Nothing's gonna stop Grace Slick now.
News of the death of Paul Kantner, formerly of the Jefferson Airplane, reminded me of an early encounter I had with him.
Prima Donna Revisited: Chats With Rufus Wainwright, Marty Balin and Band of Merrymakers, Plus Dre Towey and Pre-Christmas Exclusives
"There are incredible opera houses and singers and orchestras that are really sweating it right now. I don't know if I'm going to save them necessarily myself but I do feel indebted to what that music has given me and I want to give back to that world."
Many current bands are blending the musical sensibilities of classic rock with modern elements, creating a sound that is as familiar as it is fresh. Los Angeles four-piece band, Electric Parlor, has crafted a groove-based rock-n'-roll sound that integrates the blues, soul and grit of a bygone era with a stylish new feel.
While the chance of all of them performing collectively again has been pooh-poohed recently, Kaukonen, who obligingly covered the subject in detail, leaves the door open for some type of formal get-together.
My Worst Audition Ever? Or, The Danger of Playing Paddle Ball, Chewing Gum, and Singing "We Built This City" Simultaneously
Not long ago, I had a rather unfortunate audition for a major brand of chewing gum. I was being seen for the part of a falafel and, as I came to learn later, also a burrito. Confused? Yeah, I was too, but I figured I was okay because I was a half-hour early, a precaution I take in anticipation of just this sort of thing.
With a Little Help From an American Horror Storyteller, Mary Fahl Raises Her Voice to a Supernatural Level
Flash forward to February 25, 1998, when a shell-shocked ex-member of October Project was feeling very depressed. "For a
What do Elton John, Grace Slick, Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa and David Crosby have in common? They were all photographed, at home with their parents (though in Clapton's case, grandmother), for the September 24, 1971 issue of LIFE Magazine.
Grace Slick, pictured with her daughter, China, and mother, Virginia Wing Slick revealed to the Wall Street Journal that
It was in the midst of glam metal and punk rock in late 1970s Los Angeles that Terri Nunn, the queen of New Wave, emerged as the lead vocalist of Berlin. Nunn mesmerized with tantalizing appeal, encompassing the alluring glam of David Bowie combined with the powerful confidence of Grace Slick.