Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas Shares His ‘Songs for the Socially Distant’ Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here’s Rob…
SPIN Staff / March 30, 2020

The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999

1999 essentially marked the end of the alternative dream floated by punk bands in the '80s, sold by record companies in the '90s, and eventually…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2019

Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas: Our January 1999 Q&A

This interview was originally published in the January 1999 issue of Spin. On the occasion of our list of the best alt-rock songs of 1998, we're republishing it here.
Tracey Pepper / October 25, 2018

Rob Thomas Originally Wanted George Michael to Sing Santana’s “Smooth”

In a tribute to the late George Michael published in Billboard today, Rob Thomas revealed that Thomas' 1999 mega-hit from Santana's Supernatural album, "Smooth," was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 6, 2017

Please, for the Love of God, Make SMOOTHcon 2016 a Reality

Look, OK, we're in on the joke. "Ha ha ha," they're probably saying, "let's use Kickstarter and try to start a fake convention celebrating Santana…
James Grebey / September 18, 2015

Justin Timberlake’s Golf Book, Kanye West’s Fashion Internship

Here's some of the strangest music news the Internet had to offer this week:…
SPIN Staff / July 9, 2009