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Comedic author Kinky Friedman loses latest bid for political office in Texas

Comedic author Kinky Friedman loses latest bid for political office in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 (UPI) --Country singer and writer Richard "Kinky" Friedman lost his bid for Texas political office, this time in the Democratic primary for commissioner of agriculture.
Frances Burns
Texas town pays Ted Nugent $16,250 not to play at Fourth of July celebration

Texas town pays Ted Nugent $16,250 not to play at Fourth of July celebration

March 24 (UPI) -- Longview, Texas changed its mind about Ted Nugent and paid him $16,250, half his performance fee, to not play at the town's Fourth of July celebration.
Evan Bleier

Ted Nugent apologizes for calling Obama a 'subhuman mongrel'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Rock star turned right-wing activist Ted Nugent said he apologizes, but not necessarily to U.S. President Barack Obama, for calling Obama a "subhuman mongrel."

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Ted Nugent's wife says she brought gun to airport by accident

Ted Nugent's wife says she brought gun to airport by accident

DALLAS, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Rocker Ted Nugent's wife, Shemane Deziel, says she didn't mean to bring a gun into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport this week.
Ted Nugent's wife Shemane arrested in Dallas

Ted Nugent's wife Shemane arrested in Dallas

DALLAS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Ted Nugent's wife, Shemane Deziel, was arrested Thursday after she allegedly brought a gun into a terminal at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TMZ said.

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GOP Rep. told to take down 'failometer'

GOP Rep. told to take down 'failometer'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- House Republican leaders have told Rep. Steve Stockman to take down from a hallway a 10-foot wide sign critical of President Barack Obama.

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Nugent invited to Obama speech

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A Republican congressman from Texas says he invited gun-advocate rock musician Ted Nugent to be his guest at President Obama's State of the Union address.
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Discovery cancels reality show 'American Guns,' drops Nugent

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Discovery Channel says it has not renewed "American Guns," won't air reruns from its past two seasons and will no longer feature gun advocate Ted Nugent.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
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Army cancels Nugent appearance

FORT KNOX, Ky., April 22 (UPI) -- Army officials say they've canceled a scheduled appearance by rocker Ted Nugent at a Kentucky post over his recent comments about President Obama.
Nugent cuts deal on illegal hunting

Nugent cuts deal on illegal hunting

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 20 (UPI) -- Heavy metal guitarist Ted Nugent has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors admitting he violated federal law limiting hunting of black bears in Alaska.
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Ted Nugent performs in concert at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater in Pompano Beach, Florida on July 7, 2006. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent ( /tɛd ˈnuːdʒɨnt/; born December 13, 1948) is an American guitarist, musician, vocalist, author, and activist. From Detroit, Michigan, he originally gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes, before embarking on a lengthy solo career. He is also noted for his conservative political views and his ardent defense of hunting and gun ownership rights.

Nugent was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Marion Dorothy (née Johnson) and Warren Henry Nugent. He moved to Palatine, Illinois as a teenager, and has two brothers: John and Jeffrey. Raised Catholic, Nugent has mentioned his ties with the Christian faith many times during interviews, and has stated that he regularly attends church. He attended St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Nugent has released more than 34 albums, and has sold a career total of 30 million records. He was known throughout his early career in the 1970s for using Fender amps, a large part of his signature sound, and is now also famous for playing the hollow Gibson Byrdland guitar. Gibson Guitar Corporation has developed a model named for him.

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