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Rob Thomas Interview!

Hey, Rob Thomas is giving a new Soundcheck interview for Cradlesong, which came out yesterday btw ftw! Check it out over at http://soundcheck.walmart.com/rob-thomas Here's a preview of the video.


"Her Diamonds" Debuts Today!

Rob's new single "Her Diamonds" debuted today off his album, cradlesong, out June 30. Check it out on robthomasmusic.com!

In the Studio: Rob Thomas

INXS, Tom Petty and...Damn Yankees? The Matchbox Twenty singer has some intriguing influences on his upcoming CD. He gives us an exclusive listen. By Clark Collis (Entertainment Weekly, 03.13.09)

Rob Thomas originally wanted Cradle Song — the singer's second solo album and the follow-up to 2005's chart-topping ...Something to Be — to channel the Latin-infused atmosphere of Paul Simon's 1990 disc The Rhythm of the Saints. The scheme was ambitious and risky — and is almost completely unfulfilled by the half-dozen tracks that Thomas plays EW in a Manhattan recording studio. ''That was our beginning idea, but the songs I was writing just didn't fit that vibe,'' explains the frontman for Matchbox Twenty (who plan to start writing their next album later this month in Nashville). Instead, Cradle Song (due out June 30) features a wide variety of influences, some of them even more unexpected. Possible first single ''Meltdown'' is reminiscent of Kick-era INXS (''That was in our sights without a doubt,'' says Thomas), while power ballad ''Someday'' opens with piano tinkling that the singer jokingly (but accurately) describes as having a ''Damn Yankees sound. Total '80s!'' The epic, drum-driven ''Fire on the Mountain'' (not the Grateful Dead tune) does somewhat evoke Paul Simon's fusions of pop and world music, though Thomas says that the song's principal inspiration was Dave Eggers' 2006 book What Is the What, which concerns the plight of a Sudanese refugee. The most obvious tip of the hat, however, is to Tom Petty on the melancholic country number ''Getting Late,'' a ''little ditty about death'' that's likely to end up as the album's closing track. ''In my heart, Willie Nelson and Tom Petty are it,'' says Thomas. ''I have to make records that I like. But I want to feel like they would like them too.'' Just as long, presumably, as Petty doesn't sue him for plagiarism. ''Well, yeah. That would help!''

mb20 - posters for sale & MSG pix!

Hey guys, I wanted to make a quick little post for anyone who might be interested. I've listed some mb20 posters that I've found from under my bed on eBay. Various little ones from some of the CD single exports and from the LFA VHS and one fanclub poster and some others. If you're interested you can check out the auction here.

And so this isn't totally a spam thread, I got to see mb20 last year when they played in NYC at MSG on Rob's birthday. I was lucky enough to have front row center seats and I was able to get some awesome photos. If you want to check them out you can view them here! There's also a video clip at the end too. This is one of my favorite photos, we totally shared a moment!

- Alix "the Great"


This is an odd request, and please forgive me if it's not allowed here, but we're having a project with the students at work and we're going to work on U2's 'Walk On' lyrics and Matchbox 20's Real World's as well, so could anybody please upload its video in good quality? I'd hate to have to resort to youtube quality... "/

Thanks a bunch!
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