Ted Nugent Reacts To Joan Jett Being Named On The Best Guitarists List Instead Of Him
Ted Nugent recently lashed out to the Rolling Stone Magazine for including Joan Jett in their list of top 100 guitar players in the history of Rock and Roll. While he appreciated her for being a lesbian, the guitarist strongly disagreed with Rolling Stone’s decision to add her to the list and mocked the situation by saying that if Jett is on that list, he is Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘boy toy.’
Ted Nugent is known for making controversial comments on politics, guns, animal rights, and women’s rights. In his latest live video, he bashed Joan Jett, who is considered one of the greatest rockstars in rock and roll history, and revealed his shock as to why she would be listed as one of the 100 greatest guitar players in the world.
Jett has shown the world the powerful position of women in the rock and roll music industry, both by being included on the recent list and the rest of her musical achievements. Inside a community where women are mostly degraded and appreciated as groupies, she proved her worth and was crowned the Queen of Rock and Roll. Three of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts’ albums were certified gold or platinum, and they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
However, these accomplishments weren’t enough for Nugent to consider her among the 100 greatest guitar players. He started by complaining about how Jett could make it when Styx’s Tommy Shaw wasn’t listed. He then continued to talk about Joan Jett and appreciated her for her sexual orientation but stated that she shouldn’t be among the greatest 100 guitar players.
Here is how Nugent started to talk about Jett:
“I’ve just mentioned some killer, monster guitar players, huh? Some of the best that ever lived. But when you see Rolling Stone Magazine, list of greatest guitar players, they list Joan Jett. But not Tommy Shaw.”
He continued by saying:
“How do you list the top 100 guitar players and not list Derek St. Holmes? How do you do that? You do that by lying. The same way you get Grandmaster Flash in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You do that by lying, you have to be a liar. You have to have shit for brains, and you have to be a soulless prick to put Joan Jett. Love Joan, some of my greatest memories include lesbians. I love the lesbians, it’s just a cocktail of wonderment. Love Joan Jett, ‘Put another diamond in the jukebox baby.’ Great rock and roller.
But as a top 100 guitar player, which you don’t list Ricky Medlocke or Dave Amato, really? Or Dick Wagner? Dick Wagner in The frost in Detroit or Mark Farner. Mark Farner from Grand Funk. Joan Jett is on the list but not Mark Farner? Grandmaster Flash is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but not Grand Funk Railroad? By the way, if Grand Master Flash is in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, and Joan Jett is on the list of top 100 guitar players, then I’m Caitlyn Jenner’s boy toy.“
While listing some of the guitarists that should have made it to the list before Jett, it grabbed attention that Nugent was favoring male guitarists. Moreover, Rolling Stone didn’t list Nugent as one of the greatest guitar players either, but his fans continue to support him and stress that he is the greatest in the scene for them.