iZombie and Veronica Mars  Creator Rob Thomas meets his musical namesake!  iZombie and Veronica Mars 
Creator Rob Thomas meets his musical namesake!

Seventeen years after his life transformed thanks to a singer with the same name becoming a global superstar, iZombie creator Rob Thomas finally came face-to-face with his musical namesake, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas.

We were there as the TV producer met the 44-year-old singer for the first time, backstage at Rob’s Los Angeles concert on Thursday.

“Today it will come to pass that I meet Rob Thomas and the circle will be complete,” the singer Tweeted before the show.

TV Rob says his life changed after musical Rob released the smash hit “Smooth” with Santana in 1999, subsequently becoming a household name. 
Checking into hotels, the 51-year-old producer would often be mistaken for the singer.

Similar confusion fell upon musical Rob after TV Rob became a well-known name thanks to his seriesVeronica Mars becoming a cult hit after it debuted in 2004.

Eventually making contact over social media, the pair stayed in touch, leading to musical Rob making a cameo on iZombie earlier this year.

Despite working together on the guest appearance, the pair hadn’t met in person until Thursday, when they hung backstage at the Greek Theater, drinking and discussing music documentaries and their love for singer John Waite.

But fans of “Rob squared” shouldn’t get their hopes up for seeing the Matchbox Twenty frontman back on the CW show.

“Well, he’s dead,” said TV Rob, when quizzed whether the “Pieces” singer could return in a dream sequence or in some other way. 

 “The thing that must’ve been horrifying is that this young Canadian actor had to sing ‘Bent’ with him lying there dead and that must have crushed her to do that,” he added. “It must have been crazy!”

Musical Rob may not return when the third season of iZombie kicks off in 2017, but another Rob will – producer Rob recently shared that Robert Knepper will return as Blaine’s father Angus. 
We see him in the first episode," he revealed at Comic-Con. "We find him frozen in the Shady Plots basement. We have some fun plans for him."

By Leena Tailor/@LeenaNZ


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