rob thomas the tv guy not the matchbox 20 guy

Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 to Guest-Star on Rob Thomas’s iZombie

Will too many Rob Thomases spoil the plot? Photo: Getty Images

Rob Thomas, the singer behind the popular modern rock band Matchbox 20, as well as Santana’s No. 1 hit “Smooth,” is finally joining forces with Rob Thomas, the TV showrunner behind Veronica Mars. TV Insider reports that Rob Thomas is set to guest-star on Rob Thomas’s new show, iZombie. Fittingly Rob Thomas will play Rob Thomas — himself, not the other guy — on the CW show; he’ll be hired to write a jingle for the Max Rager sports drink, which he will then perform live alongside his band, Matchbox 20, because he is popular ‘90s rock star Rob Thomas. This is the kind of joke that gets funnier the more you hear it, right? They literally have the same name.

Rob Thomas to Guest-Star on Rob Thomas’s iZombie