Theodore Anthony Nugent (born December 13, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and right wing activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock. After playing with the Amboy Dukes, he embarked on a solo career.
Nugent is also noted for and has attracted controversy for his conservative political views, particularly his advocacy of hunting and gun ownership rights. He is a board member of the National Rifle Association and a strong supporter of the Republican Party, and has made a number of controversial and threatening statements against advocates of gun control, in one case having the Secret Service investigate him based on comments about President Barack Obama. Nugent is also known for his stance against drug and alcohol abuse.