From their suburb of Poway, California, outside of San Diego, Blink 182 members Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus met in the early nineties to pen straight forward punk anthems, eventually leading to their 1999 best-selling album, Enema of the State, which moved 15 million records worldwide.
The band’s much-publicized split this spring was a dramatic one, and ultimately led to Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker playing a Southern California show billed as “Blink 182 w/ Matt Skiba.” Hoppus, Barker and Skiba (Alkaline Trio) have since announced they will be recording new Blink 182 music in August.
As music and tabloid publications tried to get to the bottom of the public breakup of Blink 182, Delonge expressed multiple times he was passionate about other things at the current time, including his new media company To The Stars and a book and film under the moniker, Poet Anderson. He is also working on a dystopian sci-fi trilogy. As Delonge scattered last week over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, he is also working on another project.
Facebook statuses show Delonge meeting with NASA officials, as well as possibly the President, for what he describes as “An important film on something about space.” Delonge’s interest in space dates back many years, in particular with the well-known song, “Aliens Exist,” which includes the lyrics: “I know the CIA will say/what you hear is all hearsay/I wish someone would tell me what was right.”
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