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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 209: Brother Nero and the Pokemon All-Stars

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 209: Brother Nero and the Pokemon All-Stars

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, it’s a two man show! With J-Mo on assignment, Jason and Hank are left to their own devices to provide some podcasting gold. The duo recount the recent madness that was Jeff and Matt Hardy’s ‘Final Deletion.’ Speaking of madness, they take a look at the viral sensation currently sweeping the land — Pokémon Go! Talk then turns to the recent announcement of Nintendo’s Mini-Nes system and the magic of retro gaming. However, they aren’t stuck in the past as they take a look at some upcoming games guaranteed to make you spend countless hours on the couch. Every good lazy day needs a soundtrack, so they also explore some recent music releases. From Blink-182 to Neil Fallon’s Dunsmuir to Joey Jordinson’s Sinaenum to The Struts, there is a little something for every musical palette. It’s a hearty blend of spicy content that is cocked, loaded and ready for some action! Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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Tom Delonge Announces April 5th Release For ‘Sekret Machines’

Tom Delonge Announces April 5th Release For ‘Sekret Machines’

Coming April 5th

Coming April 5th

Multi-platinum-selling artist TOM DELONGE (Blink 182, Angels & Airwaves) has announced the launch of SEKRET MACHINES, a transmedia series that will include new music from Angels & Airwaves, fiction and non-fiction books, and an eye-opening documentary. The project launches on April 5th with the 704-page hardcover novel, Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows (To The Stars/Simon & Schuster), the first in a three-volume series of fiction novels co-written by DeLonge and New York Times bestselling author A.J. Hartley (The Darwen Arkwright series). Pre-orders are available at ToTheStars.Media, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Fans can also pick up limited edition collectible editions at ToTheStars.Media.

Chasing Shadows is a complex and thrilling read based on facts and actual events gleaned from the authors’ sources within the military and intelligence community. The book follows the witnesses, which are legion, scattered across the world and dotted through history, people who looked up and saw something impossible lighting up the night sky. What those objects were, where they came from, and who—or what—might be inside them is the subject of fierce debate and equally fierce mockery, so that most who glimpsed them came to wish they hadn’t. Most, but not everyone.  Among those who know what they’ve seen, and—like the toll of a bell that can’t be unrung—are forever changed by it, are a pilot, an heiress, a journalist, and a prisoner of war.  Each will be propelled into a dark labyrinth of otherworldly technology and the competing aims of those who might seek to prevent—or harness—these sources of unfathomable power.  Because, as it turns out, we are not the only ones who can invent and build…and destroy.

“I wanted to tackle the subject of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena because it seems so unbelievable,” says DeLonge. “I knew the story was fantastic regardless if you believed it or not. This was the one topic that could tackle religion, cosmology, science, history, politics, secrecy and more. After taking over a year to meet, prove myself and acquire 8 elite advisors—each of whom has held the highest positions within the military, scientific and executive branch offices—this story contains true information from a secret historical record, some of which has NEVER been heard until now. We all need to take a moment to think about the National Security threat that exists when world powers race to understand and control advanced technology recovered from extraordinary places.”

“What makes the book unique, I think, is that it takes a skeptically researched, investigative and realistic approach to history and eye-witness testimony to open up a sensational story about the secret world of military intelligence and extraordinarily advanced technology,” says Hartley. ”The result is a wild and unsettling ride.”

About working with Hartley, DeLonge says, “He knew very little about the phenomenon. He’s a distinguished Shakespeare professor, a New York Times best-selling author and British through and through, but he’s also an open-minded skeptic. Together we created Chasing Shadows, a first novel that sets up many things: important events that had their genesis as far back as World War II and continue today. The events, locations and moments are all true. We weaved them together in a way that echoes what really happened to those who stumbled across something spectacular, wondrous and a bit frightful. The glue is fiction. The building blocks are not. A Shakespeare scholar and a rock musician join forces. Who would’ve thought?”

About the Authors:

Tom DeLonge is an award-winning musician, producer and director, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the platinum-selling bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves.  Under his entertainment company To The Stars…, Tom has created transmedia entertainment properties that span music, film, comics and books.  Together with New York Times best-selling author Suzanne Young, he recently released Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares (To The Stars/Simon & Schuster), which hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult Thrillers and Suspense chart. That book was precluded by the animated short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which took home Best Animation in Toronto, the critically-acclaimed comic book series of the same name and the top-charting album The Dream Walker.

A.J. Hartley is an international bestselling novelist whose work includes archaeological thrillers, the Darwen Arkwright children’s series, the Will Hawthorne fantasy adventures, novels based on Macbeth and Hamlet, and two upcoming young adult series, Steeplejack and Cathedrals of Glass. He is also the Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare at UNC Charlotte. His website is www.ajhartley.net

 

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Rolling Stone Premieres Angels & Airwaves’ “Into The Night”; Tom DeLonge Novel Set For October 6 Release

Rolling Stone Premieres Angels & Airwaves’ “Into The Night”; Tom DeLonge Novel Set For October 6 Release

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Rolling Stone is premiering “Into The Night,” the lead track from ANGELS & AIRWAVES’ upcoming EP, …Of Nightmares. “Into The Night” can be heard HERE  and is available as an instant download when pre-ordering the EP on iTunes.

Set for a September 4th release, …Of Nightmares follows last year’s  Angels & Airwaves album The Dream Walker, which shot to No. 1 on iTunes.  The new EP  is the music companion to “Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares” (Simon & Schuster), the upcoming novel from Angels’ frontman Tom DeLonge and New York Times best-selling author SUZANNE YOUNG. The first of a planned trilogy of Poet Anderson adventures from the duo,  “Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares is set for an October 6th release and explores an unknown world where dreams meet reality as the chasm between disappears.

The new EP and novel also follow last year’s award-winning 14-minute animated short companion film, Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which was awarded “Best Animated Film” at the 2014 Toronto International Short Film Festival.

Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares tells the story of two recently orphaned teen brothers on a journey to a new life. The elder brother, Alan, is heading to a job at the Hotel Eden in Seattle, where their parents worked before they were killed in a horrific plane crash, and younger brother Jonas, the misfit of the two, returns to the “normalcy” of high school. But normal is nowhere in sight as unseen forces wreck their lives in every possible way. Tragedy leaves Alan in a coma and young Jonas left to fight for both of their lives against enemies from a dark nightworld.

Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares is available for excerpts and authors DeLonge and Young are available for interviews.

About the Authors:

Tom DeLonge is an award-winning musician, producer and director, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the platinum-selling bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves.   Under his media production company To The Stars…, Tom has created transmedia entertainment properties that span music, film, comics and books.  Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares is precluded by the animated short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which took home Best Animation in Toronto, the critically-acclaimed comic book series of the same name and the top-charting album The Dream Walker. Limited edition collectable packages will be available on ToTheStars.Media, bringing together all media formats for one major compelling visual landscape of the Poet Anderson universe.  An advanced book club community will also be live for fans that want to immerse themselves in the book prior to publication date and experience a directors cut of the book with rich media content.

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Tom Delonge and Author Suzanne Young Join Forces For ‘Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares’

Tom Delonge and Author Suzanne Young Join Forces For ‘Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares’

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Tom Delonge

Multi-platinum-selling artist TOM DELONGE and New York Times best-selling author SUZANNE YOUNG have joined forces for this fall’s most compelling read: Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares (Simon & Schuster), the first of a planned trilogy of Poet Anderson adventures from the duo. Set for an October 6th release, the novel explores an unknown world where dreams meet reality and the chasm between the two sometimes disappears.

Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares tells the story of two recently orphaned teen brothers on a journey to a new life. The elder brother, Alan, is heading to a job at the Hotel Eden in Seattle, where their parents worked before they were killed in a horrific plane crash, and younger brother Jonas, the misfit of the two, returns to the “normalcy” of high school. But normal is nowhere in sight as unseen forces wreck their lives in every possible way. Tragedy leaves Alan in a coma and young Jonas left to fight for both of their lives against enemies from a dark nightworld.

Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares is available for excerpts and authors DeLonge and Young and available for interviews.

About the Authors:

Tom DeLonge is an award-winning musician, producer and director, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the platinum-selling bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves.   Under his media production company To The Stars…, Tom has created transmedia entertainment properties that span music, film, comics and books.  Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares is precluded by the animated short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which took home Best Animation in Toronto, the critically-acclaimed comic book series of the same name and the Billboard Hot 100 album by Angels & Airwaves The Dream Walker. Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares will coincide with an original soundtrack recorded by Angels & Airwaves.  Limited edition collectable packages will be available on ToTheStars.Media that will bring together all media formats for one major compelling visual landscape of the Poet Anderson universe.  An advanced book club community will also be live for fans that want to immerse themselves in the book prior to publication date and experience a directors cut of the book with rich media content.

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series of novels for young adult readers. Young lives in Arizona where she also teaches high school English. Her novels include The Program, The Treatment, The Remedy, The Epidemic, and Hotel Ruby.

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Mark Hoppus Returns With A New Season Of “Hoppus On Music” On Feb. 23rd!

Mark Hoppus Returns With A New Season Of “Hoppus On Music” On Feb. 23rd!

Beginning on Thursday, February 23rd at midnight, Mark Hoppus will be back on Fuse to take on the role of host for a new season of “Hoppus on Music.” The first two episodes will be jam-packed with everything from a performance to interviews and fun panel discussions.  Tune-in as Mark sits down with Damian Kulash from the alternative rock band OK Go, Dia Frampton from “The Voice,” and the hilarious Billy Eichner from “Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street.” Indie band, Good Old War, will also be taking the stage for a special performance.

Launched in September 2010, “Hoppus on Music” has featured interviews with superstars such as John Mayer, Mumford and Sons, Foo Fighters, N.E.R.D, Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, Ozzy Osbourne and performances by Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, J Cole, Neon Trees, The National, and more.  Music lovers can expect more hot performances, candid interviews and hilarious panel discussions every Thursday at midnight.

Fans can visit fuse.tv/hoppus to learn more about “Hoppus on Music,” Mark Hoppus and to see behind-the-scenes photos and sneak peek videos.

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Blink-182 Release Behind The Scenes Video For “After Midnight”

Blink-182 Release Behind The Scenes Video For “After Midnight”

Blink-182 are taking fans on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of their latest video for their second single, “After Midnight.” The video follows the story of young, troubled lovers in a psych ward who break free for an unforgettable night together. “It’s that idea of one person trying to help another person to live life,” explained director Issac Rentz. “It’s almost like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in that they have this one night to have a great time together.” Be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes video exclusively on AOL Music now.

For more information on Blink-182, check out the band’s official site, www.blink182.com, as well as, their Facebook and Twitter pages. Pick up Blink’s new album, Neighborhoods, available on iTunes and in stores everywhere now.

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Blink-182 Releases “After Midnight” Video In Support Of ‘Neighborhoods’ Album

Blink-182 Releases “After Midnight” Video In Support Of ‘Neighborhoods’ Album

Pop punk veterans BLINK-182 continue their comeback with a brand new video for “After Midnight,” the second single from their new album, Neighborhoods. The video was directed by Issac Rentz (Cage The Elephant, Motion City Soundtrack), who also worked on their previous video for “Up All Night”). According to Mark Hoppus, “the concept [of the video] is troubled love found in a psych ward.” Stay tuned for an exclusive Behind The Scenes look at the making of the video premiering tomorrow on AOL Music.

For more information on Blink 182, make sure to check out their official site, www.blink182.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Blink’s new album, Neighborhoods, is available now on iTunes and in stores everywhere now.

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Travis Barker Premieres “Carry It” Video From Upcoming Album ‘Give The Drummer Some’

Travis Barker Premieres “Carry It” Video From Upcoming Album ‘Give The Drummer Some’

Last week Travis Barker gave fans a behind the scenes look at the creation of the “Carry It” music video off of his highly anticipated debut album, Give The Drummer Some.

Now the hip-hop punk rock drummer has premiered the official music video and he does not fail to deliver. “Carry It” features high energy performances from Wu-Tang Clan members, RZA and Raekwon, along with Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello. To watch the official music video for “Carry It” visit Vevo.com.

Give The Drummer Some, is slated for for a Feburary 2011 release and will feature a star studded line-up including Rick Ross, Ludacris, E-40, The Cool Kids, Yelawolf, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell, Clipse, Game, Bun B, Lil Wayne, and more.

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Travis Barker Premieres “Carry It” Track With Behind The Scenes Video

Travis Barker Premieres “Carry It” Track With Behind The Scenes Video

Blink 182 drummer and hip-hop producer, Travis Barker, has premiered another track off of his forthcoming album. “Carry It” features Wu-Tang swordsmen RZA and Raekwon as well as Rage Against The Machine guitarist, Tom Morello. Travis’ hard hitting drums along with Morello’s ripping guitar sounds and the lyrical mastery of RZA and “The Chef” make this track nothing short of a smash. “Carry It” will be available for purchase on 11/9 but can now be heard in its entirety at TravisBarker.com along with a behind the scenes look at the making of the music video.

Travis Barker’s debut solo album, Give The Drummer Some, is scheduled for a Feburary 2011 release and will feature a number of guests from the biggest names in music including Rick Ross, Ludacris, E-40, The Cool Kids, Yelawolf, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell, Clipse, Game, Bun B, Lil Wayne, and more.

For more information on Give The Drummer Some and all things Travis Barker visit TravisBarker.com.

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