David Crosby Slams Ted Nugent Over Complaints Of Being Ignored By Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: ‘A Hack Player And No Singer At All’
Ted Nugent once again delivered a furious rant about his omission from the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, decrying it as ‘sacrilege’ that he is yet to be inducted.
It prompted David Crosby, a two time inductee and former member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, to tweet about the musician, saying: “He’s not good enough and he never will be ….a hack player and no singer at all ….could not write a decent song if his life depended on it.”
That is really funny stuff ….he’s not good enough and he never will be ….a hack player and no singer at all ….could not write a decent song if his life depended on it https://t.co/vHzcSTMmPD
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) October 21, 2018
Crosby hasn’t been shy about offering his assessment of other musicians, including Kanye West (“an idiot and a poser….has no talent at all”), Jack White (“Has not shown up with a really fine song yet”) and Jason Mraz (“Very talented cat”).
Blasting the Hall of Fame as not being “fan-driven,” Nugent assailed the organization as an “ultra-leftist liberal CEO-driven gang who couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the music.
In an interview with website My Global Mind, the 69-year-old guitarist behind such 1970s hard-rock hits as “Stranglehold” and “Cat Scratch Fever” griped about being continually ignored by the Hall of Fame.
“Its sacrilege,” he said of not being inducted. “Is it or is it not vulgar, dishonest and obscene that Grand Master 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?”
Known for his outspoken right wing views, Ultimate Classic Rock points out that Nugent last year argued that ‘political correctness’ and his membership of the NRA were to blame for his omission. In 2011, he described his exclusion as an “embarrassing denial of historical and current truth and evidence.”