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- Posted on Jan 30th 2010 4:00PM by Steve Baltin
But even before Moore's tragic death -- from complications stemming from an ATV accident -- Matthews knew this was going to be a different record than the band's normal process.
"So often our records, almost always, have been like turning in theses," he says. "I care deeply about them but it's like I went to the professors and they said, 'You have two months, it has to be in by February 3 and then we're gonna start promotion.' I'm like, 'Ahh,' then I get the album done. 'Here, I'm done with this.' But this one they said, 'Are you gonna be done in two months?' I said, 'F---, I'm not gonna be done next year. I don't even know when it's gonna be done.'"
The result of the slow-brewing record is two prestigious Grammy nominations -- Best Rock Album and Album of the Year. Matthews believes they've earned it. "When I heard from a friend, I think it was our trumpet player, 'Hey, congratulations,' that's why it felt so right to me," he says. "Finally we made a record that I think is worth it because I don't know if I would've had the confidence before. I really love some of the songs I've written, but this is a single thing; it's a brick, not a bunch of bricks."
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