Rock legend Ted Nugent was the recent guest of the Guitar World and revealed the main reason he has not been inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Here is his statement:
“How can Styx and Ted Nugent not be in the Hall of Fame, but Patti Smith is? I mean, just look at the name: Rock. And. Roll. Hall. Of. Fame.
Hey, I’m not an English major, but I’m an English master. I know what those words mean, and Grandmaster Flash doesn’t qualify. ABBA. Madonna. Really? Somebody could look you in the eye and explain that to you with a straight face? I don’t fucking think so.
No wonder the term ‘comfortably numb’ is appropriate often times in our society. Because someone was comfortably numb when they made those decisions.”
He also answered keeps him out of the Hall:
“Oh, because I murder innocent animals. [Laughs] I think the biggest one is because I’m really militantly anti-substance abuse, and I think everybody on the board abuses substances. That’s what I think.
“But when it comes to music, I dismiss all political considerations, ideology considerations, race considerations, ethnic considerations, sexual confusion… whatever is different than me that has no bearing on my love of music.”
Click here for the source of the statement.