Greta Van Fleet react to Led Zeppelin's reaction to them

Greta Van Fleet 24/10/2018

In a recent interview with Premier Guitar, Greta Van Fleet members were asked upon the time when Robert Plant playfully calling their band 'Led Zeppelin I'.

Guitarist, Jake Kiszka said, "I saw that. I think for all of us it’s another of those humbling, honourable moments. When we’re with Elton John or so many others we brush paths with, those individuals are legends we grew up listening to on the radio."

To have them talk about us is really inspiring. 

Jake adds, "That re-jolts us, and kind of gives us credibility that what we’re doing isn’t being unseen or unrespected. With the Led Zeppelin comparison, we’re humbled with the references and honoured by the affiliation."

His brother, Sam said, "I really don’t know [laughs]. Because even with people like Robert Plant, I try to keep other peoples’ opinions out of the way." He continues to say, "That’s just a life thing except when you’re doing this it gets exemplified by a trillion. It’s hard to focus on what the art means anymore when you’re caught up in what people think of you. When you start making music for other people, then you get into a realm where you can turn on the radio and hear that stuff. But to be honest, I would take that as a compliment, because that’s a great, great record."

During the interview, Jake also mentioned that there was a variety of influences that they grew up with, not just Led Zeppelin. "Being a band for this generation, we're still a product of our environment," he adds.

"It's The Beatles and the whole of the British Invasion and American roots music and so many other things. But we're not shy or abased to say that we were influenced by Led Zeppelin. We're not trying to hide anything."

Greta Van Fleet will be playing one show in Auckland this summer 2019.