Ted Nugent told the Waco, Texas TV station KWTX that he was shocked Thursday to learn of the death of legendary singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer Prince, who died unexpectedly at the age of 57 in his Minnesota home.
“To hear that a young man in his 50’s dies unexpectedly like this, it is a sucker punch to the gut,” Nugent said.
Even though Nugent and Prince came at life from different perspectives, the outspoken rocker said the musical bond they shared transcended the differences.
“Prince requested my guitar tech to bring one of my sacred Gibson Byrdland guitars to examine to be able to find out how I get the ‘Ted Nugent guitar tone,'” Nugent said.
“I think Prince and I were musical blood brothers.”
Reports of Prince‘s death began surfacing Thursday morning and were soon confirmed by his publicist. At press time, the death was being investigated and a cause of death had not yet been announced. The singer was said to be ill with the flu in recent weeks