Ted Nugent Reacts To Don Henley’s Lyrics Stolen By The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Curator
In the latest episode of The Nightly Nuge, Ted Nugent shared his thoughts on the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame curator, who faced charges of stealing and illegally selling Don Henley’s Eagles lyrics.
The stolen lyrics date back to the late 1970s when the Eagles hired an unidentified author to write their biographies. But this man stole nearly 100 pages of Don Henley’s handwritten notes and lyrics and sold them to Glenn Horowitz in 2005. Later, Horowitz sold them to Edward Kosinski and Craig Inciardi. After that, the three men decided to sell the notes to a few auction houses like Sotheby’s.
Inciardi had previously worked for Sotheby’s before becoming the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame curator and director of acquisitions. Eventually, Henley filed a police report that recently resulted in three men being charged with fourth-degree conspiracy and four years of prison. This made headlines in the rock and roll community.
Nugent recently noted that the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame has lost touch with reality in how they run the institution behind the scenes. He added that they have begun to include artists who are an insult to the icons who are part of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame like Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis. He also mentioned that drug use affects the way they work, making them more prone to criminal behavior and fraud.
Ted Nugent’s thoughts on the swirling events in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:
“Well, isn’t that fascinating that there’s dishonesty and criminal behavior going on within the confines of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? My comment on the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is I never speak from personal anger that I’m not in it; I never reference that I should be in it, though obviously, I should be in it. But that Grandmaster Flash and Madonna and ABBA are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?
I speak on behalf of the fan club of the founding fathers that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame should always pay homage to and respect, and that’s Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley and Little Richard and Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis and the founding fathers of this most exciting, throttling, defiant, irreverent, uppity, fun soundtrack in the world. And that they would put people in there that are not just not rock and roll, but they’re anti-rock and roll. So that this guy is being caught with his hands in the cookie jar is no surprise.”
“Let me go ahead and say this… Nobody can sue me because if they try to sue me, we’ll prove that my words are accurate. There’s a lot of dope smoking going on at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and the more dope you smoke, the dumber you get, the more irresponsible you get, and the more criminally inclined you will get. And the statistics to prove what I just said are irrefutable unless you’re so stoned that you can irrefute truth, logic, and common sense, which I get a big kick out of.”
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