Jefferson Airplane Turns 50, With A One-Time-Only Celebration

The psychedelic pioneers will mark their golden anniversary with a celebratory one-off tribute show—minus a few members.

It’s been a half-century since rock ’n’ roll ate some LSD and wrote the soundtrack to the psychedelic movement. This has been a summer of celebrations—what with the Grateful Dead’s final run of shows and, now, a one-time-only, star-studded event with another face-melting group, Jefferson Airplane.  [Read More...]

Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick on Aging Rock Stars and Life as a Painter

By 1967, restless American youth had found somebody to love in Grace Slick, whose trippy onstage provocations, beautiful looks, and outlier attitude shone bright during the Summer of Love.

VF Daily caught up with the hilarious former acid rocker, now painting voraciously at her tropical Malibu getaway, who told us about aging, art, and the evils of alcohol. [Read More]

Jefferson Airplane-inspired art contest limited edition merchandise from @CreativeAllies

We’re excited to announce a joint collaboration with @CreativeAllies to offer limited edition merchandise featuring a few designs from their Jefferson Airplane-inspired art contest.

The winning design by VAMP Creative is now available for a limited time in the Creative Allies store! Check it out!!

Jefferson Starship’s Paul Kantner Says He’s “Feeling Quite Good and Semi-Normal” After Heart Attack

paulkantnerFor the first time since suffering a heart attack late last month, Jefferson Starship singer/guitarist Paul Kantner has sent out a message to fans to let them know how he’s doing.

In a note posted earlier this week on the band’s official Facebook page, Kantner writes, “I am feeling quite good and semi-normal, all things considered.”

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Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner hospitalized after suspected heart attack

Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner is recovering after suffering a suspected heart attack. The rocker, who turned 71 earlier this month (Mar15), has been hospitalized after taking “a bad turn”, according to a post on the band’s page. Read more…

Marty Balin, “Good Memories” 2015

With or Without Jefferson Airplane, Jorma Kaukonen Keeps Flying

Jorma Kaukonen was halfway through a 45-minute phone interview last week when the subject of a Jefferson Airplane reunion finally came up.

The former lead guitarist of the band that not only helped define the psychedelic ’60s but also its brand of freewheeling rock is, at the age of 74, still a busy man. Read More…

Create Artwork Inspired by Jefferson Airplane

creative-alliesJefferson Airplane has partnered with the incredible artist Community at to put on a design challenge with a great cash and prizes! Designers from around the world are submitting their artwork for you to vote, comment and share on. We are going to feature different designs each week on our Facebook page and you, Jefferson Airplane fans get to help decide who wins with your votes! Check out the first couple submissions here:

Jefferson Airplane manager Bill Thompson dies in Mill Valley at 70

bill-thompsonJefferson Airplane manager Bill Thompson dies in Mill Valley at 70
By Paul Liberatore, The Marin Independent Journal

Bill Thompson, longtime manager of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna, died of a heart attack on Monday at his home in Mill Valley, friends said. He was 70.

In 1968, following the phenomenal success of the Jefferson Airplane’s second album, “Surrealistic Pillow,” Mr. Thompson replaced rock concert promoter Bill Graham as manager of the band, fronted by Grace Slick, Paul Kantner and Marty Balin, all major talents with big personalities.

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Jefferson Starship Plans to Honor Predecessors In Jefferson Airplane During 2015 Shows


Jefferson Starship Plans to Honor Predecessors In Jefferson Airplane During 2015 Shows
by Nick DeRiso December 26, 2014 4:48 PM

Jefferson Starship is planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their legendary predecessors in Jefferson Airplane during tour stops in 2015. Paul Kantner and David Freiberg, stalwarts of the current lineup, have served as members for both bands.

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