Ted Nugent Talks July 4, Hunting "Sacred Flesh" & Why Jack White Isn't Soulful

Ted Nugent Talks July 4, Hunting "Sacred Flesh" & Why Jack White Isn't Soulful

FUSE TV - Ted Nugent Talks July 4, Hunting "Sacred Flesh" & Why Jack White Isn't Soulful

Hopping from late '60s psychedelic outfit the Amboy Dukes to a wildly successful solo career in the '70s, Ted Nugent has been rocking and repping Detroit for the better part of his 66-year life. These days, the controversial classic rocker is just as well known for his candid conservative politics as for crafting "Cat Scratch Fever," but even he knows that sometimes it's best to just shut up and jam. Which, coincidentally, is the title of his upcoming album, out July 8.

SHUTUP&JAM notwithstanding, Nugent had plenty to say when I got him on the phone recently. The Motor City Madman spoke bluntly about everything from rock in 2014—he's not crazy about Jack White's soul-free new music—to the importance of Independence Day to why the "sacred flesh" he eats is different from McDonald's. And as per his M.O., he managed to mock the city I live in before I even got out a single question. Here's what the Nuge had to say.

We think you'll enjoy these related videos below and for more great content featuring your favorite artists, sign up for Fuse+ to access all our videos.

Interviews: Why Do Jack White, Justin Bieber and Kings of Leon All Love Blackbird Studio?

7m

Interviews: Why Do Jack White, Justin Bieber and Kings of Leon All Love Blackbird Studio?

T-Pain, Phora, Jack & Jack

26m

T-Pain, Phora, Jack & Jack

Interviews: Willy Moon on Jack White

3m

Interviews: Willy Moon on Jack White

Interviews: Ted Leo Talks Touring & Collaborating With Aimee Mann

2m

Interviews: Ted Leo Talks Touring & Collaborating With Aimee Mann

Girl Talk On New Material, Sample Hunting and Performing

5m

Girl Talk On New Material, Sample Hunting and Performing

Sacred Threads

20m

Sacred Threads

Flesh and the City

45m

Flesh and the City

A Pound of Flesh

23m

A Pound of Flesh

Ted Ginn, Jr.'s Taste In Music Hasn't Changed Much

56s

Ted Ginn, Jr.'s Taste In Music Hasn't Changed Much

The London Souls Talk Close Calls and Pope Hopes at Landmark 2015

2m

The London Souls Talk Close Calls and Pope Hopes at Landmark 2015

Festivals: Voodoo 2013: Preservation Hall Jazz Band: "New Orleans Isn't Really the South"

2m

Festivals: Voodoo 2013: Preservation Hall Jazz Band: "New Orleans Isn't Really the South"

Interviews: 'X Factor' Trio Emblem 3's Debut Single "Chloe" Isn't About a Girl

3m

Interviews: 'X Factor' Trio Emblem 3's Debut Single "Chloe" Isn't About a Girl

Waka Flocka Flame Plays With Puppies, Isn't About That 'Climbing Charts Rap' Life

3m

Waka Flocka Flame Plays With Puppies, Isn't About That 'Climbing Charts Rap' Life

Interviews: Take a Tour of Jack White's Third Man Records Store

8m

Interviews: Take a Tour of Jack White's Third Man Records Store

Pell Unveil His BoJack Horseman Costume, Talks Being a Trendsetter and Growing as an Artist

3m

Pell Unveil His BoJack Horseman Costume, Talks Being a Trendsetter and Growing as an Artist

Bleachers' Jack Antonoff Talks 'Gone Now,' Bringing Childhood Bedroom on Tour

2m

Bleachers' Jack Antonoff Talks 'Gone Now,' Bringing Childhood Bedroom on Tour

Interviews: U.K. boy band admit choreography isn't their strong suit. "We're all terrible dancers," the quartet joke

1m

Interviews: U.K. boy band admit choreography isn't their strong suit. "We're all terrible dancers," the quartet joke

T-Pain Gets Personal On 'Stoicville,' Talks Advice Column

1m

T-Pain Gets Personal On 'Stoicville,' Talks Advice Column

T-Pain Talks 'T-Pain's School of Business' While Doing ASMR

7m

T-Pain Talks 'T-Pain's School of Business' While Doing ASMR

T-Pain Does ASMR, Talks New Series T-Pain's School of Business

7m

T-Pain Does ASMR, Talks New Series T-Pain's School of Business

SXSW 2014: Morgan Kibby Talks Her M83 Side Project White Sea

3m

SXSW 2014: Morgan Kibby Talks Her M83 Side Project White Sea

Interviews: Plain White T's: New Single "Should've Gone to Bed" Is About Sexting

3m

Interviews: Plain White T's: New Single "Should've Gone to Bed" Is About Sexting

Interviews: Cher Lloyd on Why She Chose T.I. For "I Wish"

2m

Interviews: Cher Lloyd on Why She Chose T.I. For "I Wish"

Interviews: Joey Bada$$ On Why His First "Unorthodox" Recording Session Wasn't Right

1m

Interviews: Joey Bada$$ On Why His First "Unorthodox" Recording Session Wasn't Right

Finish Ticket Reveal Why Festivals Let Them Do What They Usually Can't

1m

Finish Ticket Reveal Why Festivals Let Them Do What They Usually Can't

Bonnaroo 2014: Why The Avett Brothers Won't Work With Professional Singers

3m

Bonnaroo 2014: Why The Avett Brothers Won't Work With Professional Singers

Why Cody Simpson Couldn't Keep Dating a Real Housewife's Daughter Secret - Interview: Fuse News

2m

Why Cody Simpson Couldn't Keep Dating a Real Housewife's Daughter Secret - Interview: Fuse News

Why One Model Wouldn't Jump Off a Cliff in The Wanted's Video

47s

Why One Model Wouldn't Jump Off a Cliff in The Wanted's Video

Interviews: Iggy Azalea on Nas Making Her Tough, Why T.I. Signed Her

4m

Interviews: Iggy Azalea on Nas Making Her Tough, Why T.I. Signed Her

Billie Eilish Talks Don't Smile at Me EP, Hopes to Work With Tyler, The Creator

3m

Billie Eilish Talks Don't Smile at Me EP, Hopes to Work With Tyler, The Creator

Gallant Won't Talk About His Feelings, But He'll Definitely Sing About Them

1m

Gallant Won't Talk About His Feelings, But He'll Definitely Sing About Them

It’s Soul Food

20m

It’s Soul Food

Pusha T Talks Reuniting With The Neptunes For 'King Push' Album: Fuse News

2m

Pusha T Talks Reuniting With The Neptunes For 'King Push' Album: Fuse News

T-Pain Talks Developing His Unique Style While Cooking With His Mom

12m

T-Pain Talks Developing His Unique Style While Cooking With His Mom

Salsa Soul Mates

22m

Salsa Soul Mates

Soul Food Pop-Up

20m

Soul Food Pop-Up

Grimes Explains the Characters in Flesh Without Blood

1m

Grimes Explains the Characters in Flesh Without Blood

EDM Trio Cash Cash Explain Why All Three Members Don't Always Perform in Concert: Fuse News

2m

EDM Trio Cash Cash Explain Why All Three Members Don't Always Perform in Concert: Fuse News

T

22m

T

Music Videos: The Filthy Souls

3m

Music Videos: The Filthy Souls

Lady Gaga Talks Being Vomited On, State of Her Career at SXSW Keynote Address - Part 4

1m

Lady Gaga Talks Being Vomited On, State of Her Career at SXSW Keynote Address - Part 4

Jack & Jack Take A Lie Detector Test

6m

Jack & Jack Take A Lie Detector Test

Big K.R.I.T. Does ASMR With Styrofoam Balls, Talks New Album and J. Cole Collaboration

6m

Big K.R.I.T. Does ASMR With Styrofoam Balls, Talks New Album and J. Cole Collaboration

Big K.R.I.T. Started His Career With a 4 CD Duplicator: My Hustle

1m

Big K.R.I.T. Started His Career With a 4 CD Duplicator: My Hustle

Jack And Jack Do ASMR with Friendship Bracelets

9m

Jack And Jack Do ASMR with Friendship Bracelets

Nicki Minaj Bares Her Soul On "Freedom"

3m

Nicki Minaj Bares Her Soul On "Freedom"

Interviews: Jack Antonoff: Fuse Favorite

4m

Interviews: Jack Antonoff: Fuse Favorite

Baby Talk

23m

Baby Talk

THAT WHITE PEOPLE SHIT

THAT WHITE PEOPLE SHIT

Interviews: Jack Antonoff at ACL Fest 2014

3m

Interviews: Jack Antonoff at ACL Fest 2014

10 - THE ETERNAL BATTLE FOR MIKE CRONIN'S SOUL

4m

10 - THE ETERNAL BATTLE FOR MIKE CRONIN'S SOUL

Festivals: Voodoo 2012: Soul Rebels Cover Metallica & Eurythmics

3m

Festivals: Voodoo 2012: Soul Rebels Cover Metallica & Eurythmics

Bonnaroo 2015: Jack Antonoff of Bleachers

2m

Bonnaroo 2015: Jack Antonoff of Bleachers

Interviews: TeeFlii (July 2014)

2m

Interviews: TeeFlii (July 2014)

Interviews: Kevin Liles (July 2014)

1m

Interviews: Kevin Liles (July 2014)

Interviews: Luke James (July 2014)

2m

Interviews: Luke James (July 2014)

Interviews: Alex & Sierra (July 2014)

4m

Interviews: Alex & Sierra (July 2014)

Kirko Bangz (July 2014): Interview

5m

Kirko Bangz (July 2014): Interview

Interviews :Joe Budden's Sitting on a Second Ab-Soul Collabo

4m

Interviews :Joe Budden's Sitting on a Second Ab-Soul Collabo

Interviews: Michelle Williams (July 2014)

3m

Interviews: Michelle Williams (July 2014)

T-Shirts

20m

T-Shirts

Interviews: Bad Suns (July 2014)

3m

Interviews: Bad Suns (July 2014)

Why This Show Exists?

8m

Why This Show Exists?

Michelle Obama: After White House

41m

Michelle Obama: After White House

The Ally Coalition & Jack Antonoff Show Support for LGBTQ Youth

2m

The Ally Coalition & Jack Antonoff Show Support for LGBTQ Youth

Shows: 100 Most Award-Winning Artists: BTS Jack Antonoff

3m

Shows: 100 Most Award-Winning Artists: BTS Jack Antonoff

Jack Kays Shares His Teenage Antics, Culinary School & Tattoos!

13m

Jack Kays Shares His Teenage Antics, Culinary School & Tattoos!

Fuse Favorite: Tove Lo Interview (July 2014)

4m

Fuse Favorite: Tove Lo Interview (July 2014)

Which Five Songs Pump Ted Ginn, Jr. Up For Practice, Training and Game Day

1m

Which Five Songs Pump Ted Ginn, Jr. Up For Practice, Training and Game Day

Grafh Talks Black Balling

9m

Grafh Talks Black Balling

Festivals: Bonnaroo 2013:  Soul Khan, Jeni Suk, Knower and Black Violin Interview

2m

Festivals: Bonnaroo 2013: Soul Khan, Jeni Suk, Knower and Black Violin Interview

Ted Ginn, Jr. Reflects On Music During His High School Days

1m

Ted Ginn, Jr. Reflects On Music During His High School Days

Festivals: Voodoo 2012: Soul Rebels Bring the Music to HBO's 'Treme'

3m

Festivals: Voodoo 2012: Soul Rebels Bring the Music to HBO's 'Treme'

Muddy Magnolias Make The North & South Meet Through Peace, Love and Soul

2m

Muddy Magnolias Make The North & South Meet Through Peace, Love and Soul

Festivals: Voodoo 2012:  Eurythmics' David A. Stewart on Joining Soul Rebels Onstage

2m

Festivals: Voodoo 2012: Eurythmics' David A. Stewart on Joining Soul Rebels Onstage

Coachella 2014:  How John Newman's Mom Crafted the Soul Singer's Signature Sound

3m

Coachella 2014: How John Newman's Mom Crafted the Soul Singer's Signature Sound

Ice-T and Coco

22m

Ice-T and Coco

T.I.: Sneaker Shopping

20m

T.I.: Sneaker Shopping

T-Pain: Hot Ones

20m

T-Pain: Hot Ones

Interviews: Kate Nash Talks New Album 'Girl Talk' & Fashion

4m

Interviews: Kate Nash Talks New Album 'Girl Talk' & Fashion

Recap: Season 4, Episode 4

47s

Recap: Season 4, Episode 4

Grace Potter Talks Going Solo

2m

Grace Potter Talks Going Solo

Joywave Talk Growing Up & Songwriting

1m

Joywave Talk Growing Up & Songwriting

Ciara Talks Traveling and Touring

1m

Ciara Talks Traveling and Touring

LA and Xristina Talk Transitioning

1m

LA and Xristina Talk Transitioning

Culture Club Talk LGBT Rights

2m

Culture Club Talk LGBT Rights

Letter To Myself: T

2m

Letter To Myself: T

Don't Be Nice

1h 34m

Don't Be Nice

Jason Derulo Talks Stevie Wonder

54s

Jason Derulo Talks Stevie Wonder

Iggy Azalea Talks Sonic Experimentation

1m

Iggy Azalea Talks Sonic Experimentation

SXSW 2014:  Jack Antonoff Gets Wet with fun. Side Project Bleachers

1m

SXSW 2014: Jack Antonoff Gets Wet with fun. Side Project Bleachers

Shows: 100 Most Award-Winning Artists :Jack Antonoff FAVORITE 30-21 OUTKAST

28s

Shows: 100 Most Award-Winning Artists :Jack Antonoff FAVORITE 30-21 OUTKAST

Shows: 100 Most Award-Winning Artists:  Jack Antonoff FAVORITE 90-81 MUMFORD AND SONS

21s

Shows: 100 Most Award-Winning Artists: Jack Antonoff FAVORITE 90-81 MUMFORD AND SONS

Festivals: Bonnaroo 2013: Jack Johnson to Mumford & Sons: "Next Time, We'll Do a Show Together"

2m

Festivals: Bonnaroo 2013: Jack Johnson to Mumford & Sons: "Next Time, We'll Do a Show Together"

New Jersey's Static Jacks Pay Tribute to Roots With New Album: Fuse News

2m

New Jersey's Static Jacks Pay Tribute to Roots With New Album: Fuse News

Ed Sheeran Won’t Say Who "Don't" Is About

58s

Ed Sheeran Won’t Say Who "Don't" Is About

Shows: 100 Most Award-Winning Artists : Jack Antonaoff FAVORITE 60-51 MUMFORD AND SONS

25s

Shows: 100 Most Award-Winning Artists : Jack Antonaoff FAVORITE 60-51 MUMFORD AND SONS

T-PAIN'S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

T-PAIN'S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Interviews: fun.'s Jack Antonoff "We Will Make a New fun. Album Soon"

2m

Interviews: fun.'s Jack Antonoff "We Will Make a New fun. Album Soon"

George Ezra Describes White House Tour, Appreciating Stateside Success

2m

George Ezra Describes White House Tour, Appreciating Stateside Success