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Ted Nugent returned to the stage this weekend for the first time since undergoing double knee replacement surgery earlier this year.
After performing at the Sweden Rocks festival, he said he was "a little anxious how I would stay on my feet for 90 minutes. But alas I did... I was a little sloppy as electrodes of lightning rod pain stabbed me off and on through the set, but I think it was actually good for me. We played our balls off and made many new fellow soul music-loving friends."
Nugent starts his U.S. tour on July 3rd in Texas, and his next album, Shut Up and Jam, follows on July 8th. He's streaming the first song of the disc, "She's Gone" featuring Sammy Hagar on vocals. Hagar says, "When I first heard Ted’s demo of this song, I immediately responded with ‘I’m in.' Ted’s ripping the guitar like the days of old… Very inspiring to sing to a track like that -- old-school blues riff, hard edged rock 'n' roll on fire!"