Greta Van Fleet Brush Off Led Zeppelin Comparisons

June 29, 2018

Greta Van Fleet, one of the newcoming rock superstars of 2018, have drawn both praise and ire for their band's striking similarities to Led Zeppelin.

But in an interview with FaceCulture, guitarist Jake Kiszka and drummer Danny Wagner, dismiss the claims that they intentionally ripped off the sound of the '70s rock gods. "I think we've become more conscious of it because I don't think before we ever really realized, in a lot of senses, the similarities or the commonalities that we share with that group," says Jake. "I think it's one of the greatest compliments that could ever be given to a young band like ourselves."

"I think we've taken some time to go back and almost identify with it. 'Oh yeah, that interesting because there is a lot of those commonalities.' Even if Zeppelin wasn't an overwhelming influence of ours, it still was influential. We can certainly see it, but overall it doesn't really effect, you know, the writing of our music and it doesn't necessarily effect how we're going to go about evolving or change." Wagner adds, "Just winds to the sail, right?"

Watch the full interview below: