What Was the Original NameĀ 

for Matchbox Twenty?

The Story of Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox 20 was formed in 1995 by Rob Thomas, Brian Yale, and Paul Doucette, and their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You, sold 12 million copies and achieved diamond certification.

A Slight Change To Their Name

Matchbox Twenty's third album, Mad Season, was a success and was certified 4x platinum in the US. In 2004, the band took a hiatus to pursue side projects. In 2007, they reunited and released their fourth album, North, in 2012. In 2020, the group was scheduled to tour, but was forced to reschedule. In 2022, lead singer Rob Thomas announced that the group was working on a new album.

Why Did Matchbox Twenty Change Their Name?

Matchbox Twenty was formed in 1995 by Rob Thomas, John Goff, Jay Stanley, Brian Yale, Chris Smith, and Paul Doucette, who signed a seven-record deal with Atlantic Records.

What Is Matchbox Twenty Doing Now?

Matchbox Twenty is planning to release a new album in 2023, and Rob Thomas is raising money for the Sidewalk Angels Foundation to help animals and raise awareness about violent crimes against animals.

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