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matchbox twenty Sets Fall Tour of North America


Melisma/Atlantic rock group matchbox twenty is returning to the North American concert circuit this fall for a major cross-continental tour. Slated to open on September 24th in Tallahassee, Florida, the itinerary will keep the band on the road through the end of the year. The first two weeks of shows have just been announced, with more dates being added daily. In early July, matchbox wrapped up a ten-week headlining tour of North America, and the quintet has just returned from a sold-out arena tour of Australia. In September, the matchbox show moves on to Europe, with a schedule which includes… Read more »

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Nickelback, Gotti Spin BMI Awards


Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me” named song of the year, Irv Gotti nabbed songwriter of the year, and EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. was honored as publisher of the year during the 51st annual BMI Pop Awards on Tuesday night at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Additionally, Motown songwriting trio of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland were feted with the BMI Icon Award in recognition of their “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Backed by Motown’s ace studio musicians the Funk Brothers, vocalists Kim Weston, Brenda Holloway, Freda Payne, Bebe Winans and Mary Wilson performed Holland-Dozier-Holland nuggets, such… Read more »

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Matchbox Twenty Drummer Picks Fight With Trash Can And Loses


Matchbox Twenty drummer Paul Doucette got a big break the day before the band launched its tour with Sugar Ray. The drummer broke his hand in a fit of anger during a dress rehearsal and has been playing in pain for two weeks. “It definitely makes me look like a complete idiot,” lamented Doucette. “It wasn’t the smartest thing I’ve ever done.” Doucette, who co-designs the band’s light shows, had been up for three nights ironing out kinks in the staging, but just 24 hours before their first show, an April 25 gig in New Orleans, the presentation was still… Read more »

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Matchbox Twenty To Tour U.S. In Late April


Matchbox Twenty is set to embark on a U.S. tour starting in late April. Dates are still being solidified, but the tickets will go on sale in mid-February. First up though is a European tour, which starts March 25 in Koln, Germany. Rob Thomas and crew are promoting their new album, More Than You Think You Are, which follows in the footsteps of the multiplatinum Mad Season and diamond award-certified Yourself Or Someone Like You. When it comes to making a set list Rob Thomas told us there are several ways to go about it. “There’s two ways to do… Read more »

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P.O.D. Record Track For Santana Album, Assemble Bonus DVD


Marcos Curiel has long been a fan of Carlos Santana, so when the P.O.D. guitarist discovered that the jam rocker wanted P.O.D. to record a song for his upcoming album, Curiel felt so alive he thought he could… well, you know how the song goes. “Every chance we get, we try to go to a Santana show because they just rock live,” enthused Curiel. “We’ve always been a band that’s open to so many different styles of music, so when we got the opportunity to work with Santana, we jumped on it.” P.O.D. got that opportunity after their producer, Howard… Read more »

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Vedder Rambles, Green Day Scramble As Ramones Enter Hall


A mohawked Eddie Vedder put the regal Waldorf-Astoria hotel in a punk rock state of mind Monday night when he inducted the Ramones into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nearing the end of his 17-minute speech, Vedder said, “After this, I’m sure the evening will move quickly, but it’s the Ramones and it’s punk rock and I’m just about finished and I hope you’re OK with that.” The crowd’s response included some jeers and boos. “Apparently you’re not. F– you,” he replied. But overall, the night was filled with special moments – including a Talking Heads induction and… Read more »

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Matchbox Twenty Songs Stick Around


You’re not imagining things – Matchbox Twenty really is on the radio all the time. The group’s song “If You’re Gone” came out a year ago, and it’s still popular. Last week, it was No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary chart. Lead singer Rob Thomas said that’s the case with a lot of their songs. “They never have a big, huge impact when they come out. It’s always, like, this slow build and a year later I turn on the radio and I still hear it on the radio and I’m like, ‘Aw, this is great,”‘ Thomas told AP… Read more »

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Sun Records rocks again with new documentary, album


Sam Phillips demurs when it’s suggested that rock ‘n’ roll was invented at his Sun Records label during the 1950s. But he does acknowledge there was a whole lotta shakin’ going on in Memphis thanks to the music he created there with the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and others. “I do know this – it changed the world and it opened up a lot of doors,” Phillips said in a recent interview. “I’m happy we were able to contribute, at least in my opinion, to what music has done and is… Read more »

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Jagger to Sing on Matchbox Album


Mick Jagger will appear on Matchbox Twenty’s third record, which the band will record next year. Returning a favor to Matchbox frontman Rob Thomas – who co-wrote and contributed vocals to “Visions of Paradise” from Jagger’s recent solo album, Goddess in the Doorway – Jagger sings on the band’s “I Got a Disease.” Even after co-writing and singing the smash hit “Smooth” for Santana, Thomas was not above being star-struck in the presence of the Rolling Stones singer. “I was just a nervous kid in a room with Mick Jagger trying not to look like an idiot and I still… Read more »

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Carole King & Others Receive 2001 New York Heroes Awards


Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Carole King was honored with a Heroes Award by the New York chapter of the Recording Academy at the sixth Annual New York Heroes Awards on Tuesday evening (December 4). In addition to King, the gala dinner at the Roosevelt Hotel-sponsored by music-performing rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)-paid tribute to Russell Simmons, Kiss, and Linda Moran, the president of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Singer-songwriter and actor Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos) hosted the event, and he performed a touching version of “Typical New Yorker” from his recently released album, Hits. Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas presented King… Read more »

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