“He’s Not a Badass”

John Jett fired back at Ted Nugent, suggesting that the “Cat Scratch Fever” rocker isn’t as tough as he looks.

At the end of December, Nugent decried rolling stone for including Jett in their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time – a list, it should be noted, was first published in 2003. “You must have brain shit and you must be a soulless asshole to put Joan Jett [on the list]said Nugent – who was not on the list -.

“Is that his insinuation…that he should be on the list instead of me?” Jett asked in a recent interview with NME. “Well, that’s just typical – that’s what I’ve been through all my life, being disbarred. Ted Nugent has to accept being Ted Nugent. He has to be in this body, so that’s punishment enough .

Jett then skewered Nugent’s macho persona.

“He’s not a badass,” the former Runaway said. “He plays badass, but he’s the guy who shits his pants – literally – so he didn’t have to go into the military.”

Jett was referring to a 1977 interview with Highlights magazine in which Nugent said he avoided drafting into the Vietnam War by abandoning all personal hygiene. “I stopped cleaning my body. No more brushing my teeth, no more washing my hair, no more bathing, no more soap, no more water,” Nugent said at the time, adding that he “stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. Shit, piss all the time.

“So,” Jett noted, “he’s the badass who roams America, stirring things up against each other.”

decades after his Highlights interview, Nugent claimed he made up the story. More recently, the guitarist insisted there was “no hate” in his remarks about Jett’s inclusion on the list of greatest guitarists.

Jett freed Changethe first acoustic album of his impressive career, on March 25. She is expected to hit the road with Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Poison on the Stadium Tour from June.

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