Mickey Thomas Compares Jefferson Starship To Fleetwood Mac

Mickey Thomas recently joined an interview with Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz and drew parallels between Jefferson Starship and Fleetwood Mac while discussing being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

When the interviewer asked if he felt upset about not being recognized by the critics or being at peace with it, focusing on performing for the fans instead of worrying about the critics’ opinions, the singer replied:

“Yeah, it doesn’t bother me. I don’t really think about it much. People mention it to me quite often like we’re talking right now. I  think part of the deal is with Jefferson Starship. They’re not really quite sure what version to put in the Hall because it changed so much over the years. Different people and different musical styles, but I do think there’s a place for it, honestly.”

Jefferson Starship’s Evolving Lineup And Hall Of Fame Eligibility

Thomas then mentioned that many band members have passed away, but if key members like Grace Slick, himself, and others were invited, it could work, stating:

“There’s a spot for Jefferson Starship in there, and I’d say we just kind of put together, but unfortunately, many of the members of Jefferson Starship are no longer with us. So I think if they were to say, Grace [Slick], Mickey, Craig [Chaquico], Pete Sears, David Freiberg, Aynsley Dunbar,  come on down, and we’re gonna put that part of Jefferson Starship into the Hall.”

Fleetwood Mac’s Hall Of Fame Induction

The vocalist cited Fleetwood Mac as an example of a band with many changes that still got a spot in the Hall, explaining:

“I think it would work. I mean, Fleetwood Mac is a band that went through a lot of changes over the years. A lot of different personnel and they found a spot for them. So I think it would work and maybe eventually it’ll happen one day.”

How The Rock Hall Handles Bands With Multiple Lineups

When it comes to bands with multiple lineups being inducted into the Hall of Fame, the Hall typically selects specific members from different eras of the band’s history. This decision is based on the contributions of these members to the band’s most influential periods.

Inducted in 1998, the Hall of Fame chose to include members from different eras of Fleetwood M, including founding members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, as well as later members like Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Christine McVie, who were pivotal in the band’s commercial success during the 1970s and 1980s.

You can watch his entire conversation below.