"At the end of the day, it's a good win for rock 'n' roll," says frontman Marc Labelle.
Dirty Honey earns its first No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart with "When I'm Gone," which rises from No. 2 on the Oct. 5-dated ranking.
The coronation is historic, as the classic-rock-influenced Los Angeles quartet is the first unsigned act at the time of its chart triumph to top Mainstream Rock Songs in the tally's nearly four-decade history. The song was released specifically by the band itself.
Dirty Honey's domination represents a rare feat anywhere on radio these days, not just at the mainstream rock radio format. It isn't like the band did it all on its own, though. It's managed by Red Light Management, which launched the song's radio promotion in March, led by Mark Gorlick, who first began pushing the song.