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Ted Nugent Concert Canceled: Anti-Obama Comments Lead To End Of Rockstar's Appearance

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/21/2012 5:24 pm Updated: 04/21/2012 8:50 pm

Ted Nugent Fort Knox Concert
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 16: Musician Ted Nugent attends the 2010 NAMM Show - Day 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 16, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images for NAMM)

After catching the Secret Service's attention with some inflammatory remarks about President Barack Obama, Ted Nugent has been removed from a concert lineup at a prominent military base.

Fort Knox's June 23rd concert was originally scheduled to have Nugent as the headliner. On Tuesday, Nugent said that he would be "dead or in jail by this time next year" if President Barack Obama is re-elected." Forty-eight hours later, changes to the concert lineup were in the works.

"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," said a post on the official Fort Knox, KY Facebook page Thursday.

REO Speedwagon & Styx remain lead acts. The U.S. Army post added that customers wanting a refund may request one by calling Ticketmaster.

Nugent met with the Secret Service on Thursday, calling the get-together "a good, solid, professional meeting." The agency added that any potential issues had been resolved.

Outside his Secret Service comments, Nugent's rough week included a guilty plea in an Alaska black bear killing case. According to the plea agreement, the rocker turned hunter illegally shot and killed a bear in May 2009, days after wounding a bear in a separate hunt. The AP notes that the state's seasonal limit on bear hunting is one creature.


PHOTOS of Ted Nugent:

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  • Palin Joins Rally For WV Republican Candidate For Senate John Raese

    CHARLESTON, WV - OCTOBER 30: (L-R) Musician Ted Nugent laughs with former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin during a rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Raese October 30, 2010 in Charleston, West Virginia. Raese and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, are embroiled in a hotly-contested race for the seat vacated following the death of Robert C. Byrd. (Photo by Randy Snyder/Getty Images)

  • Palin Joins Rally For WV Republican Candidate For Senate John Raese

    CHARLESTON, WV - OCTOBER 30: Republican John Raese (L) listens as musician Ted Nugent plays the national anthem during a rally for Raese's U.S. Senate campaign October 30, 2010 in Charleston, West Virginia. Raese and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, are embroiled in a hotly-contested race for the seat vacated following the death of Robert C. Byrd. (Photo by Randy Snyder/Getty Images)

  • Palin Joins Rally For WV Republican Candidate For Senate John Raese

    CHARLESTON, WV - OCTOBER 30: (L-R) Republican John Raese is joined by former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, musician Ted Nugent, and Raese's wife Elizabeth Raese during a rally for his U.S. Senate campaign October 30, 2010 in Charleston, West Virginia. Raese and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, are embroiled in a hotly-contested race for the seat vacated following the death of Robert C. Byrd. (Photo by Randy Snyder/Getty Images)

  • The 2010 NAMM Show - Day 3

    ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 16: Musician Ted Nugent attends the 2010 NAMM Show - Day 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 16, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images for NAMM)

  • The 2010 NAMM Show - Day 2

    ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 15: Musician Ted Nugent attends the 2010 NAMM Show - Day 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 15, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images for NAMM)

  • The 2010 NAMM Show - Day 2

    ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 15: Musician Ted Nugent attends the 2010 NAMM Show - Day 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 15, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images for NAMM)

  • Philadelphia Eagles v Dallas Cowboys - Wild Card Round

    ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9: Musician Ted Nugent reacts before playing the national anthem for the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

  • Philadelphia Eagles v Dallas Cowboys - Wild Card Round

    ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9: Musician Ted Nugent performs the national anthem before the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

  • 2009 CMT Music Awards - Arrivals

    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: Musician Ted Nugent (L) and wife Shemane Nugent attend the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 2009 CMT Music Awards - Backstage And Audience

    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: (L-R) Musicians Alison Krauss and Ted Nugent attend the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

  • Ted Nugent Inducted Into The National Bowhunters Hall Of Fame

    LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 06: Music artist Ted Nugent appears after being inducted into the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame during the National Field Archery Association's World Archery Festival at the Riviera Hotel & Casino February 6, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nugent was inducted in the Excellence in Bowhunting and Literary Excellence categories. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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