Angels & Airwaves: 'iTunes Allowed Us To Create Graphic Novels'

Tom DeLonge is calling from his cellphone. He’s in the car and on his way to the airport to embark on yet another Blink-182 tour. He’s just finished recording the fourth Angels & Airwaves album — Love: Part Two — and back in August the group put out Angels & Airwaves Presents Love Live, a film five years in the making. Beyond all of that, he is CEO of his own business and has developed software that not only runs all of the Angels & Airwaves website content but has now been adopted by Pearl Jam and the White Stripes. Oh, and don’t forget Neighborhoods, the first Blink-182 release to be recorded since the self-titled album back in 2003.

He is a man who wears many hats and though the pressure must be mighty, he obviously digs the energy. His writing and contributions to Neighborhoods has infused the trio with a sense of progressiveness only hinted at on earlier albums and the regal scope of his songwriting on Love: Part Two — triumphant songs that loop and soar in dizzying melodic crescendos — makes the fourth Angels & Airwaves album a cinematic orgy for the ears.

When we start our conversation, I mention how cool the new album is and Tom asks, "Which one? The blink album or the Angels record?" And that tells you everything you need to know.
Click here to read the full interview on

Comment the news below or talk about it in the forum.

comments powered by Disqus