Angels & Airwaves
is an experimental supergroup, currently featuring Blink-182 guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, drummer and keyboardist Ilan Rubin (Lostprophets, Nine Inch Nails). Other members include guitarist David Kennedy (Over My Dead Body, Hazen Street, Box Car Racer) and bassist Eddie Breckenridge (Thrice), Former Members are Ryan Sinn (The Distillers), drummer Adam "Atom" Willard (The Offspring, Rocket from the Crypt and Against Me!), bassist Matt Wachter (Thirty Seconds to Mars).
Formed after Blink-182 went on hiatus in 2005, the band has continued to record and tour despite DeLonge reigniting his career with Blink-182 in 2009. The band has released four studio albums We Don't Need to Whisper
(2010) and Love: Part Two
(2011). The project also resulted in the documentary film Start the Machine
(2008). In 2011, accompanying the two Love
albums, the group scored and produced the science fiction drama film Love
by director William Eubank in 460 theatres nationwide during their multimedia event, Love Live. The band released an animated short named Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker
and their fifth album, The Dream Walker
, on December 9th. Other related media, such as comic books and a live-action film, are to follow in 2015.
Of the first two albums, the band says that they were mainly influenced by the music of Radiohead and Pink Floyd, combining them with the grandiosity of U2. Love
project shows further blending of the band's musical aspirations of epic and grandiosity and the cultural revolution in the digital era.