Ted Nugent is about to take his Gibson Byrdland into the studio for a new album, hot on the heels of his forthcoming live album and DVD, Ultralive Ballisticrock, which is due for release on October 22.
Speaking with Bravewords.com's Martin Popoff, The Nuge says he's preparing to hit the studio in February or March 2014. "Your cravings for real, American, rhythm and blues, driven rock ‘n’ roll will be very, very happy when you hear my new songs," Nugent told Popoff. "I have some killer licks and riffs and powerhouses, and we love the music. We can’t wait to record. We’ll all be in the studio by February."
Popoff recently released Epic Ted Nugent, the detailed story of Nugent's music ("and emphatically not the rest of it," Popoff notes), from the Amboy Dukes through to his "bloodthirsty revival marked by the Craveman and Love Grenade albums." The book But tells the story of Nugent's classic, celebrated albums with Epic Records: Ted Nugent, Free For All, Cat Scratch Fever, Double Live Gonzo!, Weekend Warriors, State Of Shock, Scream Dream and Intensities In 10 Cities.
Ultralive Ballisticrock was filmed on August 14, 2011 at Penn's Peak during Nugent's I Still Believe tour. It'll be available as a 2CD+DVD deluxe edition, DVD, Blu-Ray and as a digital download. In addition to Nugent on guitar and vocals it features Derek St. Holmes (rhythm guitarist and the voice of "Stranglehold"), bass player Greg Smith (Rainbow) drummer Mick Brown (Dokken).