Greta Van Fleet

Greta Van Fleet-Craze

The most controversial in the media since Trump
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By Linda Kelso

 

As headlines flood the media circuits with news of the most controversial band, Greta Van Fleet. The comments and reviews while the band is on tour remain pretty much the same. “Greta Van Fleet is not musically revolutionary, but the band knows how to appeal to classic rock’s biggest fans. That’s the main reason it sold out its Jacobs Pavilion concert in Cleveland on Sunday night”. Anne Nickoloff, of Cleveland.com, wrote of their performance the other night at the Jacobs Pavilion Concert Hall in Cleveland, Ohio. Nickoloff also wrote, “They certainly fit the image of a ’classic-rock band”. The group also was one of the headlining bands selected to perform at the Bunbury Music Festival that took place in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 31st thru June 2nd at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove.

The group has been a steady icon in mainstream media since the group was nominated for three Grammy awards this year, at the 2019 61st Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony. The group took the win for best rock album for their work, From the Fires, however, did not win on the other two nominations for best rock performance for their work, Highway Tune or for the best new artist. The other nominees included Rainier Fog by Alice In Chains,  M A N I A by Fall Out Boy, and Prequelle by Ghost and Pacific Daydream by Weezer.

The group formed in 2012 in Frankenmuth, Michigan, three brothers Josh, Jake and Sam Kiszka, are the majority of the group with Danny Wagner closing their circle, as the group’s drummer. The most controversial subject surrounding the group in music blogs on the media circuit is their questionable sound that is said to be all too familiar to that of the 70’s group Led Zeppelin. Many have speculated that Josh Kiszka, vocalist for the group, imitates Robert Plant in his stage performance down to the letter.

Why? These guys are getting so much dirt kicked at them when for decades bands have mimicked their favorite influences in either sound or performance style. Look at all of the heavy metal bands that mimic Bruce Dickenson of the iconic band Iron Maiden or for that matter all of the bands imitating Kurt Cobain from Nirvana, It’s time to let the dust settle and just enjoy the good music that Greta Van Fleet is giving us.

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