By Robyn Collins
Former Blink-182 co-frontman Tom DeLonge has denied that he quit the band to chase UFOs.
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DeLonge parted ways with Blink-182 in January 2015, and has since released Sekret Machines, a book combining science-fiction with real life accounts of purported UFO sightings and alien abductions. Following an article that stated he left the band to “focus on UFOs,” the band co-founder and former guitarist took to Facebook to deny that he quit the band.
“Quitting the band to search for UFOs? Hahhaha WTF is wrong with you media,” he wrote. “I’m actually talking to Travis about us right now… Never did quit, remember? But—Am I currently working with people in the Government? YES. Including leadership from DOD [Department Of Defence], Intelligence and Executive Branch? YES. Just wait for the documentary before considering ridiculous headlines. Haha… ?#?sekretmachines?”
However, DeLonge admitted that his work on Sekret Machines and his other projects have limited the amount of time he can commit to being on the road. “I can’t do everything,” he wrote. “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.”
Blink-182 are gearing up to release their seventh album, California, on July 1; it will be the band’s first release to feature new guitarist, Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba.
The first song from the album, “Bored to Death,”, debuted in April, closely followed by the tracks “Built This Pool” and “Rabbit Hole.”