The motor-city-madman, Ted Nugent, recently spoke with retired boxer David “Niño” Rodriguez on his podcast/YouTube show and was asked why he hasn’t collaborated with fellow conservative and fellow Michigan-born rocker Kid Rock yet.
Ted responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Kid Rock and I communicate. In fact, he plays [the Nugent song] ‘Cat Scratch Fever’ [in concert] every night.
“Here’s a great statement. Panama City, Florida, I think, is making a very profound statement because they hired me to headline the beach bash in Panama City on Friday, April 29th, and the next night they hired Kid Rock to headline the beach bash in Panama City on Saturday, April 30th,” he continued. “If they’re hiring Ted Nugent and Kid Rock, what do you think they might try to convey with that? It’s gonna be a flamethrower of we the people, middle fingers on fire, ’cause he is so on the money.”
Nugent added: “I think being raised in the Motor City, I would like to think, since [Kid Rock] likes really soulful, pounding, grinding music — hello? — I think he might have been paying attention to Uncle Ted over the years, and that’s why he’s got his middle finger on fire. Because he’s an entrepreneur, he has a great work ethic, he is really unbelievably creative in his art, he surrounds himself with virtuosos and other creative entrepreneurial-type individuals, So that’s the world I live in, that’s the world you live in, that’s the world Kid Rock lives in, that’s the world all the people in the asset column… People who get up early — that rush hour, pain the ass, they do it every day because they wanna be in the asset column for their family. So Kid Rock and I share that middle finger of independence. And the most important thing on the planet: critical thinking. Anything status quo or standard operating procedure must be scrutinized and you will learn to dismiss it. ‘Cause everything status quo is horrible for the American Dream. And that’s what Kid Rock represents.”
You can watch the full interview below.
Nugent’s new studio album, “Detroit Muscle”, is set to arrive on April 29 via Pavement Music. The follow-up to 2018’s “The Music Made Me Do It” was recorded with Nugent’s current band, which includes bassist Greg Smith and drummer Jason Hartless.