Is Imitation The Sincerest Form Of Flattery In Rock & Roll?

Or is there a stigma about sounding original in rock & roll?

January 11, 2019

Greta Van Fleet (Christine Newsom/XRT)/Led Zeppelin (PA Images/Sipa USA)


One of the most discussed topics in music this year was the similarity between Greta Van Fleet and Led Zeppelin. Regardless of where you stand on their music, they have been able to generate conversation like few rock bands have over the past decade.

In other genres, sounding similar to other artists can be seen as an honor or paying tribute to them. In rock, it can act as a stigma? Why is that?

XRT Morning Show host Lin Brehmer joins Inside The Archives to provide a historical perspective and answer that question.

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