Danny Devito, Dave Matthews and others are asking Californians to vote yes in support of Proposition 37, which would require mandatory labeling on genetically engineered foods.The initiative would also prevent companies from labeling such food as natural.
“Away for the World” is the band’s sixth straight No. 1 album and has garnered praise from fans and critics alike. Matthews often draws from his own life experience and said the tone of the album is more about “social awareness.” He explained, “I don’t know if it’s political. It’s just my own reflections and my own concerns for my kids.”
Singer turned actor Dave Matthews talked to "Extra" about co-starring in "Just Go with It." The funnyman joked about wanting to be smooth during his first scenes with Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, and Nicole Kidman, but was terrified.
Dave explained, "I felt like I was on a cliff on a windy day." Matthews said getting over the fear of working with such big name actors intimidated him, but that Kidman was "exceptionally nice."
As far as Dave's music career is concerned, the frontman for The Dave Matthews Band is mostly playing in front of live audiences these days.
Singer/songwriter Dave Matthews tells "Extra," "We've had some good recordings in our career and one or two songs stick out. I don't think we've ever made an album that was as clear a statement."
Dave Matthews Band received their first ever Album of the Year nod this year, plus one for Best Rock Album for "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." They're also celebrating the band's 20th anniversary!
The band has publicly discussed the challenges they faced over the past few years. Says Dave, "A lot happened to us, I don't think this band could have survived five years ago, but because of where we were, everything was inspiration. Everything made us want to make a better record and we were unified and we were together, we were unapologetic and relentless and in love with each other. And it was that which made what I think for me is the best record we ever made."
Dave Matthews Band was previously nominated for 14 Grammys -- receiving their only only trophy in 1997 for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for the song "So Much to Say."
"I'm not in the circle of the Grammys in my life. The Grammy cloud does not burst over me," Dave adds.
The band has been actively involved in raising funds for Haiti's relief efforts. In an initiative to assist in providing long-term support to the people of the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti, they established the Bama Works Haiti Relief Fund. A five-song EP entitled "The Haiti Relief Project" and a limited edition T-shirt featuring album cover art will be available tomorrow with proceeds benefiting the fund.
The Grammys air this Sunday on CBS.