By Clark Collis. ast month I had a sitdown with Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas so he could tell me about the time he smoked Salman Rushdie “like a bong”View post
Rob Thomas Cradlesong By Rolling Stone : 6/30 On the follow-up to his chart-topping 2005 solo debut, Rob Thomas tries on New Wave (the synthy, Devo-esque “Gasoline”), country (“Getting Late”) and world music (“Her Diamonds,” featuring Japanese taiko drums).View post
Rob Thomas is on the run — from himself. In his next video, the Matchbox Twenty singer chases himself through the sweltering streets of New York, running down avenues, zipping down fire escapes and climbing over cars as he tries to warn pedestrians, “This Is How a Heart Breaks.”View post
With Thomas’ reedy whine at center stage, matchbox twenty embodied rock’s drift into joyless, store-brand monotony by the late ’90s. Every so often, though, Thomas thinks outside the matchbox and makes up for his transgressions.
”Smooth,” his 1999 hot-tamale matchup with Santana, was one such moment of revelation, and ”Lonely No More,” the irresistible initial single from Thomas’ wide-ranging first solo outing, “Something to Be,” is another.View post
By JIM FARBER. MATCHBOX 20 CLEARLY TAPPED INTO something creepy and deep with its current smash single, “Push.” At the band’s first concert-sized New York show, at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, nearly 4,000 fans chanted, screamed and sang along with a chorus that sneeringly tells a loverView post