Ted Nugent: ‘I Never Drank Alcohol Or Smoked Any Dope’

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In a recent conversation with, Ted Nugent shared his experience touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd in the 1970s, revealing a unique aspect of their interactions.

Reflecting on his time with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nugent praised the band’s authenticity and musical prowess. However, due to his sober lifestyle, Nugent mentioned that his interactions with the band outside of performances were limited. Nonetheless, he expressed admiration for their talent and the camaraderie they shared during gigs.

After the passing of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s founder, Gary Rossington, Nugent honored him on his show, the Nightly Nuge, highlighting Rossington’s contributions to music and his strong work ethic. Nugent recounted a touching moment when he supported Lynyrd Skynyrd in the aftermath of the tragic plane crash in 1977. Despite the heartbreak and challenges the band faced, Nugent and his team stepped up, offering to extend their performances and donating all proceeds to support the families affected by the accident.

Nugent’s generosity and solidarity with Lynyrd Skynyrd continued years later when he joined them on stage during their Edge of Forever Tour from 1999 to 2002, showcasing the enduring bond between musicians and their shared commitment to music.

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