Greta Van Fleet Quote Kurt Cobain Suicide Note


Kurt Cobain quoted a Neil Young lyric in his tragic suicide note, forever associating the line with the late Nirvana frontman. Greta Van Fleet drummer Danny Wagner quotes that line in his Instagram bio, which states, “Drums for @gretavanfleet Music | 20 ‘It’s better to burn out, than to fade away.’ Oh, & Rock ‘n’ Roll 🤘🏼” You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Greta Van Fleet frontman Josh Kiszka has showed off his fandom for Nirvana, posting on his Instagram story that he was listening to “Rainbow Chaser.” Surprisingly, it’s not by the Seattle Grunge icons Nirvana that we know and love, but the British band Nirvana that Kurt Cobain hated after a legal issue. Josh Kiszka looked a lot like Kurt Cobain in a new photo.

Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler defended Greta Van Fleet in a new interview with the Sixx Strings podcast on WAAF.

“Well, the Zeppelin market is huge. So, if Zeppelin have done — I don’t know — two hundred and fifty million records, and one percent buy a copy of Greta Van Fleet, they’ll have done pretty good. But I think the fuss about Greta Van Fleet… I mean, I’ve never seen a band hyped as much as Greta Van Fleet.

But there’s hundreds of thousands of bands that sound like Metallica or Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath, I think, and yet the minute a band comes along that sounds like Zeppelin, everybody loses their mind and goes, ‘Oh my God! They’re copying Led Zeppelin,’ as though you can’t do that; it’s hallowed turf. Don’t step on their territory. I just think, ‘Okay. Great. Let’s have a band that sounds a bit like Zeppelin or been influenced by Zeppelin.’ It’s fine for me.

“I mean, the singer sounds a bit like Robert Plant. He probably can’t even help that. It’s his range. He’s a good singer. Nothing wrong with it. I don’t know why everybody has gone crazy just because they sound a bit like Zeppelin.”

“It all comes from somewhere. Nothing is completely original. You may not know where it comes from or be able to spot the influence, but I think everything I do, I can trace to something: ‘This is a bit like that,’ ‘That’s a bit like that.’ And most people go, ‘Oh, I didn’t realize.’ But that’s the way it is. Music kind of evolves. You hear bits and bobs from other bands and artists, and then you kind of shape them into your way.

The mix of each member of a band is what makes that band unique — the four or five members. That’s, I think, what gives a band an originality. But they’re all getting their ideas from other people. They don’t come from God or the sky — it comes from other bands… It’s kind of all a bit second-hand anyways. You could trace it back to the blues and rock. It’s what you do with it. We’ve all got the same notes, the same fingers, the same brain.”