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Ted Nugent Claims NRA Link Keeps Him From Rock Hall of Fame

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In this May 1, 2011, file photo, musician and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent addresses a seminar at the National Rifle Association's 140th convention in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

By    |   Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:41 AM

Musician Ted Nugent charged that his NRA link is keeping him from being voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in an interview with WQBK-FM in Albany, New York last week.

Nugent, who did the Aug. 10 interview to promote his show Monday in Poughkeepsie, New York, talked about his band and career when the talk turned to the National Rifle Association.

In the interview, Nugent claimed that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation member Jann Wenner is personally preventing him from receiving the honor, citing his 20-plus years on the NRA board.

"He hates the Second Amendment," Nugent told the radio station. "He hates me because I am on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association. …I couldn't be more proud of that because the NRA is the ultimate, family, grassroots organization that fights for the right to defend ourselves.

"What kind of numb nut would be against that? … That's the only reason I’m not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Until they get their heads out of their a**, I'm more than happy to do what I do and do it with all the … vigor that I do every night," he continued.

Nugent went on to say that he believed that "political correctness" has harmed the hall by allowing acts he believes should not have been inducted, pointing to singer Patti Smith and the rap group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five as examples.

Nugent has sparked controversy for his political views, including saying last year that he believed former President Barack Obama and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should be "tried for treason and hung," The Daily Beast reported.

He was a supporter of President Donald Trump during the last year's presidential campaign and recorded political ads for him, the website noted.

David Crosby, who has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice for his work with The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, responded to Nugent's claim on Twitter, saying "No the a****** just isn't good enough," The Associated Press noted.

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