Moby recently recalled an epic idea when he almost started a supergroup with Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, as well as Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, admitting that he regrets the project never came to fruition.
Moby opens up on the failed idea
The electronic/pop icon that goes under the name of Moby (but in everyday life also answers to Richard Melville Hall) has elaborated with many rock icons over the course of his career, including Lou Reed, Slash, and David Bowie, but the supergroup he mentions during a recent interview with NME would have been something else entirely. During the conversation his opened up on his relationship with David Bowie.
“When David heard my voice, he joked that I sounded like ‘a tall person with really long hair’ – describing me exactly as I am not!
“The entire time I knew him, I just wanted to fall on my knees like Mike Myers in Wayne’s World when he meets Alice Cooper: the entire subtext to my friendship with David Bowie was me constantly repeating the mantra ‘I’m not worthy!’.
“We were neighbours in New York. Sat in my apartment drinking coffee one day, I presumptuously suggested we cover ‘Heroes’ for a fundraiser, thinking he would dismiss the idea. But instead he agreed, and we spent the morning playing ‘Heroes’ on acoustic guitar in my living room! On my death bed, that’s going to be the memory of him I replay.”