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US rock star Rob Thomas says he is very uncool

‘There’s an inherent coolness in knowing you’re not cool’: US rock star Rob Thomas says he is very uncool while gushing over his ‘cushy job’

He’s the American rock star, who boasts legions of fans across the globe.

But on Sunday, Matchbox Twenty frontman, Rob Thomas, 47, expressed that he is uncool during an interview with Courier Mail

‘There’s an inherent coolness in knowing you’re not cool,’ the singer told the publication.

'There's an inherent coolness is knowing you're not cool': US rock star Rob Thomas (pictured) said he is very uncool while gushing over his 'cushy job' during an interview with Courier Mail on Sunday

‘There’s an inherent coolness is knowing you’re not cool’: US rock star Rob Thomas (pictured) said he is very uncool while gushing over his ‘cushy job’ during an interview with Courier Mail on Sunday

‘When I say I’m not cool, I don’t mean that as a knock against me, I mean it against cool people. It’s tongue-in-cheek. I’m a f***ing rock star. That’s cool!’ he added.

While he has enjoyed a rather ‘cushy’ career, he recalled how his father spent his life ‘working a job he hated.’

‘I get paid to explain to people why they should care about my music… that’s a pretty cushy job,’ a grateful Rob said.

It comes after Rob, who recently returned to Australia for the release of his new album Chip Tooth Smile, said his infamous 2016 blunder during his Melbourne tour is ‘the greatest thing’ that’s ever happened to him.

'When I say I'm not cool, I don't mean that as a knock against me, I mean it against cool people. It's tongue-in-cheek. I'm a f***ing rock star. That's cool!' he said

‘When I say I’m not cool, I don’t mean that as a knock against me, I mean it against cool people. It’s tongue-in-cheek. I’m a f***ing rock star. That’s cool!’ he said

At the time, Rob joked about drinking through his jet lag until ‘I think I’m a black Australian’.  

‘It changed a huge part of my life, it brought so many new friends into my life, it gave me a new awareness,’ he told Confidential this month.

‘It’s never too late to start being on the right side of history,’ Rob added.

In 2016, mid-way through his performance at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, the singer offered a racially insensitive quip about the way in which he deals with long-haul flights.  

Back Down Under: The confession was made to The Daily Telegraph's Confidential on Wednesday. Rob has returned to Australia for the release of his new album Chip Tooth Smile. Pictured in April 2008 in Melbourne

Back Down Under: The confession was made to The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Wednesday. Rob has returned to Australia for the release of his new album Chip Tooth Smile. Pictured in April 2008 in Melbourne 

‘I drink til I think I’m Australian. And then I keep drinking til I think I’m a black Australian (sic),’ he said.

In footage obtained by TMZ at the time, the audience can be heard groaning and booing in response to Rob’s remarks.

Several hours after the live show, Rob took to Facebook with a heartfelt apology.

‘After the show in Melbourne tonight while backstage with some of my Australian friends, it was brought to my attention that I said something that is racist and insensitive.’

'It changed a huge part of my life': Rob went on to say that it 'brought so many new friends into my life'. Pictured in October 2016 in New York

‘It changed a huge part of my life’: Rob went on to say that it ‘brought so many new friends into my life’. Pictured in October 2016 in New York

‘Please understand that although it is no excuse, I was completely unaware that in Australia there is a polarising social issue happening right now involving indigenous people and alcohol.’

He continued: ‘When I was made aware of it, the ground fell out beneath me, and I realised that people may now see me as the exact opposite of who I am. I’m sitting here in my hotel room completely gutted that a joke that I made was much more relevant to the times in Australia than I realised.’

‘I know that words are just words, but to those I offended, I deeply, DEEPLY apologise! Everyone who knows me is aware that for the past 20 years I have been a fervent supporter of civil rights, so I am incredibly embarrassed by my ignorance. I feel like a fool and apologise to all Australians.’

Racist remark: In 2016, Rob offered a racially insensitive quip about the way in which he deals with long-haul flights: 'I drink til I think I'm Australian. And then I keep drinking til I think I'm a black Australian (sic)'. Pictured in October 2016 in New York

Racist remark: In 2016, Rob offered a racially insensitive quip about the way in which he deals with long-haul flights: ‘I drink til I think I’m Australian. And then I keep drinking til I think I’m a black Australian (sic)’. Pictured in October 2016 in New York

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