Matchbox Twenty

Formed 1996.
Matchbox Twenty

Biography

Matchbox Twenty (originally spelled officially, and still sometimes known as Matchbox 20) is an American rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995. The group currently comprises Rob Thomas (lead vocals, piano), Brian Yale (bass guitar), Paul Doucette (drums, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Kyle Cook (lead guitar, backing vocals), touring guitarist and keyboardist Matt Beck, and touring drummer Stacy Jones.

Matchbox Twenty rose to international fame with their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You (1996), which was certified diamond in the United States and multi-platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Their second album, Mad Season, released in 2000, charted in the top three on the Billboard 200 and was certified 4× platinum in the United States. Their third album, More Than You Think You Are, released in 2002, was certified double platinum in the United States. However, it was not as successful as the previous two albums, despite its singles receiving significant airplay. Director Bill Draheim documented the band throughout the process while making "More Than You Think You Are". The documentary 'Theresville" was an online extra.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Exile On Mainstream

    Exile On Mainstream 2007

    Reviewed by Nick Reynolds
    Exile On Mainstream suggests Matchbox Twenty’s best music could be in their future,...