Joan Jett has responded to Ted Nugent over his criticism of Rolling Stone magazine for including Jett on its list of “100 Greatest Guitarists.”
As previously reported, Nugent railed against Jett‘s inclusion on the list while praising such great musicians as Angus Young, Eddie Van Halen, Billy Gibbons, Neal Schon, Joe Bonamassa, Derek St. Holmes, Tommy Shaw and Rickey Medlocke during his December 30 YouTube livestream.
He said: “So I just mentioned some killer, monster guitar players, huh? Some of the best that ever lived. But when you see the Rolling Stone magazine list of greatest guitar players, they list Joan Jett but not Tommy Shaw.
“How do you list the top 100 guitar players and not list Derek St. Holmes?” he continued. “How do you do that? You do that by lying. The same way you get Grandmaster Flash in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. You do that by lying. You have to be a liar. You have to have sh*t for brains and you have to be a soulless, soulless prick to put Joan Jett…
“[I] love Joan. Some of my greatest memories include lesbians. I love the lesbians; it’s a cocktail of wonderment. [I] love Joan Jett — ‘put another diamond in the jukebox, baby’; great rock and roller — but as a top 100 guitar player, but you don’t list Rickey Medlocke or Dave Amato [REO SPEEDWAGON]. Really? Or Dick Wagner? Dick Wagner and THE FROST from Detroit. Or Mark Farner? Mark Farner from GRAND FUNK RAILROAD. Joan Jett is on the list but not Mark Farner? Grandmaster Flash is in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame but not GRAND FUNK RAILROAD? [Laughs]
“By the way, if Grandmaster Flash is in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Joan Jett is on the list of top 100 guitar players, then I’m Caitlyn Jenner‘s boy toy.”
In a brand new interview with NME, Jett addressed Nugent‘s comments after the reporter brought up the fact that Ted insisted that Joan didn’t deserve to be on the list.
She said: “Neither should he. Is that his implication, that he should be on the list instead of me? Well, that’s just typical — it’s what I’ve dealt with my whole life, being written off. Ted Nugent has to live with being Ted Nugent. He has to be in that body, so that’s punishment enough.”
“He’s not a tough guy,” she added. “He plays tough guy, but this is the guy who sh*t his pants — literally — so he didn’t have to go in the Army.”
“So this is the tough guy who’s running around America, stirring things up against each other.”
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS will join “The Stadium Tour” featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD and POISON, which kicks off on June 16 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dates and tickets for the tour can be found here.