A Lincoln, Neb., couple is suing Ted Nugent for allegedly reneging on a deal in which they paid for dinner with the rock star and front-row seats at one of his concerts. Ron and Krishelle Bennett say

A Lincoln, Neb., couple is suing Ted Nugent for allegedly reneging on a deal in which they paid for dinner with the rock star and front-row seats at one of his concerts. Ron and Krishelle Bennett say they paid $1,535 during an eBay Internet auction for unrestricted backstage passes to Nugent's Aug. 25 concert at Sandstone Amphitheatre in Bonner Springs, Kan. They also were promised front-row concert seats and dinner with Nugent.

In a lawsuit filed Monday in Lancaster County Court, the Bennetts claim that they received limited-access backstage passes and that Nugent did not join them for dinner, but only talked to them briefly before the concert. Then they received tickets for seats some 30 rows back, which had a face value of $45 each. After complaining, they were allowed to watch from the side of the stage.

"This guy was my hero," said Ron Bennett, 35, a student and part-time bartender. "I was thrilled to see him, and he basically destroyed my entire belief in rock and roll."

The Bennetts are asking for unspecified damages for fraud and a breach of contract.

Nugent did not return two messages left at his office.

Copyright 2001 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.>

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

Print