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".