Ex-Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge said in a new interview with Mic that he stopped working with the band because he was more interested in pursuing his fascination with UFOs. DeLonge explained, “When you’re an individual like me, dealing with something that’s a national security issue, and you’re being gifted with the opportunity to communicate something you’ve been passionate about your whole life — something that has the opportunity to change the world over time — being a small part of that is enormously important for my life path. But I can’t do everything. I can’t tour nine months out of the year with enough time to do the enormity of what I’m setting out to do.”
DeLonge told everyone that he has to focus all his concentration on his study of the UFO phenomenon:
“The stuff that I’m involved in right now is extremely important and extraordinary for someone like me to be doing. And incredibly fun but also incredibly — an incredible amount of nervousness to make sure I handle it right. This is what I think I was meant to do at this part of my life and I seem to be doing it right.”
- DeLonge claims to have been in consultation with individuals within the defense and scientific community about what he claims is the existence of UFOs and the use of recovered alien technology by the U.S. government.
- He published a novel last April based on his research into the matter, called Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows.
- The musician is also working on a documentary about the same topics that are explored in Sekret Machines.
- DeLonge became estranged from the other members of Blink in early 2015 when he refused to commit to an album and tour in order to concentrate on his other projects.
- He has said that he and Blink still have a future together, but the band has replaced him with Matt Skiba and will release a new album called California on July 1st.