matchbox 20 to reunite for New Year's Eve

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Matchbox twenty will ring out 2005 and ring in 2006 with the band's first concerts since December 2003, it was announced Thursday.

American Music Award celeb list grows

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The 2005 American Music Awards producers Monday added the Eurythmics and the All-American Rejects to the live performers during the ceremony.

Crow, Lohan and Duff join AMA performers

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Sheryl Crow, Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan were added Tuesday to the list of performers for the 33rd annual American Music Awards.

Rolling Stones added as AMA performers

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones were added Tuesday to the list of performers for ABC's broadcast of the "2005 American Music Awards."

American Music Awards presenters line up

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- An eclectic list of presenters ranging from athletes to TV and film stars to musicians was announced Tuesday for the upcoming American Music Awards. The 2005 American Music Awards will be televised Nov. 22 from Los Angeles on ABC TV.

Musicians extol horses for Animal Planet

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Cable TV's Animal Planet Monday said Rob Thomas, LeAnn Rimes and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will appear and perform in a special about horses.

Santana lines up stellar guests for album

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Guitarist Carlos Santana has lined up another impressive list of guests for his newest album, including Joss Stone, Steven Tyler and Kirk Hammett.

Mariah Carey has the top two U.S. singles

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey joined an elite group Thursday, notching the No. 1 and No. 2 spots atop Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.

iTunes may be losing record label support

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Two and a half years after Apple began iTunes and selling songs online for 99 cents, U.S. record label support may be waning.

Mariah still queen of Top 100 singles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" Thursday chalked up its 12th week atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Rob Thomas announces solo tour

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas is hitting the road for a 43-date solo tour beginning in October.

Stars sign on for New York fashion week

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Some of music's most prized jewels will grace the Radio City Music Hall stage for New York's 2005 Fashion Rocks concert.

Mariah Carey tops Hot 100 chart

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Thursday, her first No. 1 single since 2000 and 16th of her career.

Gwen Stefani tops Hot 100 singles chart

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback" topped the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop 100 singles charts for the fourth straight week Thursday. Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" picked up steam across several Billboard charts -- rising to No. 1 on the Hot 100 Airplay list an

Dave Matthew's 'Stand Up' debuts at No. 1

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- The Dave Matthews Band's "Stand Up," its first album in three years, debuted at No. 1 Wednesday in the Billboard 200.
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Rob Thomas
Rob Thomas arrives at the "Leap Year" Premiere at the Directors Guild of America Theater in New York on January 6, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh

Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas (born February 14, 1972) is an American rock recording artist and songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty and formerly of the band Tabitha's Secret. Thomas also records and performs as a solo artist. Thomas earned three Grammy awards for co-writing and singing on the Carlos Santana triple-platinum hit "Smooth", on the album Supernatural in 1999.

He has also lent his songwriting talents to such artists as Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Marc Anthony, Pat Green, Taylor Hicks, Travis Tritt and Daughtry.

Since 1996, his band has released a string of hit singles to radio including "Push", "3 A.M.", "Real World", "Back 2 Good", "Bent", "If You're Gone", "Mad Season", "Disease", "Unwell", "Bright Lights", and "How Far We've Come". In 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame awarded Thomas its first Starlight Award, recognizing young songwriters who have already had a lasting influence in the music industry.

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