Rocker Ted Nugent Criticizes Guns N’ Roses Careless Concert

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Ted Nugent Criticizes Guns N’ Roses Mid-March Concert in Mexico

Rocker Ted Nugent recently appeared on Mitch Lafon’s podcast and criticized Guns N’ Roses for playing to tens of thousands of people in Mexico in mid march just as other concerts and festivals were being cancelled due to coronavirus. It’s ironic considering Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose criticized people in California for ignoring state wide recommendations to social distance and stay home, while his band plays to 70,000 people just a month ago. SMH. The exchage between Mitch Lafon and Ted Nugent went as follows:

You look at, for example, Guns ‘N’ Roses, March 14th, they decide they’re gonna go play a 70,000-people festival in Mexico. You look at the Exploited that say, ‘Expetive the virus, we’re not gonna cancel any dates.’ You look at Reverend Horton that says, ‘Oh, the media is exaggerating, we’re not gonna cancel anything.’ Do those bands and other bands like that have a responsibility to just pull the plug and just say, ‘Hey, you know what, now is not the time for bravado’? Guns playing last Saturday, was that irresponsible?

“There’s so many unanswered questions regarding the stretch of the pandemic. No. 1, I trust my president. I think Donald Trump was sent by God to start draining this corrupt criminal power-abusing political swamp in our country and certainly, you got enough of that up in Canada, it’s quite honestly everywhere.

“But I believe his medical experts, I believe his scientific experts, I believe his doctors, the best doctors in the world that are advising the president.

“I love Guns N’ Roses, I love their work ethic, I love their music vision and their prowess and their dedication to their craft and responding to the demands of their consumers, but I got to tell you, Mitch, I’m with you on this one.

“I think we have to err on the side of caution. I have canceled all kinds of wonderful events that I just couldn’t wait to partake in, but I think the battle cry to social distancing and separating ourselves as much possible to mitigate and minimize the transmission of this highly-contagious virus.

“I would say that these different entities, including rock-n-roll bands and performs – I’m with you, Mitch. I think it’s time to batten down the hatches and take the advice of these medical experts.

“If we can minimize and reduce the spread of this virus, I think it’s each of our responsibility to do so, so I don’t really know how those organizations can have a meeting and go forward with defying the medical experts and possibly endangering their fans. I don’t get it.