Joan Jett has fired again at Ted Nugent over his latest criticism of Rolling Stone journal for together with Jett on its record of “100 Biggest Guitarists”.
In December, the 73-year-old rocker, whose latest time within the highlight has been extra for his political opinions than his music, railed towards Jett‘s look on the record throughout his YouTube livestream. He stated: “How do you record the highest 100 guitar gamers and never record Derek St. Holmes? How do you do this? You do this by mendacity. The identical means you get Grandmaster Flash within the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame. You do this by mendacity. It’s important to be a liar. It’s important to have shit for brains and it’s a must to be a soulless, soulless prick to place Joan Jett… [I] love Joan. A few of my biggest reminiscences embody lesbians. I like the lesbians; it is a cocktail of wonderment. [I] love Joan Jett — ‘put one other dime within the jukebox, child’; nice rock and curler — however as a high 100 guitar participant, however you do not record Rickey Medlocke [LYNYRD SKYNYRD] or Dave Amato [REO SPEEDWAGON]. Actually? Or Dick Wagner? Dick Wagner and THE FROST from Detroit. Or Mark Farner? Mark Farner from GRAND FUNK RAILROAD. Joan Jett is on the record however not Mark Farner? Grandmaster Flash is within the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame however not GRAND FUNK RAILROAD? [Laughs]
“By the way in which, if Grandmaster Flash is within the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame and Joan Jett is on the record of high 100 guitar gamers, then I am Caitlyn Jenner‘s boy toy,” he concluded.
After Nugent was broadly criticized for singling out Jett as somebody who did not should be on the Rolling Stone record, he doubled down on his feedback throughout an interview with Dave Spuria of The Actual Music Observer. Addressing the unfavourable suggestions he acquired for his remarks, he stated: “I began off by praising Joan Jett‘s real shitkicker, down-to-earth, all-American rock and roll credentials. I began off by praising her. I even saluted the lesbian factor.
“This is the query: how on God’s good inexperienced earth might somebody hearken to what I say after which declare it is about hate and about knocking and belittling? Joan‘s superior. I imply, THE RUNAWAYS. Her entire, ‘Put one other dime within the jukebox, child.’ I imply, she’s the actual rock and roll McCoy. However belonging on the ‘high 100 guitar participant’ record wherever on planet earth, even ‘Boring’ Stone earlier than real virtuosos of the six-string? That was my assertion. I used to be solely utilizing Joan for instance as a result of she occurs to be an ideal one.”
Addressing Spuria immediately, Nugent continued: “I believe I can inform that you’re a actual music lover — you like spirit and soul, defiance, center fingers on hearth, real musical authority, all that mixture that represents that dynamic and majestic soundtrack to our lives, our American Dream, and if there’s a German or a Spanish Dream, I hope they get a soundtrack as properly. However Joan Jett represents that. However on the highest 100 guitar gamers record, earlier than Tommy Shaw [STYX], earlier than Rickey Medlocke and earlier than Derek St. Holmes — I can go on with 100 examples… I used to be solely utilizing that lovely younger woman for instance, and other people actually went berserk making an attempt to twist it into hate.
“There was no hate,” Ted added. “I haven’t got any hate. I had my hate amputated once I was 5 years outdated. No hate — all love and compassion and honesty. That is what drives individuals loopy: my honesty.”
Jett addressed Nugent‘s feedback in a model new interview with NME. After the reporter introduced up the truth that Ted insisted that Joan did not should be on the record, she countered: “Neither ought to he. Is that his implication, that he ought to be on the record as a substitute of me? Nicely, that is simply typical — it is what I’ve handled my entire life, being written off. Ted Nugent has to reside with being Ted Nugent. He needs to be in that physique, in order that’s punishment sufficient.”
After a quick pause, she added: “He is not a tricky man. He performs robust man, however that is the man who shit his pants — actually — so he did not need to go within the Military.” She then summoned her longtime supervisor Kenny Laguna to “assist,” imploring Laguna to relay the total story of Nugent‘s supposed Vietnam Battle draft-dodging tactic (which the alleged pant-shitter himself shared with Excessive Instances journal in 1977 and later retracted).
“So this,” Jett concluded, “is the robust man who’s operating round America, stirring issues up towards one another.”
Nugent‘s December 2021 feedback weren’t the primary time he had been essential of Rolling Stone editor David Fricke‘s decisions for “100 Biggest Guitarists”. 4 years in the past, he stated that he hasn’t gotten the popularity that he deserves as a guitar participant, explaining: “This is not ego. I’ve an ego, as a result of I’ve shallowness, as a result of I put my coronary heart and soul into being the most effective that I might be. When you run a race and your chest breaks the ribbon and you have gained the race, I believe you possibly can look within the digital camera and go, ‘Man, I am quick. Man, I ran good.’ I believe that ought to be celebrated. Excellence ought to at all times be celebrated. However keep in mind, these individuals within the musical [sic] trade who make these choices about who’s finest and who’s within the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame, they hate me as a result of I am towards dope. And I am towards dope. I do not assume it is good. I do not need my little kids, I do not need my grandkids, I do not need my pilots, I do not need my band, I do not need my crew stoned. I do not need them comfortably numb. I do not wanna need to wake ’em up thrice to get to the gig. I do not wanna need to remind ’em how the music goes. I’ve had this all my life. And these individuals in command of deciding this, they do not like me as a result of I am on the board of administrators with the very best votes for 25 years on the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation. They one way or the other blame inanimate instruments on crime.”
He continued: “I do know that Jimi Hendrix was a god, and Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley and Joe Perry and Joe Bonamassa and Rickey Medlocke and Billy Gibbons and Eddie Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughan. After all they’re the most effective. Steve Vai. Joe Satriani. Hell, Vic [Johnson] in Sammy Hagar‘s band is an unbelievable guitar participant. Derek St. Holmes is an unbelievable guitar participant. Brad Whitford… I might go on and on and on — limitless. However to assume that I do not qualify within the high 100 of guitar gamers in America is only a silly lie. Case closed.”
Nugent‘s new studio album, “Detroit Muscle”, was launched on April 29 through Pavement Music.