Rock veteran Ted Nugent was the recent interview guest of Bushnell, and he revealed the guitarists that he jammed with after the question that who is the greatest rock guitarist of all time.
While talking about the best guitarists, Ted said that he jammed with Eddie Van Halen, Brian May, Billy Gibbons, and more but he didn’t give a specific name as the ‘greatest one.’
“There are so many miracle workers on the guitar, and I’ve jammed with the best. I got to jam with B.B. King. I played bass with Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. I got to jam with Steve Winwood. I played with Stevie Ray Vaughan.
I jammed with Eddie Van Halen and Billy Gibbons. I’ve been on stage with Aerosmith, with Brad [Whitford] and Joe [Perry]. I’ve been on stage with Heart and played with those guys. I jammed for an hour with John Entwistle at the NAMM show in California years ago. I played with Brian May.
There’s so many gifted virtuosos. Derek St. Holmes, who was with me for years, is one of the greatest guitar players that ever lived. Rickey Medlocke, who was with BLACKFOOT, created incredible music with Blackfoot and now with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Tommy Shaw, my fellow Damn Yankee, is just an unbelievable guitar virtuoso.”
Then, he mentioned Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Duane Eddie, and Lonnie Mack to pay his respect for them because he claims that we owe them everything about the guitar music.
“So I’ve really been to the mountain top. I know that the founding fathers — Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Duane Eddy, Lonnie Mack — these guys invented this stuff, so we owe them everything.
There’s just so many unbelievably impacting, musically stimulating adventurous guitar masters out there. I’ve already named — I don’t know, what have I named? Forty of ’em. There are so many that I revere them all.”
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