Tom DeLonge Thinks Aliens Would Get Offended If He Played Them Blink-182
By Katrina Nattress
August 12, 2019
Tom DeLonge's History Channel docuseries Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation has made its way across the Pond, and ahead of its UK release NME chatted with the blink-182 member turned UFO research firm owner about the show, and during the conversation asked the important question of what band he'd play for an alien to show it Earth music: blink or his other project Angels & Airwaves.
“Oh my gosh! I would have to play Angels & Airwaves because they would recognise the space-prog sound," he said. "If I played Blink they wouldn’t get the jokes. They would probably get really offended and start an interplanetary war.”
He also opened up about how it felt for his former bandmates to dedicate "Alien's Exist" to him during their summer tour opener. “It was awesome that they did that. I talk to the guys and we’re all good friends still. We’re like brothers. It’s cool, them doing that," he gushed. "It’s funny because for so many years, when we were travelling, I’d pin those guys down in a backstage dressing room and go, ‘Did you know this! Did you know this!’ It’s funny because I know they were annoyed by it but I was talking to Travis not long ago and even he was like, ‘Man, I can’t believe how far you’ve gotten!’ I said, ‘I can’t believe it either to be honest!’ That song that I wrote has a life of its own but it’s really interesting to hear it now, 20 years later, and think about the company that I started.”
DeLonge left blink in 2015 to pursue his passion of UFO research. Since then, he founded his own business, To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science.
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