1. Kongos Scores Fastest Top 10 Alternative Debut Single Since Lorde's 'Royals'

    March 14, 2014 11:25 AM EDT Drummer Jesse Kongos says that the band almost moved on to pushing new material before "Come With Me Now" caught fire. Kongos, an Arizona-based quartet comprised of the four sons of South African singer-songwriter John Kongos, are racing up the charts with "Come With Me Now…

  2. Q&A With The Fray: New Album 'Scars & Stories,' 10 Years of Hits

    February 07, 2012 2:45 PM EST On Jan. 20, Chart Beat sat down with the Fray 's Isaac Slade and Joe King before the band's performance at the iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son in New York. The Denver-based quartet, rounded out by Dave Welsh and Dan Wysocki, performed at the venue (in…

  3. Flobots, "Survival Story"

    April 09, 2010 1:36 PM EDT On its latest album, "Survival Story," Denver-based rap-rock band Flobots continue to mix multiple genres (imagine a jam session involving P.O.D. , Atmosphere and the Red Hot Chili Peppers ) to send a political message. While the group's new set features a heavier rock sound…

  4. Marvin Sapp To Earn Highest Debut On 200 Chart Next Week

    March 17, 2010 1:51 PM EDT As for next week's Billboard 200, it's looking like gospel singer/minister Marvin Sapp will earn the highest debut as industry prognosticator foresee his "Here I Am" album selling as many as 70,000 copies by week's end on Sunday March 21. That sales figure may place…

  5. Flobots To Rock With Rage At DNC In Denver

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming rock outfit Flobots will play a free show today (Aug. 27) in front of a hometown crowd at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention, alongside Rage Against The Machin Up-and-coming rock outfit Flobots will play a free show today (Aug. 27) in front of a…

  6. Rage To Rock During Democratic Convention

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with the Iraq Veterans Against the War and Tent State University, Rage Against The Machine will play a free show Aug. 27 at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention In conjunction with the Iraq Veterans Against the War and Tent State University, Rage…

  7. Born in the Flood / The Wheel

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When his father passed away in seventh grade, Nathan Rateliff quit school and started working in a factory to help support his family in his blue-collar hometown of Hermann, Mo. When his father passed away in seventh grade, Nathan Rateliff quit school and started working in a factory to help…

  8. David Cook Storms The Hot 100 At No. 3 With 'The Time Of My Life'

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There’s no question that the hottest of the Hot Shot Debuts this week belongs to newly-minted “American Idol” champion David Cook. Hot Shot Debuts: There’s no question that the hottest of the Hot Shot Debuts this week belongs to newly-minted “American Idol” champion David Cook. The rock…

  9. Metallica, The Offspring Lead Weenie Roast Lineup

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, the Offspring, the Raconteurs, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Pennywise and the Bravey are among the acts confirmed for KROQ-Los Angeles' Weenie Roast, to be held May 17 at the Verizon Wireles Metallica, the Offspring, the Raconteurs, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Pennywise and the…