San Diego, California
Alternative rock, neo-prog, space rock, post-rock
Box Car Racer
Rocket from the Crypt
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Nine Inch Nails
Over My Dead Body
Tom DeLonge - lead vocals, guitar
Ilan Rubin - drums, percussion, synthesizers, backing vocals
Adam "Atom" Willard - drums, percussion, programming
Ryan Sinn - bass guitar, backing vocals
Matt Wachter - bass guitar, synthesizers, backing vocals
David Kennedy - guitar, synthesizers
Did You Know:
• Recording of drums of the band's debut album, We Don't Need To Whisper, took place at the Foo Fighters' studio and at Tom's studio inside his house, also called "Never Pants Ranch".
• The album cover for We Don't Need To Whisper was stated by Tom to represent "the infinite potential of a human being."
Angels and Airwaves' abbreviated name, AVA, is a partial reference to DeLonge's daughter, also named Ava
Angels & Airwaves Quotes
“Everyone else but me surfs. I grew up skateboarding, but I don't even do that anymore. I'll get hurt and die. But if I die, I'll sell more records. We're thinking of doing that. Actually dying.”
“Like millions of others, I have been plagued by the devastating effects of cancer hitting not one, but multiple members of my family. Keep A Breast creates events that are not only inspiring and beautiful, they provide a call to action for the millions of teens and young adults are searching for a cause to support.”
“I think people buy our records because they finally see three guys that are funny and have personalities but play serious songs about things they can relate to ... Kids say they can relate to what our songs are about. They feel like we're their friends.”
“Playing music in the wake of the Blink thing was like finding love in the middle of a war zone.”
“We're immature guys playing pranks on people, having fun,”
Angels and Airwaves Awards
MTVu Woodie Of The Year Award for "The Adventure"
San Diego Music Award for Album of the Year "We Don't Need To Whisper"
San Diego Music Award for Song of the Year "The Adventure"