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2018 was quite the year for new kids on the block Greta Van Fleet. This band quickly rose to the top of the charts and everyone’s playlists with their signature throwback sound and they’ve had all the buzz in the world from fellow rock & roll publications. Needless to say, this band is on the path to many great things.
Then again, no up and coming band whose success is rising at the speed of light is never without its fair share of criticism, and Greta Van Fleet has had WAY more than its fare share.
One of the main criticisms that the band always gets is that they sound way too much like Led Zeppelin. If you listen to their music, you’ll definitely hear it too. From the start the band has been incredibly modest about their sound and talk often about their influences which of course include Led Zeppelin.
However, it seems like Greta Van Fleet have had just about enough of this comparison. During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, singer Josh Kiszka made a brief, calm, yet impactful comment about his band always being compared to Led Zeppelin. Here is what he had to say…
“Obviously we hear the similarity. That’s one of the influences of ours. But at this point it’s like, ‘Okay, we’ve acknowledged that. Let’s move on…’”
Honestly, I have to agree that the joke is getting a bit old. Whether or not you’d like to call them a Led Zeppelin rip off or not, it doesn’t seem to be hurting their success. The band recently just appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and are currently nominated for 4 Grammys.
What do you guys think, is it time for Greta Van Fleet to change up their sound or are they fine right where they are? Either way, be sure to check out their ‘SNL’ performance in the video below!
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