Matchbox Twenty's Kyle Cook picks 10 essential guitar albums

Posted Jun 6, 2013 at 8:45am
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Anybody who has been near a radio since 1996 has heard Kyle Cook's wildly creative and versatile guitar playing on a cavalcade of Matchbox Twenty hits. With over 30 million albums sold (including 12 million alone for their debut, Yourself Or Someone Like You), the band's music has become part of people's DNA.

Gauging his own time frame as a listener, Cook says that grew up just as a seismic shift was about to take place. "I started getting really into music right when albums were becoming not as important as they once were," he says. "They weren't seen as complete artistic statements. And nowadays, it's all about the single – people don't listen to albums; they have 'playlists.' But I've caught up over the years and listened to the classics, and of course, they've influenced my guitar playing."

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