Ted Nugent had himself a pretty big pout and rant while speaking to the online heavy metal and hard rock website Myglobalmind. In the interview, Nugent took to speaking about himself in the third person to stress how unfair it is that he isn’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
″I have some really clear thoughts. Its sacrilege, it’s ultimately disrespectful and cruel to Chuck, Bo, and Little Richard and all the founding fathers in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Because the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame means something and I don’t have to explain to you because you know, and you don’t have to explain it to me. Abandon egos, bragging, and Ted Nugent speaking on behalf of Ted Nugent; is it or is it not vulgar, dishonest, and obscene that Grand Master Flash, Patti Smith, and ABBA are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but Ted “Fucking” Nugent isn’t? Is that the most outrageous and disgusting lie you have ever seen?
“Joe Walsh nailed it; he said, ‘It’s not music lover driven.’ He used the word fan, and it’s not fan driven. Its ultra leftist liberal CEO driven gang who couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the music.”
One person who is not buying it is David Crosby, who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — twice. He was honored first for his work with The Byrds and again for Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Crosby took to Twitter to point out a flaw in Nugent’s argument:
“That is really funny stuff ….he’s not good enough and he never will be ….a hack player and no singer at all ….could not write a decent song if his life depended on it”
That is really funny stuff ….he’s not good enough and he never will be ….a hack player and no singer at all ….could not write a decent song if his life depended on it https://t.co/vHzcSTMmPD
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) October 21, 2018
Crosby fans agreed.
Rory Gallagher will always be better than that no talent hack. pic.twitter.com/OUr9fwuMBP
— Starman (@StarmanEZ) October 21, 2018
Yup, chops & soul, miles ahead.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) October 21, 2018
Ted Nugent is good at being a miserable bastard.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) October 21, 2018
OMG, I am laughing my ass off right now, hahahaha.
Nugent always was, and still, is a total fraud,
He can’t understand why he has no relevance in the music industry today, or yesterday.
He can only play small, bar venues now.
He always preached volume, over quality, LOL.
— Bob Geezer Muppet (@theycallmebob) October 22, 2018
I sold Cat Scratch Fever and Free For All (original LPs I bought back in the day) at the local vinyl shop. Got $10 and gave it to Planned Parenthood #Winning
— (((Jax))) (@JackieBlue4u) October 21, 2018
When hear the name Ted Nugent music is the furthest thing from my mind.
— Liam Foley ☸️ (@LiamFoley1963) October 21, 2018
David, you are too kind! pic.twitter.com/GaNfJVqwUa
— THE BADGER! (@508gloryFelix) October 21, 2018
His top song Cat Scratch Fever topped out at #30. He has never even made top 10. And other than that one can’t name a song he did. Maybe there is a hall of fame for draft dodgers.
— Fata Morgana (@maladamus) October 21, 2018
He wrote Wang Dang Sweet Poontang. That’s poetry.
— dmrpolyps (@dmrpolyps) October 22, 2018
He used to pretend to shatter a wineglass with feedback but it was a roadie with an air gun har har har
— John Rattue (@bonapart100) October 21, 2018
Went to his show in 79, he came out, yelled screamed played some distortion on his poor guitar, 20 min. Into his show I went to the bar to watch the Bruins
— @Penowski (@penowski) October 21, 2018
We’ll let this debate rage over the airwaves.