The world-known singer and guitarist Ted Nugent has once again blasted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and commented on his failure to qualify for it. According to Ted, it’s ridiculous that he is not inducted into the Rock Hall yet.
The American musician Ted Nugent came to world prominence as a member of the rock band The Amboy Dukes. He was the guitarist and occasional vocalist of the band during his tenure. Out of that, he has a solo career. Debuted in 1975 with his self-titled solo studio album, Nugent has 15 solo albums at press time. His latest album was released in 2018, named The Music Made Me Do It.
As some of those rockers might know, Ted Nugent is one of those musicians who are not inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet. Even though there were pop stars or rappers like Jay-Z and Madonna who were inducted into the Rock Hall, Ted Nugent, Iron Maiden, and numerous successful rock and roll artists are still not inducted yet.
During a recent interview with The Real Music Observer, Ted Nugent once again commented on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and its injustice. At first, the musician mentioned his failure to qualify. Saying that it’s ridiculous that he is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nugent once again blasted Madonna.
“When I criticize the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,” Nugent commented. “Let’s take me out of the equation. Let’s say I don’t qualify — which is ridiculous — but let’s pretend I don’t qualify. But why ABBA before STYX? Why Patti Smith before Triumph? Why Grandmaster Flash or Jay-Z at all?
“I mean, to think that they would qualify before the artists I just mentioned, and myself included, it’s just dishonest and it’s literally disrespectful to the gods of this music — Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley and all the gods that created this incredible soundtrack.
“But I don’t take it personally because I don’t need it. And quite honestly, the authenticity of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has been so tainted by the inclusion of not just non-rockers but anti-rockers. Madonna? Really? So I find it offensive on that level.”
Ted Nugent Admits He Finds Rock Hall’s Act Offensive To Real Rockers
Ted Nugent then mentioned Rock Hall’s decision to inductee the DJ Grandmaster Flash. Admitting that he has no hate for anyone, including Grandmaster Flash, Ted Nugent claimed that Rock Hall’s acts like rockers’ failure to qualify are offensive to real rockstars.
“I go back to the people thinking I hated Grandmaster Flash,” Nugent continues. “I don’t hate anybody… I don’t take this stuff personally but I find it offensive to real rockers, to real rock artists and to real rock and roll fans. Because Grandmaster Flash in the Rock And Roll…
“And I hope he’s happy, I hope he’s healthy and successful. But Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? Why don’t we just go down to Chuck Berry’s grave and take a shit on it? That’s what that represents to me. And it’s unforgivable.”
Back in this late December, Ted Nugent had once again blasted the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, touching on his current Rock Hall situation. According to Ted, Rock Hall are rotten and dishonest.
“Why am I not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?,” Nugent said. “That has a lot to do with the fact that you can’t always explain why people are rotten. Why do some people violate other people and commit vicious crimes and lie?
“I would like to think about what is going on with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame… I don’t take it personal. I think I’m in the ultimate Hall Of Fame.
“I went on stage a couple days in Abilene with a great man Tim Montana. The Tim Montana band opened up for ZZ TOP to a packed house in Abilene. Tim Montana says, ‘We learned ‘Cat Scratch Fever’. Come up and play it with us.’ I asked Billy Gibbons if that was okay to do, and he said, ‘Oh yeah. I’d love to hear that.’
“They introduced me and the audience went berserk. So don’t tell me what my Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is. I’m in the ultimate Hall Of Fame with real and true lovers of my music! There’s nothing more important than that.”