Army drums Ted Nugent out of concert
Politico reports that rocker Ted Nugent has been knocked off a summer concert roster by U.S. Army officials at Fort Knox, Ky. Officials cited Nugent’s recent remarks against President Obama that prompted a Secret Service visit.
In related news, a Nugent concert in Bangor, Maine, will go on as scheduled this summer despite objections by two city councilors. The Associated Press reported they had expressed concern about the musician’s comments.
Councilor Charlie Longo said anyone who would make such “threatening comments” didn’t belong in Bangor. Councilor Joseph Baldacci said Nugent’s “threatening verbal conduct” was not constitutionally protected.
The Bangor Daily News quoted concert promoter Alex Gray as saying the Secret Service had concluded Nugent’s comments were protected free speech.