S*A*M and Sluggo

S*A*M and Sluggo was the American record production and songwriting team, composed of Sam Hollander and Dave "Sluggo" Katz.

Formed in 2005, the duo first collaborated on the popular theme song "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)" by Cobra Starship, from the 2006 film Snakes on a Plane.[1] Based in Manhattan, the duo played an important role in the history of emo, helping to transform the musical genre from its underground roots to a polished, mainstream sound in the mid-2000s.[2] They were known for their collaborations with Metro Station, Boys Like Girls, We the Kings, Good Charlotte, Train, Coheed and Cambria, Katy Perry and Gym Class Heroes.[3]

S*A*M & SLUGGO were named the 2008 Rolling Stone Hot List Producers of the Year.[4]


  1. ^ Carmanica, Jon (November 20, 2008). "Armed With Guitar and Emotions". The New York Times. Retrieved on November 14, 2009.
  2. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "S*A*M & Sluggo > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved on November 14, 2009.
  3. ^ Hiatt, Brian (2008). "The Hot List". Rolling Stone. Retrieved on November 14, 2009.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2017-10-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)