Angels and Airwaves' Tom Delonge has addressed the recent leak of some early material from the band, saying:
"I am honored and humbled that my new band has gotten all this attention. Of course I had not planned for it or my song to come out so quickly, but it is so cool to finally see the electricity build in all your lives....the version you are hearing is not the actual final version, but a rough concept...I have been working restless nights on a cool short film that was to debut the actual song "The Adventure" within a few short days....it will be released within the next 2 weeks with the launch of our website.
"And there is no way anybody out there can even guess how much of myself I put on this album... When I was in the 7th grade and my dad got diagnosed with Leukemia it tore me and my family to pieces... When my brother went to war in Iraq it made me so angry that the world could be so lost...And when the band that I started slowly started to melt away, it gave me the dreaded first hand knowledge of what its like to lose two of your best friends...
"Please stay open minded as I try to give you more than an album, and more than just a cool punk-rock tune, because I have already done that. But this is something different. I have an idea, an honest experiment to inspire you...just trust me, I wont let you down....and maybe, just maybe this all might be as good as you all hope and believe it to be.."
The band's debut can is expected this coming April. Angels & Airwaves is the brainchild of Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge and features guitarist Dave Kennedy (Box Car Racer), bassist Ryan Sinn (The Distillers) and drummer Atom Willard (The Offspring).