Former Nugent vocalist and guitarist Derek St. Holmes spoke in an interview with Eddie Trunk during a new episode of Trunk Nation.
He has shared the bizarre story of how Ted shot him twice when he was singing in Nugent. He said:
“…I think I’m out and all of the sudden I get a call. But yeah, I’m probably the longest standing still alive. He had shot me twice. That’s whole another story.”
“Have you been shot by Nugent?”
“He shot me in the leg. We’re out shotgun hunting in winter and he shot me in the leg.
And then we’re – in the ’80s – one of his… He’s shooting at a target and it ricochets back and hits me in the arm. And I was like, ‘Holy shit, this guy’s dangerous.’ But yeah, it’s pretty wild.”
“So you’ve actually lived to tell about being in Nugent’s band twice.”
“I’ve survived two shootings. It’s good. [Laughs]”
He also shared the story of his first met with Nugent, and said:
“That was… gosh… ’72, maybe? And we were just a young three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band out of Detroit.
That was called Scott. We used to just play our own music. I didn’t play other people’s stuff, I just wrote my own songs.
But his ex-tour manager said, ‘You guys should open up for some of Ted’s shows. There’s not gonna be any money in it, but I think it would be good exposure.’
So we did. I opened up maybe three or four shows, and before you know it, Ted’s showing up at shows.”
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