Richard Smirke, writing for Billboard:
Music IP investment company Hipgnosis Songs has begun 2020 in much the same way that it spent the past 18 months — by making a major catalog acquisition.
This time it’s 157 songs by former Blink-182 singer and songwriter Tom DeLonge. Terms were not disclosed for the deal, which sees Hipgnosis picking up 100% of DeLonge’s copyright interests on the first six Blink-182 studio albums, spanning from 1995’s independently released Cheshire Cat to 2011’s Neighborhoods. The musician left the pop-punk trio in 2015.
Tom DeLonge of Angels and Airwaves is on the latest episode of the Kyle Meredith With… podcast.
Derrick Bryson Taylor, writing for the New York Times:
That’s a really good question. It was funny because, fortunately most of the people I was meeting with in the early days weren’t really aware of the crazy rock and roll behaviors and antics that I’ve had in my early, mid-20s. I always tell people being a celebrity got me in a few doors, but that’s all it did. My intellect, whatever level it may or may not be [laughs], is what got those meetings to bear fruit. I think from my perspective, the most important thing that I was focused on was being eloquent. Being humble to the subject, because the subject is not a joke. I had to really be respectful about what I was saying, how I was saying it. I think because all those things, I earned trust and I earned more meetings. It was a process, it did not happen over night, it took me a couple years.
Tom DeLonge did a new interview with ALT 98.7.
Tom DeLonge sat down with Rolling Stone for a new interview:
I think Angels and Airwaves has always been a little bit ahead of its time. For a kid that grew up on a band like the Ramones like me, these are complex sounds and compositions. I remember that a lot of my fan base wasn’t totally ready for it, because they were still mourning over the fact that I wasn’t playing with Blink at the time. But I tend to realize that everything I’ve done in my life is about five years ahead of its time. It would make a lot of sense that people would revisit what I was doing now and say, “Oh, I kind of get it.” That tends to be the curve that I’m on with everything I do.
Tom DeLonge wrote an op-ed for Newsweek about the upcoming show on the History channel:
This quest to reveal the truth, and desire to share what we know about UAP with the masses propelled us to partner with HISTORY, one of the most unbiased and authentic brands in television, to produce “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation.” This six part, non-fiction series premiering on Friday, May 31 st will give the public an opportunity to see newly authenticated evidence and footage; learn the common characteristics of how these UAP move and operate; and perhaps, most significantly, see interviews from eyewitnesses and former military personnel who have never spoken out before.
Tom DeLonge did an interview with San Diego radio station 91X.
Tom DeLonge sat down to talk with Kerrang:
“I get it – trust me, I love blink and it’s given me everything in my life,” Tom says. “And, you know, I plan on doing it in the future. But right now there’s just no way – I have way too much going on because Angels & Airwaves is a part of To The Stars, and that’s why it works.”
Tom DeLonge of Angels and Airwaves recently sat down with Alternative Press:
What was more inspiring than just music was communicating things about the human race that I thought deserved a lot more attention and depth than I could do with just traditional songs. When I started Angels & Airwaves 14 years ago, I told the world I was interested in Angels not being thought of as a band but as an art project that would take these themes and communicate them on transmedia. We’ll take a subject, put together an album, a movie, books and animation and all these different things depending on what it was.
Tom DeLonge is executive producing a new History Channel series called Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation. The full press release can be found below.
Tom DeLonge has released an animated version of his children’s book, Who Here Knows Who Took My Clothes?. It’s narrated by Mr. DeLonge himself.
Tom DeLonge has sold his Del Mar home for $3.8 million.
Some 2,800 square feet of living space feature herringbone wood floors, beamed ceilings and custom steel-frame doors. There are four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.
Outside, there’s a fireplace, a tiled spa and a half-pipe ramp for skateboarding.
Steve Baltin, writing for Variety:
The series, which Variety can exclusively announce is being put into development, will be written and executive produced by Aaron Karo. DeLonge, The Cartel’s Stan Spry and Jeff Holland and Strike Entertainment’s Russell Binder will serve as executive producers.
DeLonge, who played guitar in Blink and fronted his own band, Angels and Airwaves, spoke with Variety about the new series and his long-term plans for “Strange Times.”
Tom DeLonge will be releasing a new children’s book called Who Here Knows Who Took My Clothes on November 30th. Some limited edition pre-orders are now up.
Eric Berger, writing for Ars Technica:
Put another way, after a year of fundraising, Tom DeLonge’s alien conspiracy business is $37.4 million in debt. The financial filing states that To the Stars intends to remain in business over the next 12 months by selling additional stock.
Today sees the release of Tom DeLonge’s book, Sekret Machines Book 2 – A Fire Within, and the first three chapters can be read online.
Ok, Tom DeLonge’s reaction to Blink-182’s “All the Small Things” being played at a baseball game he’s attending is amazing.
Tom DeLonge as announced Sekret Machines: Book 2: A Fire Within. It’ll be out on September 18th and pre-orders are now up. The plot synopsis of this “novel based on actual events” is as follows:
A Fire Within continues the story of heiress Jennifer Quinn, journalist Timika Mars, pilot Alan Young and ex-Marine Barry Regis – four people bonded by the incidents they’ve witnessed and who are being hunted by agents of a wealthy corporate cabal desperate for unimaginable power and possessed of extraordinary abilities they don’t understand, much less control. Now the quartet is on a mission of their own: as Alan and Barry test the limits of their strange gifts inside the military complex known as Dreamland, Jennifer and Timika begin a quest to locate an ancient tablet that may hold the answers to humanity’s greatest question: Are we alone in the universe?”
Tom DeLonge was interviewed a while ago on Coast to Coast AM to “share riveting government secrets he’s learned about alien interactions on Earth.” The interview has now made its way YouTube.
Tom DeLonge’s latest novel, Poet Anderson …In Darkness, has been released.