BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Bangor Waterfront Concert series has a political controversy on its hands because of the comments made by one of its star performers.
Rock and Roll legend Ted Nugent is a vocal advocate for gun rights. In a speech to NRA supporters in St. Louis, he spoke out against Pres. Obama's policies saying, "We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November."
That statement got the attention of the Secret Service. They met with Nugent and cleared him of any wrongdoing.
But the comments were not so easily forgiven as far as concert organizers in Kentucky were concerned. They told Nugent he was no longer welcome at a show they were planning for soldiers at Fort Knox.
Nugent is also scheduled to perform in Bangor this July. And City Councilor Charlie Longo is trying to stop him from playing there, too.
Longo sent a letter to organizers saying, "I believe that this vitriolic, incendiary rhetoric has no place in our national discourse. Furthermore, I do not believe that we should give him a platform to stand on in the city of Bangor."