Nugent latest act to join Rock to the Rescue lineup

2013-11-27T07:45:00Z 2013-11-27T08:47:09Z Nugent latest act to join Rock to the Rescue lineupBy Dan Craft |
November 27, 2013 7:45 am  • 

BLOOMINGTON — The concert bill continues to grow for next week’s Rock to the Rescue fundraising event at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

Veteran Detroit rocker Ted Nugent, aka the Motor City Madman, is the latest addition, joining the list led by REO Speedwagon and Styx.

The news of Nugent's participation comes fast on the heels of five more additions on Monday — comedian Larry the Cable Guy, singer Richard Marx and a trio of bands, Survivor, Head East and B-N’s own Brushville.

The concert, which starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 4, is a fundraiser for victims of the Nov. 17 storms and tornadoes that ravaged Washington and other areas.

Tickets are $28 to $58, and still available via the Coliseum box office and Ticketmaster.

Nugent is no stranger to either the Coliseum or the REO/Styx camp.

The famously outspoken rocker headlined a Coliseum show in 2007 then returned to the area two years ago for a date at Pontiac’s short-lived Crystal Palace.

Nugent has been allied with REO and Styx the past two summers as part of the Midwest Rock ’n Roll Express Tour.

He also performed with the band as part of the Rock to the Rescue concert held in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year.

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  1. Schleswig-Holstein
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    Schleswig-Holstein - December 01, 2013 6:14 am
    You must have a fever. A Cat Scratch Fever
  2. Nickit
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    Nickit - December 01, 2013 4:47 am
    Ted the self professed serial pedophile.
  3. rushtojudgement
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    rushtojudgement - November 28, 2013 8:04 am
    Does everything have to be political with bloggers? Think about why this concert is being held?? Period!
  4. Dixie Weaver
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    Dixie Weaver - November 28, 2013 8:02 am
    A lot of hate from liberals.
  5. exrepub
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    exrepub - November 28, 2013 5:02 am
    I wish we could go back and check out exactly what the truth about Clinton was/is. Based on the bunk they have made up or created about Obama I imagine much of it was a republican fairy tale which we all bought hook, line and sinker. I have been watching Hillary and her behavior during the time she ran against Obama and was Secretary of State. Actually her actions didn't match the republican accusations either. I remember her stating early on that she didn't realize the press and the other party would be so vindictive and hateful. At the time I thought she was deserving what she was receiving. But was she? Remember actions speak louder than words especially when they are coming from the Ted Nugents of the world. And when you go back and check many of the same accusations were leveled against her that they use against Obama. How coincidental is that unless the one making them up is using the same outline. I like Hillary much better after watching what she does rather than listening to a bunch of republicans make up stories about her. In my opinion a few dollars gotten to improve your image doesn't do away with the awful behavior you have entered into. Why didn't Nugent just write a check and stay home where apparently he is appreciated. They only need to remember the name Dixie Chicks and realize that your words matter. And respect and honesty still matter to some.
  6. exrepub
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    exrepub - November 28, 2013 4:51 am
    Yep. He just took the bloom off the rose. There are plenty of causes with people of values that one can support.
  7. exrepub
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    exrepub - November 28, 2013 4:50 am
    Right and it is because of people like Ted Nugent that you can't stand President Obama.
  8. exrepub
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    exrepub - November 28, 2013 4:49 am
    Add Ted Nugent to that. Who would want to go to see him? He is like Miley Cyrus. She cooked her last goose.
  9. Schleswig-Holstein
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    Schleswig-Holstein - November 28, 2013 3:06 am
    Will there be a sleeveless shirt section at the Judy dome?
  10. yosemite sam
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    yosemite sam - November 28, 2013 1:23 am
    Didn't Nugent vow to kill Obama or be in jail if Obama was reelected. Why isn't he in jail like he promised?
  11. SDog
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    SDog - November 27, 2013 9:21 pm
    This reminds me of an episode of "Married With Children" where the Geezers of Rock were coming to town. This is a very good cause but c'mon, Larry the Cable Guy and Richard Marx? Haven't people suffered enough?
  12. Clintonian
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    Clintonian - November 27, 2013 8:56 pm
    Wonder if you thought that way when you voted for Bill Clinton(twice)
  13. Michelle23
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    Michelle23 - November 27, 2013 8:34 pm
    Omg! I'm going! I don't care for Nugent either but I'll stomach him for however long he's on! Aaaaaaand a lil' nameless birdie told me that he may not be the last to the line up!
  14. Corporations_r_the_Socialists
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    Corporations_r_the_Socialists - November 27, 2013 5:17 pm
    Yes, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga , an Elvis Impersonator, a Mime ...would all be infinitely better than Nugent.
  15. mestizo
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    mestizo - November 27, 2013 4:23 pm
    I will send money without attending the concert.
  16. masteryoda
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    masteryoda - November 27, 2013 12:04 pm
    To those who complain that Ted Nugent is going to play, lets remember this is for charity and not for him making a dime. Nugent has ties to Mclean County and spends a lot of time around here during hunting season.

    I am not a fan of Larry the Cable guy or Richard Marx, but it won't stop me from supporting a good cause and going. Lets leave the politics at home for one night and fill the arena and show our support for those who are trying to get back on their feet after this horrible tragedy.

    I even welcome Obama to come and show his support even though I can't stand him. What ever it takes to sell this event out and help others.
  17. 2tired
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    2tired - November 27, 2013 9:29 am
    He is coming to Illinois to give a show that his not being paid for, the money raised is going to Illinois Tornado victoms. There is Plenty of other entertainers from Illinois that is not giving this state a time of day, let alone a concert. Like him or not agree with his polictal views at least he is doing something to help. Unlike most others
  18. mestizo
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    mestizo - November 27, 2013 9:06 am
    The lineup was actually sounding pretty good for this old rocker, until today's news that Ted Nugent is joining the act. Thanks but no thanks. I'm staying home now. I don't want to see a man who threatened the life of the President of the United States of America If Barack Obama was re-elected and got away with it. My politics are too moderate to consider him as an entertainer.
  19. Schleswig-Holstein
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    Schleswig-Holstein - November 27, 2013 8:40 am
    Grandpa? Would you rather see Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga ? You Tube
  20. Grandpa Sam
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    Grandpa Sam - November 27, 2013 8:15 am
    Tell the draft dodger to sit on an arrow & stay home! We have enough Illinois people who have offered that are Americans & love the country! Not a pot-stirring radical!!

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