Blink-182's Hoppus: What I Think About Tom DeLonge's Obsession With Aliens

Bassist/vocalist says he's spoken to Tom several times since he left the band in 2015.

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Blink-182's Hoppus: What I Think About Tom DeLonge's Obsession With Aliens
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Mark Hoppus was asked by Maxim about his thoughts on Tom DeLonge's alien pursuit, to which he replied:

"I don't know [where his passion for aliens comes from], but he's always been really into aliens and conspiracy theories.

"It's always been something that's very important to him and he's always pursued. He does a lot of research and gathers a bunch of information, and he would talk about it all the time."

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Asked whether he's still on good terms with Tom, the bassist/singer replied:

"I've spoken with him a couple times [since he left Blink in 2015]. I have nothing but the highest regard for Tom and wish him the best in everything that he does."

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    Matzliah
    Ultimate Guitar's into click baiting. great.
    PRSguitars87
    The clickbaiting has improved, it used to be really bad. The headline of each article almost had nothing to do with the actual article most times. However, lately they have traded that in to just post really insignificant articles about James Hetfields bowel movements, Kirk Hammets shoe size, and whether Lars prefers coke or pepsi.
    Spinnerweb
    And the thing is, I'd be fine if those were tiny titbits as part of a bigger article/interview. What I dislike is when there's a whole article made about a one-liner piece of info. 
    PRSguitars87
    Yeah I mean most of the "articles" on this website are like 3 sentences long. They would have alot more material if they actually gave a shit about bands other than Metallica/Megadeth/GNR. Theres alot of good rock and metal bands that dont get any attention at all on this website
    hoonin_hooligan
    thats kinda the norm here. had gotten better as of late but looks like a regression to the old ways with this one.
    theman6
    I think it's just as bad, they got used to post "What I think about this" title where they get away with it because it doesn't have quotation marks, but it's not at all what the person said, and at times it makes shit really confusing and, like in this case, just not true
    Zirk208
    " I have nothing but the highest regard for Tom and wish him the best in everything that he does. " (I'm not falling for your question and I refuse to open a ginormous can or worms.  Thanks for playing. Move along)
    Charvel1030
    Blink is just not Blink w/o Tom. His style of singing and his guitar playing were instantly identifiable. Nothing against Skiba but California just isnt up to par with the other Blink stuff
    sleopold11
    I agree with you. Skiba is a good musician in his own band, but Blink just doesn't sound like Blink without Tom. I felt like Tom's guitar tone was duplicated pretty well on California, but the guitar parts sounded like rip offs of Tom's older riffs. Plus, Skiba's voice just doesn't sound right when he trades vocals with Mark. Blink also progressed while Tom was in the band. California felt like it was a step backwards.
    jhart08
    (The way I see it, feel free to disagree)  I think their self titled album they hit a creative apex that will never be replicated or returned to.  Besides Feeling This, every song on that album took a huge step out of the "dick joke" punk rock and they were poised to become an alternative rock powerhouse before they went on "hiatus" (which was complete BS).  When they came back Tom had went full on AVA, and to me the Neighborhoods just sounded like an AVA album, it had 2-3 songs I enjoyed but the rest was bland.  I think California was a much better album than Neighborhoods, there was actually a rock feel to it, despite the hate that the band is getting for replacing Tom.  Blink has moved on, Tom has moved on, it's time for everyone else to follow suit.  If you don't like their new music, that's cool, everyone has different tastes.  As long as they're doing what they love they have my support, still love that band.
    drummerboyjosh
    I'll be honest I thought Dogs Eating Dogs was better than both Neighbourhoods and California, if they'd have stuck to that sorta sound we might have seen another self titled type album. It had the rawness that the self titled album had and Pretty little girl was cheery enough to kinda hark back to the old days without being too cheesey.
    The Judist
    idk why everyone isn't into the UFO/alien cover up. It encompasses so much of what goes on here on Earth
    WhatMade
    " I have nothing but the highest regard for Tom and wish him the best in everything that he does." Doesn't sound so good.
    shanetvogel
    This is the story people have been waiting to hear. Well, at least the last paragraph.
    Dannym95
    These quotes have been doctored. Let me present them to you properly: "She said I don't know where his passion for aliens comes from, WOOOOOAH WOOOAH but he's always been really into aliens and conspiracy theories Na nana naaa na naaa naaaa na naaa naaa. "It's always been something that's very important to him and she said he's always pursued WOO WOO. She said he does a lot of research and gathers a bunch of information OH YEEEEEAAAH and he would talk about it all the time." "I've spoken with him a couple times nananana. Woah woah, She said I have nothing but the highest regard for Tom and she said I wish him the best in everything that he does. yeah!"