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July 7, 2007 - Issue 27

Exclusive Dave Matthews Q&A

Band founder and namesake Dave Matthews was a reluctant frontman as he made the switch from Charlottesville bartender to leader of one of the tightest, hardest-working ensembles in rock’n’roll history.

Billboard spoke with Matthews in the downtime just prior to a late-May show at the Point in Dublin, as the band hovered on the brink of yet another massive North American tour. Matthews was relaxed, thoughtful and ever humble as he discussed the past, present and future of DMB, and how important it is to “get it right.”

On the Cover: Dave Matthews Band

Item:BLI-07/7/2007 Issue Date: 07/7/2007