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 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 14th at La Paloma Theatre in San Diego and will subsequently be released on DVD June 17th.
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.
Bonus features include additional commentary from the band, Angels And Airwaves music videos and short films.