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Rob Thomas’ Birthday

Happy Rob Thomas’ Birthday (otherwise known as Valentine’s day)! Josh won’t play Rob Thomas during this episode of First Person, but we will play some makeout worthy jams from Benny King, The Replacements, Smoking Popes, and more.


Rob Thomas Sets First Solo Tour

Melisma/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced plans for his first-ever solo concert tour. The special 11-city, cross-country itinerary heralds the April 19th release of Thomas’ debut solo album, “…SOMETHING TO BE.” The tour kicks off on Friday, April 15th at The Fillmore in San Francisco and wraps up on April 30th at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The shows will mark Thomas’ first club tour since matchbox twenty’s first national trek eight years ago. “Lonely No More,” the first single from “…SOMETHING TO BE,” has proved to be an immediate smash at pop radio across the country. The… Read more »


Matchbox Twenty Lose Guitarist, Rob Thomas Explores Solo Career

It seems that things really are “unwell” in the Matchbox Twenty camp, as guitarist Adam Gaynor has reportedly left the band. According to Billboard.com, after being with Matchbox Twenty throughout their three albums – which have sold 20 million copies worldwide – the guitarist has left without any official statement. The band have also remained tight-lipped, but a source told Billboard that the band didn’t want to “renew his services.” Ouch. Matchbox Twenty are currently on a break as many of the members are busy with other projects. Obviously, the most highly anticipated of those is singer Rob Thomas ‘s… Read more »


Rob Thomas Doesn't Expect Guest Vocalists On New Santana Album

Carlos Santana is hard at work on the follow-up to his 1999 mega-seller Supernatural, but Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas-who co-wrote and sang on that album’s Grammy-winning single, “Smooth”-says the guitar legend is taking a different path on this outing. Thomas, who’s helping Santana write a couple of songs for the album, said that rather than featuring a bunch of guest singers as Supernatural did, the new album will focus more on the Santana band. “I can’t imagine him doing the exact same thing again,” he says. “He has two unbelievably talented vocalists that are with his band, a guy… Read more »


News Flashes 04.12.22: New Stranger Things Trailer, Michaeljohn Horne & Thomas E. Jones Youth Housing, and JoJo Siwa vs. Nickelodeon

Today we talk about the new Stranger Things trailer, the Michaeljohn Horne & Thomas E. Jones Youth Housing center in Los Angeles, and JoJo Siwa’s beef with Nickelodeon. A Brand New Stranger Things Trailer We didn’t think we could get anymore excited, but we are losing our minds after the new Stranger Things trailer dropped earlier today. The trailer has elements that make it feel like a horror movie, clearly showing us that things are about to get a lot messier before this is all over. The kids aren’t kids anymore and they are facing their own challenges while, you… Read more »


Liking Problematic Things

Our Rioters are talking the movies, shows, books, and comics they love in spite of them being a whole lotta problematic. Because guess what? You can love something while recognizing its issues and demanding improvement.


Seeking Empire – The Gunz Show – Interview with Paul Thomas of Seeking Empire

I had the opportunity to speak with a great dude; Paul from Good Charlotte and his new project Seeking Empire. He talks about what he’s been up to – including an expected son on the way, going to school, and also the future of Good Charlotte! When asked if everyone in Good Charlotte is on good terms, Thomas stated; Absolutely, they just got back in America, and we just all talked about getting together next month to have a barbeque and see the studio they bought. But Good Charlotte probably isn’t recording a new album until next year. He also… Read more »


Matchbox Twenty's Thomas Reveals His Solo Side

Los Angeles – Rob Thomas jokes that his label, Melisma/Atlantic, is seeing a different side of him as it prepares for the launch of his solo debut, “… Something to Be.” In the multiplatinum group Matchbox Twenty, drummer Paul Doucette was the “bad cop. I was good cop,” Thomas says. “Now I’m good cop and bad cop. A lot of people who thought I was easygoing, pot-smoking Rob don’t think that anymore. Now they see I’m not so easy.” Fans of Matchbox Twenty will also hear a different side of Thomas on the album, which ranges from familiar Matchbox Twenty… Read more »


American Authors and The 27’s

Zac from American Authors joins the show to talk about his brand new song featuring Santana & Rob Thomas as they look to recreate the magic of the massively popular “Smooth.” Zac also just teamed up with Mark McGrath so there’s plenty of fun moments about that as well. Then, up and coming The 27’s who are starting to create some BUZZ tell Gunz what makes them stand out compared to all the rest. Check it out now and make sure to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast!

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