Ted Nugent has slammed the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for failing to include him amongst its inductees.

In an interview with MyGlobalMind the veteran guitarist bemoans his exclusion and questions the “obscene” inclusion of pop and hip hop acts.

“Its sacrilege, it’s ultimately disrespectful and cruel to Chuck, Bo, and Little Richard and all the founding fathers in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” says Nugent. “Because the Rock & 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 Grand Master Flash, Patti Smith, and ABBA are in the Rock & 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. Its 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 & 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 & Roll Hall of Fame is a joke; Ted Nugent is Rock & Roll!'”

David Crosby, a twice-inducted member of the Hall Of Fame (once with The Byrds, once with Crosby, Stills & Nash), responded on Twitter, saying Nugent, “could not write a decent song if his life depended on it”

Last year, Nugent claimed it was his membership of the National Rifle Association that kept him from being nominated, to which Crosby replied, “No, the a–hole simply isn’t good enough.”

additional source: Classic Rock via loudersound.com

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  • Doug R. on

    I’d like to see Uncle Ted put David Crosby in a “Stranglehold!” Crosby’s words are jealous words from a jealous man. The only reason he is in the R&RHOF is because he’s an ass kissing, d-ck licking liberal!

    • Michael Monet on

      As always, great stuff Douggie. Also, Crosby is an unintelligent person who has done time in prison. He was a drug addict who stopped so good for him but ultimately a one hit wonder ( LONG TIME GONE ). Stills wrote all of their good stuff. This isn’t baseball so who cares about this foolishness. How does METALLICA get in before DEEP PURPLE when METALLICA was influenced by them? Total nonsense.

    • shannon mehaffey on

      Doug…maybe you shouldn’t post after you’ve been drinking…lol…just sayin’

    • Doug R. on

      Wasn’t drinking, Shannon, I was 100% sober! And I meant every word I said. Crosby belongs in the gutter with the rest of the “Street Rats!”

    • shannon mehaffey on

      Well, Groggy, Pills, and Hash made some good music, I think he deserves to be in there and so does Ted freaking Nugent of the gonzo raining commando guitars…I don’t know, I’m done talking about politics and will just talk about music and baseball and football from now on. 🙂

    • Doug R. on

      Groggy, Pills, and Hash, LOL!!! LMAO!!! That’s a good one, bro, almost made me choke on my Keebler Club Crackers! And no, I haven’t been drinking, yet! 😉 I agree, GPH made some good music, but they also made some bad decisions, and made a lot of enemies as well. I also agree about the politics, which always leads to a “Free-For-All!”
      Sorry, bro, The Music Made Me Do It! 😉 Okay, I’m done! Cheers!!

    • shannon mehaffey on

      I sure dig Groggy’s sound with Pills and Hash; they put the rock and roll into folk and they were freaking a tight musical unit with some good songs…I know Groggy has had some interpersonal turmoil but I just tune a lot of that out and like to think of the music….I have really been on a Rolling Stones tear lately….music that pure with songwriting that great I just want to absorb and who needs this negative vibe anymore? There’s something moral about Keith Richards where I just don’t see him acting like some barbarian like so many people who get that successful…he just can’t be bothered because none of that matters and he actually understands that.

    • Doug R. on

      Oh, bro, don’t Start Me Up on the Stones, I’d be here all day! I’ll be honest, I’ve always been a RS fan, but it really wasn’t until around 2002 that I realized just how great the Stones really are! Don’t know why or how it took me so long to appreciate their greatness, but after seeing them at MSG in January 2003 (yep, the HBO show, and on the Four Flicks DVD) my appreciation for them went through the roof! In their mid 70’s and the Stones are still Rolling like it’s the mid ’70’s! Gotta go, bro, its time for me to roll! 😉

    • Dana on

      I know I am going to get flamed here, but I am still waiting on the Stones’ epiphany-LOL!!

      I used to dislike them (save for Brown Sugar and Street Fighting Man), but then I got their 40 Licks double CD package, and realized, out of 40 Licks, maybe I only like six or seven?-LOL!!

      I am huge Beatles fan, so I guess my heart still resides with the Fab Four. While I appreciate that the Stones are much more honky tonk and bluesy, there is something to be said for the Beatles’ method of a simple, catchy harmony that you cannot stop singing.

    • shannon mehaffey on

      I always liked them growing but didn’t have a deep appreciation until very recently much like you Doug, and I actually went to the theater and paid money to see Scorsese’s movie on them…I guess it’s too late for me to see them live but I can always watch their classic clips. I guess it’s just the state of everything now that really makes me appreciate this very human aspect of their music, the way they made music that put everyone, rich and poor, on the same level, the way they seemed to appreciate the mundane aspects of life, unlike, say, Led Zeppelin, who were always so grandiose. When you have nothing and the world is telling you you can’t measure there’s Keith who is saying something brilliant and incoherent and making one hell of an omelet and not caring about any of this stuff because none of this stuff matters….when your dreams are in tatters and your life is shattered you can also always find solace in Watts’ brilliant hi-hat work…there’s just so much irony to be had with the Stones and that’s really what I should be thinking about; not this other foolishness that clogs up the airwaves, the courts, and these ridiculous congressional hearings.

    • Dana on


      I don’t think it’s too late. Jagger and Wood are freaks of nature, like Ozzy, and I have confidence, they may tour again. So, don’t fret. 🙂

      D 🙂

  • Taskerofpuppets on

    Oh man, I love Ted! My favorite part of the article: “Abandon egos, bragging, and Ted Nugent speaking on behalf of Ted Nugent.”

  • Rattlehead on

    Unfiltered Nugent…talking about music! Go get ’em, Uncle Ted! And I believe he’s absolutely correct that it’s liberal driven. Ted was the first guitar hero for many of us first learning to play guitar, and he wrote great, sexy songs. Totally influential to many artists today, and he’s still out there kicking ass and putting out new music.

    • Doug R. on

      Exactly! F-ck David Crosby! He might be in the HOF, but at least Ted Nugent has his own pinball machine, I know, I have one, refurbished from 1978! And that’s even better than being in the R&RHOF! And Crosby is jealous of that too! He can take his trophy and shove it up his ass! (If he can fit it up there!) 😉

    • Dana on


  • James K. on

    Yeah, Ted should be in along with a ton of others, including Bad Company, Motörhead, Maiden, Priest, Mötley Crüe, Boston, Thin Lizzy, Foghat, Grand Funk Railroad, Scorpions, Styx, Uriah Heep, Megadeth, Slayer (will never happen!), Billy Squirer, Pat Benatar, Foreigner….list can go on forever.

    Ted’s mouth gets him into a lot of trouble and a lot of people hate him for stuff that has nothing to do with his music, yet it effects him on the musical side of his career to an extent. But Ted is just outspoken and wears his heart on his sleeve and I love it that he’s passionate about his beliefs. David Crosby, on the other hand, is nothing more than a major league A-hole, always has been.

  • Keith G on

    Really?!! David Crosby is telling somebody that they aren’t good enough to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?!! He writes one decent song, and the rest of his career tags along with other more talented musicians, and he’s an expert?!! Ted Nugent has more talent in his left testicle than David Crosby has in his whole body!! Ted is totally correct that he is being kept out of the RRHOF because of his politics. If he was a left wing Democrat, he would have been in years ago! Uncle Ted has wrote some of the most memorable guitar riffs in hard rock history! “Stranglehold” alone should have got him in! For those of us who grew up in the 70’s and early 80’s, Uncle Ted was probably one of our first “guitar gods”! And he’s still touring and putting out new music! The RRHOF is a joke!

    • Dana on

      Yes, he thinks he is big shot (no pun intended) because he donated his sperm, so Melissa Etheridge could have children, after Brad Pitt refused. LOL!! Between that accomplishment, and the Rock Hall induction, I think he is perfectly suitable for stating Nugent has no talent (major eye roll).

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