"He’s got some bold claims..." but Matt Bellamy is interested in learning more.
(Brendan Delavere & Heidi Takla)
Muse singer and multi-instrumentalist Matt Bellamy has shared that he was invited to go alien hunting with blink-182's Tom DeLonge.
In a new interview with Ted Stryker held backstage at the iHeartRadio ALTer Ego festival, the Supermassive Black Hole outfit were asked if they'd ever "done a deep dive" on the beloved member of blink-182 and the "alien situation".
Bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard laughed, but Bellamy responded, "Yes. I’ve gone real deep on Tom DeLonge."
The singer added, "I’ve hung out with him, and I’ve really pushed him. Apparently, there’s a warehouse in Vegas holding some weird alien shit that he’s going to take me to one day. I’m holding him to it, and every time I see him, he says he ‘can’t do it this week, maybe next week,'" to which the singer says, "‘Come on, take me there’" and "He's got some wild claims."
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Perhaps DeLonge can't take Bellamy to the alien warehouse because he's too busy with blink-182.
Tom DeLonge announced that he rejoined blink-182 in October after months of speculation. The band then released a new song, Edging, which showcased precisely why fans had been clamouring for DeLonge to return to the group he departed in 2015.
The first song to feature the classic lineup of Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker since 2012, the jovial mid-tempo pop-punk track comes to life with Tom's trademark vocal tone delivering the first line "I ain’t that cool a little fucked in the head" over a swinging beat from Barker, his voice taking a leading role against a backdrop of subtle guitar and bass work, before taking off with an earworm of a chorus that features Tom and Mark's infamous vocal interplay.
"Muse are a bunch of freakishly talented blokes who have obviously spent way too much time behind closed doors perfecting their playing over the years," The Music's Bryget Chrisfield wrote in a live review.
"It takes a certain kind of frontman to pull off lyrics such as, 'Behold my transformation' and those super-high notes in The Handler don't even seem to stretch Bellamy. Bassist Chris Wolstenholme's BVs are everything during Supermassive Black Hole, and Dominic Howard's powerful drumming is relentless. We're thrilled Muse included their cover of New Kind Of Kick by The Cramps, which includes visuals of Elvira, since it shows the band's grittier side."