Slash has once again praised Greta Van Fleet, the popular young act who have nevertheless been criticized for sounding too similar to Led Zeppelin. Asked for his opinion of Greta Van Fleet by Guitar Interactive, Slash replied, “I can't say that I listen to 'em, but I love the fact that they're sort of coming from a pure place. I have to admit the stuff I heard does sound very reminiscent of Zeppelin, and I've heard some stories about how they were raised on that. And it's all good.”
The Guns N' Roses guitarist added, “When they put out their next record, we'll see if they can branch away from that and become their own band. But at the same time, the fact that they're having success is opening up doors for a lot of other kids.”
Earlier this year, Slash said that the young Michigan outfit was opening the door for other up-and-coming rock artists. He believes there is a “wave” of new rock bands coming, saying, “There's a thing happening, bubbling under the surface with kids right now that are going in rock and roll for what I would call all the right reasons, as opposed to trying to be celebrities before they can put together five chords.”
Slash is continuing to tour with his solo band, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, in support of his latest album, Living The Dream. He'll return to the road with Guns N' Roses for a brief tour this fall, after which that band will reportedly begin recording a new LP.