From one of the best rock oral histories ever, Detroit Rock City – The Uncensored History of Rock ‘n’ Roll In America’s Loudest City, by Steve Miller (not that Steve Miller).
I went hunting (pun intended) for my favorite Ted Nugent “asshole in a cool kind of way” story, but ran into the John Sinclair quote right after it. It’s all there, right on page 19:
Bobby Rigg (The Frost, drummer): The first time we met Ted Nugent all he could talk about was himself and how he was the greatest guitar player in the world. We were in a hotel in New York City. We were staying there, Led Zeppelin was there, Nugent and the Amboy Dukes were there. And Nugent was on the same floor as Jimmy Page, and this hotel was built in a U-shape. Nugent’s window was across from Jimmy Page’s room; he put a Fender Twin Reverb in the window and started screaming at the top of his lungs, “I’m the greatest guitar player in the world! Jimmy Page sucks!” and started playing his guitar as loud as he could facing Jimmy Page’s room. That’s the way Nugent was. What you see is what you get.
John Sinclair: Ted Nugent is an asshole. He always was.