Greta Van Fleet bassist Sam Kiszka reacted to a quote from rock icon Carlos Santana regarding plagiarism and ripoffs in a new That Boring Show interview. Alternative Nation transcribed his remarks. Greta Van Fleet singer Josh Kiszka got flirty with a tall blonde in a new video.
“The influences come from everywhere. One time I think it was Santana who said, ‘You have one big influence, and that’s plagiarism, that’s copying.’ You have all these different influences, and that’s art. That’s you taking what you love, and blending things together with your own heart. That’s what creating is about.”
Steven Wilson, who fronted the legendary 90’s band Porcupine Tree, unloaded on Greta Van Fleet in a new Radioplay.dk interview. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.
“That terrible band Greta Van Fleet, you know that band? I think they’re absolutely abysmal. I think they’re terrible, I think it’s a joke. They’re an example of a band, because they’re pretty young boys, they look like a boy band, they play this really piss poor third rate impersonation of Led Zeppelin.”
Greta Van Fleet bassist Sam Kiszka reacted to many classic rock Led Zeppelin loving fans criticizing them in a recent Miami New Times interview. He referenced the Gene Simmons popularized quote that rock is dead as well, and mentioned how Greta Van Fleet are part of the ‘resurgence’ of the genre.
But with Greta Van Fleet’s enormous success has come brutal criticism, much of it claiming the band ripped its sound from Led Zeppelin.
“For every large-scale movement, there’s an opposing force. It wouldn’t be right if it was too easy,” Kiszka tells New Times. “People complain that rock is dead and then they criticize us. They get negative about a resurgence of rock? Rock ‘n’ roll has always been underground. A lot of rock people would prefer it stays that way.”