Poet took a step back as the Dream Walkers arrived at his table. Two men and one woman stood in full armor, helmets in their hands. They looked battle-hardened and cruel. The woman had a scar on her upper lip, pulling it to the side in an eternal sneer. One of the men wore an eye-patch, and when he saw Poet looking at him, he smiled, flashing a gap of missing teeth.
These days, besides his family, he’s responsible to his many employees, shareholders and partners. After all, when you have a $100 million budget on the line, “I’m rehearsing for our summer tour” isn’t a good excuse for missing a meeting. So, when fans ask why DeLonge bailed on the band that made him famous, he didn’t leave Blink-182 because he’s crazy, stupid or self-indulgent. He’s simply a grown up with responsibilities and ambitions that reach all the way to the stars.
I loved that band, I started that band. That's me. I named the band - that shit came from me. [Being in Blink] cannot be the only thing in my life, or can it be the absolute priority. But can it be a part of my life? Absolutely. I love that band.
Well, someone in the other thread called this one. Tom DeLonge talked with Billboard about his upcoming project, that he brought "Poet Anderson" originally to Blink-182, and more.
DeLonge explains that he actually brought the Poet Anderson concept to Hoppus and Barker. "I sat in a room and showed them animations and everything and said, 'Do you guys want to do this with me?' And there was a tiny bit of interest, a lot of awkward silence and a lot of emails that were just ignored," he says. "So I moved on and got it done. It's not like I'm doing these things and didn't ask them to go along for the ride, ever. People don't know this shit 'cause I didn't go out and talk about it."
Looks like the demos and other odds and ends from Tom DeLonge are now up for pre-order on TomDeLonge.me. If you buy the digital album you'll get one song on March 9th, one on the 23rd, one on April 6th, and the album comes out April 20th.
Paper Mag recently interviewed Tom DeLonge about UFOs, government coverups, and other things of that nature.
I think it's the biggest story of mankind. You take Christianity: a guy named Jesus came and died on the cross for everybody's sins. That's not as big of a story as what types of intelligences are living across the universe. I mean, the deep space project by Hubble, which is taking our most exotic telescope that we've ever made at the time, and focusing on the blackest part of space for 11 days straight. Literally a grain of sand, if you held it out at arm's length, is where the focus of this orbiting telescope is at. For 11 days. And it came back with a one-inch by one-inch...
A video interview with Tom DeLonge of Angels and Airwaves has been posted over at TheAVAMovement message board. You have to register to see the full thing (I was told this was by request of the band), but I included the first part below for you to decide if it's worth it or not.
And even as I watch them act so different to what I know of them to be, I still care deeply for them. Like brothers, and like old friends. But our relationship got poisoned yesterday. Never planned on quitting, just find it hard as hell to commit.
I've always been an admirer of forms of art that can be communicated in different mediums. One of the greatest things about comic books and animation is that it involves the imagination of illustrators and writers together. When they join forces, it creates something that can transcend either of on their own. It's a great way to imagine a story with a paint-brush.