The live press conference from Tom DeLonge detailing the new “To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science” can be watched on Facebook. A trailer for the endeavor can be found on YouTube. Shares for the company are now for sale at $5 each with a minimum $200 investment.
I highly recommend reading the offering document before thinking of investing in something like this. The outstanding shares to asset ratio, lack of a viable business model, and clauses for dilution of any stock purchased make me very wary of this “investment.” But, I’m not a financial investor and you should talk to one before investing.
Leslie Kean, writing for HuffPost:
It all started with award-winning platinum recording artist and producer Tom DeLonge. […]
Fast foward to the present. Now, these early advisors have mostly receded to the background and Tom has moved on to something even bigger. He has assembled a new team of collaborators and created the To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science (TTS/AAS), for which he is President and interim CEO. The Academy includes three synergistic divisions: Science, Areospace, and Entertainment. The Public Benefit Corporation is seeking to serve the public good through exploring “the outer edges of science and the understanding of phenomena,” and making all of it public.
On Wednesday October 11, at 9:00 AM PT and 12:00 PM EST, the team will launch the new initiative at an event to be live-streamed from Seattle. Tom will introduce his colleagues and explain the intentions and purpose of the new company, and its need for public support.
The new initiative has a website.
2017 has broken my ability to be shocked by anything that hits the news. Aliens could start walking down the street tomorrow morning and I’d be like, “oh, it’s a Wednesday in 2017, whateverfuckit.”
Tom DeLonge has announced that the next Poet Anderson book will be titled Poet Anderson … In Darkness and due out January 30th:
Demonic shadow creatures are possessing the spirits of dreamers and using their bodies to enter the Waking World. To save reality from the maelstrom of nightmares, Jonas can no longer avoid his destiny.
Poet Anderson will have to sacrifice the Dreamscape…
Tom DeLonge recently posted on Facebook about helping track down alleged sexual predators:
These asswipes are going to jail for trying to kidnapp a 15 year old girl 48 hours ago. She grew up with my family and my bandmates. We then banned together in Encinitas and we all posted about it. Then, about 10,000 San Diego people were looking for these douchbags and their ugly truck. After they staked out 2 MORE ELEMENTRY SCHOOLS YESTERDAY, the fucking idiot drove back into the SAME FUCKING NEIGHBORHOOD where everyone was looking and wiring to crucify him. So… SWAT TEAM took the fuckface down, and like the pussy he is, he ratted out his friend instantly. Still trying to connect all dots to see if it goes all the way to human trafficking and any other horrible sex crimes. But as a Father, I can speak for all other Fathers, these guys are lucky they were grabbed by police and not us.
Tom DeLonge talked to Billboard about the 15-year anniversary of Box Car Racer:
Well I’m not going to spill any beans, but Travis and I talk all the time. There was always talk of Box Car Racer; we’ve talked about it for a very long time. We just came out with vinyl, and we’ve gotten offers to bring it back. I don’t know if it was like Coachella, but we’ve had things like that pop up from time to time. It’s something that’s never died in our imaginations and it’s something that I think we’re willing to do. Whether we come out with some big announcement or we’re ready to say, “Hey, this is happening,” I don’t know any of those kinds of details. But I think that our passion for what we did lives strong. We do talk about it and we do want to do something but we have no desire to talk about details because there’s a lot going on in my life right now, and [Travis’s]. Blink’s doing really well right now and everyone’s in a good spot, contrary to what public opinion may be. [Laughs.] I have the best situation ever where that band can continue and they can do what they want. And I’m making major motion pictures and working with people in government, so it’s a big deal.
As a quick aside: The autoplaying videos on Billboard’s website are fucking obnoxious.
Tom DeLonge will be heading into the studio next week.
Tom DeLonge has tweeted that Donald Trump will soon be impeached:
Trump worked with Russian spies and Mob to commit treason. Entire Administration is about to crumble
Intel Services from 8 Countries have Trump on video tape asking Russian spies to hack election and he’ll relax US policy towards Russia
Ivanka and Jared are involved and will be prosecuted
A sealed indictment (formal accusation of crime) was just delivered by grand jury.
Hey, I’ll wishcast with the best of them on something like this, but really this just shows that those on the “left” glom onto this fake news shit from hucksters like Louise Mensch if they want it to be true.
Tom DeLonge has been flirting around with the idea of new Boxcar Racer album and asking if anyone has ideas for who should “guest” on the album.
Tom DeLonge talked with the San Diego Tribune:
“Blink is in my DNA,” he said, suggesting an eventual reunion is likely. “I talk to Travis quite a bit and we try and figure out how and when it’s going to make sense.
“It’s not like I (permanently) walked away. They have someone doing my job for me (in blink). It’s just that I’m so busy. If I wanted to, I could be back (in blink) in a period of days.”
From a business perspective, DeLonge never left blink.
“I still own the band,” he noted, before quickly clarifying that he, Hoppus and Barker “own everything” blink-related.
Now I just can’t stop humming “I Could if I Wanted To.”
Tom DeLonge has won Open Minds’ “UFO Researcher of the Year” award. His video acceptance speech can be found on YouTube.
Tom DeLonge’s next novel, Gods, will be out on March 7th. Pre-orders are up and the full press release can be found below.
The Hollywood Reporter has the news that Tom DeLonge will be directing the upcoming sci-fi- feature Strange Times:
The Blink-182 founder is set to direct a sci-fi feature that centers on a rebellious group of San Diego skateboarders, who take it upon themselves to investigate extreme paranormal activity around town, only to embark on an adventure that they could have never imagined.
DeLonge’s band, Angels & Airwaves, will record new, original music for the film, which is slated to begin production in the fall.
Tom DeLonge has commented on Instagram about some of his emails showing up on Wikileaks:
Wikileaks really messed some important stuff up. What seems like ridiculous subject matter to most, is of massive importance to admirable National Security Leadership. It’s easy to poke fun about the topic from an armchair, but unless you’re invited to the meetings I have been a part of, then…no more laughing. Big things are coming. Project is still on, believe it or not, things just got bigger.
A trailer of sorts for Tom DeLonge’s Sekret Machines project has found its way onto the internet. This looks to be part of the project Tom was talking to the Clinton campaign about.
I’d watch this.
Emails from Tom DeLonge show up in the latest round of published documents from Wikileaks. This email is between Tom DeLonge and John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, are about exactly what you would expect:
Tom DeLonge here, The one who interviewed you for that special documentary not to long ago.
Things are moving with the project. The Novels, Films and NonFiction works are blooming and finishing. Just had a preliminary meeting with Spielberg’s Chief Operating Officer at DreamWorks. More meetings are now on the books-
I would like to bring two very “important” people out to meet you in DC. I think you will find them very interesting, as they were principal leadership relating to our sensitive topic. Both were in charge of most fragile divisions, as it relates to Classified Science and DOD topics. Other words, these are A-Level officials. Worth our time, and as well the investment to bring all the way out to you. I just need 2 hours from you. Just looking to have a casual, and private conversation in person.
Oh, and for the record: Hillary does want more transparency on aliens.
Tom DeLonge has released the new young adult novel Strange Times: The Ghost in the Girl. The full press release can be found below.
The trailer for Ernie Ball’s The Pursuit of Tone featuring Tom DeLonge has been released.
Experience the stories behind Tom’s early influences in the San Diego skate scene to his sonic evolution from Blink 182 to Box Car Racer and Angels and Airwaves as well as his passion for film, novels, animation and constant artistic exploration.
The 90 minute documentary premieres August 19th at 8pm et/pt exclusively on Audience Music.
Tom DeLonge seems to be hinting at an acoustic version of Angels and Aiwaves’ We Don’t Need to Whisper.
Tom has posted on Facebook that he never quit Blink-182 and recently talked with Travis about “recording and touring.” He then mentioned some stuff about a “serious project that has far reaching National Security implications.”
I finally heard the full album a few days ago and it’s the best thing Blink’s done in a decade. Long live Blink-182 with Matt Skiba.