Ted Nugent Says Greta Van Fleet And Foo Fighters Are Good But Not Like Him

Ted Nugent recently joined the Audio Ink radio show for an interview during which he claimed Foo Fighters and Greta Van Fleet are great bands but not as great as him.

Known for his distinctive and wide-ranging vocals as well as his energetic live performances, Ted Nugent has been making music for almost six decades. Although he has been mainly known for his controversial political remarks in the last few years, Nugent is also a highly talented guitarist who often has a thing or two to say about other musicians in the rock scene.

While talking about new rock music acts, Ted Nugent once said that some of the good musicians that are considered new, such as Foo Fighters, are not exactly new. The musician is known to like the Foo’s music, but he also likes a relatively new band, Greta Van Fleet. According to Nugent, they have some unique qualities among other contemporary rock bands.

In an interview with Audio Ink radio show, Nugent shared his opinions on the current state of music. He stated that musicians aren’t really dedicated today, but he knows there are some great ones. The musician then stated Joe Bonamassa, Kid Rock, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Greta Van Fleet, and Foo Fighters are among those.

Nugent then compared their music to his music and Bob Seger, The Amboy Dukes, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Montrose, and Van Halen’s music. According to the musician, the new ones can’t be like them because they practiced and loved the music more. He then mentioned his ‘Detroit Muscle’ album, which will arrive on April 29, and said this is why this album will be significant.

During the conversation, Ted Nugent said the following:

“Musicians aren’t as dedicated today. I know there’s a bunch of great ones. Joe Bonamassa is a young guy, and Kid Rock is not a young guy, but he’s here now. I love what Big & Rich do. I love the sincerity of Blake Shelton and Toby Keith, though I can’t stand most country music. Greta Van Fleet does a great job, and everything the Foo Fighters do is awesome.

But, it’s not like Ted Nugent, Bob Seger, The Amboy Dukes, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Montrose, or Van Halen. Do you know what I mean? We just practiced more. We loved it more. So, that’s why ‘Detroit Muscle’ is going to be really significant to people who love that fire and that defiance and what you said as soon as we got on the phone: fun.

Music is supposed to be fun. Even when you articulate corruption and ‘Dog Eat Dog’ sabotage on the downtown streets and police cars overturned. Yeah, I’m identifying social conditions, but I’m also a master at escaping social outrageousness and replacing it with fun, defiant, ‘We the People,’ middle finger on fire, grinding Motown Funk Brother outrageousness.”

You can watch the full interview below.