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Dave Katz (Sluggo) has co-written and/or produced songs for Boys Like Girls, Gym Class Heroes, Kelly Rowland, The Cab, The Academy Is...[1], Mandy Moore, Cobra Starship, Roger Daltrey, Coheed and Cambria,[2] Metro Station[3], We The Kings, Blake Lewis[4], All Time Low among others.

In 2005, Katz partnered with Sam Hollander (S*A*M). The duo have collaborated with artists as diverse as Gym Class Heroes, Boys Like Girls, The Academy Is..., Coheed and Cambria, All Time Low, Blake Lewis, We The Kings, Metro Station, Katy Perry, Charlotte Sometimes and The Virgins.

Highlights include: Co-wrote and produced Gym Class Heroes full length LP, As Cruel As School Children, certified Gold, and spawning three Top 40 singles. The duo co-wrote four songs on Boys Like Girls’ self titled debut CD, including the platinum certified Top 10 hit “The Great Escape”. Co-writing and producing Metro Station's self-titled release garnered platinum status for the worldwide Platinum certified hit single, "Shake It". Their collaboration with Coheed and Cambria yielded the band’s Top 20 alternative hit single, “The Running Free”, from 2007’s No World For Tomorrow.

Other notable releases include "Fast Times at Barrington High" by The Academy Is..., with the hit single "About A Girl", and Charlotte Sometimes' "Waves and the Both of Us", with "How Could I Just Kill A Man". The two first worked together on the title track for the film Snakes on a Plane (New Line Cinema) performed by Cobra Starship. "Snakes On A Plane" went to #1 on both Fuse and MTV playlists.

Currently writing with Train, David Cook, Bowling For Soup, Uncle Kracker.

Selected discography

Katy Perry "If You Can Afford Me" (Capitol) (co-write/produce)

Boys Like Girls "The Great Escape"/"Five Minutes To Midnight"/"Learning To Fall" (Columbia) (co-write)

Gym Class Heroes "As Cruel as School Children" (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen) (co-write/produce)

Gym Class Heroes "Shell Shock" (Atlantic) (co-write/produce for the movie and soundtrack TMNT)

Coheed and Cambria "The Running Free"/"The Road And The Damned" (Columbia) (co-write)

Lil Wayne "Coconut Juice" (co-write/produce)

Blake Lewis "How Many Words"/"Here's My Hello" (RCA) (co-write/produce)[15]

Kelly Rowland "Daylight" (Columbia) (produce)

Cobra Starship "Bring It (Snakes on a Plane)" (Decaydance/New Line) (co-write/produce for the movie and soundtrack Snakes on a Plane)

Cobra Starship "While The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets" (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen) (co-write/produce)

Metro Station "Self Titled" (Red Ink/Columbia) (produce)

Charlotte Sometimes "Waves And The Both Of Us" (Geffen) (co-write/produce)

We The Kings "Self Titled" (S-Curve/EMI) (co-write/produce)

The Virgins "Self Titled" (Atlantic) (produce)

The Academy Is... "Fast Times at Barrington High" (Fueled By Ramen) (co-write/produce)

All Time Low "Holly (Would You Turn Me On)" (Hopeless) (co-write)

Mandy Moore "Candy" (Epic) (co-write)

Jive Jones "Me, Myself and I" (Jive) (co-write)

Roger Daltrey "Love Is" (Atlantic) (co-write)

Hey Monday "Arizona" (co-write/produce)

Mitchel Musso "How To Lose A Girl" Walt Disney Records (co-write/produce)



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