‘He’s Not a Challenging Guy’
Back in late December, Nugent decried Rolling Stone for such as Jett in their record of the 100 best guitarists of all time — a record, it should be observed, was very first published in 2003. “You have to have shit for brains and you have to be a soulless, soulless prick to place Joan Jett [on the list],” Nugent — who was not provided in the checklist — declared.
“Is that his implication… that he really should be on the record as a substitute of me?” Jett requested in a modern job interview with NME. “Well, which is just usual – it is what I’ve dealt with my total life, remaining prepared off. Ted Nugent has to live with being Ted Nugent. He has to be in that physique, so that’s punishment ample.”
Jett then proceeded to skewer Nugent’s macho persona.
“He’s not a tricky person,” the previous Runaway declared. “He performs tough dude, but this is the man who shit his pants – literally – so he didn’t have to go in the Army.”
Jett was alluding to a 1977 job interview with Substantial Periods magazine in which Nugent stated he avoided getting drafted into the Vietnam War by abandoning all personal hygiene. “I ceased cleansing my human body. No far more brushing my enamel, no much more washing my hair, no baths, no soap, no water,” Nugent stated at the time, adding that he “stopped heading to the bathroom. I did it in my trousers. Poop, piss the complete shot.”
“So this,” Jett noted, “is the rough male who’s functioning about The us, stirring issues up in opposition to every other.”
Many years following his Large Occasions interview, Nugent claimed he’d built the story up. More a short while ago, the guitarist insisted there was “no hate” in his remarks about Jett’s inclusion on the biggest guitarists list.
Jett released Changeup, the to start with acoustic album of her spectacular career, on March 25. She’s established to strike the street with Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Poison on the Stadium Tour starting in June.
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