The late astronomer and world renowned astrophysicist Carl Sagan once said, "For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
We haven't heard a lot from Tom DeLonge after his departure with Blink-182 in 2015. He's been a man of mystery, working on his newly founded company To The Stars... Academy of Arts and Science, which is a self proclaimed public benefit corporation that works on the likes of entertainment, science, and art.
We're in a much different world today than we were back in the early 2000's. Culture identities, social life, politics, brands, and music have all taken twists and turns in the past 20 years or so. Back in punk's glory days, bands such as Blink-182, Green Day, Sum-41, Alkaline Trio, Taking Back Sunday, and many more were selling out arenas, getting air time on radio stations, and bringing out the inner emo in us every second they could.