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Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty Talks About Being Called Rock Star: "It Kind of Rubs Me the Wrong Way"

For more than 15 years, Matchbox Twenty has been rocking out to sold-out crowds and die-hard fans.

With countless hits including "Unwell," "Real World" and ‘Bright Lights," the rock band is certainly no stranger to success. But with so much talent and fame, Rob Thomas and his bandmates aren't exactly calling themselves rock stars.

"The phrase 'rock star' is like the phrase 'jam'…like let's go 'jam,'" Thomas said. "It kind of rubs me the wrong way."

"I'm going to party like a rock star. You're, like, no dude, you aren't a rock star. You're just a guy that drinks too much. You know, that doesn't make you a rock star."

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With many of the guys married, the days of partying, wild trips and groupie temptation are long gone. Instead, it's all about the music.

"I think we are successful musicians," Thomas said. "We've been lucky enough to become successful at it and because we've had that time to be successful, we've had time to get better at it."

As the group travels across the country this summer with the Goo Goo Dolls, the guys admit there still are some occasions where the title of rock star is appropriate. "We get to act like a rock star for two hours a night," Paul Doucette told E! News when describing their time onstage.

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But when the lights turn on and the crowds depart, it's back to normal.

"When we walk offstage and we're heading to the bus, I don't feel like I'm the sexy rock star getting on my bus," Thomas said. "I'm like, I gotta call my wife, gotta finish watching my show, I might be hungry. I have to go workout tomorrow."

Looks like the band really is enjoying the "Real World."

Hear more from the guys and go behind the scenes at Matchbox Twenty's concert tonight on E! News at 7 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.

And get your Matchbox Twenty tickets here. Go backstage with more of your favorite acts with "E!'s Inside Track: Summer Concert Series," airing every Friday only on E! News. The feature series is a collaboration with Live Nation.

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