‘The Toledo Blade hates you,’ Ted Nugent tells crowd at Blade-sponsored concert

From Saturday’s Toledo Blade story:


Despite protests, Ted Nugent went on stage Friday at a Toledo Blade-sponsored concert and blasted the newspaper – apparently because its owner said he was sorry that the Motor City Madman had been invited to the annual event. The paper paid Nugent more than $50,000 to perform, according to Blade sales director Mike Mori.

Allan Block, the chairman of the Blade’s parent company, said two weeks ago he wasn’t happy that Nugent would be at the Rib-Off, but “in my judgment the very high standard for uninviting him was not met in this case.”

* Nugent addresses criticism of his Rib-Off appearance (toledoblade.com)
* Blade owner: I’m sorry we invited Nugent, but… (jimromenesko.com)