Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Years Active: 1974–1984, 1992–present
Genres: Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Album-oriented Rock
Starship is a soft rock band that formed in 1984 from the ashes of another band, Jefferson Starship, which began as the world famous Jefferson Airplane. When the last remaining member of Jefferson Airplane, Paul Kantner, left the spin-off band, Jefferson Starship, a legal battle ensued for the rights to the band name. Kantner sued his former bandmates for the rights to the name Jefferson Starship, but agreed that neither party would use the names “Jefferson” or “Airplane” in their current band line-ups, unless all members of Jefferson Airplane (Bill Thompson, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady) were a part of the same band. The new incarnation of Starship con...