Tom DeLonge says he’s ‘doing really important things’ with Area 51

Former Blink-182 frontman talks UFOs and secret projects

Former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge has claimed that he is currently involved in some “really important work” based around his discussions with Area 51 employees and “the general of the US Air Force Space Command”.

In an interview with NME, DeLonge – who has spoken before about his interest in UFOs and alien lifeforms – discussed some of the projects he has been working on since his “friendly divorce” from his old band.

In addition to his book Poet Anderson… Of Nightmares, an EP from his other band Angels & Airwaves, and a future film, DeLonge has other plans. “Beyond feature films, I’m doing a project I can’t talk about that’s bigger than Poet Anderson, that’s dealing with issues of national security. So I’m flying out to New Mexico to have a meeting with the general of the US Air Force Space Command.”


He added, “This’ll be my third meeting with that individual. What’s even crazier is I had breakfast with two guys who work at Area 51 three days ago. So I’m telling you, I’m doing some really, really important things right now. And I don’t have time to try and get people to believe in me or buy into it. When it rolls out, people will understand.”

Earlier this year, DeLonge’s former bandmates Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus announced their split from Tom DeLonge when the singer allegedly refused to enter the studio and record a new album with them. The pair later claimed that they’re going through a “friendly divorce” with the exiled musician.

Hoppus and Barker have replaced DeLonge with Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba and announced plans to record new material with the new-look line-up. Travis Barker called the band’s first live performances without DeLonge “a great feeling”.

Earlier this year DeLonge revealed plans to release four albums and publish 15 novels.