KISS’ Paul Stanley Shares His Thoughts On Greta Van Fleet
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He Says They “Fell Into A Sinkhole”
In a recent interview on Lipps Service, KISS’ Paul Stanley gave his honest opinion on Greta Van Fleet, who rose to prominence because of their constant comparison to ’70s rock titan Led Zeppelin. There’s been much debate whether Greta Van Fleet is nothing more than a ripoff lacking originality or if they’re actually helping keep the dying genre alive.
Stanley said, “I think they, unfortunately, fell into a sinkhole. When you come out of the box and you’re compared to the greatest band ever, and you’re so young, you’re in for a lot of trouble. That ‘Highway’ song they did [2017’s ‘Highway Tune’], which was terrific, you know, when you’re just getting your sea legs to be able to follow that up and to be able to work under that great burden, I think it took its toll. We’ll see what happens now.”
He added, “I don’t believe in general it’s good enough to be a clone of something else. I think that – look, I didn’t invent the wheel, but I took my influences and stirred them all up and came up with me. Who did I love? I loved Steve Marriott, I loved Robert Plant, Rod Stewart, Sam Cook, Dennis Ruffin…”
Stanley also talked about the first time he saw Led Zeppelin in 1969 and called it “as close to a religious experience as I’ll ever have.”
Check out the rest of his interview below.