Controversial rocker Ted Nugent recently shared his thoughts on recent controversial comments by Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann Wenner about black and female artists. He also posted photos of Barack Obama.
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— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) September 19, 2023
In an interview with The New York Times interview, Wenner said he had not included any women in his upcoming book featuring interviews with legendary rock figures because “none of them were as articulate enough on this intellectual level.”
Defending the absence of black artists in the book, called “The Masters”, Wenner told The New York Times, “I suppose when you use a word as broad as ‘masters,’ the fault is using that word.”
“Maybe Marvin Gaye, or Curtis Mayfield?” the 77-year-old told the newspaper. “I mean, they just didn’t articulate at that level.”
Shortly after the interview was published, Wenner, who founded Rolling Stone in 1967 and served as its editor or editorial director until 2019, was removed from the board of directors the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Nugent has repeatedly said that said his political views are one of the main reasons he hasn’t been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He went on to address Wenner’s removal from the Rock Hall board during the latest edition of “The Nightly Nuge”, a news-style clip in which he offers his take on the news of our world. Speaking to co-host Keith Mark, Ted said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):
“Jann Wenner righteously and wonderfully created Rolling Stone magazine to celebrate the artists that have never been given credit except by me and us here at ‘Nightly Nuge’ on My Real America’s Voice that the music that touches our soul came from black heroes who had more soul because they had to get out of the curse of slavery and celebrate freedom musically. [But he was removed from the Rock Hall board] because of racist and and misogynistic attacks that said that black and female artists are not articulate enough to reference in his book about rock and roll history, which is so clearly biased and so clearly racist and so clearly misogynistic. And those are the things that he has always accused me of, which is why, after I was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 1979 with a Walther PPK [gun]… Jan Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone magazine, is a maniacal anti-gun, anti-First Amendment, even as a publisher of a magazine… And when he finally found out that I was on the cover of his magazine, totally anti-gun and totally leftist and Marxist-oriented… Just the content — just look at the content. Let’s read the writings. They’re always wrong. What was it? The Duke University claims of rape. Rolling Stone initiated that story and it was 100 percent false.”
Ted, who been eligible for the Rock Hall honor as a solo artist since 2000, has enjoyed a remarkably successful and eventful musical career over the past five decades, but his music is increasingly overshadowed by his political outbursts.