Tom DeLonge has wasted no time in proving to the world that he’s a complete and utter weirdo after he was kicked out of Blink 182 by taking part in a lengthy Q & A with Papermag where he comes across as being absolutely bonkers.
Although his obsession with aliens has been known for sometime, this interview really does make it seem like he’s completely and utterly lost the plot and doesn’t even live in reality anymore, kinda like this politician who claims he lost his virginity to an alien hologram. it isn’t really surprising he got kicked out of the band when he’s so messed up and coming out with crap like this all time.
In the interview, Tom talks about how he actually met an alien at Area 51 once (what?), the fact that the government are tapping his phone because of this and how his knowledge of aliens has put him in grave danger. All coherent thoughts of a pop punk guitarist, sure. But can aliens explain why he sucked so hard when he played at Reading Festival last year?
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When did you first believe in the existence of aliens? How did this all start?
What’s funny, two decades ago when I got into this, it was such a “the world is flat” scenario, and here’s Tom running around about UFOs and they’d just laugh it off. But now, NASA is holding symposiums on the inevitability of finding life in the universe. The Vatican is talking about, yes, there’s life out there, and how it interferes or doesn’t interfere with the church’s view of existence.
You have to understand, I’ve been involved in this for a long time. I have sources from the government. I’ve had my phone tapped. I’ve done a lot of weird stuff in this industry — people wouldn’t believe me if I told them. But this is what happens when you start getting on an email chains with hundreds of scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and different universities around the country, and you start outing seniors scientists from Lockheed Martin talking about the reality of this stuff, guys that hold 30 patents, guys that work underground out in the Nevada test sites in Area 51. It goes far beyond just saying, “Hey, that little light in the sky, that’s a little green man.” That doesn’t lend the right gravity to the topic.