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Blink182 Singer Releases Documentary Addressing Hiatus and Formation of Angels And Airwaves

San Diego, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Modlife) - 'Start The Machine' is the in-depth personal account of the events that lead former Blink-182 singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge to leave the 20 times platinum rock band to form his current group, Angels And Airwaves. The film, directed by Mark Eaton of Restingbird Entertainment, follows DeLonge through the first year of recording the Angels And Airwaves debut album 'We Don't Need To Whisper'. The new film will premier one night only on June 14, 2008 at La Paloma Theatre in San Diego and will subsequently be released on DVD June 17, 2008.

In addressing the reason for the Blink-182 "indefinite hiatus," DeLonge reveals the dramatic impact it had on his personal life and the music he subsequently created. He also speaks for the first time about his hidden addiction to prescription drugs and the backlash Angels And Airwaves experienced as a result of his boastful statements in the press during their album release. Viewers will be introduced to the other members of the band, including Atom Willard, David Kennedy, former bassist Ryan Sinn and current bassist Matt Wachter and hear their thoughts and influence on the events that occurred during that time.

Eaton, who also directed the bands music video 'Secret Crowds', used multiple formats while filming the documentary, including Super 8mm, 16mm and DV. By integrating these varying formats, he keeps the film looking fresh and cinematic despite a vast majority of the film taking place in a single room at DeLonge's home, which was transformed into a recording studio for the band.

Additionally, 'Start The Machine' features work from the Emmy Award-winning creative studio SHILO, who produced exciting CGI vignettes to coincide with specific Angels And Airwaves songs that visually portray the emotions that inspired the music.

Finally, the documentary uses stunning live performance footage from the bands first headline tour to round out the films use of literal and metaphorical accounts to explain the genesis of the band.

Bonus features include additional commentary from the band, Angels And Airwaves music videos and short films. Watch the trailer for 'Start The Machine' at

'Start The Machine' will premier one night only at La Paloma Theatre in San Diego on June 14, 2008 at 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Both showings are open to the public. The premier is brought to you by Restingbird Entertainment,,, and Wahoos Fish Tacos.

The documentary is currently available for pre-order at and will be officially released on June 17, 2008 at select retailers.

Angels And Airwaves, also known as "AVA", are an alternative rock group fronted by former Blink-182 and Box Car Racer guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge. The band includes guitarist David Kennedy, notably from Over My Dead Body, Hazen Street and Box Car Racer, former Rocket From the Crypt and Offspring drummer Atom Willard, and former 30 Seconds to Mars bassist Matt Wachter. Angels And Airwaves has released two studio albums, including 'We Dont Need to Whisper' and 'I-Empire', as well as just completed a sold out headline tour in North America and Europe. The band can be seen this summer headlining the 2008 Vans Warped Tour. For more information on Angels And Airwaves visit

Restingbird Entertainment is a video and film production company based in San Diego, California. In addition to producing nationally aired commercial spots for Macbeth Footwear and television shows for MTV2 and Fuse TV, Restingbird has created music videos for the Angels And Airwaves songs 'Breath' and 'Secret Crowds'. Restingbird Entertainment is also recognized for their work on Blink-182's 2003 tour documentary 'Riding In Vans With Boys' and their current release of their feature documentary on the band Angels And Airwaves, 'Start The Machine'.

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