1. Matchbox Twenty Heading 'North' For Long-Awaited Fourth Album

    May 18, 2012 12:25 PM EDT For all of the hits that the Matchbox Twenty guys have accrued over the past 15 years, the pop-rock group has only released three official albums, with the last of that trio, "More Than You Think You Are," released nearly a decade ago. At long last, however, Rob Thomas and co. have…

  2. John Waite Unearths Old Tunes, 'Punk Energy' for New Album

    December 30, 2010 4:00 PM EST J ohn Waite set out to rock on "Rough & Tumble," which will be his first new studio album in four years when it's released on Feb. 22. And he's pleased to say that's what he accomplished on the 11-song set. "Coming off the back of the live album [this year&…

  3. Matchbox Twenty Hoping For Musical Reinvention

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Asked what it took to bring the members of the Rob Thomas-fronted act back together, Kyle Cook tells Billboard.com with a smile, "Vegas, cash, New Year's Eve and booze, all in that order." After a two-year break, matchbox twenty is gearing up for a Dec. 30-Jan. 1 reunion at the…

  4. Rob Thomas Solo Debut Due In May

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas will release his as-yet-untitled solo debut in May via Atlantic Records. The set features a guest spot by singer/songwriter John Mayer on guitar on an unnamed track Matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas will release his as-yet-untitled solo debut in May via…

  5. Matchbox Twenty Guitarist Goes Solo

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from his side band, the New Left. The six-track "Let Go" finds Cook collaborating with drummer Brett Borges, bassist John Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from…

  6. Guitar Heroes Pen Kid-Friendly 'Songs'

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's Vernon Reid, Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo and Marc Ford are among the guitarists appearing on "Sing a Song With Six Strings," a collection of tra Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's…

  7. Matchbox Twenty Members Eye Solo Projects

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Once matchbox twenty gets off the road next month, the group plans to take time to pursue solo ventures. Rob Thomas will continue work on a solo album, while guitarist Kyle Cook is working on a set wi Once matchbox twenty gets off the road next month, the pop/rock combo plans to take time to…

  8. Billboard Bits: matchbox twenty, McCartney, R. Kelly

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas releasing a benefit holiday single, Paul McCartney's record DVD sales week, and some details about R. Kelly's forthcoming album. Rob Thomas, lead singer of matchbox twenty, will release an online-only holiday single to benefit the…

  9. Matchbox Twenty Strikes New Chords

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Lead singer Rob Thomas knows the key to matchbox twenty's popularity: "Our saving grace has been that we're not hip," Thomas declares. "There are a lot of bands, and the best thing about them is they're them. It'…

  10. Billboard Bits: Rob Thomas, The Cure, Costa/Spears

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Rob Thomas, The Cure, Costa/Spears After contributing songs to recent releases by Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson, matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas is getting to work on his primary band's next Lava/Atlantic album. Thomas tells Billboard that the set could be out as early as…