Matchbox Twenty

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rock alternative rock alternative 90s pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Popular US rock band formed by Rob Thomas (Robert Kelly Thomas, 14 February 1972, Landstuhl, Germany; vocals), Kyle Cook (b. 29 August 1975, Indiana, USA; guitar), Adam Gaynor (b. 26 November 1964; guitar), Brian Yale (b. 24 October 1968, USA; bass), and Paul Doucette (b. 22 August 1972, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; drums). Thomas, Doucette and Yale formed Tabitha’s Secret in 1995, but quickly left that band to join forces with Cook and Gaynor. The new quintet’s extensive touring schedule, aided by several demo tapes recorded for producer Matt Serletic, brought them to the attention of Lava, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records. Now known as Matchbox 20, the band’s debut album was given a boost when, on the day it was released, Lava was brought under the major label’s auspices. Given greater promotion and access to Atlantic’s marketing departments, Yourself Or Someone Like You quickly gained a tenacious foothold in the Billboard Hot 200,...

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