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.

Related Stories: 
Angels & Airwaves Part Ways With Bassist Matt Wachter 

Read More

Angels & Airwaves Part Ways With Bassist Matt Wachter

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 24, 2014

image

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.

Related Stories: 
Angels & Airwaves To Tour In The Fall
Angels & Airwaves Releasing New Album On Halloween 

Read More

Mark, Travis Place blink-182 Album Delay On Tom

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 25, 2014

image

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.

Related Stories:
Mark Hoppus, Chris Homes Start Nothing And Nobody

blink-182 Doesn’t Have “their Shit Together,” Says Travis Barker 

Read More

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

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 22, 2014

image

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.

Related Stories:
Angels & Airwaves Releasing New Album On Halloween 

Read More

Angels & Airwaves Are Still In The Studio

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 9, 2014

image

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.

Related Stories:
To The Stars: Tom DeLonge Readies Multi-Media Label 

Read More

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.

Related Stories:
Angels & Airwaves Still Working On New Music 

Read More

Angels & Airwaves New Song Clip

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 7, 2013

image

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

Related Stories:
Angels & Airwaves Working On Two Movies/LPs   

Read More

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.

Related Stories:
Angels & Airwaves Working On Two Movies/LPs  

Read More

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.

Related Stories:
Angels & Airwaves Recording New Music 

Read More

Friday Discussion: My First Concert Experience

by Zack Zarrillo - May 10, 2013

image

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. 

Read More

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! 

Read More

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!

Read More

Angels & Airwaves Guitarist Starts Coffee Bean Company

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 9, 2013

image

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.”

Read More

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.”

Read More

Friday Discussion: Our Favorite Side-Projects

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 22, 2013

image

We all have our favorite bands, but little makes some of us more excited than when we hear members of those bands are starting a new project, whether it be solo or with other musicians. There’s just something special about waiting for a mysterious project from one of your favorite artists with no idea of what it could sound like. We’re doing a Friday Discussion this week on PropertyOfZack on some of Our Favorite Side-Projects. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with some of your favorites as well!

image

Jack’s Mannequin
Though it transitioned into a longer lived project than Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin did start as a simple side-project for Andrew McMahon to try something new, something different. Never could he have expected a near-death battle with cancer and such a wave of support, but that’s not the point of Jack’s Mannequin. Everything In Transit was and still is an album that touched so many in a way SoCo came close to, but never truly hit. Whether you view it at a summer album or a perfect record, there was a certain breath of fresh air that Jack’s Mannequin started with that still lives with so many people today. Jack’s follow-ups to Everything In Transit either met or failed expectations of many fans, but the band kept an extremely large and dedicated fan base until its end. The transition for Andrew McMahon from Something Corporate to Jack’s Mannequin remains impressive in itself, and it will be even more interesting to see what happens with McMahon’s solo career. - Zack Zarrillo (@zzarrillo)

image

Box Car Racer
blink-182’s Untitled is regarded by most fans as Mark, Tom, and Travis’ best work. But if it weren’t for Tom and Travis escaping to Box Car in 2002, we may have not seen the two incredible albums that we ended up with. blink were always known as a light-hearted pop-punk band, even if Take Off Your Pants And Jacket saw a little bit of an edgier and darker side to the band. Box Car Racer was the first true signs of anger, aggression, sadness, and even hopelessness from Tom DeLonge, and it was an album that resinated with so many blink-182 fans. Though the project was of the main reasons for blink’s hiatus in 2005, there’s just no question that the album was integral for the creation of Untitled. Box Car Racer seems like it will be one of very view projects that will not get some sort of reunion tour in the future, and I would imagine that many feel that that is okay. - Zack Zarrillo (@zzarrillo)

image

Bad Books
I could list 1000 metaphors combining two awesome things and compare that to Bad Books. Superheroes. Foods. TV shows. Sports teams. Blah Blah Blah. All comparisons would fall short. Taking the storytelling abilities of Andy Hull and slamming them into the unique outlooks and viewpoints of life from Kevin Devine is an indie rock super group goldmine. Two albums into their catalog, the band has proved they are not only a part of the the scene, but also quickly becoming the ring leader of the modern day “brat pack” consisting of Devine, Manchester Orchestra, Brand New, Thrice and the rest of the Favorite Gentlemen collective. Not only is there no denying that this group has more talent than the whole of most indie labels, there is also no avoiding the addiction that comes from giving them a spin. - Josh Hammond (@endless_rambles)

image

+44
When Your Heart Stops Beating is not my favorite blink-related record, but it may be top 3 for me. Untitled seemed like much more of a “Tom” record for blink, and it was fantastic. Seeing what Mark could do all by himself lyrically on +44’s only record was incredibly interesting following the release of Untitled. I would argue with anyone that Mark’s lyrics throughout the record are the best of any blink project, and that it is a musically sound record as well. There was a certain anger, urgency, and pain in the lyrics of When Your Heart Stops Beating, and it was felt. Another +44 album would be welcomed any day as long as it could rival the original release, but it may be a project better left dead like Box Car Racer as well. - Zack Zarrillo (@zzarrillo)

image

Misser
What do you get when you cross Transit’s Tim Landers and This Time Next Year’s Brad Wiseman? A project that’s less pop punk than you’d think. Misser’s debut, Every Day I Tell Myself I’m Going to Be a Better Person, is an exercise in optimism, and the indie touch the duo liberally applies to their sound keeps the positivity from sounding cliché. Landers and Wiseman trade off vocal performances, a la early Taking Back Sunday, and songs like “Time Capsules” and “I’m Really Starting to Hope the World Ends in 2012” stack up well against both of their respective bands’ discographies. With TTNY defunct and Transit’s new album wrapped up, I’d love to see some more Misser happen.  - Erik van Rheenen (@TheVandyMan)

Read More