Tom DeLonge: UFO Hunt Hasn't Ended My Time With Blink-182
The 40-year-old rocker took a hiatus from the pop punk group early last year (15), and was replaced by Alkaline Trio musician Matt Skiba for the recording of their forthcoming album California.
In an interview published by American website Mic last week (beg13Jun16), the rocker appeared to give a bizarre explanation for his departure, saying that he planned to devote his future to investigating UFOs after writing a book, titled Sekret Machines, about the subject.
However in a post on Facebook, the star denied his departure from the band would be permanent, writing that he was discussing a full return with the group's drummer Travis Barker.
"Quitting the band to search for UFOs? Hahhaha WTF (what the f**k) is wrong with you media," he wrote. "I'm actually talking to Travis about us right now... Never did quit, remember?"
Despite denying his time with Blink-182 was at end, he claimed he was working with government officials on UFO related projects.
"But- Am I currently working with people in the Government? YES," he added. "Including leadership from DOD (U.S. Department of Defence), (American) Intelligence (agencies) and Executive Branch (of the U.S. government)? YES."
His indication that he was in discussions with Travis about playing with Blink-182 again was in contrast to his comments in the Mic interview.
Speaking about his work research into extra-terrestrials he said, "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."
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