Greta Van Fleet guitarist Jake Kiskza was carried by bandmate Danny Wagner near a tour van in a newly surfaced video, but Wagner then threw him off!
Fans defended Greta Van Fleet on the SteveHoffman.TV forums recently. Evethingandnothing said, “Listening to it now. Good stuff, and yeah the vocal stylings are similar. Kids and rock fans can listen to whatever they want, and they generally do. Folk can talk about bands and rock music too. I don’t see that as negative, even if some of the observations are critical.”
Michael Jackson’s daughter made a ‘dirty’ Greta Van Fleet claim a few days ago. Fusionfan responded, “Yep. One could even argue that Plant takes more directly from of Terry Reid than GVF take from him.
The negative in harping on the young bands playing rock like GVF (or Bitter Honey for example) is that people pump themselves needlessly with negative emotions over things not primarily intended for them. Moreover if things like GVF do well, there’s a better chance more rock will be promoted overall in general which is to the benefit even of rock fans who are not fans of GVF as you need a rock circuit to actually have shows, festivals, producers etc.
Here’s a nice quote from Alex Lifeson on GVF followed by one from Jack White:
‘At first, I thought—obviously, the influence of Led Zeppelin. But it’s a new time for them, so many decades later, so they’re developing their own audience.’
In fact, Lifeson drew on his own experiences with Rush to explain what he sees in the surging young band. ‘What really struck me about [Greta Van Fleet] is their musicianship, their desire to become better players, their arrangements,” he said. “All of those things. As young players – I think they’re all in their early 20s—there’s a real great future for them as they develop their own style.’
Jack White said, ‘They’re three Polish brothers from Frankenmuth, Michigan — I thought that was a joke! But it’s exciting to see young people play rock & roll, no doubt about it. That guy has a very cool voice. The more he makes it his own, the better. People used to say, when I first came out, “He sounds like Robert Plant.” If you keep pushing forward, that **** goes away.'” Greta Van Fleet lost a stunning amount of money in the studio according to their ex-manager.