Skillet Score A First on Rock Radio Chart

(Gibson) Skillet are celebrating their first-ever no 1 Active Rock song with "Awake and Alive," which went from #4 to #1 this week, reports Billboard.com. In the Active Rock chart's 14-year history, this is the first of the chart's 143 #1 songs to feature female vocals, as drummer Jen Ledger sings with the group's frontman John Cooper on the track.

Skillet recently released a remix EP, Awake & Remixed, which features alternative versions of songs featured on the band's RIAA gold-certified album, Awake. The album, Cooper says, is about trying to keep the faith in a challenging world.

"Every time I turn on the TV, it's like, 'Really? Another sex scandal?'" Cooper told Audio Ink Radio. "This is absurd, from wars to violence going on all the time. It's a scary time to be alive, and it's an easy time to lose your faith." more on this story

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