90’s Icon Calls Greta Van Fleet ‘Piss Poor’ Led Zeppelin Ripoff


Steven Wilson, who fronted the legendary 90’s band Porcupine Tree, unloaded on Greta Van Fleet in a new Radioplay.dk interview. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.

“That terrible band Greta Van Fleet, you know that band? I think they’re absolutely abysmal. I think they’re terrible, I think it’s a joke. They’re an example of a band, because they’re pretty young boys, they look like a boy band, they play this really piss poor third rate impersonation of Led Zeppelin.

But they’re pretty and they’ve had all the help of the media and the commercial machine behind them, and they’ve been able to reach a massive audience overnight by playing third rate music. I don’t believe for one minute that anyone will remember who they are in 10 years. Maybe they’ll prove me wrong and develop into a good band and make a good record, but the point is at the moment they’re not.

They’re like a boy band version of Led Zeppelin. I understand why that happens, I’m not naive, I understand that a lot of the industry is based around being young, pretty, having the right image. I’ve never had any of that stuff.”

Greta Van Fleet have found huge commercial success in the last year, winning a Best Rock Album Grammy in February.