Greta Van Fleet members Josh Kiszka and Jake Kiszka were recently interviewed on the Ask Anything Chat, and they have a bold message for their groupies.
Jake said, “It kind of goes with the definition of groupies. I think there’s a very civil version of groupie, and there’s a very uncivil version of groupie.”
Josh said, “That’s very true.”
Jake added, “The civil version, we’re very thankful for.”
Detroit Free Press reports that Greta Van Fleet had another big awards night on Friday:
Repeating last year’s domination of the national categories, hard-rock band Greta Van Fleet won big Friday at the 2019 Detroit Music Awards.
The Frankenmuth quartet grabbed honors for outstanding major-label recording (“Anthem of the Peaceful Army”), along with outstanding national single and big-budget video for “When the Curtain Falls.” The band had triumphed in the same three categories last year, for music from the EP “From the Fires.”
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott was asked if there are any new bands out there that he is listening to now, and he said that Greta Van Fleet sound like Led Zeppelin. “Not much. I’ll be honest,” he said (see video below). “But the two obvious ones — there’s Greta Van Fleet, which is the big thing at the moment. Or Greta Van Zeppelin, as somebody’s called them. [Laughs] But, yeah, they sound like Led Zeppelin.
So what? When we started out, we sounded like queen and AC/DC. So, everybody’s gotta start somewhere. It’s okay to wear your influences on your sleeve these days, I believe. My favorite new band, though, are The Struts. I say ‘new’ — they’ve been around for five years. Five years in The Beatles’ career is more than half their career. But things have changed a lot. I’m a big fan of [The Struts]. I think Luke [Spiller], the singer, is an absolute star. He deserves to be on the stadium stages. Hopefully one day he will be.”