Tom DeLonge, Ilan Rubin Are The Only Two Members Of Angels & Airwaves

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 6, 2014

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As what may come as a shock, it looks like David Kennedy is now no longer a member of Angels & Airwaves, which follows the recent departure of Matt Wachter. Kennedy has been involved with Tom DeLonge since Box Car Racer and was a part of every single AVA release. Atom Willard also notably left the band several years ago and was replaced by Ilan Rubin. The We Don’t Need To Whisper and I-Empire lineups of Angels & Airwaves are now gone, apart from Tom DeLonge himself. 

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Angels & Airwaves Welcome In Ed Breckinridge (ex-Thrice) As New Bassist

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 8, 2014

Ed Breckinridge is officially Angels & Airwaves' new bassist. Read a statement from the band below after the jump.

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Angels & Airwaves Part Ways With Bassist Matt Wachter

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 24, 2014

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Angels & Airwaves have parted ways with longtime bassist Matt Wachter who is leaving the band to spend more time with his wife and three children. Wachter may return to the band in the future, but cannot handle the two major priorities in 2014. Wachter has been with the band since before I-Empire. Read a statement from Tom DeLonge below after the jump.

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Mark, Travis Place blink-182 Album Delay On Tom

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 25, 2014

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There’s been a lot of confusion and frustration over blink-182’s delay in hitting the studio for a new album. Travis Barker shared that frustration a month or so ago, but it still wasn’t clear why delays were occurring. Mark Hoppus has now confirmed over tweets regarding his new band that they are waiting on Tom DeLonge. Check out a series of tweets from Hoppus below.

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Angels & Airwaves LP Features Writing From Ilan Rubin; Tom DeLonge: I Was Bored Of Myself

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 22, 2014

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Every Angels & Airwaves album has been predominately written by Tom DeLonge in the past, but the new record has major writing from Ilan Rubin included. DeLonge went as far to say that he was bored of himself and that Rubin added major parts to the release. Check out an update below after the jump.

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Angels & Airwaves Are Still In The Studio

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 9, 2014

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Angels & Airwaves are still in the studio, after what seems like forever, working on their next release. Check out a teaser below after the jump.

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To The Stars: Tom DeLonge Readies Multi-Media Label

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 7, 2014

To The Stars has been growing has a label for several years now, but it looks like Tom DeLonge is getting ready to take the label to a new level. Check out a teaser from DeLonge below after the jump.

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Angels & Airwaves New Song Clip

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 7, 2013

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Angels & Airwaves have posted a teaser of a new song. Listen below after the jump.

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Angels & Airwaves New Song Clip

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 26, 2013

Angels & Airwaves posted a teaser of a new song clip a few weeks ago. Listen below after the jump.

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Angels & Airwaves Working On Two Movies/LPs; Have Plans For New Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 13, 2013

Tom DeLonge has confirmed that Angels & Airwaves have two movies and albums in the works. DeLonge has apparently laid out much of the next five to seven years out as the band as well. Check out a message and picture from DeLonge below after the jump.

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Friday Discussion: My First Concert Experience

by Zack Zarrillo - May 10, 2013

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For so many of us, our First Concert Experience opened us up to the world of music we’re currently in. You may have gone to a stadium or arena show with your parents for a pop star at a young age, but what was your first “scene” show? We thought it would be great to do a new PropertyOfZack Friday Discussion on all of our first shows, and our list includes some staff members and bands as well. Check out our Discussion below and feel free to your first concert experience!

Angels & Airwaves - Zack Zarrillo
My first concert experience could be best compared to an 18-year-old girl going to prom and having her virginity taken by her dream date. I am most certainly the girl in this scenario, and Tom DeLonge was my dream date.

Growing up in New York City, my parents didn’t really understand what shows were. And I didn’t really either. My first show wasn’t in a small room, it wasn’t in a house, it wasn’t in a basement. It was in 2008 when I was 15 years old in a 3,000+ cap venue called Roseland Ballroom.

I couldn’t miss the show. It took so long to convince my parents, and it finally paid off.  Looking back at it, the lineup was kind of ridiculous. It was Ace Enders (The Early November), Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday), Meg & Dia, and Angels & Airwaves. Boy was I happy. It was truly a dream show for me. AVA played almost every song I could have asked for, and Tom played a Box Car Racer track.

He treated me so well. It hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts. (It didn’t).

Dance Party, Barcode - Matt Brasch (The Wonder Years)
The first show I attended was January 27, 2001 at the Knights of Columbus in Lansdale, PA. The bands were Bob Macadoo’s Dance Party, Barcode, Concept 7, Bad Influence, Live For Today and Royal Noise Brigade.

Coincidentally, it was the first show I had ever played. I remember my parents helping me unload my drums a few hours before doors and being extremely nervous but excited. Bob Macadoo’s Dance Party kicked off the show and got everyone moving. It was the first time I saw someone skank. My anxiety escalated throughout their set because we were next.

When my first punk band — Barcode — started playing, I was on cloud nine (until I put a stick through my snare drum head a few songs in). Luckily, Ryan from Bob Macadoo’s Dance Party was nice enough to let me borrow his snare for the duration of our set.

I got up front to watch the remainder of the bands for the show since it was a floor show and I was shorter than I am now. Though the room was filled and the experience was a bit overwhelming, everyone was welcoming and friendly. After leaving the show that night I decided that playing music, going to shows, and surrounding myself with music is what I wanted to do with my life.

Cartel, Fabulous - Erik van Rheenen
By way of a broken foot (not mine, thankfully), I lucked into my first scene concert. Because “Apologize” was kind of a cool song in 2008 I guess, I bought a ticket for OneRepublic’s Crocs Next Step Campus Tour at Gannon University in my hometown of Erie. A billion boring singles and an awful fashion trend later, pretty much everything about that last sentence embarrasses me.

But a handful of days before the show, lead singer Ryan Tedder broke his foot (there’s an “All the Right Moves” joke somewhere in there, but I’m too lazy to find it) and had to cancel the gig. High school me thought, ‘seriously, does a broken foot make it that hard to sing?’

So in a last-second scramble, Cartel was added to the lineup as the show’s headliner, and now I can’t imagine it any other way. I saw the “Honestly” video on VH1 a few times and loved it, so I made my friend (and concert going partner) Ethan burn me a copy of “Chroma” and tried to commit as many lyrics as I could to memory. The band was hot on the heels of its self-titled album, so it was a frantic dash to take in two albums in the span of like, six hours.

The opener — no-hit wonder rapper Fabolous — sucked, but when Cartel hit the stage, I pogoed like a good little pop-rock soldier and sang along with all the songs I knew (“Honestly,” “Burn This City,” and “Runaway”) and faked it through the ones I didn’t. I bought a shirt and wore it the next day to a chorus of “what the heck is a Cartel?” I didn’t care. Having a band that felt like my secret was the best feeling.

Testament, Savatage - Bob Nanna (Braid)
It wasn’t my very first show, but it was one of the first shows I attended unaccompanied by parents or chaperones. March 25, 1990. The Vic in Chicago. The lineup: Testament, Savatage, and Nuclear Assault. This was towards the end of my regrettable “metal phase.” (The next show I saw that year was actually Naked Raygun.) When I think back on it, it may have been this particular Testament show that pushed me more towards punk, or at least the punk ethic. It was more my speed. 

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Angels & Airwaves Have Half An Albums Worth Of New Songs

by Zack Zarrillo - May 6, 2013

Ilan Rubin of Angels & Airwaves recently did an interview with The Gunz Show and confirmed that the band has at least seven new songs for their next album. Check out the full interview here and a snippet of it on AVA below! 

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Ryan Russell Releases Tom DeLonge Photo Sets

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 14, 2013

Ryan Russell has released a photo sets of Tom DeLonge taken during both blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves shows. Check out another print below and order the photo set here!

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Angels & Airwaves Guitarist Starts Coffee Bean Company

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 9, 2013

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David Kennedy of Angels & Airwaves has started a hand-crafted coffee bean company called James Coffee. Check out a video on the company below by clicking “Read More.”

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Illan Rubin (AVA, NIN) Is Drumming For Paramore

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 7, 2013

Illan Rubin recorded drums for Paramore’s self-titled album, and it looks like he will also be drumming for the band on tour for the foreseeable future as well. It is not clear what that means for his position in Angels & Airwaves. Check out Paramore performing “Still Into You” live with Rubin below by clicking “Read More.”

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