70’s guitar legend Ted Nugent has slammed former metal heavyweights Pantera for their apparently “soulless” cover of his signature track ‘Cat Scratch Fever’.
The attack came via a posting on his official message boards in which “Hunky Ted” branded the cover as “too white, with no balls and no soul”. Nugent also caused outrage among the rock and metal communities with comments about slain Pantera guitarist Darrell ‘Dimebag’ Abbott, claiming that he: “never thought too highly of anyone foolish enough to take on the nickname of a life-destroying dope product and promote such family-destroying conduct on stage”.
Abbott was gunned down onstage at an Ohio nightclub in December 2004 by crazed Pantera fan Nathan Gale, who reportedly blamed him for the bands’ 2002 break-up. Gale also murdered 4 others including band and venue staff as well as one fan. Gale had a documented history of mental illness, using a weapon bought for him by his mother as a gift.