Tom DeLonge Gives Update on His Long List of Projects

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While Blink-182 are jamming out at previously scheduled shows with their “new” frontman, former singer Tom DeLonge has been keeping himself busy with a long list of projects.

Last week, the Angels and Airwaves frontman revealed that he would be releasing a total of four new albums this year. From those four, two will be Angels and Airwaves material and the other two will be more solo stuff.

Over the weekend, DeLonge also revealed that he would be releasing 15 novels which he had co-authored. Without any kind time frame for the releases of those novels, many publications and listeners alike, assumed all 15 would be released in 2015. According to a tweet from DeLonge last night, the 15 novels will be released during the course of the next four years.

Another key piece of information was also given about the novels on Instagram during the weekend. Turns out, some of the reason behind the “Blink blowout” had to do with the contractual lingo in his Blink contract which interfere with the contracts he already had with the six “best-selling authors” he was co-writing with.

“I told my manager the contract that was sent to me for the Blink deal contained weird new language that I had to drop all that music for almost a year. I said I couldn’t, but I could record the album in and around those things that were already in the works. He wrote them an email saying I’m out- (I didn’t know- and he was only talking about the deal) next thing you know, a press release saying things I didn’t say.”

But don’t attempt to go looking for that Instagram post, because DeLonge took it down almost as fast as he posted it. Read the full caption portion of the post below.

“One of the reasons all this Blink stuff went haywire was because I am in 6 contracts with Best Selling Authors that are co-writing 15 Novels with me personally. Each one has an EP soundtrack that launches with it. I told my manager the contract that was sent to me for the Blink deal contained weird new language that I had to drop all that music for almost a year. I said I couldn’t, but I could record the album in and around those things that were already in the works. He wrote them an email saying I’m out- (I didn’t know- and he was only talking about the deal) next thing you know, a press release saying things I didn’t say. Here we are….. Well…. Read a fucking book- at least one of mine, please. Christ.”

DeLonge will be releasing the first of four new album, To the Stars…Demos, Odds, and Ends on April 20. As for those novels and the rest of the albums on the list, only time will tell is he accomplishes it all by the end of 2015.