“I hear from reliable sources that the mayor is a racist and was offended that my band performs mostly African-American-influenced music,” Mr. Nugent, 65, told the Star-Telegram. “Sounds like a sad case of anti-Texas in Texas.”
“Everyone knows ol’ Uncle Ted is the ultimate Independence Day rockout with the ultimate all-American, soul music, rockin’ soundtrack of defiance, liberty and freedom,” he said. “We shall carry on. We are the good guys. Clueless, dishonest people like the mayor are the bad guys.”
By breaking contract negotiations with Mr. Nugent, the city of Longview had to pay the controversial rocker half of the $32,000 he was guaranteed as a performance fee.
The decision came after Mr. Nugent called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel,” which became an issue this year during a campaign swing with Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott.
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