Greta Van Fleet Recreate Nirvana After 25 Years


In part 4 of Alternative Nation exclusive interview series, former Greta Van Fleet manager Michael Barbee also discussed if he believed Greta Van Fleet could be the Nirvana of their generation and kick-start a new era in music in the same vein that like Grunge did in the early 1990’s. Nirvana sadly came to an end 25 years ago in 1994 when Kurt Cobain died by suicide. Barbee previously revealed why Greta Van Fleet fired their original drummer, and why Greta Van Fleet weren’t ready for Saturday Night Live. In Part 3, he discussed record label ripoffs.

“I think they have. I honestly think they already have. It’s really funny because when I was working with this band called The Reed and Dickinson Band that had some of Bob Seger’s people in it and some of Kid Rock’s people in it, they came up with this idea for a new genre called ‘Classic Rock Today.’ If there was a new genre, that’s what Greta would be ‘Classic Rock Today.’

Greta’s already on top of that. I mean, we all love that time period, so why do we have to let it go? It’s music. Just because it’s played in a certain decade doesn’t mean we can’t play that style of music anymore. We equate the style of music to the decade, and I think that’s where we go wrong.”

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. A Greta Van Fleet member recently posted a quote that appeared in the Kurt Cobain suicide note. Michael Barbee currently manages Lovely Sand Dunes.