WATCH: Greta Van Fleet performs on Saturday Night Live
Greta Van Fleet was the musical guest this past weekend on Saturday Night Live.
Their appearance on SNL comes hot off the heels of a lot off press buzz.
In a recent interview with Vulture, bassist Sam Kiszka could not contain his excitement. "This is just another one of those things that has come full circle for us. We used to sit around the TV … This is getting so weird to say, 'We used to.' We used to watch the Grammys as a family and watch SNL as a family. We would watch the late-night television shows when we couldn’t sleep. It’s a re-circling of something very relevant in family and life. This is one of those milestones."
The band also received some high praise from Rush guitarist, Alex Lifeson during an interview at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "As young players, I think they're all in their early 20s, there's a real great future for them as they develop their own style. Much like we did. I mean, we were a bar band, really. We had our influences, and certainly Zeppelin was a big influence for us. But once we got out and we got a chance to play and develop our own stuff and start writing our own material, well, you know, that's history. And I see that with them too. They're young enough that they can carry that banner for a rock band into the future."
And in an interview with Rolling Stone, while frontman Josh Kiszka admits he understands why the band is compared to Led Zeppelin he also expressed some frustration: "Obviously we hear the similarity. That's one of the influences of ours. But at this point it's like, 'Okay, we've acknowledged that. Let's move on."
Watch Greta Van Fleet perform "Black Smoke Rising" and "You're The One" on Saturday Night Live: