Greta Van Fleet

Steven Wilson Slams Greta Van Fleet, Calls Them A “Boy Band Version Of Led Zeppelin”


The rapid rise to fame of Greta Van Fleet hasn’t sat well with some. Generally chief among the complaints leveled against the band by their detractors is criticism for their musical similarities to Led Zeppelin. Given what Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree, etc. fame recently had to say about the band, it’s safe to say that you could count him among their detractors. Speaking with ‘myROCK‘ recently on the current status of the music industry, he stated of the band:

“You know that terrible band Greta Van Fleet? Do you know that band? I think they’re absolutely abysmal. I think they’re terrible. I think it’s a joke. But 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.

But they’re pretty and they’ve had all the help of the media, the commercial machine behind them, and they’ve been able to reach a massive audience almost overnight by playing third-rate music. And I don’t believe for one minute that anyone will even remember who they are in 10 years. Now, I might be wrong — maybe they’ll prove me wrong. Maybe they’ll suddenly develop into a good band and make a good record. But the point is, at the moment, they’re not. They’re like a boy band version of Led Zeppelin.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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