Ted Nugent claimed late AC/DC singer Bon Scott offered him ‘drugs and alcohol’ and he turned him down in a new YouTube live stream.
“Jimi Hendrix offered me dope. I said, ‘No, thanks. No way.’ Let me also mention Bon Scott — what a gifted monster, huh? Bon Scott of AC/DC offered me all his Jack Daniel’s. We were at the recording studio in Miami, at Criteria Sound. I was recording ‘Weekend Warriors’ — it must have been ’79 — and they were recording ‘Highway To Hell’. We used to do gigs together all the time.
And he was always drunk. He [would always go], ‘Nugent, here. Have some of this. It’ll loosen you up.’ Like I need to be looser. [Laughs] He can’t imagine how loose a human being can be because the whisky has fogged his sensibilities. I am the loose guy; you’re the drooling guy. Drooling isn’t loose. Stumbling isn’t loose. Puking isn’t loose. And dying isn’t loose.”
Nugent said on Facebook in February, “Mom and dad were alcoholics. I didn’t know they were alcoholics. I thought they just had a Tom Collins [cocktail] every night — whatever the hell that is — or a martini with olives,” he recalled. “So my mom and dad were smoking, drinking alcoholics. And I was surrounded, in the rock and roll world, by smoking, drinking, drugged idiots.
“So what’s the difference between a person that falls for that versus a person who defies that? I haven’t the faintest idea,” he admitted. “Because I think God gave all of us everything we need.
“Some people look for an easy way out, and some people don’t. I didn’t. I think it was just shit luck. ‘Cause my brothers and sisters smoked and drank, and they didn’t even surround themselves with goofball rock and roll dirtbags. I did.”