~ Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, and Brian Yale were in Tabitha's Secret before forming Matchbox 20.
~ "Yourself Or Someone Like You" was originally titled "Woodshed Diaries."
~ Matchbox 20 recorded "Yourself or Someone Like You" in 1 hour and 30 minutes.
~ "Yourself Or Someone Like You" debuted at # 193 on the Billboard music charts.
~ "Real World" is Matchbox 20's favorite video that they shot.
~ The picture of the little boy in the lyric liner was Rob's ex-girlfriend's nephew at 2.5 years old. He grew up, only to commit suicide.
~ The guy on the cover of "Yourself Or Someone Like You" is a model from a NYC studio called Funny Faces.
~ On the front of Matchbox Twenty's tour bus they have a zebra head which they have affectionatley named "Willie" after Willie Nelson.
~ Matchbox Twenty's tour bus driver is Frank Mitchel.
~ Matchbox Twenty sold out a concert in Atlanta on Rob Thomas's birthday (February 14) in 1998 in just 4 minutes, breaking Pearl Jam's record.
~ "3 a.m." is about Rob Thomas's mother.
~ The video for "Push" was filmed in Los Angeles.
~ On VH1 they said that the director made three crew members stand outside with hoses to make it seem like it was raining in the 3am video at the end.
~ The television station's sign that Rob works at in the Real World video says "Telequedad" which means margarita without salt.
~ In the L.A. alley where "Push" was shot, the movie 'Spawn' was also filmed there.
~ Rolling Stone magazine wanted only Rob Thomas on their cover and not the rest of the band.
~ Matchbox 20 got their name from a baseball jersey.
~ 364,000 copies of "Mad Season by Matchbox Twenty" were sold in it's first week.
~ Matchbox 20 velcroes babydoll heads to the tops of their amplifiers.
~ Matt Serletic is considered Matchbox 20's 6th member.
~ Edwin McCain was the special singer at Rob Thomas' wedding.
~ Matchbox Twenty's bodyguards are named Jason & Chad.
~ Rob Thomas' birthday is February 14, 1972.
~ Rob Thomas considers his "favorite place" to be Australia.
~ Rob Thomas' favorite song on 'YOSLY' is "Kody." His favorite to perform is "Back 2 Good."
~ Rob Thomas' middle name is Kelly.
~ Rob Thomas was born on a military base in Germany and was brought up in South Carolina.
~ Rob Thomas ran away from home at age 17 to get away from family problems.
~ Rob Thomas got his G.E.D. so he could play a gig at a Sheraton Hotel.
~ Rob Thomas' sister is named Missy.
~ Rob Thomas' height is 5'9."
~ Rob Thomas' shoe size is 9.5.
~ Rob Thomas' favorite book is "Where the Sidewalk Ends."
~ Rob Thomas wore Superman underwear when he was young.
~ Rob Thomas was married in Santa Barbara in 1999 to Marisol Maldonado.
~ Rob Thomas was inspired to write "Smooth" by his wife Marisol. She appears in the video.
~ Rob Thomas became a father first before any other member.
~ Rob Thomas cut his wrists on the chains in the video for "Push."
~ Rob Thomas considers "You Won't Be Mine" to be the most meaningful to him on "Mad Season."
~ Rob Thomas told a huge drunk in a bar that Paul Doucette was the kickboxing champion of Pittsburgh, causing a fight.
~ Rob Thomas chipped his front tooth slam dancing at a club.
~ Rob Thomas' favorite drink is Jack Danielles and Coke.
~ Rob Thomas' favorite brand of cigarettes is Camel Special Lights.
~ Rob Thomas has a bumper sticker on his guitar that reads "Tatooed White Trash."
~ Rob Thomas' greatest influences are Van Morrison and Steve Burry.
~ Rob Thomas' biggest fears in life are flying and dying.
~ Rob Thomas considers not knowing your're sexy to be sexy.
~ Rob Thomas' son's name is Maison.
~ Rob Thomas claims he has a problem with his potty mouth.
~ Rob Thomas drives a white Toyota Tercel.
~ Rob Thomas' favorite fast food is Wendy's.
~ Rob Thomas' favorite movie is "Basquiat."
~ Rob Thomas' favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut.
~ Rob Thomas' favorite ice cream flavor is Cookies and Cream.
~ Rob Thomas' favorite type of chips are Sour Cream and Onion Pringles.
~ Rob Thomas' mother's name is Maime.
~ Rob Thomas failed choir and keyboarding in high school.
~ Rob Thomas wanted to be a flower delivery guy because, "everyone you meet is happy to see you. They open the door and they go, 'ahhh...flowers.' Everyone loves you."
~ Rob Thomas was snubbed by Leonardo DiCaprio at the NY hot spot Moomba when he introduced himself.
~ Kyle Cook's full name is David Kyle Cook.
~ Kyle Cook was born in Frankfort, IN.
~ Kyle Cook prefers his nickname as Smooches.
~ Kyle Cook played guitar in some of Angie Aparo's songs.
~ Kyle Cook's shoe size is 11.5.
~ In Kyle Cook's senior picture he was holding his acoustic guitar.
~ Kyle Cook went to the Atlanta Institute of Music after high school.
~ Kyle Cook got into Matchbox 20 by handing in audition tapes.
~ Kyle Cook was 19 when he started playing in Matchbox 20.
~ Kyle Cook got his first guitar, a Yamaha Classical Guitar, around his 13th birthday.
~ Kyle Cook played classical violin for 5 years before he ever picked up his first guitar.
~ Kyle Cook is wearing his favorite pants in the "3 am" video.
~ Kyle Cook's high school mascot was named Hotdogs.
~ Kyle Cook's band in high school was named "Downpour."
~ Kyle Cook's favorite song from 'YOSLY' is "Girl Like That."
~ Kyle Cook's favorite drink is beer (Dos Equis Lager).
~ Kyle Cook's favorite brand of cigarettes is Camel Hard Pack.
~ When recording "YOSLY," Kyle Cook was constantly late.
~ Kyle Cook wanted to be a UPS man.
~ Kyle Cook's daughter's name is Makenzie.
~ Kyle Cook sometimes shares clothes with Adam Gaynor.
~ Paul Doucette's birthday is August 22, 1972.
~ Paul Doucette didn't play drums on "Hang" for 'YOSLY' because he had the chicken pox.
~ Paul Doucette co-wrote "Stop" with Rob Thomas.
~ Paul Doucette's height is 5'4."
~ Paul Doucette's shoe size is 8.
~ Paul Doucette's favorite song to perform on 'YOSLY' is "Push." He hates to perform "Tired."
~ Paul Doucette designs the group's clothes for their tours.
~ Paul Doucette likes to dye his hair.
~ Paul Doucette almost decided to become a used car salesman before joining the band.
~ Paul Doucette knew he wanted to be a musician at age 10.
~ Paul Doucette came up with the name "Matchbox 20". At first he wanted it to be a clothing line.
~ In the "3 am" video Paul Doucette is wearing a Versace Mohar sweater that costs $550.
~ Paul Doucette wanted the "Bent" video to be a closeup like Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares Too You."
~ Paul Doucette is a big fan of Claire Danes.
~ Paul Doucette is a fan of the cartoon "South Park."
~ Paul Doucette's hometown is Pittsburgh, PA.
~ Paul Doucette almost quit Matchbox Twenty while making the "Mad Season" album.
~ Paul Doucette's apartment was used in the movie "Kingpin."
~ Paul Doucette wears a T-shirt that says "Cool Bands Don't Sell Records."
~ Paul Doucette's favorite brand of cigarettes is Marlboro.
~ The internet scares Paul Doucette.
~ Paul Doucette's middle name is John.
~ Paul Doucette's greatest idol is Kenny Arnoff.
~ Paul Doucette's biggest influence is REM.
~ Paul Doucette wanted to be a teacher, "but not the college thing."
~ Adam Gaynor's birthday is November 26, 1964 (Sagittarian).
~ Adam Gaynor is the oldest member of the group.
~ Adam Gaynor does not have a middle name.
~ Adam Gaynor's nickname is Hashbrown.
~ Adam Gaynor's shoe size is 13.
~ Adam Gaynor usually wears Converse sneakers.
~ Adam Gaynor is involved in a long term relationship with a girl named Meredith.
~ Before joining the band, Adam Gaynor was a receptionist for Criteria Records.
~ Adam Gaynor calls Rob Thomas Grammy-O or Grammy Davis, Jr.
~ Adam Gaynor is allergic to animals with fur, like cats and dogs.
~ Adam Gaynor is a neat freak.
~ Adam Gaynor is the computer junkie of the band.
~ Adam Gaynor is 6'2."
~ Adam Gaynor is Jewish.
~ Adam Gaynor is the only member of the group that doesn't smoke or drink.
~ Adam Gaynor only paints his thumb and pinky of his left hand.
~ Adam Gaynor's taught himself how to play the guitar.
~ Adam Gaynor had his guitar stolen at a gig.
~ Adam Gaynor has an older sister named Sheri.
~ Adam Gaynor's favorite cereals are Lucky Charms and Honeycombs.
~ Adam Gaynor's favorite drink is apple juice.
~ One of Adam Gaynor's favorite bands in Bush.
~ Brian Yale's birthday is November 14, 1969 (scorpio).
~ Brian Yale is originally from Connecticut.
~ Brian Yale's middle name is Joseph.
~ Brian Yale's nickname is Pookie.
~ Brian Yale's shoe size is 9.5.
~ Brian Yale attended Miami State University and Berkley School of Music in Boston.
~ Brian Yale played trumpet in his high school band.
~ Brian Yale's favorite song off of "Mad Season" is "Bed of Lies."
~ Brian Yale is a Miami Dolphins fan.
~ Brian Yale loves to play golf.
~ Brian Yale likes to quote Austin Powers, " Do I make you horny, baby?" He also quote lots of stuff from Saturday Night Live.
~ Brian Yale is the goofiest member of the group.
~ Brian Yale fears the letter Y.
~ Brian Yale uses Aveda hair products.
~ Brian Yale doesn't like mayonnaise.
~ Brian Yale likes the movie "Mars Attacks."
~ Brian Yale's favorite brand of cigarettes is Marlboro.
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