By the middle of 1978, Jefferson Airplane had upgraded to Starship and were in the process of running out of fuel. The band (including singer Grace Slick) was on tour in Europe to promote the recently released 'Earth' album when a stop in Germany deteriorated into a confusing mess. "She'd always had a thing about Germany," wrote Jeff Tamarkin in the band bio 'Got a Revolution!' "All things Deutsche brought out the worst in her."
It's a very cool time for fans of the Jefferson Starship. Back in 2009 at the 'Roswell UFO Parade & Festival', the band, along with the likes of Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten, among others, performed a sci-fi concert at Pearson Auditorium in honor of the parade, also acting as the 'Grand Martians' for that year.