With Lance Bass' space flight plans seemingly scuttled, always-outrageous rocker Ted Nugent has come up with an alternate adventure for the 'N Sync member: bow hunting in Michigan. While the price tag
With Lance Bass' space flight plans seemingly scuttled, always-outrageous rocker Ted Nugent has come up with an alternate adventure for the 'N Sync member: bow hunting in Michigan. While the price tag on a trip on a Russian rocket is $20 million, Nugent said in a statement that his offer will set the singer back "only $1 million."
The fee would cover the Motor City Madman's lessons in bow hunting basics and a week-long hunt where Bass would "be taught a greater appreciation for nature and gravity as he hunts, kills, cleans and cooks for himself," Nugent said. "Bass needs to quit worrying about going into outer space and embrace and celebrate life by learning how to kill his own food. A slab of flesh on the back of a deer is the finest source of protein on the planet."
An avid and outspoken hunter, Nugent is also offering to sweeten the deal by "throwing in a few guitar lessons."
Yesterday (Sept. 3), Russian Space Agency officials reportedly terminated Bass' space flight training because "his sponsors didn't fulfill the conditions of the contract and we never received the money." Bass has been training since July in Russia and at a NASA facility in Houston for the trip, which was to be the basis of a documentary television series.
A representative for Bass had no comment on Nugent's offer, but noted that the performer is still in training, and fully expects that he will be aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket for the Oct. 28 mission to the International Space Station.
Meanwhile, Nugent is on tour in advance of "Craveman," his first studio album in seven years, due Sept. 24 via Spitfire Records. He recently co-authored with his wife Shemane the wild game cookbook "Kill It & Grill It" (Regenery), and boasts he will kill 100 deer this year, most of which will be donated to homeless shelters via the Ted Nugent Hunters for the Hungry program.
Here are Ted Nugent's upcoming tour dates:
Sept. 5: Jacksonville, Fla. (Florida Theatre)
Sept. 6: Sarasota, Fla. (Robarts Arena)
Sept. 7: Pompano Beach, Fla. (Pompano Beach Amphitheatre)
Sept. 8: Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (House of Blues)
Sept. 22: Lubbock, Texas (South Plains Fair)