Matchbox Twenty's Paul Doucette: "We Sound the Best We've Sounded"

As I'm writing this, Matchbox Twenty's 1996 hit "Push" comes on at Starbucks. It's not surprising to hear these radio hits, both old and new, considering the commercial success the band has had over the years.

Despite almost 20 years together, two hiatuses, and different side projects, the band continues to evolve and attract fans. Proof? Its latest album, North, debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

We caught up with Matchbox Twenty drummer Paul Doucette while the band was touring in Connecticut to chat about the new album, the tour, and how things have calmed down for these guys as the band has grown over the years.

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Lane Nieset
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