Ted Nugent - The “Motor City Madman” Gives Us A Rock ‘n Roll History Lesson, MasterClass And Concert!!
Ted Nugent - the Motor City Madman - has had an extraordinary rock and roll career, first with the Amboy Dukes and then as a solo performer. In this incredible Encore Episode from February 2022 Ted talks all about his career and performs a mini-concert.
Ted Nugent is a Rock 'n Roll force of nature!! The "Motor City Madman" has had one of the most remarkable careers in Rock n' Roll from the Amboy Dukes to his stellar solo career. He's sold over 40 million records. His guitar playing and stage act are legendary. From 1977-79 he was the highest grossing touring act in the world! This episode is a combination Rock n' Roll History Lesson, MasterClass and Concert, as Ted talks, yells, screams, plays guitar, sings and riffs on the greatness of Detroit Music! Plus a Songfest!
My featured song in this episode is the live version of “I’m So Glad”, my reimagined take on Cream’s hit song which my band, Project Grand Slam, recorded at the Nisville Jazz Festival in Serbia. Spotify link:
In this episode Ted and I discuss:
- The spirit, energy and influence of all the great Detroit music
- Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
- Jim McCarty’s solo guitar work with Mitch Ryder
- The Vanilla Fudge and The Rascals
- Ted’s disdain for so much current music
- The Amboy Dukes
- The importance of the great Black musicians
- The Hitsville USA studio and sound
- Spectator sports
- Bow and Arrow hunting
In the Songfest portion of the episode we listen to and discuss the following:
- “Journey To The Center Of The Mind” (Amboy Dukes)
- “Fred Bear”
- “The Great White Buffalo”
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“Live At SteelStacks” is the new 5-song EP by Robert and his band, Project Grand Slam. The release captures the band at the top of their game and shows off the breadth, scope and sound of the band.
The EP has been highly praised by musicians and reviewers alike. Elliott Randall, of Steely Dan fame, the guitarist who recorded the unforgettable solos in ‘Reelin’ In The Years’, calls Live At SteelStacks “Captivating!”. Tony Carey, the incredible multi-talented artist who has produced Joe Cocker, Eric Burden and John Mayall, says “PGS burns down the house!”. Alan Hewitt of the Moody Blues says “Full of life!” Melody Maker says simply “Virtuoso musicians!”, and Hollywood Digest says “Such a great band!”.
“All Of The Time” is Robert’s most recent single by his band Project Grand Slam. It’s a playful, whimsical love song. It’s light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love. The reviewers agree. Melody Maker gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!”. Pop Icon also gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!”. And Mob York City says simply “Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here.
“The Shakespeare Concert” is the latest album by Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam. It’s been praised by famous musicians including Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March, Joey Dee of Peppermint Twist fame, legendary guitarist Elliott Randall, and celebrated British composer Sarah Class. The music reviewers have called it “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.
“The Fall Of Winter” is Robert’s single in collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Also featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and keyboard ace Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). “A triumph!” (The Indie Source). “Flexes Real Rock Muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). Stream it on Spotify or Apple. Watch the lyric video here. Download it here.
Robert’s “Follow Your Dream Handbook” is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. It’s a combination memoir of his unique musical journey and a step by step how-to follow and succeed at your dream. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
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