Greta Van Fleet bassist Sam Kiszka revealed in a new Heavy interview that awards like Grammys aren’t as prestigious as many people think they are, and beating out Weezer, Alice In Chains, Fall Out Boy, and Ghost to win Best Rock Album at the Grammys was ‘another day at the office.’ Stunning photos of the Kiszka brothers from Greta Van Fleet’s mother were recently revealed.
“Maybe we’re just desensitized, but it’s another day at the office, I think. It’s definitely an honor to be there because I think a Grammy Award, in particular, is one that perhaps kind of lets you know that you have done something perhaps substantial in the music world. I think that’s really what the Grammy is kind of for.”
They said winning a Grammy was not ‘life changing.’
“Maybe not. I think that I would rather have a fellow musician appreciate a song, or someone who needs a little bit of hope to get by. I would rather have somebody like that appreciate the song and get through it. I think that’s the most important thing at the end of the day.
I guess what I’m saying is awards aren’t as prestigious as a lot of people think they are. But I think that music really is about making a difference in someone’s life, to empower people and to bring big matters to the center stage and shine a big light on it.”
Greta Van Fleet manager Michael Barbee recently told Alternative Nation about the band’s record deal. Barbee previously revealed why Greta Van Fleet fired their original drummer.
He said, “I warned them from the first day I met them against record labels. You don’t need them! It was about two weeks after the studio and someone said they need management with more connections and I reluctantly handed it off to Aaron with AM/FM music. So, I’ve always warned them about record labels. Someone will dangle a carrot and it’s going to seem like heaven and everything’s going great.”
KISS icon Gene Simmons revealed the bold truth about Greta Van Fleet last week. Kiszka also said in the Heavy interview, “Every turn in life, I think of musicians and artists, those things are like little pats on the back. I think the most rewarding thing, let’s say a live show and seeing the fans react to the music, and creating an environment, that’s kind of when we’re in our own, when we really have to pinch ourselves, when we’re doing a live show and the fans are responding to what we’re doing, and we’re responding to the energy they’re creating.
That, and I think being in the studio, too is one of those things, where it’s a bit surreal where you get such a magical kind of environment in the recording. There’s something that transfers from the tape to the speakers and the ideas. I think it’s some of the most rewarding things of this life.”