Ted Nugent says that Donald Trump came up with the title of his next studio album.
The outspoken conservative rocker, who was a fervent supporter of the former U.S. president, discussed his plans for a new LP during a Facebook Live stream on Saturday.
Insisting that he loves making music more than ever, Nugent said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I play my guitar every day. I love what I'm doing. I love my new songs.
"A lot of people go, 'How come you don't make albums?' Two years ago, 2019, I made a killer record. It's called 'The Music Made Me Do It'. [Editor's note: The album actually came out in November 2018.] It's got monster, killer songs on it. But there's no music industry. You've gotta be some dirtbag on parole, singing garbage pop music, or what they call country music, [which] isn't even really country music; it's pop music —like cartoon music. I can't stand the new music.
"I like soulful, high-energy, defiant, sexy, grinding rhythm-and-blues rock and roll," he continued. "And me and Greg Smith and Jason Hartless, we still make that shit. And we're gonna do another record coming up in May and June.
"President Donald Trump titled my new record. My new record will be called Ted Nugent 'Handsome Devil'."
Leading up to last year's presidential election, Nugent teamed up with Donald Trump Jr. on the campaign trail.
Ted has called Trump "the greatest president in our lifetime," and has said that the billionaire real estate mogul represents "the heart and soul of the best American families out there."
Released via Round Hill Records, "The Music Made Me Do It" was Nugent's first studio album in four years. Accompanying the CD was a bonus DVD, "Live At Freedom Hill", a full-length concert captured at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock 'n' roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums and performing nearly seven thousand high-octane live shows. As a budding musician, Nugent was strongly influenced by Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, and knew he wanted to pursue that type of sound and attitude. Early bands THE ROYAL HIGHBOYS and THE LOURDS paved the way for the AMBOY DUKES — and their psychedelic "Journey To The Center Of The Mind" kicked young Ted's career into hyper drive. The axe maniac soon broke out as a solo artist, where the guitarist's prodigious talent, ear-shattering volume and over-the-top stage antics quickly earned him the moniker of Motor City Madman.
Cranking out hits like "Cat Scratch Fever", "Just What The Doctor Ordered", "Free For All" and the iconic "Stranglehold", Nugent garnered international acclaim and truly hit his stride, becoming one of the top-grossing tour acts in America. His no-holds-barred career now spans six decades of multi-platinum hits. The ultimate Road Warrior, touring and recording continue at Ted's breakneck pace. Nugent and his inimitable sound have been featured on VH1's "Behind The Music", A&E's "Biography" and more. He was named "Detroit's Greatest Guitar Player Of All Time" by readers of MLive.