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Bands and Artists - Matchbox Twenty

Origanally named Matchbox 20, this alternative rock band hails from Orlando, Florida. Matchbox Twenty's members are Rob Thomas (vocals), Brian Yale (bass), Paul Doucette (drums), Adam Gaynor (rhythm guitar), and Kyle Cook (lead guitar).

The band released their first album, "Yourself or Someone Like You" in 1996, with Top 40 hit singles like "Push", "3 A.M.", "Real World" and "Back 2 Good" dominating throughout 1997 and 1998. In Matchbox Twenty's next album, "Smooth" became the album's lead single and a hit in 1999, earning several Grammys.

In 2003, in another greatly successful album "More Than You Think You Are," hit singles such as "Disease", "Bright Lights" and "Unwell" topped the charts for about 20 weeks. Then in May 2004, the Matchbox Twenty released a concert DVD, "Show: A Night in the Life of Matchbox Twenty" featuring 20 songs, including all of their hit singles.

In 2005, rhythm guitarist Adam Gaynor officially left the group, with Rob Thomas doing solo releases like "Lonely No More."


  • Yourself or Someone Like You (1996)
  • Mad Season (2000)
  • More Than You Think You Are (2002)
Hit Singles
  • Long Day (1997)
  • Push (1997)
  • 3 A.M. (1998)
  • Real World
  • Back 2 Good (1999) US: #15
  • Bent (2000)
  • Mad Season (2001)
  • If You're Gone
  • Disease (2002)
  • Unwell (2003)
  • Bright Lights (2003)
Music for Film and TV:
A Report from the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference

By Scott G (The G-Man)

"Forget the name of this thing," one audience member said of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, "it's really all about the politics and money it takes to put your music in a flick." More than one attendee privately agreed.

The underlying truth of that position may explain the conflicting points made by the more than two dozen speakers. For example, Glen Ballard was optimistic while maintaining a healthy dose of pessimism. Mark Mothersbaugh was elated yet often reliant on quietly humorous sarcasm. Chris Douridas was excited while being realistic and determined. And so it went during the two-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, with every panel member upbeat about many aspects of the industry while acknowledging that there are lots of problems.

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