I got to open up for Matchbox 20 back in 1996 or so at the Electric Lounge in Austin, TX (with my old band Zero Cool). All the guys in Matchbox 20 were really cool, very down to earth.
I found this YouTube video where Rob Thomas talks about his songwriting process. I can’t embed the video (it’s been disabled by request). To watch the video, click the link below:
Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 talks songwriting