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Ted Nugent fronted the band Amboy Dukes in the 1970s. He has produced solo work since 1977, including the successful album Cat Scratch Fever.
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In 1995, he resumed his solo career with the critically panned album Spirit of the Wild, in which he expressed his deeply held political views, as well as his unique relationship with nature and hunting. Guns and Rock-N-Roll
In the summer of 2000, Nugent opened 79 sold-out concerts on the KISS Farewell Tour. That same year, he published a book of essays titled God,
Guns and Rock-N-Roll.
Nugent made headlines yet again for his gun-rights advocacy in early December 2012, after publicly attacking sportscaster Bob Costas for proclaiming a need for greater gun control in the United States. Costas had publicly discussed the topic during the Kansas City Chiefs-Carolina Panthers football game on December 2, 2012, in reference to the recent death of Kansas City Chief player Jovan Belcher, who committed suicide by shooting himself. Via Twitter, Nugent disparaged the broadcaster's comments and vehemently proclaimed his support for gun ownership. Among several statements, Nugent wrote, "We thought Bob Costas was smarter than that. Only fools blame tools instead of human failings. Shame Bob."
Throughout his career, Nugent has served on the boards of more than two dozen political and charitable associations, including the National Rifle Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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