1. Matchbox Twenty Q&A: 'We Had This No-Fear Rule'

    September 04, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Walking down the halls of Calabasas' Emblem Studios, surrounded by platinum records from Matchbox Twenty and frontman Rob Thomas , it's easy to forget the band's been gone for a very long time. Putting aside 2007's "Exile on Mainstream" - a mix of new material…

  2. Matchbox Twenty Tormented By 'Mean' Girl in New Video

    July 30, 2012 5:15 PM EDT "She's So Mean" is right: in the music video for Matchbox Twenty's first "North" single, the alt-rock stalwarts are just trying to play their catchy new song, but an angry brunette rips across their studio and wreaks havoc in a series of escalating events. The…

  3. 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…

  4. Moon Unit Zappa, Matchbox Twenty Guitarist Split

    January 04, 2012 10:01 PM EST Matchbox Twenty guitarist Paul Doucette and Moon Unit Zappa have called it quits, according to TMZ . Zappa, the daughter of musician Frank Zappa, filed divorce paperwork in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week. She cited irreconcilable differences. The former couple, who have a 7-year…

  5. Rob Thomas Gets Worldly On New Solo Disc

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas says he's "probably about 80 percent done" with his second solo album, the follow-up to 2005's platinum "...Something to Be," with plans to have it ready for releas Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas says he's "…

  6. matchbox twenty Returning To The Road

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the first time in four years, matchbox twenty will hit the road for two months this winter. For the first time in four years, matchbox twenty will hit the road for two months this winter. With Alanis Morissette and MuteMath as openers, the tour begins Jan. 25 at Hard Rock Live in…

  7. Out Of 'Exile'

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a long hiatus to allow frontman Rob Thomas to release his first solo album, "Something To Be," the members of matchbox twenty regrouped to record six new songs for the retrospective "Exile on Ma After a long hiatus to allow frontman Rob Thomas to release his first solo…

  8. matchbox twenty Breaks From 'Exile' With New Tunes

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a long hiatus to allow frontman Rob Thomas to release his first solo album, "Something To Be," the members of matchbox twenty have completed a month's worth of sessions in Los Angeles to record After a long hiatus to allow frontman Rob Thomas to release his first solo…

  9. 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…

  10. Rob Thomas Reveals His Solo Side

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Rob Thomas jokes that his label, Melisma/Atlantic, is seeing a different side of him as it prepares for the launch of his solo debut, "...Something to Be." In the multiplatinum group Matchbox Twenty, drummer Paul Doucette was the "…

  11. 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…

  12. 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'…

  13. 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…

  14. Top Acts Petition Against Seven-Year Law

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks, and Sheryl Crow, along with the Deftones, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Paul Doucette (matchbox twenty), and In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks…