Tom DeLonge Geeked Out on New Wave, Bigfoot & More While Making New Angels & Airwaves Album

While people don’t always understand Tom DeLonge — namely his interest in UFOs, quantum consciousness and other paranormal phenomena — the rocker assures, “They will understand why I did this stuff later. Everything I do is connected.” Since starting his career as the co-lead vocalist/guitarist of Blink 182 (who placed seven albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200), DeLonge co-founded Boxcar Racer in 2001 and Angels & Airwaves in 2005 — the latter alongside Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails), David Kennedy (Box Car Racer), and Matt Rubano (Taking Back Sunday). The high-art rock band released its sixth album, Lifeforms, on Friday (Sept. 24) on Rise Records, which delves into everything from the intersection of science and religion (“Restless Souls”) to the quest for intelligent lifeforms in the universe (“Lifeforms”). Next year, DeLonge will make his directorial debut with the release of a new sci-fi film, Monsters of California, as a companion piece to the album. However, the album and film are secondary to DeLonge’s chief priority: his research and media center, To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, which he founded in 2017 and whose board includes former intelligence officials from the Pentagon, C.I.A., and Department of…

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Tom DeLonge Geeked Out on New Wave, Bigfoot & More While Making New Angels & Airwaves Album

Updated: September 27, 2021 — 10:26 am