Famous Blogger Slams Matchbox Twenty ? Rob Thomas Fires Back
by Mark Andrew
posted Aug 11 2014 1:14PM
You may know Bob Lefsetz as the blogger who famously and ruthlessly criticized Taylor Swift after her 2010 Grammy Performance where she committed the unforgivable sin of missing a few notes. The column he wrote about it and the subsequent backlash was the impetus for Taylor’s song “Mean” which is widely considered to be about Lefsetz.
I read Lefsetz almost every week because sprinked in with his occasional mean spiritedness and over simplications are some brilliant insights on the music industry, media and pop culture. He’s always a great read. You should check him out!
Especially now! Seems he’s taking a bit of a run at Matchbox Twenty. In the first part of the column compliments the band’s early successes but then knocks them over the head with claims that “their time is over.” Agree or disagree, you’ll love M20 guitarist and drummer Matt Douchette’s response at the bottom of this page.
AND THEN Rob Thomas really knocks it out of the park. Check it out. Go Rob!
Yeah! Take that Bob you big meany!
Mark Andrew, Bob Lefsetz and Matchbox Twenty fan.