Michigan rock star and political activist Ted Nugent was in Grand Rapids Friday night.

The "Motor City Madman" performed at 20 Monroe Live located on Ottawa Avenue downtown Grand Rapids. Before his performance, Nugent met with the veterans of the local Exodus Place charity.

Exodus Place wants to end veteran homelessness in Michigan by Christmas of this year.

Nugent spoke to WZZM 13 about what the veteran homelessness means to him.

"I just started doing what a citizen is supposed to do, and start fighting for those who fought for me," Nugent said. "It's as simple as 1 and 1 equals 2, and that November is time to go deer hunting."

"We have to take care of the most important people, that have sacrificed so we can have freedom -- so I can have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Even the author of Wango Tango can figure this stuff out."

After Friday night's performance, Nugent's tour takes him east to West Virginia and Pennsylvania for shows over the weekend.

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