Published Jan 25, 2019It's an undeniable fact that modern-day classic rockers Greta Van Fleet have their fair share of critics — fans know it and so too do the band. It's put Greta Van Fleet on defensive recently, and once again, they've addressed all the haters in a new interview.
In a new Associated Press piece about the band, the writer points out that Greta Van Fleet's recent Saturday Night Live performance was met with mixed reviews, to put it politely. One viewer wrote them off as "a glorified college cover band who have just found their dad's Led Zeppelin records."
But when asked about the haters, the band's Jake Kiszka shrugged it all off with this:
Every individual is entitled to an opinion. I think we'll always be humbled with the references and honoured by the affiliation of those who have influenced us and inspired us to be musicians. But I think there isn't a band in this world that somebody doesn't hate.
The defensive — yet humble — quote follows another by frontman Josh Kiszka, who recently told Rolling Stone that everyone needs to get over the Led Zeppelin comparisons.
The Greta Van Fleet singer said, "Obviously we hear the similarity. That's one of the influences of ours. But at this point it's like, 'Okay, we've acknowledged that. Let's move on.'"
In the newly published AP piece, the writer also asked Jake Kiszka what he thought about some people having the opposite opinion about Greta Van Fleet, calling them the "saviours of rock'n'roll."
"It's a silly thing to consider anyone a saviour of rock'n'roll," he replied. "In our opinion, no one king can wear that crown. There's always someone who carries the torch and takes that into the future and interprets that through their influences."
Like it or not, don't expect Greta Van Fleet to disappear anytime soon. After all, the band are nominated for four Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and Best Rock Album.