Interview: Milo Aukerman of the DESCENDENTS shares his views on intelligent life

 Milo Aukerman and Mike Damante backstage at the first Sound By Sound fest. (Mike Damante)

Milo Aukerman and Mike Damante backstage at the first Sound By Sound fest. (Mike Damante)

Back in November at Sound By Sound festival in Austin, this author had the bucket-list opportunity to sit down and interview Milo Aukerman, beloved front man from the iconic punk/ genre-forming pop-punk band the Descendents.

 

Besides talking about the band's legacy that has influenced NOFX, blink-182, MxPx and Green Day, Aukerman's punk-pivot back to the stage from the science field and the band's own coffee-themed beer, the question had to come up regarding intelligent life out there. Aukerman is a former research biochemist who recently worked for DuPont as a plant researcher, and holds a doctorate in biology. The band recently celebrated the 20-year anniversary of legendary album "Everything Sucks," complete with a vinyl re-release. 

Aukerman's interest in science and expertise in organic life came up in the interview, and in the below never-before released clip from the interview, Aukerman discusses his beliefs about if there there is extraterrestrial life out there.

For the full interview, click here.

-By MIKE DAMANTE