Famous rock music veteran and also a political activist, Ted Nugent, has recently been interviewed by Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon last week and discussed his upcoming auction and what he really feels about the Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello.
As you may already follow our recent articles that Ted Nugent has auctioned more than 400 items from guns to guitars and other instruments that he was collected for 50 years. There are many precious items like 1958 Gibson Les Paul, 1959 Gibson Les Paul, 1956 Fender Strat, Black Gibson Byrdland, Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul and they are now available on Burley Auction.
In his latest interview with Mitch Lafon, Ted talked about MC5 frontman Wayne Kramer as well as Tom Morello. He stated that even he did not meet Bruce Springsteen yet, he loves him as well while stating that everything he says is natural and sensible.
Here is what he said:
“I love Wayne Kramer, I love Tom Morello, I even love Bruce Springsteen. I’ve never met him, but he paid homage to Mitch Ryder by performing ‘Jenny Take a Ride’ with the E Street Band.
And I’ve been trying to reach out to Bruce Springsteen because even though we’re completely opposite politically – I’m right, he’s wrong. But if he paid tribute to my prime musical influence and hero Mitch Ryder in the Detroit Wheels – Johnny Bee Badanjek on drums, Jimmy McCarty on guitar, Earl Elliott on bass, and Joe Kubert on 335 rhythm guitar.
I could name every lick, every amp, everything they did – but Bruce Springsteen knew that, celebrated it, and promoted it. That’s what I did!
So we have to have some common ground there, but I have a funny feeling that a guy like Bruce wouldn’t think there’s the common ground because I believe in freedom, I believe in work ethic, I believe in sacrifice and risk to be in the asset column.
And obviously, he does, in the application, but he supports policies that are against that. So I could share a ginger ale if he wants to have, a beer, or whatever he wants. But they avoid me, and I can’t really explain in meaningful terms why.”
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