Greta Van Fleet Guitarist Explains Why Public Opinion on His Band Is Changing: ‘We’re Not Hiding Anything From Anyone’

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Jake Kiszka, the guitarist for Greta Van Fleet, observes a shift in the public’s perception of the band. He attributes this change to the band’s unwavering commitment to their unique style, despite enduring comparisons to Led Zeppelin. Their third studio album, “Starcatcher,” released earlier this year, reinforced their dedication to the philosophy that propelled them to success.

While the album received mixed reviews, with some still drawing parallels to Led Zeppelin, the “Starcatcher” tour’s monumental stops at venues like Madison Square Garden, The Forum, and Wembley Arena showcased that Greta Van Fleet’s music is tailor-made for stadium performances.

In a recent interview with Total Guitar, Jake Kiszka acknowledges the evolving perception of the band. He points out a cultural shift in journalistic approach, emphasizing their resilience and refusal to deviate from their artistic vision.

“People have come to realize that we’re here to stay, and this is who we are,” Kiszka states. “We won’t compromise our approach based on fleeting opinions. People now need to reevaluate what we’re contributing to our generation and rock ‘n’ roll.”

When asked about their authenticity, Kiszka asserts, “We are creating something authentic to us. This is our artistic identity; we’re not concealing anything.”

Earlier in the year, GVF bassist Sam Kiszka highlighted the significance of the band’s relationship with Metallica, formed during the post-COVID period. He admired Metallica’s consistency, passion, and dedication, considering it a great standard for their own future in the music industry.

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