Rock legend Ted Nugent spoke in an interview with Pure Grain Audio and talked about Foo Fighters frontman, Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl…

Then somehow, he mentioned about his lifestyle. Here’s the statement:

Dave’s awesome! Love Dave Grohl! But I think I have more earth and blood and guts and… You know how gladiator before he battled he knelt down and grabbed a handful of dirt? Remember that? Yeah…”

On his lifestyle, he said:

“What’s the ultimate compliment you can give some somebody. I’ll tell you what it is – he’s grounded. That’s what that means. I kill my own food, I plant my own crops, I change my own oil, I plant my own trees, and I cut my own firewood.

I live such an aboriginal, phenomenal, nature-as-healer, spirit-of-the wild, so cleansing life that when I pick up a guitar, flames come out of my ass. Because I still am the Chuck Berry son, the Bo Diddley son, the James Brown son… You know what I mean? Am I making myself perfectly clear?”

He continued:

“Boy, are there wonderful people in the world of rock ‘n’ roll and music or what? What a bunch of great people. And the smart ones don’t end up like Amy Winehouse and Andy Garcia and the ones who made terrible, terrible mistakes. I’m sure they were wonderful as well.

But what a bunch of great people in this industry. And I love them all. And I keep in touch with as many as I can. Kid Rock’s a dear friend of mine. And Sammy [Hagar], I keep in touch with Sammy because we’re… Did he just turn 70 or 71? I thought he was a year older than I am…

I think 71. I respect my elders. Be sure to tell him that. I tell him that all the time. Man does not live by bread alone. And if you continue to connect with the Earth in such a hands-on, boots-on-the-ground, honest, respectful, reverential fashion as a hunter, fisherman, and trapper, and you monitor that wildlife…”

You can listen to the entire interview from below. Click here to source.