Cobra Starship's third album, Hot Mess, was released August 11, 2009.
Cobra Starship did two different versions of the video for Guilty Pleasure. The first is in the form of a home movie, while the second version is mocking an actual music video.
Cobra Starship's song The City Is At War was used for promos for the show Top Chef: New York.
Cobra Starship worked with VIP Party Boys in the song, Damn You Look Good And I'm Drunk (Scandalous), which is on their album ¡Viva La Cobra!.
Lead singer Gabe Saporta is a strong member of Peta. He is a vegetarian.
Cobra Starship has a fake MTV reality show on YouTube. The band lives in a house and deals with their day to day drama.
Cobra Starship's song, Pleasure Ryland, is named after Ryland Blackinton, the guitarist of the band.
Ryland Blackinton has an alter-ego named Guy Ripley, a British journalist. He interviews the band but is most interested in Vicky-T. Ripley's catchphrase is Delicious.
At a concert in Rhode Island on November 27th, 2007, Cobra Starship's lead singer Gabe Saporta's favorite pair of jeans ripped at the crotch. In a later video on Cobra's website, Gabe requested that fans bring sewing kits to concerts so the jeans could be repaired, which they did.
¡Viva La Cobra! was the first album the whole band collaborated on. Gabe wrote all of While The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets himself.
Cobra Starship covered Lionel Richie's song Three Times a Lady for the reality show The Girls Next Door.
Patrick Stump, producer of Cobra Starship's second album, made an appearance in the video Send My Love To The Dancefloor, I'll See You In Hell (Hey Mr. DJ).
Cobra Starship's first headlining tour was 2008's "The Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking Tour," which also featured Metro Station, We The Kings, and The Cab.
Cobra Starship appeared on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour, in which they were a headlining act.
Videos include: Snakes On A Plane (Bring It), The Church Of Hot Addiction, Send My Love To The Dancefloor, I'll See You In Hell (Hey Mr. DJ), Guilty Pleasure: Home Movie, The City Is At War, Guilty Pleasure, Kiss My Sass: Home Movie, featuring Travis McCoy, Guilty Pleasure, and Good Girls Go Bad, featuring Leighton Meester.
Cobra Starship released their second album, ¡Viva La Cobra! on October 23, 2007. It was written while they were on the 2007 Honda Civic Tour and produced by Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump. The album also reached #80 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.
Another name Gabe thought of calling the band was Hot Child in the City.
The song The Church Of Hot Addiction was featured on a commercial for TGI Fridays in 2007.
In late 2006, Cobra Starship replaced Bloc Party for the second half of the Nothing Rhymes With Circus Tour, which featured headliner Panic! At The Disco.
Two of the members, Alex Suarez and Ryland Blackinton, already have their own band called Ivy League.
Cobra Starship appeared on the 2007 Honda Civic Tour, as an opening act, with Paul Wall, The Academy Is..., +44, and Fall Out Boy.
Cobra Starship was nominated for Best Video Inspired By A Film at the First Annual Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards 2006 for the video Snakes On A Plane (Bring It).
In 2006, a four-song CD demo was leaked onto the Internet with the tracks Bring It (the version that is not for "Snakes On A Plane"), Keep It Simple, Send My Love To The Dance Floor, and The Kids Are All F***ed Up.
The members of Cobra Starship are Gabe Saporta, Alex Suarez, Ryland Blackinton, Victoria Asher, and Nate Navarro. Asher replaced former keytar player Elisa Schwartz in 2007.
While the video for Snakes On A Plane (Bring It) is like the movie Snakes on a Plane, the song is about the "snakes," finks, and sneaky people in the music industry
Cobra Starship created parodies of Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl called Hollaback Boy and of Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl called I Kissed A Boy.
The band first toured in Fall 2006.
The band's Decaydance Record label owner Pete Wentz has a quick cameos in the videos for Snakes On A Plane (Bring It) and The City Is At War.
The band is singed to Decaydance Records.
Snakes on a Plane star Samuel L. Jackson makes an appearance in the video for Snakes On A Plane (Bring It).
The song and video for Snakes On A Plane (Bring It) features William Beckett of The Academy Is . . ., Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds, and Gabe Saporta of Midtown. The video is a slight take-off of the movie, where the four singers are sneaking snakes onto a plane. To get away with this, Maja distracts one of the airport employees.
Cobra Starship's debut CD, While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets, was released October 10, 2006. It reached #125 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart.
Gabe Saporta: (for Action for Animals) How weird is it that we call certain animals pets and treat them like members of the family, and yet other animals we label food and suck the meat off their bones... we have so many food choices and options - so why make an animal suffer, and why take the life of another living thing, if I don't really need it in order to survive.
Gabe Saporta: (on the inspiration for the band's name) I love, like, old vintage jackets and had this one that said Cobra on it from the Sylvester Stallone movie. And I had another one, it was like a total Michael Jackson jacket with the zippers and stuff from the '80s, and on the back it said Starship Disco, so I just put both of them together.