Rock guitarist and lead singer for the American punk band blink-182, Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr. (1975/12/13 - ) is also a guitarist and lead vocalist for the alternative band Angels & Airwaves, whose logo borrows heavily from the masonic square and compasses.1
While DeLonge has not publicly claimed to be a freemason, he has adorned his guitar, amplifier, guitar picks, and clothing with the square and compasses.2 In a Rolling Stone backstage interview, posted to YouTube, he points to a large square and compasses emblem attached to a television monitor, louding exclaiming, "oh, someone's a f****** freemason." [00:01:31] These, and other examples, have led to claims that he is a freemason: "Tom DeLonge of blink-182 and Angels and Airwaves has been confirmed as a Freemason, and he has been using Freemason and Illuminati symbols"3
In truth, DeLonge's masonic affiliation has not been confirmed. A photo of him following his initiation into Widow's Son Lodge No. 17, in Kansas City, was posted to politikaljunkee.blogspot.com but its authenticity has also not been confirmed. Widow's Son Lodge is warranted by the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Kansas.
1. Various images: facebook.com/tomdelongeisafreemason; guitar picks: mtv.com ; t-shirt: loserkids.com
2. facebook.com accessed 2010-09-11
3. vigilantcitizen.com. Also see elitesideeffect.com
All websites accessed 2010/09/11.