Greta Van Fleet has responded to Kiss frontman Gene Simmons recent comments about rock music being “dead.” During an interview with Gulf News, “Rock is dead. And that’s because new bands haven’t taken the time to create glamour, excitement and epic stuff.”
Greta Van Fleet frontman Josh Kiszka told NME about Simmons' comments, “Maybe the world of rock Gene remembers is dead…I don’t know. I think rock ‘n’ roll is a very elastic genre, it’s a very eclectic genre. It seems like every once in a while, a generation reinterprets what that is.”
He continued, “And I’ve heard a lot, throughout the years, I guess people blowing hot air about… I think rock ‘n’ roll can become dormant, but you can’t kill something that supersedes time. It’s an attitude and a spirit and a celebration. I think people pass the torch and time moves on. I think there’s probably a lot of people that would disagree with him. Elton John is one, I’m sure. I’ve heard it come out of his mouth.”
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