Matchbox Twenty

Biography

Matchbox Twenty are: Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale.

Matchbox Twenty was named Best New Band in the 1997 Rolling Stone Readers Poll, and they followed the enormous success of 'Yourself...' with two more multi-platinum sets -- 2000's 'Mad Season By Matchbox Twenty' and 2002's 'More Than You Think You Are.' Among their many accolades are five Grammy nominations and three American Music Award nominations, while Rob Thomas has earned three Grammy Awards, 11 BMI Awards, and has been twice named Billboard's Songwriter of the Year.

'I still hear '3am' on the radio at an alarming rate,' says Thomas. And that suits him and his band mates just fine. 'Listen, my goal in life is to be this weathered guy who everybody's like, 'Oh, I grew up listening to you.' I think that's the coolest thing in the world.'

So, unexpectedly but happily for everyone, the members of Matchbox Twenty are now focused on their future together. The band is looking forward to its first tour in four years, along with the prospect of a full album of all-new material down the line.

'We're all excited. It's a good place to be,' Thomas says. 'We feel more like a band than we've ever felt.'

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Matchbox Twenty - North

11th September 2012 -

 Review

http://www.contactmusic.com/info/matchbox_twenty">Matchbox Twenty's fourth album North seems to have caused somewhat of a stir amongst critics, and not in a good way. Perhaps it's the 10-year hiatus the band has taken since their last full-length studio...

Matchbox Twenty, Manchester Apollo

7th May 2008 -

 Review

Matchbox Twenty Manchester Apollo Monday May 5, 2008 Live Review Last year saw the return of Matchbox Twenty after a hiatus during which original guitarist Adam Gaynor quit and vocalist Rob Thomas made his debut...

Matchbox Twenty - These Hard Times

23rd April 2008 -

 Video

Matchbox Twenty These Hard Times Video Matchbox Twenty release their new single 'These Hard Times' on May 12th 2008 through Melisma/ Atlantic Records. Taken from the band's 2007 retrospective collection, Exile On Mainstream, 'These Hard...

Matchbox Twenty, How Far We've Come Video

25th September 2007 -

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Matchbox Twenty How Far We've Come Video Matchbox Twenty have returned to the studio to record their first new material in five years. Grammy-winning producer Steve Lillywhite has overseen the sessions in L.A., marking...

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I think that all your fans will understand completely, we all know how you feel about animals and animal rights, and I agree. I also wanted to make a comment about the thing with Tom Cruise, I don't understand how people can be so jealious that they have to try and ruin the lives of other people. And if even Rob was gay who's buisness is it anyway other then his OWN! I mean honestly has people not seen his wife? I'd LOVE him anyway! I think that he is amazing in all that he does! I've been to 2 concerts my whole life and I am 36, and both of them was to see his solo, and matchbox twenty! Anywho, LOVE YA Rob and keep doing whjat you do!

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Please ask Wachovia to end it's abuse of animals in rodeos: http://ga0.org/campaign/wachoviarodeo

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