Greg Prato wrote this nice bio on Ted:
Ted Nugent is a stalwart American hard rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is as divisive as he is legendary. Throughout his lengthy career, the Motor City Madman has reveled in the controversy and criticism that always seem to follow in his path — his pro-right-wing beliefs and pro-gun advocacy have caused condemnation from his detractors — but his wildman persona and knack for penning arena rock anthems made him one of the biggest rock stars of the late ’70s and early ’80s.
Emerging in the 1960s with the psych-rock combo the Amboy Dukes, who scored big in 1968 with the single “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” Nugent eventually went solo, issuing multi-platinum albums like Cat Scratch Fever and Double Live Gonzo!After finding success in the early ’90s with the rock supergroup Damn Yankees, Nugent began exploring other media outlets, starring in his own outdoor television program, hosting reality shows, and becoming a prominent voice in the right-wing community, even going so far as to hint at presidential aspirations. During this time he also continued to perform live and release new material like 2007’s Love Grenade, 2014’s Shutup & Jam!, and 2018’s Music Made Me Do It.