George Lynch has defended GRETA VAN FLEET over accusations that the Michigan rockers have ripped off LED ZEPPELIN, saying that he has stolen "way more" musical ideas than GRETA VAN FLEET ever has.
Despite the fact that GRETA VAN FLEET has managed to sell out shows all over the world, the four-piece has been criticized for channeling a sound uncannily similar to LED ZEPPELIN, with some music fans slamming singer Josh Kiszka for allegedly copy-and-pasting Robert Plant's vocal style.
During a recent interview with Masters Of Shred, Lynch addressed the fact that the members of GRETA VAN FLEET have sometimes denied the ZEPPELIN influence.
"Listen, I rip off everything too — we all do," Lynch said. "Who cares? Just own up to it. That's all you've gotta do. I steal way more shit than GRETA VAN FLEET has ever stolen. See you in court. Good luck. I've got really good lawyers. Dewey, Cheatem & Howe [the fictional firm of 'The Three Stooges']. Ever heard of 'em?"
GRETA VAN FLEET's sound has been compared to LED ZEPPELIN numerous times, with Plant even seeing the similarities. "There's a band in Detroit called GRETA VAN FLEET: they are 'Led Zeppelin I'," he said. "Beautiful little singer, I hate him!" he said last year.
Last month, GRETA VAN FLEET scored four Grammy Award nominations, one for each major rock category — "Best Rock Album", "Best Rock Song", "Best Rock Performance" — and a "Best New Artist" nod.
The band's debut album, "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart in July despite earning a lukewarm 53/100 score on review curation site Metacritic.