News — October 12th, 2004

Matt featured in Now Weekly

Matt Sharp, former Weezer bassist and Rentals frontman, is a better person than he used to be. That’s because he moved to the tiny town of Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, and holed up alone with his music.

“Sometimes you just need to check yourself a little bit, and music is the best thing for that,” he says on the phone from the road in Nebraska. “I do that quite a bit through music – just figure out how to treat people better and sort of… I don’t know, you know?”

Uh, I dunno either. What was so terrible about him before?

“A whole lot,” he says. “I’ve watched a lot of footage from the past, and sometimes I just wanna give that person ‘one up the bracket,’ as they say in England.”

To read the rest of the interview head over to the Now online edition!