That Time Moby, Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul and Tommy Lee Almost Started a Metal Band


Every musician has a hidden wild child and techno giant Moby is no different. In a new interview with NME, the producer spoke about the time that he considered starting a heavy metal band with Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul and Tommy Lee. Theoretically called The Sober Fucks, it’s not clear if the band would’ve had two drummers or if Lee or Paul would’ve handled a different instrument.

“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.”

I’m not entirely sure if the world needs a group that crosses Pantera and Flipper, but logistics have never stopped anyone before. Moby was also asked in the interview if he tried to start any other supergroups, to which he replied yes, he had.

“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!”

Personally, I’m much more intrigued by the idea of Björk fronting a heavy metal group than I am of Mötley Crüe, Pantera and Moby forming a supergroup.

Pantera 2023 Tour:

2023 Pantera Tour Dates:

May 20 – Daytona, FL – Welcome To Rockville*
Jul. 13 – Cadott, WI – Rockfest*
Jul. 15 – Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration*
Jul. 28 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion At Star Lake
Jul. 29 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
Jul. 31 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater#
Aug. 02 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Aug. 04 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium^
Aug. 05 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 06 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
Aug. 08 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater At Lakeview
Aug. 09 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 11 – Montreal, QC – Olympique Stadium^
Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug. 15 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Aug. 17 – Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 18 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium^
Aug. 20 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Aug. 23 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Aug. 25 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium^
Aug. 26 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 01 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium^
Sep. 03 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma*
Sep. 07 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
Sep. 08 – Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sep. 10 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival*
Sep. 12 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sep. 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater At Virginia Beach
Sep. 15 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life*
Oct. 07 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock*
Nov. 03 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome At America’s Center^
Nov. 10 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field^

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