Stone Sour’s Josh Rand: ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ for Greta Van Fleet
Speaking with Metal Insider, Rand stated of the upstart rockers, "To me, I feel this love/hate for Greta Van Fleet in the industry, and I don’t understand it. I mean, I get they might have worn their influence a little heavy on their sleeve, but they’re also a very, very young band. I’m kind of curious to see where they go in the future as they tour, record, and, you know, kind of get into the groove."
The guitarist continues, "It’s really difficult. Some bands can release an Appetite for Destruction. That usually doesn’t happen, but it does. A lot of bands, it takes a couple of years for them to get their footing in the band. And just their groove, to become whoever they’re going to become for the rest of their career. I feel like with them, the sky’s the limit. I’m just curious to see where they take it because they’re great players, he’s a phenomenal singer. But they need to start working on their own voice moving forward, and I think they’re capable of doing that."
Greta Van Fleet have continued to keep a pretty busy schedule, alternating between touring and working on their next album. The band has a handful of dates stateside to finish their year, but will be off the road until April when they join Metallica for shows in South America. A new album is expected in 2020.
As for Stone Sour, the group may currently be on a break while Corey Taylor continues with Slipknot, but they're keeping fans satisfied with their Hello, You Bastards: Live in Reno concert album that's dropping on Dec. 13. Pre-order the set here.
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