When The Vulture blog ran into Dave Matthews at a movie premiere this week, they couldn’t resist asking him about Phil Phillips, who has been compared to the musician all season long. Last week, Phil covered DMB’s “The Stone”.
Vulture wondered if he had heard it.
“I haven’t seen him yet, but I keep my head in the sand,” Matthews admitted. “More power to him, I don’t mind. I wouldn’t imagine that imitating me would bring any quality of popularity, but that’s okay if it does.”
Vulture asks: “So this town is big enough for the both of them? ”
“Oh, I don’t feel threatened. I am what I am,” Matthews laughed. “Maybe I paved the way for him. I wish him the best of luck! He should kick my a**, [then] maybe I can retire and he can take over my band.”
Do I detect a bit of sarcasm from Dave? Actually, I don’t think he cares, one way or another. At least he cleared the song.
Via The Vulture