Ted Nugent Rails vs. Rock Hall to introduce Patti Smith, Madonna

One thing all parts of a divided nation would probably agree on: Ted Nugent, for better or worse, is almost certainly never going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And the right-wing rocker says that’s okay, claiming he won’t soon be part of a hall with members he considers unworthy — a list that extends to Madonna, Patti Smith, Grandmaster Flash and Abba.

Who does Nugent think should be in the Hall of Fame, besides himself, if the judges were more discerning? Styx and Triumph, of course.

The idea of ​​the rock Hall of Fame’s pioneering hip-hop artist bothers him so much that, in an interview posted on KNAC.com, Nugent says it’s tantamount to urinating on the graves of original rock pioneers. “What a middle finger for the ‘real’ rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues heroes to put these other guys on,” he says. “Grand Master Flash? Really? Why don’t we go down to Chuck Berry’s grave and pee in it?”

“I’m not mad because I’m not there because I’m having so much fun that it’s stupid,” Nugent says, insisting that it’s nothing personal. But he asks, “Why isn’t a band like Triumph, but Grandmaster Flash exists? That’s just a scam! Why are Patti Smith, ABBA and Madonna in Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, but not Styx? Are you kidding me?! You can just explain that the people who took These decisions are just rotten people! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should reflect on Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Wolf Hollin, Muddy Waters (and) the funk brothers…how dare you put Grandmaster Flash, Abba and Madonna in that?”

Nugent’s contempt for Democratic politicians and artists who fail to take a right-wing stance like his inevitably surfaces throughout the interview.

He cites K.Iss’ Gene Simmons as someone ‘I love’ so much as one of the great musical entrepreneurs of all time. …but you must also touch on my responsibility to critical thinking that he abandoned his independent intellectual idea when he sided with the unfounded, illegal, authoritarian decisions by villains like Fauci and Joe Biden regarding masks and “experimental” shots, while He always stood by his mother, who survived Auschwitz…. He defied the truth, logic and general sentiment of the Nuremberg Trials…. So Jane, I love you “I can help you because you have a ‘hiccup’.”

Kyle Rittenhouse? A hero by nature. “Yes, he sent Kyle Rittenhouse a lifelong supply of proper ammunition. It turns out, according to Tucker Carlson, that Kyle and his mother are huge fans of me. Kyle, his mother, and perhaps Tucker are hoping to meet me at his Texas ranch for a little deer campfire and maybe a little lesson on tactical upgrade , so when evil attacks, you can neutralize it, hopefully forever.”

Nugent also addresses some of the stories that have circulated about him over the years, such as the claim that he was a hypocritical recruiting dodger. He traces this back to an interview with High Times magazine where he asserts that he cheated a “dirtbag” reporter by coming up with details about escaping the draft that were actually true for his drummer at the time, KJ Knight. “Here’s the big question – how stupid, soulless, and dishonest one must be to take information from a publication titled High Tims to convict someone? One of humanity’s most heinous crimes is the false accusation. It is a false accusation.”

He also advocated accepting the Order of the Purple Heart from a veteran, despite not having served in the military. “When a US Marine sniper forces you to close your hand around the purple heart they have won by telling me they think I won it by fighting for the freedom for which their comrades died, I can only humbly bow my head and accept the nod. I still serve America indifferently. official every day of my life.”

Nugent has a new album coming out in February, “Detroit Muscle,” via Pavement Music. He claims to have sent a copy of the pro-gun single “Come and Get It” to Beto O’Rourke and Joe Biden with a note if they want our 1st and 2nd Amendments removed, knock on my door first. I’d like to help them walk them through their thought process. That’s an “uppity” statement. But you can go ahead and quote me… Thank God for the great folks at Pavement Music in 2021. They heard the song and said, “Stop. This is the real McCoy! The Nugent is on fire and the band is on fire.”

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