CLEVELAND, OH (August 20, 2020) – Join the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for an exclusive live stream interview with current Jefferson Starship band members David Freiberg, Donny Baldwin, Cathy Richardson, Chris Smith, and Jude Gold on Friday, August 21st at 7 p.m. ET. The interview includes a debut of Jefferson Starship’s new single and music video “What Are We Waiting For?” and an exclusive three song acoustic performance by Cathy Richardson and Jude Gold. Sign up to RSVP to the free interview at rockhall.com. Live stream will be broadcast on rockhall.com and the Rock Hall’s Facebook page.
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 record as well as the songs that have inspired the band throughout the years. The band’s recent single “It’s About Time” was co-written by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Grace Slick and Jefferson Starship band members Cathy Richardson and Jude Gold.
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 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. As Jefferson Starship approaches their 50th anniversary, the group’s members look to the future with the word Kantner, who unfortunately passed away in 2016, used to say to them all the time: “Onward.”
Registration is not required but those who register will be given first access to the Zoom. Capacity is limited to 1,000 viewers at once.
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