Schlock-Wire: Martin Popoff’s Latest Hard Rock Biography Is EPIC TED NUGENT

Ted Nugent has been in the news a lot lately as a political firebrand.  It’s hard to remember that there was a time when he was actually famous for music but he was.  In fact, he recorded some popular and influential hard rock that played  a big role in shaping the American side of this genre – and metal scribe Martin Popoff has tackled the career of music of Deadly Tedly in Epic Ted Nugent.  He interviewed Nugent extensively for the book as well as all the key band members, management, etc.  Read on for all the demented Detroit-rocker details, including info on how to order…

Martin Popoff here, with news of what I think is my most doggone best, funniest, most action-packed band biography yet…

Epic Ted Nugent!

Guys, now usually I just give you the back cover text but first a little heart-to-heart. I loved doing this book. Ted was my first concert back in ’76 and the guy just makes me happy. As well, Ted’s an amazing interview and one of the ones I had with him, is like one of the most outrageous I’ve ever seen, and it’s all here. Plus other chats with him, lots of Derek, and what was quite possibly the last interview dear Cliff Davies gave before his suicide in April ’08. But dudes, there’s the legendary David Krebs, Lew Futterman, a couple of Amboy Dukes, Don Branker of Cal Jam, lotsa Tom Werman, some Charlie, Rob, lots of research… if this ain’t my best book, then certainly it’s second to the BOC or tied with the UFO. And it’s long – 292 pages, with the pictures not too big, and there’s like 200 of those.

So yeah, as the back cover blurb sez… Ted Nugent… hear the Whackmaster roar!

The Tedinator, Deadly Tedly, The Whackmaster or simply The Nuge… guitarin’ Detroit gunslinger Ted Nugent goes by many names, but his riff-mad rock ‘n’ roll speaks for itself.

This is the detailed story of the man’s music (and emphatically not the rest of it), from the Amboy Dukes through to his bloodthirsty revival marked by the Craveman and Love Grenade albums—all men play on ten, indeed!

But above else, it is the story of his classic, celebrated albums with Epic Records, namely Ted Nugent, Free For All, Cat Scratch Fever, Double Live Gonzo!, Weekend Warriors, State Of Shock, Scream Dream and Intensities In 10 Cities… all so much furious fun we hadda name ‘em all.

Telling the Tedly tale, offering all manner of fresh perspective in interviews with the author, is Ted himself, along with major players in the story such as Derek St. Holmes, Rob Grange, Cliff Davies, Lew Futterman, David Krebs and Tom Werman.

Immerse yourself in Martin’s celebrated record by record analysis and emerge out the other end of this thick yet fast-paced tome as a renewed soldier in Ted’s army. Still alive and well… still raising hell!

Price including shipping:

US orders: $35.00 US funds

Int’l orders (all books go air): $45.00 Cdn. funds

Canadian orders: $37.00 Cdn. funds

PayPal happily accepted. Ask me if you’d like a PayPal invoice (please indicate what country you are in), or just do yer usual and direct funds to

Sweet postage savings to be had for multiple orders (or two of pretty much anything – long story, ask me!) for overseas, or for US and Canada , any three or even four books at once. But two is the magic number for Europe .

Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to:

Martin Popoff

P.O. Box 65208 , 358 Danforth Ave.

Toronto , Ontario , Canada M4K 2Z2

Email me at with any further questions, and see for descriptions, cover art and ordering info for my other available 30 or so books (and no, this one won’t be there for another week or so, BUT YES, THEY ARE IN MY OFFICE READY TO SHIP).

See for info on my 39 books.

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Martin Popoff, PO Box 65208 , 358 Danforth Ave. , Toronto , Ontario M4K 2Z2

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