On Dec. 7, Greta Van Fleet obtained 4 Grammys nominations, together with a coveted greatest new artist nod. The subsequent night time, they had been onstage at KROQ's Absolut Almost Acoustic Xmas at Los Angeles’ Forum with Smashing Pumpkins, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Bad Religion, AFI and extra.
This weekend was the fruits of a breakout 12 months for the Michigan quartet. Billboard spoke to the group backstage on the KROQ present and the very gleeful foursome promise subsequent 12 months might be simply as lively, together with new music.
"Much more writing, getting some stuff recorded and begin engaged on the subsequent factor," Sam Kiszka mentioned of the group's 2019 plans.
Asked in the event that they'll launch new music, drummer Danny Wagner quipped, "Oh yeah, completely. I'll stop if we don’t."
Frontman Josh Kiszka rapidly added, "We'll all stop; we’re parting methods if we don't launch new music."
While there isn’t any timeline to launch new materials, the band mentioned they’ve been writing songs because the day they completed their full-length debut album, Anthem Of The Peaceful Army, and have accomplished a number of new tracks. Anthem debuted at No. three on the Billboard 200 in July.
In the meantime, to maintain the units contemporary on their present tour, which is able to hit South America and Japan in 2019, the band is bringing archival songs into the combo now and again.
Also coming in 2019 would be the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards. No phrase but on whether or not the band might be requested to carry out, but when they do, they’ve just a few concepts for collaborations.
Tops on Josh Kiszka’s record could be performing the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” with Paul McCartney.
Their subsequent two decisions showcase some hometown delight, selecting Michigan music icons Stevie Wonder and Bob Seger.
"We grew up listening to a lot Bob Seger. Always on the radio, you can not consider how a lot Bob Seger they play in Michigan," Josh Kiszka mentioned.
So what Seger tune would they do? Between the 4 of them they shout out "Turn The Page" and "Against The Wind."
Seger, a Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, is on his farewell tour, so bringing him onto the Grammys to carry out with Greta Van Fleet could be a means for the Grammys to point out some on-air like to each rock and Seger.
Unlike Seger’s ‘70s heyday when rock bands like Kiss, the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac dominated each pop radio and crammed arenas, Greta Van Fleet is amongst solely a handful of rock bands having fun with mainstream radio success. And these being nominated for a Grammy alongside Dua Lipa and sharing a stage with Bad Religion may be a class of 1 in 2018.
"We're so humbled by the actual fact now we have these alternatives that not many different folks have," Josh Kiszka mentioned.
So who do the members of Greta Van Fleet look to as examples for find out how to navigate each scenes comfortably? "Those are the head bands that may do this, particularly the Eagles. There are different rock bands which have the enchantment, just like the Foo Fighters," Josh Kiszka mentioned.
"Speaking of Cal Jam, that's what I used to be pondering too. They're all the time themselves," Sam Kiszka mentioned admiringly of the Foo Fighters.