Nugent meets with Secret Service, sees concert cancellations
Ted Nugent was scheduled to headline a June 23 Fort Knox concert, but plans have changed. Less than 48 hours after Ted Nugent said he would be “dead or in jail by this time next year” if President Obama is re-elected, Fort Knox officials decided a performance by Ted Nugent wouldn’t be necessary.
Ted Nugent was scheduled to play with REO Speedwagon and Styx at the U.S. Army post, but “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,” said a post on the Fort Knox Facebook page. Two city councilmen in Maine have now called for the cancellation of a Ted Nugent show that is scheduled for July 8.
His comments led him to be questioned by Secret Service officers on Thursday, as any threat to the President is illegal. According to reports, the agents that spoke with Ted Nugent were satisfied that he had no intent to harm the President. Ted Nugent said the meeting was a “good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. The meeting could not have gone better.”
Ted Nugent is also in trouble with the Alaskan government and “has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine, serve probation and record a public service announcement as part of a deal to plead guilty to transporting an illegally killed black bear in Alaska, according to court document obtained by CNN,” wrote the Detroit Free Press. According to report, Ted Nugent was filming for his Outdoor Channel TV show Spirit of the Wild when he killed the black bear with a bow and arrow. The problems lies with the fact that he had wounded another bear just days before; Alaska only allows licensed hunters to “bag” one bear per hunting season and wounding a bear counts towards the bagging limit.