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Ted Nugent Blames Taylor Swift And Her Fans For Ruining ‘Real Music’

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Ted Nugent, known for his outspoken opinions, recently expressed his views on modern music, particularly targeting Taylor Swift. On ‘The Joe Pags Show,’ Nugent described Swift’s music as “cartoon music,” lacking “piss and vinegar,” and devoid of “fire” or “sensuality.”

He sees her success as a negative reflection on the music industry and its audience. Nugent contrasted this with the “fire” of older bands like ZZ Top and The Beatles, expressing his appreciation for bands like Foo Fighters, who try to maintain traditional musical values.

Previously on his show ‘The Nightly Nuge,’ Nugent had used similar language to describe Swift’s music, calling it “cartoonish.” He lamented the lack of “organic” and “instinctive” qualities in modern music, critiquing the calculated nature of contemporary pop music production. Nugent’s perspective reflects a longing for the authenticity and rawness he associates with earlier music eras.

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