Motor City Madman Ted Nugent releases his brand new single Come and Take It (see the lyric video below). The song is a powerful, patriotic rock anthem that reminds Americans of our sacred 1rst and 2nd Amendment rights. Rights that Nugent promotes each and every day. Come and Take It is the first single from the upcoming album Detroit Muscle, which is slated for release this spring on April 29th.
When asked what inspired the new single, Nugent had this to say, “Being the all-time gonzo progenitor of love songs that I am, it is only fitting that I unleash the All-American defiant battle hymn from we the people to punks who dare tread on us. Do you feel the love! Come and take it at your own risk.”
Nugent is primed for the release of Detroit Muscle. He notes, “The mighty Motor City is forever globally known as the epicenter of the ultimate high energy soul-music firestorm, and everybody desperately needs a suckerpunch of Detroit Muscle now more than ever. Relax, it’s good for you. ”
Track listing for Detroit Muscle is as follows: 

1. Detroit Muscle
2. Come and Take It
3. Born in the Motor City
4. American Campfire
5. Drivin’ Blind
6. Just Leave Me Alone
7. Alaska
8. WinterSpring SummerFall
9. Leave the Lights On
10. Feedback GrindFire
11. Starspangled Banner
Stream Come and Take It now on all digital platforms by going here and pre-save Detroit Muscle here.
Detroit Muscle is available for pre-order on CD, vinyl, and has special t-shirt bundles. To pre-order, visit: https://www.pavementmusic.com/campaign/ted-nugent/.
Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history, selling more than 40 million albums, performing more than 6,750 high-octane concerts, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Cranking out hits like Cat Scratch Fever, Great White Buffalo, Free for All, Fred Bear and the iconic Stranglehold, he has garnered international acclaim. For all things Nuge, visit tednugent.com.
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  1. While Dana is right that Rage Against the Machine is certainly a political band, they have never presented themselves as anything but that. That’s not comparable with how Ted Nugent has gone from talking about rocking out with some wang dang sweet poontang to shoving his 2nd amendment fanboying in our ears and down our throats. I don’t care about Ted’s viewpoints any more than he cares about mine. I just want to rock n’ roll, so spare me the political preaching.

    1. Sorry Jeff, but I respectfully disagree.

      Nugent can do whatever he likes, it is your job as the consumer to decide if you like the product he is making or not. Rage Against The Machine presenting themselves as a political band from the getgo means diddly squat.

      There are endless examples of musicians that morph and change their sound, as well their image. A perfect example is John Lennon. He went from being a mop top, to an acid experimenting musician, in which the sound of the entire band changed and then being a long haired hippie, who became very political. So, just because he started out singing “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah” means he can’t sing about “revolution” and stage a bed in for peace? That ludicrous.

      Thankfully, while my favorite band Judas Priest has never really been political, they have often changed their sound and appearance, from album to album. Who would have ever predicted that a band that wrote Victim of Changes would be using drum machines, experimenting with electronica and singing a song called Turbo Lover?

      It’s not like Nugent has ever censored himself. As a matter of fact, he is has been very vocal about who he is, and where he stands, for many decades. So, again, he can do whatever he pleases, and you as the buyer, are entitled to do the same.

      Finally, in my humble opinion, I think politics should left out of all forms of entertainment and sports. There are many other avenues for these artists to express their opinions, and I think that is where they should do it, not at their “jobs,” so to speak. This is simply my personal opinion, but to each their own.

    2. Why is it ok for Bono, Sting, Tom Morono, even that crazy bitch Madonna to express themselves (no pun intended) but when Nugent does it, everybody has a problem with it? The majority of Ted’s songs are not politically driven, especially the early stuff, just good ol fashioned sex, cars, and rock n’ roll! I don’t like politics in music either, no matter who it is, and I’ll admit this song is pretty bad, I get where Ted is coming from and totally feel his frustration, but this song sucks, it sounds like it was written in 5 minutes, or less, the music, the sound, I expect more from the Motor City Madman.

    3. Dana, I 100% agree! All entertainers should keep politics out of their “jobs” and/or when they are representing their art. Us fans enjoy these entertainers to escape from the “real world”, not to be reminded of it.

    4. Rattle,

      I agree 1,000%. Most people use these mediums as an escape from life’s worries and complications. As far as I am concerned, that is all is should be, play/sing/act and shut up-LOL!!!

  2. Sounds like it’s the B side to kid rock’s song. Without being political, I like ted’s earlier stuff, and he’s a good guitarist, but this song does stink and I never stop listening to someone’s music because of their politics or what they say, but Ted’s making tough.

  3. Dana, the problem with leaving politics out of all forms of entertainment and sports is we’d lose all those great songs from Edwin Starr’s “War” to Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are a-Changin’ and ‘Blowin’ In the Wind” to CCR’s ‘Fortunate Son’ and even John Lennon’s ‘Imagine.’ I want there to be room for both The Clash and AC/DC.

    The Rage Against the Machine comparison is appropriate because they never portrayed themselves as anything but an overtly political and message driven band. They didn’t morph into it the way Lennon did, and to put it bluntly, a lot of Lennon’s post-Beatles music is pretty damn unlistenable (thanks, Yoko!).

    Nugent has changed his tune to thrown in his own political agenda along with the working hard/playing hard music of “Stranglehold”, “Great White Buffalo” and “Free-For-All.” Okay, so he doesn’t have to stay one thing or play one way for the rest of his life, but nobody can tell me “Come and Take It” isn’t meant to be MAGA music.

    There’s a lane for politics in rock, and it doesn’t have to all be by or for liberals, but preaching and proselytizing is something else entirely. Nugent has every right to express his politics and if he wants to use his music as an outlet for it, I agree that’s up to him. Nobody is suggesting he should be censored. But I get to vote with my wallet and I’ll keep it in my pocket and put the old Nugent hits on ‘shuffle’ in my Spotify playlist instead.


    1. Of course you do, and that is the great thing about free choice, Capitalism and consumerism.

      However, again, I will agree to respectfully disagree about politics in entertainment, see my comment to Rattle below-LOL!

    2. 49er, I’m not bothered by politics or controversial topics as lyrical content in songs. All artists have messages in their songs. But I’m am bothered when these musicians start expressing their opinions in interviews, speeches, etc…while representing their art, such as at a music convention, awards event, music related interview, etc….

    3. For me, it is the soap boxing, sanctimony, lecturing and guilt tripping, that I despise most.

      I am especially offended when musicians incorporate it into their live shows, whether it be by vocal posturing to a captive audience, or showing video that accompanies the song with messages, or provocative images. Sometimes these messages can be downright offensive and racist, see Roger Waters, whom I always loathed, and his reported anti-Semitic imagery during his The Wall tours.

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