In a new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", Ted Nugent was asked if ever had any interactions with legendary VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I did — a few times. And I admire and praise his entertainment gifts; he's a monster. Tell me that all that David Lee Roth music with VAN HALEN isn't a smile eruption in our life. I mean, what a fun, cocky, soulfy guy. He really does evoke, emulate and deliver touches of James Brown and Wilson Pickett and some Motown melodious grunt, and certainly the blues and the gospel and the rhythm and blues masters — you can hear that in David Lee Roth. I don't think he's ever been given credit for those talents and those musical capabilities that I just mentioned. So I'm glad I just mentioned them, because they should be attributed to him, 'cause he did deliver them with aplomb."
Ted continued: "I've always been militantly against substance abuse, and it's an absolute crime — literally and figuratively — and David's a perfect example. Again, I love him — I hope he's happy, I hope he's healthy. He seems to know what happiness and health is; God bless him. Thank you, David, for enriching our lives with your incredible music.