Multi-platinum guitar legend Ted Nugent releases a brand new full-length album – his first in four years – THE MUSIC MADE ME DO IT, out today via Round Hill Records. The album features Greg Smith (Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow) on bass, Jason Hartless (Joe Lynn Turner, Mitch Ryder) on drums, and the Motor City Madman himself on lead guitar and vocals. Accompanying the CD is a bonus DVD, LIVE AT FREEDOM HILL, an electrifying full-length concert captured at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The album is available now everywhere music is sold.
THE MUSIC MADE ME DO IT is already receiving rave reviews from the press with My Global Mind confirming Nugent’s “uncanny ability to blend soul-crushing guitar riffs and well-crafted lyrics with sheer primal instinct”. Check out the recently-released live music video for title track, “The Music Made Me Do It” here and click here to access Nugent discussing the new album. The video was shot at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California during Nugent’s summer tour and showcases the raw energy of his legendary live performances.
Of the THE MUSIC MADE ME DO IT, Nugent avowed, “The music made me do it in 1955. The music made me do it in 1965. The music made me do it in 1975. The music made me do it in 1985, 1995, 2005, and 2018. Not a damn thing you can do about it and who the hell would want to. Celebrate American shitkicker soul rock ‘n’ roll like you mean it.”
Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock n’ roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums and performing in excess of 6,700 (and counting!) high-octane live shows. As a budding musician, Nugent was strongly influenced by Chuck Berry and Bo Diddly, and knew he wanted to pursue that type of sound and attitude. Early bands, The Royal Highboys, and The Lourds, paved the way for the Amboy Dukes – and their psychedelic JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE MIND kicked young Ted’s career into hyper drive. The axe maniac soon broke out as a solo artist, where the guitarist’s prodigious talent, earshattering volume and over-the-top stage antics quickly earned him the moniker of Motor City Madman.
Cranking out hits like CAT SCRATCH FEVER, JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED, FREE FOR ALL and the iconic STRANGLEHOLD, Ted Nugent garnered international acclaim and truly hit his stride, becoming one of the top-grossing tour acts in America. His no-holds-barred career now spans six decades of multi-platinum hits. The ultimate Road Warrior, touring and recording continue at Ted’s breakneck pace. Nugent and his inimitable sound have been featured on VH1’s Behind the Music, A & E’s Biography and more. He was recently named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive.