TED NUGENT Talks Being Misunderstood By Haters - "Poor, Pathetic Punks, All Of Them"
May 30, 2016, 5 years ago
Rock icon Ted Nugent is featured in a new interview with Rock Music Star. He discusses his upcoming Sonic Baptizm Tour, Donald Trump and the presidential elections, and his detractors. An excerpt is available below.
Q: You may be one of the most misunderstood people in America, but people hear what they want to hear. How frustrating is it for you, when the press and left-ringers twist your words and try to turn you into a villain? Especially, when it comes to being racist. You certainly have a great respect for many of the influential African-Americans that have help shape rock music.
Nugent: "Clearly I stand and connect with smart, honest people and drive dishonest weirdos crazy. So be it. In this divisive culture war, I could not be more proud of that distinction. I am unable to back off critical issues and play braindead politically correct games so that fools can continue their embarrassing denial of historical and current truth and evidence. My original inspirations were the original masters like Bo, Chuck, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown, all the fiery black artists that raised maximum hell with their over the top intense live shows and amazing music. Given the fact that I am a natural born predator, you combine the fury of those black heroes with my primal hunting lifestyle and you have the ultimate, defiant, rugged individualism spewing from every song, every guitar lick, every performance to this very day. Wimps and lying haters are blind to this self-evident truth and simply hate for hate’s sake. Poor, pathetic punks, all of them.
Q: How do you feel about the likely occurrence that Donald Trump will be our next president, and what else do you suggest he needs to do to "Make America Great Again?"
Nugent: "I believe Donald Trump to be the leader America desperately needs right now in this bizzarro culture war of good against evil, earners against bloodsuckers, legal against illegal. If enough Americans fail to heed the call in 2016 to vote Trump, the self-inflicted engineered deathwish tailspin of the embarrassing Obama/Clinton/Sanders America will spiral ever downward, crashing the last best hope in a fiery ball of flames. I will fight with all my might to not let this happen to America."
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As Ted Nugent prepares for his upcoming Sonic Baptizm Tour, he set aside some time to speak with Markos Papadatos of Digital Journal; an excerpt follows:
Regarding his forthcoming shows, Nugent said, "My killer band and I celebrate every song, every night, every city like animals! There are no words to describe our shared love of the music with all serious music lovers everywhere! Swear to God I can't wait to play my amazing songs again this summer - especially in regions where we haven't rocked in recent years! We will not let you down!"
Nugent continued, "My songs are so much fun to play that it is nerve wracking to choose my favorite two hours worth. We jam out on old songs, new songs and weave in some unheard stuff on occasion too. My worst song is stimulating beyond words. My best songs are downright scary and certainly the mighty 'Stranglehold' and 'Fred Bear' are near the top for sure."
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