Singer-songwriter Grace Slick, lead vocalist for for the iconic 1960s band Jefferson Airplane and its successor, Jefferson Starship, licensed Starship’s 1987 hit “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” for the anti-LGBT company Chick-fil-A to use in a commercial — but she plans to donate all the proceeds from the commercial to Lambda Legal.
“I am donating every dime that I make from that ad to Lambda Legal, the largest national legal organization working to advance the civil rights of LGBTQ people, and everyone living with HIV,” Slick wrote in a commentary published today on Forbes magazine’s website. She said that instead of allowing someone else to profit from the commercial, she saw this as an opportunity to make money for pro-LGBT organizations. “I decided to spend the cash in direct opposition to ‘Check’-fil-A’s causes — and to make a public example of them, too. We’re going to take some of their money, and pay it back,” she wrote. The commercial aired during the Grammys February 12.
A nifty move from the Chrome Nun. Full story at The Advocate.
Marcus Ranum says
Don’t you need somebody to love?
Good to hear she’s still awesome!
I have been in love with her voice since I first heard it way back in the… well, I can’t actually remember when I first heard it, as her album “Manhole” was a staple on the long car drives to and from Toronto (along with acoustic BeeGees, hey they were two sides of the same tape!!). (Theme from the Movie “Manhole” is still on all my playlists (belt-along worthy, though I don’t measure up), as is my favourite wail-along, her duet Knock Me Out with Linda Perry.) So glad to see her being awesome.
Always loved Father Bruce, which she recorded with The Great Society in 1966. Still ends up on lots of mixes…