Nugent axed from Fort Knox concert
Rocker Ted Nugent responds to a question during an interview before a concert at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada in this August 11, 2007 file photograph. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Files
Rocker Ted Nugent has been axed from a concert at U.S. military base Fort Knox following the controversy over his rant against President Barack Obama last weekend.
The singer is a staunch conservative, and proved his dedication to the Republican party at a National Rifle Association rally in Missouri by insisting fellow members had to rise up against Obama and the Democrats when America goes to the polls in November.
He added, "We need to ride into the battlefield and chop their heads off in November."
Nugent's comments were taken so seriously, U.S. Secret Service officials ordered a meeting with the Cat Scratch Fever hitmaker, in which he insisted he had made no threats of violence against the president.
Now his remarks have prompted military chiefs at Fort Knox to cancel his performance at a concert at the army post in Kentucky in June.
A post on the Fort Knox Facebook page reads, "After learning of opening act Ted Nugent's recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation.
"Army Entertainment and the Fort Knox Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation remain committed to carrying out the June 23 concert, and the possibility exists that a replacement will be selected.
Co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx are still slated to perform.