HOW ROCK STAR TED NUGENT FEELS ABOUT DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
- December 3, 2018
Needless to say, finding a sober rock star during the height of the madness in the 1960s and 1970s was about as uncommon as looking for a pink pearl in the Atlantic. However, as the world enjoyed the acid trip music of Jimi Hendrix and Robert Plant, audiences were also showing their respect for an iconic rock singer named Ted Nugent, who (as it turns out) just so happened to be a pink pearl of the music industry. For decades, the Michigan native has openly criticized drugs and alcohol in such a passionate way that he has received support as well as criticism. In the sea of recovering addicts from the 60s, Nugent is definitely a rarity that is to be appreciated, even if he can be a bit outspoken sometimes. Let’s take a closer look at how this American icon feels about drugs and alcohol.
An Icon of Classic Rock
Born on December 13, 1948, in Redford, Michigan, Theodore “Ted” Anthony Nugent immediately rose to fame in the 60s as the lead guitarist for The Amboy Dukes. Ultimately, however, he gained superstardom after entering a solo career, which produced iconic rock hits like “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Stranglehold,” Wango Tango,” and “Great White Buffalo.” Needless to say, with his impressive resume and wild stage persona, Nugent was pretty much built to make it at the height of rock and roll. For the Detroit native, however, one part of this movement would always stay out of his life: dual drug and alcohol use.
Upgrading the Quality of Life
Overall, Nugent is renowned for his stance on alcohol and drug use and has often explained how staying away from these substances will ensure your quality of life is better. Back in the 1990s, he took a particularly strong stance on these subjects by openly declaring that he does not drink, consume drugs, or smoke marijuana (in any form). So why is he so passionate about these mental illnesses?
In an interview with VH1, Nugent explained how his father scolded him for smelling like alcohol after a night of excessive drinking. Since that time, the rock star has not touched a drop of alcohol or drugs. Even more fascinating, he has also been a major figurehead for the straight edge movement, whose members do not consume alcoholic drinks or any kind of addictive drugs.
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