Sam Kiszka (20) of Greta Van Fleet had a recent interview with Miami New Times and revealed his thoughts about the ‘Rock is dead’ claims going on for some time.
Kiszka stated that Rock N’ Roll has always underground and lots of rock people would prefer it stays that way.
Here are Kiszka’s words about the claims:
“For every large-scale movement, there’s an opposing force. It wouldn’t be right if it was too easy.
People complain that rock is dead and then they criticize us. They get negative about a resurgence of rock? Rock ‘n’ roll has always been underground. A lot of rock people would prefer it stays that way.”
He also talked about how his mother pressured him to join his older brothers as a bass player:
“She was joking, but it had me wondering, What’s the bass? My dad had one in the basement, and it was the most beautiful thing. First song I tried to learn was ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine.’ I’ve jammed with other people, but this has been my only commitment to music.
Josh and Jake are three years older than us. They had to wait for us to graduate to get going. Josh or Daniel might come up with a riff. It can start with a melody, a rhythm, a concept; then we all get our hands on it and start molding it. You can’t put a song through a machine. The soul of every song is different.”
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