Fort Knox Cancels Ted Nugent Concert
Removed from summer lineup after threatening remarks about ObamaApril 21, 2012 6:19 PM ETTed Nugent performs at the House Of Blues in Chicago.Lyle A. Waisman/Getty Images
Fort Knox has cancelled Ted Nugent’s appearance at its annual summer concert, following the rocker’s incendiary comments about President Obama.
Nugent had been scheduled to headline the June 23rd concert at the Kentucky military base, along with REO Speedwagon and Styx. But the controversy he attracted last week when he told a group of NRA supporters that he would be “dead or in jail” next year if Obama was reelected did not sit well with Fort Knox’s leadership.
“After learning of opening act Ted Nugent’s recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation,” read an announcement posted to Fort Knox’s Facebook page on Thursday afternoon.
That same day, the Motor City Madman was called in for a meeting with the Secret Service to address his perceived threats against the President.
It’s been an eventful week for the rocker and gun-rights advocate. On Friday, Reuters reports, he agreed to plead guilty to a federal wildlife violation charge dating back to May 2009, when he exceeded a black bear hunting limit in Alaska.
The Nuge is supposed to be at a couple county fairs in Wisconsin this summer. Should be interesting …