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.
Tom DeLonge of Angels and Airwaves spoke with Mic.com:
Well it’s not so much about Blink. It’s about what I’m doing with my life now. When you’re an individual like me, dealing with something that’s a national security issue, and you’re being gifted with the opportunity to communicate something you’ve been passionate about your whole life — something that has the opportunity to change the world over time — being a small part of that is enormously important for my life path.
But I can’t do everything. I can’t tour nine months out of the year with enough time to do the enormity of what I’m setting out to do.
Tom DeLonge has taken to Facebook to comment on the current Blink-182 situation. You can find the entire post below, but one excerpt stood out to me:
For one, I think partnering with a song-writer on the Blink album (Feldy- 5 Seconds of Summer, Good Charlotte) was too far a change, but something they desired, and that in itself may be an indicator of some of our current artistic differences that are difficult to overcome. I guess I’ve always just liked the song-writing we did together. But, at the end of the day, I support their desires. And if they are happy, then that’s what matters.
I think kinda throwing John Feldmann under the bus here is a dick move, but more so I continue to hate the meme that shows up from time-to-time that writing music with an outside source is inherently inferior. If you sit down to write music and bounce ideas around with a friend, that’s seen as totally legit. But the moment you give that friend credit on the song, or give them money for their work, somehow that’s now seen as less. I think that mentality is silly.
I’m glad to see Tom is working on his own projects and is finding happiness in all of his art and different endeavors. I also think Blink-182 is better than ever. I think it’s ok for both of these things to co-exist.
Tom DeLonge has given a new interview with Rolling Stone about aliens, UFOs, and stuff like that. You’d think that would be the strangest part of the interview. It’s not. When discussing Blink-182, Tom says (emphasis added):
“I love those guys,” he continues, “The only thing I think about is, I want them to be happy. [But] I don’t want the legacy of the band to get fucked with. I do care about that. I don’t want an incredible legacy to be ruined.” Still, he says, he’s not closing the door on playing with them again. “I’m not opposed to it. I still would be interested, if people would just pick up the phone and call.” (Confusingly, DeLonge gets in touch with Rolling Stone a few weeks later saying, “I am currently in the band.” He maintains that he has never officially quit or been fired.)
Tom DeLonge of Angels and Airwaves was recently interviewed over at GQ about his upcoming book, Sekret Machines:
Oh my god, yeah. Oh my god. Oh yeah. There are a handful of moments when I remember pulling my truck over to the side of a very busy road when my phone pinged because I knew what was coming. As I was reading it, my hand would be shaking and my heart would be beating like a just ran a mile. Then I’d race over to somebody else’s house and bang on their door at 10 at night and say “You’ve got to come out here. I can’t tell you this over the phone.” It’s just incredible, incredible material. I’ve always been interested in this subject, but once people know that the UFO phenomenon is real and what it’s actually doing and what we’re doing, I think people are going to become as obsessed over it as I’ve been.