We know that techno maven Moby has always had a little bit of an edgier side lurking in his smallish frame – one away from the keyboards, synthesizers, and samplers he's mastered through the decades as one of techno music's original superstars. He's spoken in interviews about the two shows for which he fronted the seminal punk band Flipper in the early 80s, and covered the UK post-punks Mission of Burma's classic cut, "That's When I Reach For My Revolver," on his 1996 album Animal Rights.
But a latest revelation from Moby is that he once had a wild night with Pantera's Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell, and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, where they hatched a plan to start a supergroup, or so he told the NME in a recent interview.
"I've been sober for a while now, but this was a late-night, alcohol-fuelled idea between Pantera's guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul, Tommy Lee and I. I regret not starting this chaotic metal band with them, which would have sounded like a cross between Pantera and my old punk group Flipper."
Moby didn't elaborate on what the potential lineup may have been—duel drums with Vinnie Paul and Tommy Lee, anyone? I mean, it could have been cool, but obviously not meant to be.
Asked if he tried to start any side projects beyond the aforementioned craziness, Moby said, "In the early '90s, I was having brunch with [singer] Björk and said: 'We should start a heavy metal band together'. She was very polite, but she had no idea what I was talking about! It was so far outside of her realm of consideration that it didn’t even register!"
Yeah, I suppose that checks out. Though, Björk You can also check out Moby's cover of "That's When I Reach For My Revolver" just below.