Out Now: Ted Nugent Roars with New Album ‘Detroit Muscle,’ ft. a New “Star-Spangled Banner” Recording


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The Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent, returned to action today, April 29, with a brand new studio album titled Detroit Muscle.

A news release states that the record contains “11 tracks of pure rock ‘n’ roll” with 10 of those written by “The Nuge” himself. The other track, naturally, is a new rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner.

Nugent had been flexing some of that Detroit Muscle in recent weeks in the form of a few pre-release singles, such as the thematically aggressive “Come And Take It”:

And “American Campfire,” which has a video featuring an American flag rippling in the wind, meat being grilled on the barbecue and other similar imagery:

“Born in the mighty Motor City in 1948, I was engulfed in authoritative dynamic grinding musicality that imprinted on my very soul, and this record maximizes the accumulation and lifetime celebration of that energy,” said Ted Nugent of the album in a statement. “Propelled by the animal grooves of rhythmgodz Greg Smith and Jason Hartless, my guitar remains fully erect every time I fondle her! I have never had so much fun celebrating Chuck Berry’s vision!”

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The track listing, as well as Nugent’s upcoming tour schedule:

1. Detroit Muscle
2. Come and Take It
3. Born in the Motor City
4. American Campfire
5. Drivin’ Blind
6. Just Leave Me Alone
7. Alaska
8. Winter Spring Summer Fall
9. Leave the Lights On
10. Feedback GrindFIRE
11. Star spangled Banner

Detroit Muscle 2022 tour:

7/15 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
7/16 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
7/17 – Fort Myers, FL – Barbara Mann Performing Arts Hall
7/19 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
7/22 – Waukesha, WI – Waukesha County Fair
7/23 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
7/24 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
7/25 – Des Plaines, IL – Des Plaines Theatre
7/27 – Ardmore, OK – Heritage Hall
7/28 – Tulsa, OK – Skyline Event Center at Osage Casino
7/29 – Fort Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s Texas
7/30 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
7/31 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen Music Hall

8/2 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
8/4 – Albert Lea, MN – Freeborn County Fair
8/5 – Wichita, KS – Kansas Star Casino (Arena)
8/6 – Kansas City, MO – Star Pavilion at Ameristar Casino
8/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theatre
8/10 – Owensboro, KY – River Park Center
8/11 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
8/12 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
8/13 – Detroit (Sterling Heights), MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/14 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theatre
8/15 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theatre
8/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre
8/18 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
8/19 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
8/20 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
8/21 – Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center
8/23 – Lexington, MI – Lexington Village Theatre
8/25 – Memphis, TN – Soundstage at Graceland
8/26 – Forney, TX – Spellman Amphitheater
8/27 – Fredericksburg, TX – Backyard Amphitheater



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