Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has praised Greta Van Fleet’s success, saying that the young Michigan outfit is opening the door for other up-and-coming rock artists. Speaking with Australian radio station Triple M, Slash stated, "That whole phenomenon is pretty interesting and cool. It's really opening the doors for a lot of young, new bands — which there are a ton of — that just can't get any kind of traction. So it's really cool that those guys are making such headway."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer added, “The thing is, there's a really cool energy right now for new rock’n’roll bands — and it's the right kind of energy, because it's kids that are doing this for the right reasons . . . It's all about the music and it's about the passion of just doing whatever it takes to be able to get your music out in front of people."
Greta Van Fleet broke out in 2017 with the single "Highway Tune" and has rocketed to the top of the rock heap in the past year — despite critics calling the band out for aping Led Zeppelin. The band released its first full-length LP, Anthem Of The Peaceful Army, in October.
Slash and his solo act, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, are currently on tour in Australia in support of their latest album Living The Dream. Late last year the guitarist completed a two-and-a-half year reunion tour with Guns N' Roses, his first with the band since 1993.
Source: Pulse of Radio