Our 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Josh Kiszka Of Greta Van Fleet article takes a look at the lead singer of a band that sounds more like Led Zeppelin than any other band in history. Once upon a time there was a band called Kingdom Come whose sounded very much like Led Zeppelin. However Greta Van Fleet has since taken over the top prize of being the most sound alike Led Zeppelin band in history with a major recording contract. Of course one can’t sound like Led Zeppelin if there lead singer does not sound like Robert Plant. Does he really? Well of course not. No one can sing like Robert Plant. Many have tried but it just sounds so fake. We love that Greta Van Fleet is looking to keep the sound of Classic Rock alive and turn young people onto that sound. We just wish they would find their own way a bit more because the group is very talented. That brings us directly to the topic of this article, the lead singer of Greta Van Fleet named Josh Kiszka. Let’s take a closer look at this rock and roll vocalist.
# 10 – Never Meant To Sound Like Robert Plant
In an interview with Billboard magazine in 2017, Josh Kiszka had stated that he never meant to sound like Robert Plant. In fact he added that he had never even heard of Robert Plant until he was in high school. Yeah, okay and we are moving our classic rock offices to some real fine cheap office space on planet Mars.
# 9 – It’s A Family Band
If your not a hardcore fan of the band Greta Van Fleet you are probably don’t know that Josh Kiszka’s brothers Jake and Sam Kiszka are both members of the band along with Josh. Jake plays guitar and Sam plays bass. It may not be the Partridge Family but its close.
# 8 – Josh Kiszka Sang a Duet With Rock Royalty
Josh Kiszka once sang a duet with Elton John on stage at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party. On the night of March 4, 2018, Josh Kiszka and Greta Van Fleet performed with Elton John on the piano. The two sang the song You’re The One and a rocking “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting.” It’s actually a great rocking performance as the two great rock acts jelled real well together. Josh Kiszka sounded great singing with Sir Elton John. Check it out below…
# 7 – Josh Kiszka Has A Huge Social Media Presence
There’s nothing like being a young rock star in the 21st century in which Twitter and youTube accounts can have a major impact in stardom. The band Greta Van Fleet have a huge presence on youTube where their videos have over two hundred and seventy five million views and counting. You know the girls love Josh Kiszka because the lead singer’s own Instagram and Twitter accounts have over one hundred thousand followers.
# 6 – Josh Kiszka is both careful and careless with his health
It has been reported that the lead singer of Greta Van Fleet does not eat meats or dairy products making him a full fledged Vegan. However those very careful eating habits are ruined by the fact that man is a smoker. What would Robert Plant say about that?
# 5 – Television Has Been Good To Him
After Josh Kiszka and his band Greta Van Fleet performed on television on the legendary Saturday Night Live television show in 2019, sales of the band’s catalog went through the roof. Josh Kiszka’s animated performance in the song “You’re The One,” helped the songs go viral and made him more popular than ever especially on the Tik Tok app.
# 4 – Is Not A Fan Of Auto Tune
Unlike maNy of his contemporary pop singers who use Auto Tunes heavily in the studio to fix notes that are either flat of shart, Josh Kiszka swears he never uses the effects device on his voice. He is all natural just like his diet.
# 3 – Won A Grammy Award At A Very Young Age
At the tender young age of 22, Josh Kiszka won a Grammy Award that he shares with his brothers Jake and Sam Kiszka along with drummer Danny Wagner. The four young musicians won the Grammy Awards for Rock Album Of The Years in the 2018 Grammy Awards. The band was also nominated for four other awards including Best New Artist, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. They only won for the Rock Album Of The Year category.
# 2 – Josh Kiszka’s Voice Was Heard On The Silver Screen
Want to make money in rock and roll? Well one sure way is to get one of your songs placed in a major motion picture. Residuals, residuals, residuals. Josh Kiszka and his band got one of their songs entitled “Safari Song” put in the film Aquaman. It may not be Marvel, but its DC. Still a pretty popular genre of movie and movie studio to become immortalized in song in. Now they just have to work on getting the theme song for the next James Bond Movie. If you saw the last one you know it won’t include you know who…..
# 1 – Josh Kiszka’s First Television Appearance was on TV’s Most Legendary Talk Show Of All Time
Josh Kiszka’s first time singing on broadcast television would occur on the most popular talk show of all time. Josh and Greta Van Fleet’s debut TV appearance occurred on the The Tonight Show on NBC. The band performed the song“When the Curtain Falls.”
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