Matchbox Twenty

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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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Rob Thomas Worried About Matchbox Twenty Cruise

7th March 2013 -

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Matchbox Twenty star Rob Thomas is beginning to get nervous about his band's upcoming fan cruise, because he fears the ship will run aground or lose power on its way to the Bahamas.A week after...

Matchbox Twenty Embarking On Concert Cruise

21st February 2013 -

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Rockers Matchbox Twenty are setting sail on the high seas for their first ever concert cruise.The Bent hitmakers, fronted by Rob Thomas, are inviting fans to join them onboard the Carnival Imagination ship this December...

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7th December 2012 -

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Matchbox Twenty Announce April 2013 Uk Tour

19th November 2012 -

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13th November 2012 -

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19th October 2012 -

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Rihanna named top pop star

8th October 2012 -

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Rihanna has been named Billboard's Top Pop Artist of the last 20 years. The 'Diamonds' hitmaker tops the US music magazine's list of the most successful artists in the history of its Pop Songs chart,...

Matchbox Twenty Strike First Number One Album In U.s. With North

12th September 2012 -

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Rockers Matchbox Twenty have scored their first U.S. number one album with their first release in a decade.The group's North sold 95,000 copies in its first week of release to climb to the top of...

Matchbox Twenty - North

11th September 2012 -

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The Voice: Five Things We Can Expect From Season 3

10th September 2012 -

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'The Voice' US is back tonight (September 10th 2012) for their third season and is set to be the strongest series yet with several new alterations to the show. Here are five things you can...

Rob Thomas Struggled With His Ego While Reunited With Matchbox Twenty

3rd September 2012 -

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Singer Rob Thomas struggled to reunite with his bandmates in Matchbox Twenty after launching a successful solo career - because sharing the spotlight felt like a "demotion".The Push hitmakers went on hiatus in 2008 after...

The Killers Bringing 'Forbidden Fruits' To London

23rd August 2012 -

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The Killers are bringing a ''cornucopia filled with forbidden fruits and treasure,'' to London. The 'Runaways' group are playing in the English capital on September 11 as part of the iTunes festival, and have sent...

Ellie Goulding Joins Itunes Festival

17th August 2012 -

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Ellie Goulding has been added to the line up of the iTunes festival.'The Writer' singer will perform on at London's Roundhouse venue on September 26, where she is expected to debut new material from her...

Example Joins Itunes Festival

7th August 2012 -

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Example, Hadouken! and DJ Fresh have joined the line up for iTunes Festival 2012.The three acts will perform on the same night at the London's Roundhouse venue on September 17.'Stay Awake' singer Example, said: ''I...

Calvin Harris Joins Itunes Festival

3rd August 2012 -

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Calvin Harris has joined the line up for iTunes Festival 2012. The 'We Found Love' DJ will perform at the festival, held at London's Roundhouse venue, on September 15, on the same bill as David...

Rob Thomas To Join Cee Lo On The Voice

24th July 2012 -

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Matchbox 20 star Rob Thomas has signed on to help Cee Lo Green pick a winner on the new season of hit American talent show The Voice.The singer will join Mary J. Blige and Michael...

American Idol's Steven Tyler: Jessica Sanchez Will Win

17th May 2012 -

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American Idol judge Steven Tyler has predicted that finalist Jessica Sanchez will win the eleventh series of the show, which comes to its conclusion on Thursday (May 17, 2012). Sanchez goes up against Joshua Ledet...

Did Jessica Sanchez Just Win American Idol?

17th May 2012 -

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After a gruelling three-round show, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips all put in stellar performances on last night's American Idol. It was their final chance to prove that they are worthy of taking...

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13th February 2012 -

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Matchbox 20 star Rob Thomas will turn 40 on Valentine's Day (14Feb12).

Moon Unit Zappa Files For Divorce

4th January 2012 -

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Frank Zappa's actress daughter Moon Unit has filed for divorce from Matchbox 20 rocker Paul Doucette.The couple has been married for nine years and share a seven-year-old daughter, named Mathilda Plum. Zappa filed the papers...

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1st September 2010 -

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13th August 2009 -

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"Toxic is just one of the baddest tracks ever! I remember the first time we listened to Baby One More Time. We were like, 'Oh, let's go play BRITNEY SPEARS on the piano!' And we...

Thomas Writing Tune For Cyrus' New Film

3rd July 2009 -

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MILEY CYRUS is teaming up with rocker ROB THOMAS for her upcoming film THE LAST SONG - the MATCHBOX TWENTY frontman has agreed on a collaboration for the movie's soundtrack.Cyrus, 16, recently praised the 37-year-old...

The Things They Say 12720

25th June 2009 -

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"We don't even stay in hotels anymore. We just park the bus in the hotel parking lot and stay on it. Everything else around it changes every day, but when you're in that bus, you...

The Things They Say 12208

13th May 2009 -

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"It's one thing to stay married but to stay married and still be friends, I think that's the achievement. My wife is my person that I go drinking with. I would sooner go out with...

Thomas' Attempts To Rescue Horses Rebuffed

25th November 2008 -

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MATCHBOX TWENTY rocker ROB THOMAS is desperately trying to save two badly injured horses from further harm from their neglectful owners - even offering to pay $10,000 (GBP6,710) for the animals. The singer has been...

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20th October 2008 -

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Matchbox Twenty How Far We've Come [video]

20th October 2008 -

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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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