Iconic Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has opened up about US rockers Greta Van Fleet, saying they’re opening the doors for a new generation of musicians.

Forming back in 2012, Michigan’s Greta Van Fleet have attracted quite a lot of praise (and equal amounts of criticism) for their sound, which is reminiscent of early Led Zeppelin.

In fact, even Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant chimed in on the band, noting back in 2018 that Greta Van Fleet vocalist Josh Kiszka “borrowed [his vocals] from somebody I know very well”, and explaining that the band “are Led Zeppelin I“.

However, despite the fact that the group have faced harsh responses from critics for recreating a sound rather than blazing their own trail, iconic guitarist Slash reckons they’re a sign of things to come.

Check out Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ ‘Driving Rain’:

Speaking to Triple M while in the country for his Australian tour, Slash explained that he finds the whole phenomenon around Greta Van Fleet “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,” he explained. “So it’s really cool that those guys are making such headway.”

“The thing is there’s a really cool energy right now for new rock and roll bands, and it’s the right kind of energy, ’cause it’s kids that are into doing this for the right reasons,” he continued.

“It’s not about getting on MTV, it’s not about fame and stardom, it’s not about Learjets and chicks, ’cause none of that shit [exists] anymore.”

Slash’s comments come just weeks after he went on the record to explain that he finds rock music to have become “dull and boring”, though he did namecheck Greta Van Fleet as an example of the good things to come.

“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,” Slash continued.

“So I’m really inspired about what’s gonna be happening over the next two, three to five years, and coming out new music-wise.”

Funnily enough, both Slash and Greta Van Fleet are in the country right now, with the latter performing their debut tour.

Sadly, it doesn’t seem like their paths are set to cross during this visit, but given Slash’s fondness for the young rockers, who’s to say what the future holds.

Check out Greta Van Fleet’s ‘When The Curtain Falls’:

Slash Ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Australian Tour

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Friday, February 1st, 2019
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
RAC Arena, Perth, WA

Greta Van Fleet Australian Tour 2019

Wednesday, January 30th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Sunday, February 3rd
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Tuesday, February 5th (Sold Out)
Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Wednesday, February 6th
Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets available from Live Nation

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