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Cobra Starship invades Raw
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Alternative rock band Cobra Starship took time out from their world tour to catch Raw live in the Garden State this past Monday night. And they found the experience out of this world.
"I grew up on this stuff. I was a huge fan of IRS," said Gabe Saporta, Cobra Starship's lead vocalist. "I go for the bad guys. I like Randy Orton and especially JBL, because I read his column on WWE.com. He always gives me good stock tips."
Cobra Starship enjoys watching Raw live on USA Network whenever they're not on the road. However, the group admits that seeing the show in person, along with thousands of our screaming fans, is a unique experience altogether.
"At WWE shows you get families, people young and old, boys and girls. You even have people who are into hip-hop and alternative music. Everyone unites over WWE shows. So many different demographics are represented, which makes it nice. I look forward to headlining a show with this many people and this much excitement," Saporta described.
Earning national notoriety with their hit song "Bring It," from the Snakes on a Plane movie soundtrack, Cobra Starship is no stranger to WWE, either. Last year, the band recorded the theme music for The Great American Bash, "Church of Hot Addiction." According to Saporta, recording the song for the pay-per-view event helped broaden the band's exposure.
"WWE is the ultimate form of entertainment. Recording ['Church of Hot Addiction'] was one of the first things we did as a group. Being a part of the WWE experience is good for new bands starting out who want to get exposure," Saporta explained.
The band will be appearing as part of The Bamboozle tour this Saturday and Sunday at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey. The group will also be featured on this summer's Warped Tour '08 to promote their 2007 critically acclaimed second studio album Ã‚Â¡Viva La Cobra!.
Despite the obvious differences in physiques, Saporta believes that Cobra Starship has something in common with WWE's Superstars. "In so many ways, what we do is similar to what the Superstars do," he declared. "We beat the crap out of each other to get everyone excited. We work our tails off and really do it just for the fans."