Rage Against the Machine join the Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Boston Calling 2020 roster


Lace up your shoes and pack up your bags, because you’re going to want to head to Boston this spring for the 2020 incarnation of Boston Calling.

On Tuesday (Jan. 28), Boston Calling organizers unveiled the rocking lineup for this year’s event. The Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who were announced in November, will be joined by Rage Against the Machine as the “big print” names on the festival’s bill.

The Foo Fighter will headline the first night (Friday, May 22) of the three-day event while Rage Against the Machine will take over the main stage during the second night (Saturday, May 23). The Red Hot Chili Peppers will close out the weekend-long party during the third and final night (Sunday, May 24).

Rage Against the Machine’s appearance at Boston Calling is just another reunion show the group has planned for 2020.

In addition to the Foo Fighter, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rage Against the Machine, this year’s lineup also includes The 1975, Liam Gallagher, Angels and Airwaves, PVRIS, Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes fame), the Struts, Run the Jewels, Banks, Koffee, Dreamers, PUP, Sharon van Etten, Dinosaur Jr. and more.

According to a statement from Boston Calling, more than 60 artists will perform on one of the festival’s five stages during the three days.

Tickets for Boston Calling are currently available for purchase here.

Boston Calling will take place during Memorial Weekend (May 22-24) at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Mass. For more information about Boston Calling, tickets, or just general inquiries, head on over to the festival’s website here.


Angels and Airwaves channel the Beach Boys with ‘Kiss and Tell’


Angels and Airwaves have released a brand new song.

On Thursday (Aug. 29), the Tom DeLonge-fronted band unleashed heir second new song of the year. Titled “Kiss and Tell,” the latest track comes a day after the band kicked off their much-anticipated comeback tour. According to DeLonge, the song was inspired by the Beach Boys.

“The beginning of the song is really an ode to the Beach Boys,” the musician reveals.

“It opens with three-part harmonies to create an introduction with multi-dimensionality. We wanted to create a sound that had electronic elements right alongside classic rock and pop-punk melodic structures.  Lyrically, this song is specifically about balancing on the edge of a razor blade. Doing something you’re not supposed to be doing, and although you might die while doing it, it’s still very much keeping you feeling alive.”

Listen to “Kiss and Tell” above.

While the act has been mum about a new studio album, fans are hopeful that both “Kiss and Tell” and previously-released “Rebel Girl” will find a home on the group’s sixth studio album. Angel and Airwaves last full-length record was 2014’s The Dream Walker, and in 2017, they released We Don’t Need to Whisper Acoustic – EP.

Last night, the four-piece made their triumphant return to the stage after seven years. Taking the stage at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California, their 22-song setlist included classic AVA songs, some blink-182 (“I Miss You,” “Aliens Exist”) and Boxcar Racer (“There Is”) covers as well as the live debut of six new tracks.

Angels and Airwaves full tour itinerary can be found here.

Angels and Airwaves announce their first tour in seven years, share new song

We all know Tom DeLonge has been a little busy the last couple of years between chasing aliens and writing his own books, it’s surprising that he had any time for his band Angels and Airwaves. Three years after their last release, it looks like he’s ready to get the band back together. On Tuesday (April 30), the supergroup released their first new song in years; a track titled “Rebel Girl.”

“‘Rebel Girl’ is a space-age love song that combines my enduring obsession for new wave, pop-punk, and anthemic rock and roll music,” says DeLonge in a statement.

“As some of you might’ve heard, I recently took a brief minute to start up an aerospace company, so you never know – I may play this song from a satellite deep in space, beamed toward everyone’s house viciously on repeat.”

Listen to “Rebel Girl” above.

As if the new song and the rumor of a new album and film project weren’t enough, DeLonge also announced that the group will embark on their first headlining tour in seven years. The upcoming United States-centric excursion will find the newly reunited group performing in major cities including Austin, Dallas, Orlando, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Seattle, and more.

The 23-stop outing begins on Sept. 4 at the Marquee Theatre in Phoenix and concludes a month later on Oct. 5 at the House of Blues in San Diego. Pre-sale tickets are currently available for purchase here. General ticket sales begin this Friday, May 3, at noon local time.

“Rebel Girl” will reportedly be featured on the band’s upcoming new studio album though no title or projected release date was given. Angels and Airwaves’ last studio album was 2014’s The Dream Walker though they did release two EPs (2015’s …Of Nightmares and 2016’s Chasing Shadows) after that.


Sept. 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Sept. 6 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Sept. 7 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Sept. 9 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept. 10 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Sept. 11 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Sept. 13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Sept. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Sept. 15 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sept. 17 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
Sept. 18 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Sept. 20 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall
Sept. 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Sept. 22 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Sept. 24 – Denver, CO – Summit
Sept. 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
Sept. 27 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Sept. 28 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Sept. 30 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
Oct. 2 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Oct. 4 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Oct. 5 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Tom DeLonge Announces New Angels and Airwaves EP


After teasing the release of four new albums this year, former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge previously had to confirm that not all of them would be solo releases. In a Twitter post, he confirmed two of them would be with his band Angels and Airwaves and two would be solo material.

Now, the singer has revealed that one of those two Angels and Airwaves albums might be coming our way soon.

In a post on Instagram, DeLonge posted what appears to be a cover for one of his many novels. In the caption, he makes reference to the novel and then follows it up by confirming that an “all new AVA EP” is coming soon.

Check out the post below.

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The Novel and all new /\// EP coming…

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The Angels and Airwaves new record announcement comes on the heels of DeLonge’s release of his first solo album, To the Stars: Demos, Odds, and Ends which came out last month.

This “coming soon” record from Angels and Airwaves will be the band’s second release in a year. Last December, they released their fifth studio album, The Dream Walker.

Tom DeLonge Posts ‘To the Stars’ Tracklist


While the newly revamped Blink-182 took the stage last night in California to show off the line-up, former singer Tom DeLonge was taking care of his own business.

After the smoke had somewhat settled from the back and forth between the three members of the band, DeLonge announced that tracks he had recorded for that now defunct Blink album would be put together with some other previously unreleased songs to compile a solo album.

DeLonge already released the lead single from the album, a track titled “New World” and has followed that up by revealing the full track list for To the Stars: Demos, Odds, and Ends.

Check out the complete. eight-track list below.


1. “New World”
2. “An Endless Summer”
3. “Suburban Kings”
4. “The Invisible Parade”
5. “Circle-Jerk-Pit”
6. “Landscapes”
7. “Animals”
“8. Golden Showers in the Golden State”

To the Stars: Demos, Odds, and Ends will be released through DeLonge’s label, To the Stars, on April 20.

In a recent post on Twitter, DeLonge also revealed his plan to release not just one, but a total of four new album in 2015. Quite the feat if he comes through.

Last December, DeLonge and his band, Angels and Airwaves released their fifth studio album, The Dream Walker.

Travis Barker Talks Tom DeLonge in New Interview


Don’t count on there being a Blink-182 reunion any time soon because just when we though the whole drama had taken a slight time off, drummer Travis Barker has once again taken a stance against former singer, Tom DeLonge.

While participating in an interview for Alternative Nation, the drummer had some choice words for DeLonge, including telling him that he should “man up and quit the band” and even revealing that this wasn’t the first nor the second time he went incognito to avoid the band after major plans had been made.

“I think this is the third time he’s quit without anyone knowing about it because we didn’t announce the other times. But this is just the last straw. It’s just not cool for the fans. He’d always agree to go on huge tours and record albums, but when it came down to going into the studio, he’d find some excuse not to. And we wouldn’t even hear from him, it would be his management. It comes to a point where you decide you’re not going to force anyone to do anything they don’t want to do and it’s time to move on.”

And about that manning up and quitting the band?

“I think the right thing for him to do would just man up and quit the band instead of telling people he didn’t quit and just be real with the fans.”

While Barker does say that there’s no bad blood, at least for him, he does challenge DeLonge’s passion for playing the kind of music that helped launch Blink-182 to the status that they have now.

“I love playing, listening, and everything about punk rock. It changed my life. I think for Tom, he doesn’t like punk music and it was a phase for him.”

But Barker doesn’t stop there. In a last dig against his former bandmate, he claims that DeLonge never actually played on any of Blink’s songs.

“We are two weeks in to practice and he’s [Matt Skiba] killing it. There’s harmonies that have never been sung. He’s actually playing the guitar instead of just Pro Tools. It’s just fresh blood and having someone that’s motivated and stoked to be there makes a world of difference. In general, Skiba has a really charming voice and it couldn’t be a better fit.”

Angels and Airwaves Release Music Video for “Tunnels”


Well, this is an awkward move, Angels and Airwaves.

And we think that’s the understatement of the decade. Releasing a new music video while you’re in the middle of a soap opera-worthy feud with the guys from the band that helped make you is kind of weird move, but then again, it’s Tom DeLonge.

Sorry Ilan for all the crap you’re probably getting.

Watch the music video for “Tunnels,” the second single from Angels and Airwaves’ new record, The Dream Walker, below. And if you haven’t been keeping tabs on the latest on the blink-182 drama, don’t look too far,we have all the latest “he said/they said” somewhere on the site.

Read an Excerpt from Tom DeLonge’s ‘Poet Anderson’ Novel


When Angels and Airwaves revealed they would be releasing a new album this year (just a few weeks ago to be exact), frontman Tom DeLonge also revealed that the new album would just be the tip of a multi-platform story.

In addition to the record, DeLonge unveiled that a short film and a novel would be also in the works, telling the story of the protagonist, Poet Anderson.

As of now, we have received the full record as well as seen the trailer for the short film which recently won the “Best Animated Film” category at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.

Today, things changed about the status of the novel when DeLonge took to Instagram to upload a screenshot of an excerpt from the book titled, what else, Poet Anderson.


Poet Anderson is currently set to be released this Spring. The novel was a joint effort between DeLonge and Suzanne Young. As for the short film, Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker and The Dream Walker album, both were released on Dec. 9 through DeLonge’s record label, To The Stars.

Angels and Airwaves Unveil New Song, Animated Film Trailer


A new week brings us a new track from Angels and Airwaves; their fourth.

Today the band have released another new track from their upcoming album, The Dream Walker. This week’s track is a song titled “Tunnels” which is currently being streamed over at Billboard.

“Tunnels” joins previously released songs, lead single “Paralyzed,” “Bullets in the Wind,” and “The Wolfpack” which they were gracious enough to give us the music video for a few weeks ago. The music video also introduces fans us to, who we assume is, Poet Anderson; their title character who frontman Tom DeLonge revealed to be his own, updated version of Peter Pan.

“I had this idea for a new version of Peter Pan, just without the green tights,” DeLonge said.

“Over time I’ve become really fascinated with the idea of dreams and the idea that space, when you’re asleep and dreaming, is really infinite and has infinite possibilities. Who’s to say that when you’re dreaming you’re not experiencing something somewhere else? That really resonates with me.”

Check out the trailer for the short film below which is slated to be released next week alongside the band’s new studio album.

The Dream Walker and Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker will be released next Tuesday, Dec. 9 through DeLonge’s record label (and everything label apparently) To The Stars.

Blink-182’s Moving Forward with Upcoming Record with New “Partner”


It looks like the upcoming blink-182 album we’ve been waiting on for a few years now is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, at least according to Tom DeLonge.

While during a promotional radio interview at WRRV for Angels and Airwaves’ The Dream Walker, DeLonge was asked about blink-182 and the album we’ve been getting hints about.

Apparently, the recording is going to begin after the holidays wind down. Another thing that stood out from the interview was when DeLonge revealed that they had found the right “partner” to release the new album through. Though we are not sure about what he means by “partner” we can surely assume it could either be someone who will play a key role in the recording process or a possible record label.

“We’ve been searching vigorously for the right partner of how we’re going to put that out. I literally think I got the last email last night, as far as signing this paperwork to say ‘Okay, this is our partner, so I can’t announce anything yet,” said DeLonge.

“Next is all the scheduling of when and how, where and with whom we do it. So I think the goal is right after the holidays. We’re going to be going pretty hardcore.”

We hope so.

DeLonge’s claims about recording backs up similar sentiments said by Mark Hoppus back in august. The bassist had revealed that the band were planning on going back into the studio at the beginning of 2014, but due to several things going on in their personal lives, the blink-182 recording got pushed back.

Hoppus had also said that they would definitely be heading back into the studio at the end of the year, similar to what DeLonge said in the recent interview.

If you’re interested in hearing the full interview with DeLonge in which he explains how Comic Con played inspiration for his children’s book, the story of Poet Anderson, and if he’s still a frequent skateboards (spoiler: he’s not).

Blink-182’s last album was 2012’s Neighborhoods while Angels and Airwaves new album, The Dream Walker will be released on Dec. 9.