1998 Scrapbook: Matchbox 20 Scores Multiple Hits, But Seeks Name Recognition

Although Matchbox 20 “pushed” its way into the spotlight last year with the group’s debut album “Yourself or Someone Like You,” this year saw MB20 outliving any sort of one-hit wonder tag by continuing its multi-platinum success with singles like “3AM,” “Real World,” and “Back To Good.”

But even as Matchbox 20 were sending subsequent songs up the rock charts and filming additional videos, the band’s members were not achieving the instant name recognition of even say, Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind.

So, who exactly are the guys of Matchbox 20? MTV News caught up with the band back in March and put that same very question to them and their fans…