Jason Bonham: Led Zeppelin Comparisons ‘Will Kill’ Greta Van Fleet
Take it from the son of John Bonham: Led Zeppelin comparisons can be crushing. In a new interview, Jason Bonham shared his concerns for Greta Van Fleet, stating that the continuation of the Greta vs. Zeppelin dialogue “will kill them in the end.”
The prolific Black Country Communion / Jason Bonham Band drummer, who also manned his father’s throne for Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion, recently spoke with Q103 Albany. Along with Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary and AC/DC continuing with Axl Rose, Jason Bonham spoke about Greta Van Fleet and the tremendous hype behind the band.
“I’d have been annoyed if I had been Robert [Plant],” Bonham starts. “I’d have been annoyed if they said that [Josh Kiszka] sounded like Robert. Robert did not sound like that. In his young days, his voice was miles [ahead] in a different league."
“Just because [Kiszka] sings high and he does his hand-on-the-hip thing, I just worry the hype that the band are getting, it will ruin them.”
Bonham continues, “I wish them all the very best. People should just love them for what they are and not try and keep comparing them to Led Zeppelin, because it will kill them in the end. It will sometimes hurt them. Trust me, it takes a hell of a lot when you play drums and your dad is John Bonham. The comparisons can sometimes be the hardest things to get past.”
As for Greta Van Fleet’s sound, Bonham compares the young band more to the Black Crowes than Led Zeppelin. Check out the interview with John Bonham above.
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