Ted Nugent Blames Liberals for Not Being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ted Nugent is furious that he hasn’t been considered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a new interview, Nugent called his exclusion “disrespectful” and blamed the Rock Hall’s “ultra leftist liberal” voting body for overlooking the famously conservative musician.
Nugent has been eligible for a Rock Hall induction for two decades, but with acts like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Motorhead yet to be invited inside the Hall, it’s not surprising that Nugent has also been snubbed. Though Ted Nugent has never had a Top 10 album in the U.S. and only boasts one Top 40 single with “Cat Scratch Fever,” the "Motor City Madman" has an impressive six platinum (or multi-platinum) albums to his name, along with two gold records.
“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?” the musician asks My Global Mind. “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. It’s [an] ultra leftist liberal CEO driven gang who couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the music.”
Nugent continues, “I would like you to find a human being and walk up to, look at them eye to eye and believe them when they say Ted Nugent should not be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I would love to witness that exchange, you would see a person almost melt with guilt because you know they are lying. At the end of the day it’s not about me it’s about the music. James Hetfield said it best when Metallica was inducted, ‘Ted Nugent not being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke; Ted Nugent is rock and roll!’”
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby disagrees with Nugent, making his opinion public with a tweet tearing down Ted’s talent:
It's worth mentioning here that the Ramones were inducted in their first year of eligibility, 2002. Guitarist Johnny Ramone was a well-known Republican, and his acceptance speech, after thanking family and friends, he said, "God bless President Bush, and God bless America!"
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