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Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge writes children’s book

Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge writes children’s book

FROM MUSICIAN TO AUTHOR: Tom DeLonge pens a children's book. Photo: Associated Press

Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge is set to release a Christmas-themed children’s book.

The guitarist and father-of-two, who also fronts Angels and Airwaves, collaborated with illustrator Mike Henry to create “The Lonely Astronaut On Christmas Eve.”

Described as a “wistful story for the young and young at heart alike”, the book tells of a spaceman spending a solitary Christmas Eve on the moon who is visited by extraterrestrial characters bearing gifts.

Pre-orders for a limited edition package containing a hardback first edition of the book with a certificate of authenticity signed by DeLonge, a digital version of the story, an etched acrylic ornament and a limited edition T-shirt are priced at $50.

DeLonge and Henry are also planning an auction of the book’s original artwork on website CharityBuzz.com later this month, with proceeds going to the Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation in San Diego, California.

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