CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Dave Matthews, the 38-year-old singer and guitarist for the multi-platinum group The Dave Matthews Band, announced Tuesday that he is no longer into himself.
"I used to be a hardcore Dave Matthews fan," said Matthews on the porch of his Virginia home. "I had all my records and posters. I was so blown away by everything I did—especially my live performances. I remember me and my buddies used to drive for hours just to go to one of our shows."... (continue reading.)On a semi-related note, a few weekends ago I was hanging out with some college friends. We took the requisite time to observe Clarence Clemons' passing and then noted that he and LeRoi Moore were members of a rather unusual fraternity: deceased African-American saxophone players who rose to prominence as members of bands noted for their unparalleled live performances. We racked our brains trying to think of a third man, but couldn't. Phish is all white guys from Vermont, right? E-mail me if you think of someone we're missing here.