Sebastian Bach has lashed out at Ted Nugent, after the guitarist called the former Skid Row frontman “weak” because of his problems with alcohol.
Nugent said: “Sebastian Bach is a great guy. I love the guy and he’s incredibly gifted and a gentleman for the most part – but he’s weak. He doesn’t understand the concept of the body as a sacred temple. He doesn’t understand accountability and he doesn’t understand how his indulgences and his poisons ruin his life, his marriage and his musical capabilities.”
In response, Bach tweeted: “Being a racist is fucking weak.”
Nugent previously called US President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel” and had a gig pulled after a promoter said they didn’t want their “casino to be used as a venue for racist attitudes and views.”
In 2012, Bach told Metal-Rules.com: “Ted’s political beliefs and social opinions overshadow how great a guitar player he is – a lot of people are disgusted by him. People don’t like racism, but he says some things that are straight from the 50s.”
Bach has lined-up four shows in the US, starting on September 26 in Arizona to support his latest album Give ‘Em Hell.