In an interview with Blunt Force Truth, Nugent discussed his recent appearance on Sammy Hagar’s AXS TV reality series Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar.
“The producers wouldn’t let [Sammy] near me, even though he and I go way back; we’re dear friends. They thought I was dangerous, that I’d come out with a machine gun or I’d slaughter an innocent fawn on television. This is stupidity! I said, ‘So your producers were afraid of me, but they did a show with Tommy Lee, who’s a convicted felon, domestic violence heroin addict’,” the conservative rocker said.
Ted Nugent? ….Is that guy even still alive? ….. I thought he shot himself like 20 yrs ago🖕🏼😂🖕🏼
— T🥁mmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) October 15, 2020
“They’re OK with this guy, but not with the Ted Nugent ‘Kamp For Kids’ charity, teaching kids to be clean and sober. I said: ‘Sammy, coldcock those sons of bitches and get out and let’s do the show.’ So, finally, they dangerously acquiesced, and we did the number one Sammy Hagar ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’ show.”
His comments prompted the Mötley Crüe drummer to hit back on Twitter. “Ted Nugent? ….Is that guy even still alive? ….. I thought he shot himself like 20 yrs ago,” he wrote alongside two middle finger emojis.
It comes a day after Lee said he would leave the US if Donald Trump wins a second term in office next month.
When asked what he would do if Trump was president for four more years, he told The Big Issue: “Dude, I swear to God if that happens then I’m coming over to visit the UK – I’m out of here. I’ll go back to my motherland, go back to Greece and get a house on one of the islands.”
The drummer continued: “The thing that stings the most is that I feel like we’re embarrassing. I feel like people in Europe and the rest of the world look at America and think: ‘What the fuck are you guys doing over there? Stop voting for celebrities and get someone real to run the country’.”