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Greta Van Fleet singer calls for an end to their Led Zeppelin comparisons

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Greta Van Fleet singer Josh Kiszka has called for an end to their Led Zeppelin comparisons saying it’s time to “move on.”

Ever since the fresh-faced Frankenmuth foursome burst onto the scene in 2017 with their ‘Black Smoke Rising’ EP, the band have endlessly been compared to Led Zeppelin by fans and critics alike.

These comparisons peaked in April 2018, when Robert Plant himself joked to Channel Ten in Australia: “There’s a band in Detroit called Greta Van Fleet, they are Led Zeppelin I. Beautiful little singer, I hate him!”

“He borrowed (his voice) from somebody I know very well, but what are you going to do? At least he’s got a bit of style, because he’s said he based his whole style off Aerosmith,” Plant added while rolling his eyes.

In a fresh interview with Rolling Stone, Kiszka said that although Plant’s comments are “lovely” he believes it’s time for people to stop drawing parallels.

“Obviously we hear the similarity (to Led Zeppelin),” Kiszka said. “That’s one of the influences of ours. But at this point it’s like, ‘Okay, we’ve acknowledged that. Let’s move on.'”

Kiszka also added that another Greta Van Fleet album could see the light of day before the end of 2019, saying: “We’re setting some ground work for the next album.

“We hope to get an album out this year. This time, we feel less pressure than we did before the last one. We can’t wait to explore a little more of the Greta Van Fleet universe.”

Greta Van Fleet’s debut album ‘Anthem of the Peaceful Army’ charted at no.12 in the UK last October and sold more than 80,000 units in its first week Stateside.

The band come to the UK in March for five completely and utterly sold out shows in Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham and Liverpool.

In other Greta Van Fleet news, the band performed 'Black Smoke Rising' and 'You're The One' on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. You can watch both performances here: 

 

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