DeLonge denies that he quit the band but remains adamant he is working with the government on UFO matters
DeLonge parted ways with Blink-182 in January 2015, and has since released Sekret Machines, a book that blends sci-fi elements with real life accounts of purported UFO sightings and alien abductions.
Following media reports earlier this week, DeLonge has now taken to Facebook to deny that he quit the band, although he remains adamant he is working with the government on UFO matters. He writes: “Quitting the band to search for UFOs? Hahhaha WTF is wrong with you media.”
DeLonge continues: “I’m actually talking to Travis [Barker, Blink 182 drummer] 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”
DeLonge recently said that UFOs are a “national security issue”. He told Mic: “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.”
Meanwhile, Blink-182 are gearing up to release their seventh album, California, on July 1, which is the first record to feature new guitarist and Alkaline Trio singer Matt Skiba.
The first song to be released from the album, ‘Bored to Death’, debuted in April – closely followed by new tracks ‘Built This Pool’ and ‘Rabbit Hole.’ Watch the band’s video for ‘Bored to Death’.