Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone - Tom DeLonge
Ernie Ball highlights Blink 182/Angels and Airwaves guitarist and songwriter Tom DeLonge in an exclusive AT&T Original documentary.
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 (DIRECTV ch.239 and U-Verse ch.1114)
Ernie Ball Trailer
In this clip Tom the “life-changing moment” of writing Angels & Airwaves debut The Adventure.
Stay Together For The Kids
In this clip Tom shares the story behind writing Blink-182's monstrous hit Stay Together for the Kids, the moment he witnessed his parents divorce and the emotive power of art.
In this clip Tom details his sonic evolution from his Fender Stratocaster/Mesa Boogie combination on Dude Ranch to his custom Gibson ES-335 and obsessions with pedals, synths and sound design.
The Definition of Punk
In this clip Tom recalls how meeting Joe Strummer of The Clash and Noel Gallagher of Oasis inspired him to broaden his music horizons and how the passion of being punk is often correct, the definition is wrong.
The Ramones to NOFX
In this clip Tom shares the the moment he discovered NOFX, the power of punk rock and how The Ramones made starting a band attainable.
Selling 30,000 tickets with dick songs
In this clip Tom visit his childhood home where Blink 182 was formed.