the program can be seen below.
After Morgan asked Nugent to explain to him “in the least inflammatory way possible” why Americans need the AR-15 assault rifle, Nugent said: “99.99% of the gun owners of America are wonderful people that you are hanging around with here today. Perfectly safe. Perfectly harmless. Wonderful, loving, generous, giving, caring people. Would you leave us the hell alone? Go after the nutjobs, go after the murderers, because I don’t know any. We need to lock up the bad guys and when people show dangerous, murderous intent, which every one of these mass murderers showed — all their neighbors, their family, their teachers, their fellow students, they all knew they were crazy but, Piers, we didn’t stop them because we’re worried about hurting their feelings. We have a madman problem in America… let’s focus on that and leave the rest of us alone.”
Nugent proceeded to slam the “scammer-in-chief” on everything from Benghazi to Egypt, saying he was re-elected by a “clueless majority.” “I don’t agree with President Obama on any of this,” the rocker said.
Legendary rocker Ted Nugent, who is an avid supporter of gun rights and antagonist of President Barack Obama, has blasted TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider for “falling for the big lie” by accusing the guitarist of having dodged the draft.
Speaking to AOL‘s Noisecreep, Snider stated about Nugent‘s recent comments about Barack Obama and gun control: “Ted‘s always been a gun-toting conservative. But what gets me is that he was actually a draft dodger! I mean, to the point where he didn’t bathe for a week, and vomited on himself to deliberately avoid the draft. I totally understand why he did that, but all of these Republicans who love Ted don’t seem to know or remember that too well. It’s crazy that he’s become one of the voices of Conservative America even though he was a draft dodger. If you don’t believe me, Google it.”
After the Snider interview was published earlier today, Nugent took to his Twitter to respond: “Shame on @deesnider for falling for the big lie I challenge u to man up to the truth We xpected btr”
Nugent recently wrote an open letter to Vice President Joe Biden, offering his advice and suggestions on how to focus on the mental health care system to stop potentially violent citizens from acting out crimes.
According to Media Matters For America, following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, the cable network Discovery told Fox News that it has canceled its reality series American Guns. In October, Discovery aired a one-hour special called Ted Nugent‘s Gun Country starring NRA board member and Washington Times columnist Ted Nugent, despite his history of inflammatory rhetoric.
While Discovery has described Ted Nugent’s Gun Country as a “one-hour special,” Nugent claimed that Discovery “want[s] to do it as a regular feature.” Nugent has also said the show would help him advance his view in the “culture war.”
The episode of Ted Nugent’s Gun Country that aired in October showed Nugent shooting a scimitar-horned oryx, an animal extinct in the wild, and using a .50-caliber Browning armor-piercing machine gun to blow holes in a steel door used by a team of “preppers” to protect their armory.
Raw Story reported that Ted Nugent won’t return to Discovery “in any form or fashion.” A Discovery spokesperson told the outlet that while Ted Nugent’s Gun Country didn’t draw high ratings when it aired in October, the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, also played a role.
Following the success of his First UK Solo Tour in March 2012, MARCO MENDOZA (Thin Lizzy / Whitesnake / Ted Nugent) returns to our shores this October along with his band – a formidable three piece featuring Guitarist Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Dave Mustaine) and powerhouse drummer Mark Cross (Ian Gillan, Firewind, Tank)
Dates are as follows
28 October: Workington, The Vine Bar www.facebook.com.vinebar.workington
Whilst Marco Mendoza is probably best known for his role as bass player with the legendary Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake and Ted Nugent, there is much more to him than that. For over two decades now he has become the first choice collaborator for many big names, with over twenty impressive album releases and countless successful tours to his name.
In the early nineties he began his recording career with renowned Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, before starting a long working relationship with celebrated guitarist John Sykes, recording and touring with Blue Murder and Sykes’ solo band throughout the nineties and eventually joining the guitarist in a reformed Thin Lizzy alongside Brian Downey, Scott Gorham and Darren Wharton. During this period he also recorded with artists as diverse as Tommy Shaw, Roch Voisine and Right Said Fred, as well as putting out a live album with his jazz trio Mendoza Heredia Neto.
The new millenium saw some heavy touring by Thin Lizzy, with Mendoza also taking some time out to tour and record with Ted Nugent for his ‘Full Bluntal Nugity’ and ‘Craveman’ albums, whilst his appearance on David Coverdale’s ‘Into The Light’ album eventually saw him joining Whitesnake for huge arena tours and festival dates, one of which was released as the ‘Live… In The Still Of The Night‘ concert DVD. During down time from Whitesnake he was also a member of the supergroup Soul Sirkus, recording an album and touring the US and UK alongside Journey members Neal Schon, Deen Castronovo and Jeff Scott Soto. Another spell with Thin Lizzy was punctuated by working with ex-Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan and George Lynch‘s reformed Lynch Mob, the talented bassist somehow finding time to also make his first solo album ‘Live For Tomorrow’ in 2007.
Having released more records with the likes of Derek Sherinian, Dolores O’Riordan, Lynch Mob, ex-Judas Priest singer Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, and his own project, Casa Mendoza, 2012 sees Marco Mendoza as an indispensible member of the most successful Thin Lizzy line-up since their reformation, as well as touring his own material and performing clinics whenever possible. This is his first solo tour of the UK, so take this opportunity to see this charismatic musician up-close and personal. You won’t regret it!
Drummer Mick Brown (TED NUGENT, DOKKEN) was arrested last night (Sunday, July 8) after allegedly stealing a gold cart and driving it recklessly while under the influence of alcohol in Bangor, Maine.
At approximately 9:45 p.m., Bangor police officers Steve Jordan and Jim Dearing were working the concert venue when they were approached by security personnel that there was a problem behind the stage. It was reported that Brown had stolen a golf cart used by Waterfront Concerts, and that Brown was intoxicated and driving it recklessly around the Front Street area. Several people had attempted to stop him but he sped away and was last seen operating the golf cart on the foot path by the Sea Dog restaurant. Officer Jordan reported that about a minute later he observed the golf cart with two women also on board near the Railroad Street grade crossing. As they attempted to stop Brown, he accelerated past them, past a third officer and when a security officer got close enough to stop him, Brown allegedly shoved the officer. At that point two other security officers physically removed Brown from the cart and placed him on the ground. He was arrested. No damage was reported to the cart although two traffic cones were damaged, one still under the cart, significantly so.
Mick Brown, 55, of Cave Creek, Arizona, was transported to the Penobscot County Jail charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, driving to endanger, theft and assault. He was released on $4,000 bail and his initial court date is August 15.
TED NUGENT was in Bangor last night for a performance at the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion with STYX and REO SPEEDWAGON.
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