A special interview opportunity
Join us for an exclusive live stream interview and acoustic performance session with current Jefferson Starship band members and VP of Education Jason Hanley on Friday, August 21 at 7pm ET. In honor of the band's newest album release, Mother of the Sun, the first new music the band has created in 12 years, we'll be discussing their newest recording as well as the songs that have inspired the band throughout the years. The newest single "It’s About Time" was co-written with Inductee Grace Slick and band members Cathy and Jude Gold.
Fans can watch the interview and performance on FaceBook or the Rock Hall's website landing page.
We'll also debut the next single "What Are We Waiting For?" for all viewers on the stream.
Sign up to RSVP to the free interview experience. Registration is not required. Fans will be emailed the link to the interview landing page the day of the event.
About Jefferson Starship
When founding member Paul Kantner formed Jefferson Starship in the ’70s, he envisioned the band as a cast of musical adventurers, contributing to his epic concept albums and eventual deep catalog of rock classics. When the current lineup of the band came together alongside Kantner as a unit in 2012, with many members joining years before, he couldn’t have imagined that the band would become the road-conquering heroes they’ve been in the last few years.
Jefferson Starship’s five members describe themselves as both a “family” and a “gang,” and that comes across in talking to them, and in their robust live performances, which have taken them to all 50 U.S. states., five continents, and too many countries to list here (a recent tour of New Zealand was mentioned among the band’s favorites), drawing from a massive setlist of hit after hit.
In addition to original member David Freiberg, the band includes drummer Donny Baldwin (whose Jefferson Starship roots go back to 1982), keyboardist Chris Smith (who joined in 1998), guitarist Jude Gold (who joined in 2012), and singer and guitarist Cathy Richardson who joined in 2008, after Kantner saw her tour with Big Brother and the Holding Company.
As Jefferson Starship approaches their 50th anniversary, the group’s members look to the future with the word Kantner, who unfortunately died in 2016, used to say to them all the time: “Onward.”
“To me that exploration — that Paul Kantner thing of just getting on a rocket ship and firing it as hard as it will go, and taking off and exploring the cosmos and the music, and everything in between — is really the spirit of Jefferson Starship, and that’s very much alive in the band today,” Gold says. “And that comes straight from Paul. And always has.”