Greta Van Fleet Make Stunning AC/DC Claim


Greta Van Fleet guitarist Jake Kiszka revealed how AC/DC guitarist Angus Young ‘constantly’ is trying to evolve and ‘screwing around’ with possibilities in an Australian Musician interview. AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson was recently filmed singing for the first time in 2019, with rumors of he, Phil Rudd, and Cliff Williams returning to the band for recording sessions in Vancouver last year.

Tell me about your journey as a guitarist – who taught you how to play, and what drew you to the instrument?

“My earliest influence was my father. I grew up in a household where there was a lot of creative outlets – film, literature, poetry and music. There was always music lying around, and dad would play us stuff like Woody Guthrie, so I kind of picked it up early on. I was 3 years old when I started playing, and from that point it was kind of a pastime – I don’t think I ever would have viewed it as a serious thing then as I do now. But there are experiences throughout life that sort of change or navigate who you are and what defines you. I was sitting on the ground next to my dad watching a Cream documentary, and I saw Clapton play – that was one of those defining points, where I said “Someday I want to do that”.

All of those influences – Angus Young, Pete Townsend – they’re all about constantly trying to evolve, doing things that have never been done and screwing around with all these possibilities. I think there’s still a lot of ground to be covered as far as guitar work and skill, so now it’s so much a part of who I am, and something that’s always been there.”