Spaceman Tom DeLonge had a chat with Rolling Stone this week on the occasion of his new book Sekret Machines: Gods – Gods, Man & War Vol. 1, the start of a nonfiction trilogy written with Peter Levanda, an occult historian. In it, the former Blink-182 guitarist distills one facet of his extraterrestrial interest, the idea that aliens helped form human civilization. "What would happen if those intelligences were roaming around the universe and getting involved in the genetics and colonization of other types of life?" he posits. "Look, we do that to animals and indigenous tribes."
DeLonge's volley of interstellar content is extremely dependable now. While the Sekret Machines trilogy is underway, so is a historical fiction trilogy with A.J. Hartley, also titled Sekret Machines. Then there's a documentary and DeLonge's directorial debut, the feature film Strange Times. And a third trilogy sharing a title with the film, a young-adult work with Geoff Herbach. In 2015 he dropped the YA book Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares and a graphic novel adaptation, because he's totally unstoppable in this arena.
The Angels & Airwaves frontman sums up the overall mission:
"This project is aimed at creating a beacon and a vehicle to be able to interact directly with Millennials across the world. Some of this stuff is empowering, and some of this stuff is frankly kind of scary. But you need to understand it, and you're going to need to deal with it when we're gone."
Strange Times, filming this fall, has been billed as a flick about rebellious San Diego skaters investigating paranormal goings-on. "A lot of people think 'skateboarders and UFOs'—that's not what it is," DeLonge clarifies, "even though there are skateboarders and there is a part with UFOs."
In February, DeLonge accepted Open Minds TV's UFO Researcher of the Year award. He said he'd make a major announcement soon, telling fans that "whoever’s passionate about this kind of paradigm shifting subject matter, I need you all to look really, really closely at that announcement, and I need you to be a part of it."
Watch DeLonge talk Angels & Airwaves back in 2007: