Monday, March 24
(Longview, TX) -- An East Texas city is paying controversial rocker Ted Nugent 16-thousand dollars to not perform on the Fourth of July. Longview city officials say there were many concerns about Nugent's upcoming appearance, including the fact it's a family-oriented event. The "Motor City Madman" is known for making over-the-top comments, including calling President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" during a January interview. City officials tell the "Longview News-Journal" they paid Nugent because there was a dispute over how far along the two sides were in contract negotiations.