Ted Nugent

In consideration of Ted Nugent, the question for liberals is: Can you separate the politics from the performer? It's a good question. Dude hunts, and has precious little but scorn for Democratic politicians. In his famous song "Kiss My A--," the roster of tush bussers has included Boutros Boutros-Ghali (former secretary-general of the United Nations). Then he fires up his guitar, and you think, "Well, politics shouldn't be part of music anyhow." "Stranglehold," "Cat Scratch Fever" and "Paralyzed" are but a few of the songs that Nugent has ripped to fame and glory. He's a guitar hero's guitar hero and still worth seeing, as long as you can leave your politics at home and rock out. <br><br><b> 10 p.m. Saturday, Ridgefest, 6252 Birmingham St., Chicago Ridge. $5 and $10; chicagoridge.org</b>
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In consideration of Ted Nugent, the question for liberals is: Can you separate the politics from the performer? It's a good question. Dude hunts, and has precious little but scorn for Democratic politicians. In his famous song "Kiss My A--," the roster of tush bussers has included Boutros Boutros-Ghali (former secretary-general of the United Nations). Then he fires up his guitar, and you think, "Well, politics shouldn't be part of music anyhow." "Stranglehold," "Cat Scratch Fever" and "Paralyzed" are but a few of the songs that Nugent has ripped to fame and glory. He's a guitar hero's guitar hero and still worth seeing, as long as you can leave your politics at home and rock out.

10 p.m. Saturday, Ridgefest, 6252 Birmingham St., Chicago Ridge. $5 and $10; chicagoridge.org

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