Moby revealed that he had previously tried to start metal bands with Björk, Tommy Lee and Dimebag Darrell.
The New York singer-songwriter and producer recently took part in the NME “Does rock and roll kill neurons?” contest, following the premiere of his new documentary Punk Rock Vegan Movie.
To kick off the interview, NME asked Moby if he remembered the name of the supergroup he almost formed with Mötley Crüe drummer Lee and Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul.
“[Risas] The Sober Fucks,” he replied.
Moby continued: “I regret not putting together this chaotic metal band, which would be like a cross between Pantera and my old punk band Flipper.”
NME then asked the musician if he had contacted other artists to form an extracurricular band.
“In the early ’90s, I had lunch with Björk and I said, ‘We should start a heavy metal band together,'” Moby recalls. “She was very polite, but she didn’t know what she was talking about!
“He was so far out of his realm that he didn’t even register it!”
Punk Rock Vegan Movie, written, directed and scored by Moby, looks at the “surprising history of punk rock and animal rights activism”. The documentary includes interviews with “dozens of rock legends” including Rob Zombie, Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and Ian MacKaye.
In the final ‘…Braincells’ quiz, Moby explained that he was introduced to “the world of rock music and animal rights” in 1982.
“Much of the modern animal rights movement comes from the rock world, from Crass and the UK Subs to Fall Out Boy and Rise Against,” he told NME.
“[Punk Rock Vegan Movie] review history and remind people that punk rock is not nihilism; It was a question of principle in relation to everything”.
Meanwhile, Moby will release his 20th studio album “Resound NYC” on May 12 (pre-order here).