Matchbox Twenty Back With 'More' This Fall
Atlantic act matchbox twenty will release its third album, "More Than You Think You Are," on Nov. 19. Like the band's last two albums -- 2000's "Mad Season" and 1996's "Yourself or Someone Like You" -Atlantic act matchbox twenty will release its third album, "More Than You Think You Are," on Nov. 19. Like the band's last two albums -- 2000's "Mad Season" and 1996's "Yourself or Someone Like You" -- "More" was produced by Matt Serletic (Beenie Man, Aerosmith). The set was recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, N.Y., and the Hit Factory in New York. A full track list was not available at deadline.
Fans have been patiently awaiting news of "More," with the discussion boards on the band's official Web site filled with pleas for information, as well as many incorrect details and rumors. Although not revealing specifics at the time, the site recently clarified that the album is not to be titled "Anything for a Parade," which was a working title that had been circulating for the past few months.
A week before the album's release, the band's episode of VH1's "Storytellers" will be released on DVD and VHS home video formats. Recorded in February 2001 at New York's Chelsea Piers, the 63-minute program features the band performing and sharing the details of the creation of the songs "Bent," "Mad Season," "Black and White People," "Push," "If You're Gone," "Crutch," "Lonely Weekend," "You Won't Be Mine," "Rest Stop," and "3 AM."
As previous reported, lead singer Rob Thomas wrote three songs that will appear on the forthcoming Santana album, "Shaman." That set, due Oct. 22 via Arista, is the follow-up to 1999's wildly successful "Supernatural," which featured the Thomas-sung smash hit "Smooth."
"Mad Season" debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 3.69 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's debut album, "Yourself or Someone Like You," peaked at No. 5 on the chart, and has sold 7.67 million copies.