Legendary rocker Ted Nugent was interviewed on a recent edition of Penn's Peak Radio's "The Daily Bump & Grind". You can now listen to the chat below.Speaking about his life philosophy, Nugent said: "Quality of life can only come from discipline. If you make wise choices instead of comfortable choices, or trendy choices, or the B.S. of peer-pressure lie, if you make intelligent and responsible and accountable choices in life, you will have more happiness, you will have more success and you'll be more complete and full as a human being. So, even though I didn't like it when I was growing up, my dad's militant discipline was really the guiding force in quality of life. And now my older brother Jeff, and younger brother John, and sister Cathy, we all get together every year and we remember that we didn't like my dad at the time, but it was his discipline that brought us happiness and quality of life. And I think that is always true in every instance." He added: "You know, there's been just incredibly gifted heroes of ours, musically, over the years. But, unfortunately, Jimi Hendrix didn't have discipline. Unfortunately, Keith Moon and Bon Scott didn't have any discipline. And I don't know how that party's going, but it doesn't look very good from here." During a 2002 appearance at a school in Naples, Florida, Nugent told students about his fellow rockers: "Jimi got high and Jimi is dead; I went hunting and I'm still Ted. They would ridicule me, laugh at me because I wouldn't take their drugs. Ha-ha. They're all dead." In an interview with The Wall Street Journal in 2007, Nugent said about Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Mama Cass: "I often wonder what musical peaks they could have climbed had they not gagged to death on their own vomit." Nugent's new full-length album, "Shutup&Jam!", came out on July 8 via Frontiers Records. This release marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years. Nugent leads the pack of renowned musicians, handling guitar and vocal duties, alongside bassist Greg Smith, drummer Mick Brown and longtime musical cohort guitarist/vocalist Derek St. Holmes. Special guest Sammy Hagar brings his vocal power to the song "She's Gone".
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appears next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).