Moby Wanted To Start Metal Bands With Dimebag Darrell + Björk

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Back in the day, Moby had the itch to start a metal band; among the two metal projects he thought of pursuing, one of them would have been a really interesting metal supergroup.

As part of a feature with NME, Moby was quizzed on his career. At the start of this quiz, he is asked about the supergroup he almost formed with the late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee.

The first question he is asked is what the supergroup’s name was going to be, to which he says “The Sober Fucks.”

He then goes on to talk about how the idea behind this metal supergroup came about, sharing:

“I’ve been sober for a while now, but this was a late-night, alcohol-fuelled idea between Pantera’s guitarist Dimebag Darrell, 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 is then asked if he has ever reached out to anybody else in an effort to start up a band. Per his reply, Moby reveals that he reached out to Björk and asked if she would be down to start a metal band with him. Here is exactly what he had to say:

“In the early ‘90s, I was having brunch with 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!”

Honestly, how fucking cool would it have been to see both of these groups? Moby with Björk, and Moby with Dimebag Darrell and Tommy Lee. Which of these ideas stands out the most to you (or are you a fan of both)?

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