Saturday, October 28, 2006
Is this a Derby, I see before me? Solemusic !!
MACBETH Footwear and Optics. is a “walk and stroll" company based on rock and roll. As all mid life rockers come to realize the money may not last forever and it would appear logical to consider moving from music to a music-related business. That was exactly what Tom DeLonge (Angels and Airwaves and former blink-182 guitarist and his partners, former concert promoters Jon Humphrey and Bill Silva did in 2002. MACBETH deals with the manufacture and sales of footwear, but it is a far larger enterprise. The intention was to create a company where a band could get everything from clothing to music and video production. In the MACBETH warehouse there is a recording studio. DeLonge hopes to have MACBETH become one of the world's leading footwear and apparel companies to rival Adidas and Nike but with the focus clearly on musicians. Foot tapping good and can we look forward to more songs about shoes? I hope so!