Classic rock is a world filled with colorful characters, none more so than Ted Nugent. Nugent has told Morse, "Let's see you try to follow me." The reason for the boast is that Nugent, who is notorious for hunting deer with a bow and arrow, shoots a flaming arrow through his guitar at the end of his set. A tough act to follow, for sure.
"Comparing me to other classic rockers is like comparing apples with grenades," says Nugent, whose past albums have included "Double Live Gonzo" and "Call of the Wild."
That may be so, but the one thing all classic rockers have in common is the knowledge that they're closer to the end of their career than to the start of it.
"You've got to enjoy what is left," says Anderson of Jethro Tull. "All of us feel a sense of urgency. While you can still do it, do it, because it's not going to be an option 20 years down the road."
What: Concerts by Peter Frampton, Journey and John Waite (Friday); Aerosmith (Sunday); Styx, Billy Squier and Bad Company (Tuesday); and Tom Petty (Saturday)
Where: Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, Va.
Tickets/information: TicketMaster at 410-481-SEAT or on the Web at www.ticketmaster.com