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Matchbox 20

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 12× Platinum (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.

The band then went on hiatus in 2004, with rhythm guitarist Adam Gaynor leaving the band in 2005 after performing on the first three studio albums. As a result, Paul Doucette took over rhythm guitar, and the band reunited and released a compilation album, Exile on Mainstream, in 2007, which was certified gold in the United States. After the release, former Push Stars drummer Ryan MacMillan filled Doucette's vacated drum spot. During this period, Rob Thomas embarked on a successful solo career. Matchbox Twenty then took another hiatus, but reunited again in 2010. The band released North, their fourth album, on September 4, 2012 which made its debut at number one on the Billboard 200.

The band released the CD Exile on Mainstream on October 02, 2007.
Lyrics from Matchbox 20's song Unwell inspired Corey Giann Antonio and Sebastian Moreira to write the movie Friends Like These.
Rob claims that you can hear Kyle breathing during the song Hang.
Before forming Matchbox 20 Rob, Paul, and Brian were in the band Tabitha's Secret with Jay Stanley and John Goff.
Rob Thomas was a military brat and was born in Germany.
The song Bent is Matchbox 20's only official number 1 hit.
Kyle Cook and Adam Gaynor have been know to wear each other's clothes.
The bands debut album Yourself Or Someone Like You was originally going to be named Woodshed Diaries.
The least expensive video the band has made was Unwell.
Kyle Cook was only 19 when he joined the band.
Rob Thomas originally wanted to call the band Larry.
Paul Doucette was the band member who came up with the name Matchbox 20.
Backup singer/guitarist Adam Gaynor officially left Matchbox 20 in February of 2005.



90's Hits

Back 2 Good

Adult Hits

How Far We've Come
She's So Mean
These Hard Times

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