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Ted Nugent Premieres New Song, "Everything Matters" —Exclusive

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Everything Matters," a new song by Ted Nugent. The track is from the Nuge's new album, Shutup&Jam!, which will be released July 8 via Frontiers Records.

Check it out below and let us know what you think of it in the comments or on Facebook!

Shutup&Jam! is the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years.

“My guitar has never gently weeped, but she does sucker punch me mercilessly at regular intervals," Nugent said in a press release. "‘She's Gone’ is just another example of what we do together every day after I complete my ranch chores at home in Texas, and the MotorCity soulmusic slugfest erupts into spiritual love songs like this.

The album features Nugent on guitar and vocals, Greg Smith on bass, Mick Brown on drums, Derek St. Holmes on guitar and vocals and Sammy Hagar, who's a special guest on “She’s Gone.”

Shutup&Jam! is available now for pre-order at Amazon (opens in new tab) and iTunes. (opens in new tab)

Nugent’s “SHUTUP&JAM! TOUR”:

  • Thu 7/3 Wichita Falls, TX Wichita Falls Memorial Auditorium
  • Fri 7/4 Santa Fe, NM CamelRock Casino
  • Sat 7/5 Oklahoma City, OK Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City
  • Sun 7/6 New Braunfels, TX River Road Ice House
  • Tue 7/8 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
  • Wed 7/9 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
  • Thu 7/10 Prescott Valley, AZ Tim's Toyota Center
  • Fri 7/11 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
  • Sat 7/12 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Hotel & Casino
  • Sun 7/13 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
  • Mon 7/14 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
  • *Thu 7/17 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
  • Fri 7/18 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
  • Sat 7/19 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • Mon 7/21 Huntington, NY The Paramount
  • Tue 7/22 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theater
  • Wed 7/23 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn's Peak
  • Thu 7/24 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
  • Fri 7/25 Morgantown, WV MountainFest at Mylan Park
  • Sat 7/26 Oshkosh, WI Leach Amphitheater at Riverside Park
  • Sun 7/27 Medina, MN Medina Entertainment Center
  • Tue 7/29 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
  • Wed 7/30 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
  • Thu 7/31 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
  • Fri 8/1 Sheridan, WY Trails End Concert Park
  • Sat 8/2 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
  • Sun 8/3 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
  • Wed 8/6 Sturgis, SD Full Throttle Saloon
  • Fri 8/8 Maumee, OH NW Ohio Rib-Off at Lucas County Fairgrounds
  • Sat 8/9 Oxford, OH Indian Creek Amphitheatre
  • Mon 8/11 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
  • Tue 8/12 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
  • Thu 8/14 Houston, TX House of Blues
  • Fri 8/15 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Live
  • Sat 8/16 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob's Texas
  • *denotes opening for Hank Williams Jr.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.