Greta Van Fleet are on the cover of the latest issue of Classic Rock Magazine, and in it, they imitate Queen’s most iconic band photo. Greta Van Fleet have been criticized at times for their similarities to Led Zeppelin, so at least this time we’re talking about a different classic rock band!
A reader named NJ tweeted to Classic Rock Magazine, “Led zeppelin copying queen now. WTF! Be original fucktards.”
Another Classic Rock reader named Ray tweeted, “Is there anything original about that band??”
Even though the photo is an obvious imitation, we personally think it’s a nice homage, even if it is a bit of a rip off! Rock and roll fans should show some support for Greta Van Fleet as we hope to see a revival of the genre.
You can view both versions of the photo below. Greta Van Fleet and Queen are arguably the hottest names in rock and roll right now, with Greta Van Fleet nominated for multiple Grammys and the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ just winning two major Golden Globe Awards.
With three #1 rock singles, four 2019 Grammy nominations, a debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, and a massive global tour set to kick off January 22 in Japan, Greta Van Fleet will make its debut as musical guest January 19 on “Saturday Night Live,” airing on NBC at 11:30PM ET/10:30PM CT.
Greta Van Fleet is four young musicians – twin brothers Josh (vocals) and Jake Kiszka (guitar), both 22, younger brother Sam (bass/keys, 19), and longtime family friend Danny Wagner (drums, 20). All are from the tiny Michigan hamlet of Frankenmuth known for its family-style chicken dinners and the world’s largest Christmas store. All four were raised on their parents’ extensive vinyl collections which helped give birth to the music they make today: a high-energy hybrid of rock’n’roll, blues and soul.
Since the March, 2017 release of “Highway Tune,” the band’s first single that claimed the #1 spot at Rock Radio for five consecutive weeks, the four have been on a wild ride of sold-out concerts in North America and Europe, racked up millions of YouTube video plays and audio streams, received glowing accolades from iconic artists like Elton John, Dave Grohl, Joe Satriani and Billy Corgan, and recorded two #1 EPs. The band’s debut album Anthem of the Peaceful Army (10/19/18, Lava Records/Republic Records), debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales and Top Rock Albums charts, and at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart. On December 7, the band awoke to find they had received four Grammy nominations – Best New Artist, Best Rock Song (“Black Smoke Rising”), Best Rock Album (From The Fires EP), and Best Rock Performance (“Highway Tune”). Most importantly, the band has been building an extraordinary connection with their fans.
Out today: the new issue of Classic Rock Magazine, starring music's hottest new band, @GretaVanFleethttps://t.co/Fyf57OotQF pic.twitter.com/kURBwE5Gjc
— Classic Rock Magazine (@ClassicRockMag) January 8, 2019
Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody casts Queen band members https://t.co/uekkLXwFlV pic.twitter.com/cr9xZn3kWR
— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) August 21, 2017
Led zeppelin copying queen now. WTF! Be original fucktards.
— NJ (@The_NJ_Show) January 8, 2019