The KBC Band was an ecclectic and powerful trio that featured Jefferson Airplane founding members Paul Kantner, Marty Balin and Jack Casady. After the KBC released and toured for their debut album, the band dissipated, having been together for just about two years. The three core members would eventually marry back up with other Airplane personnel for a lackluster reunion in 1989. At the end of the tour, the others wanted to keep Jefferson Airplane going for a while, but Slick opted to retire to a life of painting.
Kantner then started performing in the 1990s in a band he assembled and called Jefferson Starship that contained none of the other original members. Since then, there have been several versions of both Paul Kantner's Jefferson Starship and co-lead singer Mickey Thomas' Starship, and as a result, some of the original Airplane members have been involved in a myriad of lawsuits over rights to the names.