British Pop Stars Desperately Want Aliens To Be Real
Look, being a pop star is hard; you have groupies, tour riders, and underlings you need to abuse. We get it. Having so much power over so many lesser people's self esteem can be a drag. So it was understandable when in 2007, Robbie Williams, formerly of the boy band Take That (imagine a British "Backstreet Boys" with a delightful leathery twist) took a hiatus from his solo music career. What's less understandable is what Robbie, who put videos of his wife's labor on YouTube, chose to do with that time.
He used his break to look for evidence of extraterrestrial life on Earth. He even went so far as to attend a UFO convention in Nevada to hear abductees talk about their experiences with aliens. No word yet on whether he's had any success with this quest, but then again, he has since reportedly made plans to buy a small island off the coast of California in order to build a luxury home for spotting UFOs. So by Robbie William's definition, we'd say that it's going almost too well.
Matt Bellamy, lead singer of the band Muse, also has two feet firmly planted in the "Aliens are definitely real, dammit" camp. Bellamy's interest in space is clear from the lyrics and titles of songs like "Knights Of Cydonia," "Starlight," and "Supermassive Black Hole." What's isn't clear from his music is that Bellamy is so into space that he believes that the human race was started by aliens, Prometheus-style. This is just from a cinema fan standpoint, but maybe basing your belief system on a terrible prequel to Alien is a bit ... *sigh*. C'mon, Bellamy. Was Alien: Resurrection just too out there for you?
Bellamy also once only took interviews in a helicopter during a promotional tour in New York, because he'd become convinced that the Earth was going to be hit by an asteroid. So he wasn't just being "the Earth is going to end" insane. He was being "the Earth is going to end so GET IN MY SPECIAL, ARMAGEDDON-PROOF CHOPPER" insane.
Of course, there's another level to that. Take Sammy Hagar for instance ...
Sammy Hagar Is An Extraterrestrial Experiment
Sammy Hagar, best known as Not David Lee Roth, is under the impression that some sort of other-worldly beings "tapped into [his] mind through some kind of mysterious wireless connection." So anytime you need WiFi and your only option is "MINDPROBE," just suck it up and use your data.
This happened when Hagar was up in the foothills of Fontana. He believes the aliens connected with him in order to either give him information that he's unaware of, or to take information from his mind as part of an experiment. Whether the information taken from his mind was how best to build a small collection of sex tents underneath a stage for use with groupies after a gig is not clear. All of our knowledge about aliens came from the movie E.T., a film that is almost tragically devoid of sex tents or sex tents-related propaganda.