Today (6/9) multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT premiered the first single “She’s Gone” featuring Sammy Hagar–off his new studio album SHUTUP&JAM! (out Tuesday, July 8 on Frontiers Records)–on ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.com, listen here: http://bit.ly/1o5E7y1.
Special guest Sammy Hagar brings his vocal power to “She’s Gone” for an epic lead vocal duet with NUGENT. The song also features a special performance from one of the most respected drummers in rock, Johnny “Bee” Badanjek of the legendary Detroit band Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. SHUTUP&JAM! marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years. NUGENT leads the pack of renowned musicians, handling guitar and vocal duties, alongside bassist Greg Smith, drummer Mick Brown and longtime musical cohort guitarist/vocalist Derek St. Holmes. SHUTUP&JAM! is available now for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. “She’s Gone” is available as an instant grat on iTunes for fans who pre-order the album there (for those who don’t know, this means the song will automatically download to their iTunes once they complete the pre-order purchase).
NUGENT declares, “My guitar has never gently weeped, but she does suckerpunch me mercilessly at regular intervals. ‘She’s Gone’ is just another example of what we do together every day after I complete my ranch chores at home in Texas, and the MotorCity soulmusic slugfest erupts into spiritual love songs like this. Sammy Hagar said he wasn’t interested in writing or singing any more pop songs, so he fell in love with this masterpiece jammout instantly. Clearly Sammy and I deserve each other. And she’s gone.”
HAGAR shares of his involvement on the track “She’s Gone”: “When I first heard Ted’s demo of this song, I immediately responded with ‘I’m in.’ Ted’s ripping the guitar like the days of old…very inspiring to sing to a track like that—old-school blues riff, hard edged rock ‘n roll on fire!!!”
To coincide with the release of SHUTUP&JAM!, TED has announced that he’s packing up and hitting the road. This past weekend (6/7) he joined Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Volbeat and other rock titans at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Now he’s gearing up for his national headlining tour that kicks off July 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (full tour itinerary below). Ticket info for all shows is available at https://tour.tednugent.com.
Check out TED NUGENT’s “SHUTUP&JAM! TOUR” in the following cities:
|Sat||6/7||Norje (Sölvesborg), Sweden||Sweden Rock Festival|
|Thu||7/3||Wichita Falls, TX||Wichita Falls Memorial Auditorium|
|Fri||7/4||Santa Fe, NM||CamelRock Casino|
|Sat||7/5||Oklahoma City, OK||Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City|
|Sun||7/6||New Braunfels, TX||River Road Ice House|
|Tue||7/8||Phoenix, AZ||Celebrity Theatre|
|Wed||7/9||Ramona, CA||Ramona Mainstage|
|Thu||7/10||Prescott Valley, AZ||Tim’s Toyota Center|
|Fri||7/11||The Canyon Club||Agoura Hills, CA|
|Sat||7/12||Las Vegas, NV||Orleans Hotel & Casino|
|Sun||7/13||Anaheim, CA||City National Grove of Anaheim|
|Mon||7/14||Anaheim, CA||City National Grove of Anaheim|
|*Thu||7/17||Council Bluffs, IA||Mid-America Center|
|Fri||7/18||Merrillville, IN||Star Plaza Theatre|
|Sat||7/19||Detroit, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|Mon||7/21||Huntington, NY||The Paramount|
|Tue||7/22||Montclair, NJ||The Wellmont Theater|
|Wed||7/23||Jim Thorpe, PA||Penn’s Peak|
|Thu||7/24||Columbus, OH||Newport Music Hall|
|Fri||7/25||Morgantown, WV||MountainFest at Mylan Park|
|Sat||7/26||Oshkosh, WI||Leach Amphitheater at Riverside Park|
|Sun||7/27||Medina, MN||Medina Entertainment Center|
|Tue||7/29||Kansas City, MO||Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland|
|Wed||7/30||Englewood, CO||Gothic Theatre|
|Thu||7/31||Salt Lake City, UT||The Depot|
|Fri||8/1||Sheridan, WY||Trails End Concert Park|
|Sat||8/2||Tacoma, WA||Emerald Queen Casino|
|Sun||8/3||Tacoma, WA||Emerald Queen Casino|
|Wed||8/6||Sturgis, SD||Full Throttle Saloon|
|Fri||8/8||Maumee, OH||NW Ohio Rib-Off at Lucas County Fairgrounds|
|Sat||8/9||Oxford, OH||Indian Creek Amphitheatre|
|Mon||8/11||North Myrtle Beach, SC||House of Blues|
|Tue||8/12||Lake Buena Vista, FL||House of Blues|
|Thu||8/14||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|Fri||8/15||Biloxi, MS||Hard Rock Live|
|Sat||8/16||Fort Worth, TX||Billy Bob’s Texas|
*denotes opening for Hank Williams Jr.
About TED NUGENT:
NUGENT has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Hailing from Detroit, the guitarist’s prodigious talents, earshattering volume & over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned Young Ted the moniker of “Motor City Madman,” along with international acclaim.
Recognized as the world’s leading guitar showman, NUGENT’s no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multiplatinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes’ “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick) and “Cat Scratch Fever” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time), Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough” and cult classic “Fred Bear” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin).
NUGENT was recently named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive. For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, TED delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A TED NUGENT show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!