According to Deadline, Tom DeLonge (ex-Blink-182, etc.) will be making his directorial debut with the upcoming sci-fi film “Monsters Of California.” The movie is based off a script that the frontman co-wrote with Ian Miller.
The film is being produced by “Creepshow” producer The Cartel with Striker Entertainment in association with To The Stars Inc. and it will feature: Richard Kind (“Mad About You,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Casper Van Dien (“Starship Troopers”), Arianne Zucker (“Days of Our Lives”), Gabrielle Haugh (“Jeepers Creepers 3”), Sports Illustrated model Camille Kostek, Jack Samson, Jared Scott and Jack Lancaster. Here’s a description of it:
“Monsters Of California is a coming of age adventure with a science fiction twist that follows teenager Dallas Edwards, played by Samson, and his derelict friends on a quest for the meaning behind a series of mysterious, paranormal events in Southern California. The truths they uncover begin to unravel extraordinary secrets held tightly within the deepest levels of the Government.”
“I have been playing this story in my dreams for decades. It represents all aspects of my strange existence, including growing up in San Diego suburbia as a disaffected teenage skateboarder. I had a tight tribe of friends who never missed an opportunity to piss people off and made me laugh so hard I would cry. The camaraderie, curiosity, angst and irreverence is everything that lead me to Blink-182 and this story is layered with my obsession with the tightly blurred lines between science and science fiction.”
Blink-182 have premiered a new video for their new song “Quarantine.” You can check that out below:
Mark Hoppus commented:
“This song is about the sadness, confusion, anger and frustration we are all experiencing right now. I hope that everybody is safe and that we can get through this very soon. Can’t wait to see you all on the other side.”
Travis Barker added:
“The song was inspired by the quarantine and the crappy punk rock music we have loved to play since day one. All the drums are one take and I even sang some backup vocals. Mark sounds more pissed off than I’ve ever heard him, and I really like it.”
The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Four Chord Music Fest. The event will take place at Wild Things Park in Washington, PA on July 17 and it will feature: Blink-182, The Used, State Champs, Mayday Parade, Four Year Strong, the Ataris, Hit the Lights, Sleep On It, Eternal Boy, Patent Pending, Keep Flying, Fortune Cove, and Look Out Loretta.
Ho99o9 recently played a three-song set with Blink-182’s Travis Barker as part of the virtual “Black Power Live” festival. That event helped raise money for organizations that are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Ho99o9’s performance featured their recently released songs, “Pray Or Prey” and “Christopher Dorner,” and a cover of Bad Brains‘ “Big Takeover.“
Machine Gun Kelly and Blink-182’s Travis Barker have joined forces for a cover of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Killing In The Name.” You can find an official video for that below. Notably, the two musicians have also been taking part in the ongoing protests against systemic racism and police brutality following the police killing of George Floyd. Machine Gun Kelly commented:
“They wrote this song in 1992. it’s been 28 years since, and every word still applies. me and @travisbarker wanted to bring it back for these times…”
The Pentagon have officially released three UFO videos from former Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge’s To The Stars Academy Of Arts And Sciences. According to CNN, the U.S. Navy confirmed that the footage was legit last year and the Pentagon have since published the clips “in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos.”
With today’s events and articles on my and @TTSAcademy’s efforts to get the US Gov to start the grand conversation, I want to thank every share holder at To The Stars for believing in us. Next, we plan on pursuing the technology, finding more answers and telling the stories.
Earlier today (April 24), Post Malone, Travis Barker (Blink-182), and more paid tribute to Nirvana with a special livestream concert. The performance helped raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Notably, the set even got a stamp of approval from Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic:
The Used have premiered a new song titled “The Lighthouse.” This track features Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and it will appear on the band’s new album “Heartwork,” which is set to be released on April 24.
Bert McCracken told Grammy.com the following about working with Hoppus:
“…We’ve toured with tons of big bands, Blink‘s one of the biggest, but they’ve also been one of the most generous and humble and down to earth and caring and kind. It’s crazy touring with a band that would strike the entire stage for your gear, and just going out of the way to always be really, really sweet to us.
It’s amazing to get to be in the studio and to experience his creative mind. He’s a different kind of writer. He is really quick fire. It’s really cool to watch him work like that. And yeah, he’s pretty legendary, even for someone who’s outside of the whole world of pop-punk it’s still like, oh, huge deal.
So, we’re beyond excited and yeah, it was a pleasure. I think it was a long time coming, but it was an absolute pleasure. We did a couple of songs with him, so there’s some unreleased stuff that will be out later on as well.”
The Used have premiered a new song titled “Obvious Blasé” via NME. This track features Blink-182’s Travis Barker and it will appear on the band’s new album “Heartwork,” which is set to be released on April 24.