Uncle Ted Nugent spoke his mind – this is so dangerous! – to My Global Mind about the Rock & Roll Hall of Hame (as a protest we don’t write it in black). Take a look:
“I have some really clear thoughts. It’s sacrilege. It’s ultimately disrespectful and cruel to Chuck [Berry], Bo [Diddley] and Little Richard and all the founding fathers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“Because the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame means something, and I don’t have to explain to you, because you know, and you don’t have to explain it to me.
“Abandon egos, bragging and Ted Nugent speaking on behalf of Ted Nugent – is it or is it not vulgar, dishonest, and obscene that Grandmaster Flash, Patti Smith and ABBA are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but Ted ‘F**king’ Nugent isn’t? Is that the most outrageous and disgusting lie you have ever seen?
“Joe Walsh nailed it – he said, ‘It’s not music-lover-driven.’ He used the word ‘fan,’ and it’s not fan-driven. It’s ultra-leftist, liberal-CEO-driven gang who couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the music.
“I’m not taking away from the 90% of the people in it. I genuflect at the altar of all those great musicians like my friends in Cheap Trick, Journey, ZZ Top, and KISS. They all deserve to be in there.
“I would like you to find a human being and walk up to, look at them eye-to-eye and believe them when they say Ted Nugent should not be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I would love to witness that exchange. You would see a person almost melt with guilt because you know they are lying.
“At the end of the day, it’s not about me it’s about the music. James Hetfield said it best when Metallica was inducted: ‘Ted Nugent not being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke. Ted Nugent is rock and roll.'”