“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, recorded by Starship, 1986.
Jefferson Starship is an American rock band that was formed in the early 1970s. Although its recording career and popularity peaked in the early ’80s, Jefferson Starship continues to tour as of 2011. The group is a spin-off from Jefferson Airplane and evolved from a 1970 science fiction-themed concept album by then-Airplane member Paul Kantner entitled Blows Against the Empire. In June 1984, Paul Kantner, the last remaining founding member of Jefferson Airplane, left Jefferson Starship, and then took legal action over the Jefferson Starship name against his former bandmates. Kantner settled out of court and signed an agreement that neither party would use the names “Jefferson” or “Airplane” unless all members of Jefferson Airplane, Inc. (Bill Thompson, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady) agreed. The band briefly changed its name to Starship. In early 1987, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” was featured in the film Mannequin and hit #1, although only Slick and Thomas (plus Craig Chaquico’s guitar solo) appeared on it.