Moby Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

11th January 2016

Tweet: "we lost the best musician of the 20th century and i lost a friend. goodbye, david. i will always love you." Dance star Moby adds his tribute to the late David Bowie, who lost his battle with cancer on Sunday (10Jan16).

8th June 2014

Fact: Dance star Moby has made more than $1.8 million (£1.13 million) profit after selling his New York apartment. The Porcelain hitmaker purchased the one-bedroom Manhattan pad in 1996 for just $215,750 (£134,844), and has since offloaded it for a whopping $2.05 million (£1.28 million), reports

26th September 2013

Fact: Dance music veteran Moby joined former New Order star Peter Hook onstage at the Decibel Festival in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday (25Sep13), to perform three of the group's fan favourites. The Porcelain hitmaker performed vocal duties on the encore tracks New Dawn Fades, Transmission and Ceremony.

19th July 2013

Fact: Dance star Moby has made his directorial debut with the release of his new music video for the single A Case For Shame. The promo was shot at the musician's Los Angeles home and features him floating lifeless in his swimming pool, with a sheet placed over his body and his eyes and mouth taped shut.

2nd July 2013

Fact: The Flaming Lips star Wayne Coyne makes a guest appearance on Moby's new album, Innocents. Coyne provides backing vocals on the song The Perfect Life. Innocents is due for release in October (13).

14th April 2013

Quote: "I remember Paul Tollett, who's one of the guys who started Coachella, told me he had this idea of starting a festival in the middle of the desert. It seemed like a remarkable idea, but in my short-sightedness I didn't expect it to work." Moby admits he wasn't convinced Coachella would work when he appeared at the very first festival in 1999. The Porcelain hitmaker returned to perform at the 2013 festival.

6th February 2013

Fact: Dance music star Moby has launched a blog, which features his musings about architecture.

13th August 2012

Tweet: "ideally in the future all olympics will somehow involve danny boyle, pete townsend, and damon albarn. well done, uk." Dance star Moby applauds his creative peers in the U.K. for putting on a great show during both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Games.

26th October 2011

Tweet: "Is jj abrams making another star trek? If so can I be a borg? I can't act, but I think I'd make a perfect borg. Aesthetically, at least." Dance star Moby would love to appear in the sci-fi film franchise.

11th September 2011

Tweet: "Thanks for all the birthday wishes! On my birthday I plan to spend the day working on music. It's my favorite thing to do. Thanks again!" Dance star Moby thanks fans wishing him well as he turns 46 on Sunday (11Sep11).

22nd July 2011

Quote: "I have never put out a piece of music that I've been 100 per cent happy with." Moby is always striving for perfection.

22nd July 2011

Quote: "I think he tends to only have issues with people who are really famous... I don't think I'm on his radar anymore." Moby is convinced Eminem's famous beef with him is over.

6th April 2011

Quote: "I just moved to Los Angeles and Heather and I live around the corner from each other and so we've become friends. It was as simple as calling her up and saying, 'We're making a video, do you wanna come play an avenging angel who kills a demon?' And she said, 'Yeah, sure!'" Dance music star Moby recruited his neighbour Heather Graham to star in his music video for latest single The Day.

6th April 2011

Quote: "It's terrifying. But one of the great things is that I don't have very good eyesight so I take off my glasses and the audience becomes a blur. If I could actually see them, the terror would be increased exponentially." Dance music star Moby suffers from stage fright.

1st September 2010

Fact: PHIL COSTELLO, the frontman in Moby's new heavy rock group DIAMONDSNAKE, also fronts a metal Bee Gees tribute act.

26th April 2010

Fact: Stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Moby and artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel are supporting a charity drive to bring yoga to underfunded U.S. schools. They are all set to attend a fundraiser in New York on Wednesday (28Apr10) for Bent on Learning. Sean Lennon is slated to perform at the event.

24th September 2009

Fact: Alice Cooper, Moby, Henry Rollins and Malcolm McDowell have teamed up to star in new vampire movie musical SUCK.

3rd April 2009

Quote: "I do feel like I'm at a meeting of meditators annonymous so I'd like to say, 'Hi, my name is Moby and I'm a meditator.'" Dance star MOBY during a press conference on Friday (03Apr09) to promote a charity concert to aid The David Lynch Foundation - which aims to promote meditation in schools.

29th December 2008

Quote: "I adore that Donna Summer song. It is just so simple but also remarkable. It somehow manages to be platonic and dirty at the same time." Moby loves the contradictory elements of DONNA SUMMER's raunchy disco classic I FEEL LOVE.

21st April 2008

Quote: "Watching me DJ is probably one of the least interesting things I can imagine." Moby admits 42-year-old DJs don't exactly inspire clubbers.

20th April 2008

Quote: "Watching me DJ is probably one of the least interesting things I can imagine." Moby admits 42-year-old DJs don't exactly inspire clubbers.

19th April 2008

Fact: Dance music superstar Moby's New York apartment block once served as a mental hospital during the American Civil War (1861-1865).

14th March 2008

Fact: Dance star Moby paid tribute to veteran rocker Lou Reed at Austin, Texas' South By Southwest festival on Wednesday (13Mar08), joining 11 other acts in a live salute to the former Velvet Underground singer.

9th March 2008

Quote: "PLAY was such an accident. A record made by a 34-year-old bald guy in his bedroom featuring dead African-American vocalists? It's not a recipe for success." Dance star Moby admits his hugely-successful 1999 album was a fluke.

19th February 2008

Quote: "I'm 42 years old and my favourite form of entertainment is/are cartoons. This doesn't speak too highly of me, I know." Moby recently watched, and fell in love with, animated movie CHICKEN LITTLE.

28th January 2008

Fact: Dance star Moby turned street performer on Monday evening (28Jan08) when he played a set outside London tube station Sloane Square.

9th November 2007

Quote: "The first time I played in Italy. In Milan I believe. It was in a club that held 1,000 people and eight people showed up. Yup. Eight people." Dance music star Moby recalls the most embarrassing moment of his career.

31st May 2007

Quote: "Why do 90 per cent of tornadoes and the majority of hurricanes in America tend to strike Republican states?" Moby wonders whether God has any political preferences.

12th March 2007

Quote: "I hope (those) who've financially benefited from her can put aside their mercenary self-interest and take care of her as a person." Moby urges record company executives to put Britney Spears' health before their profits.

3rd January 2007

Quote: "If I were your grandmother, I'd say, 'Spend time with people you care about, eat well and get some exercise, do good work and don't worry so much. And have a happy new year.' And even though I'm not your grandmother I hope that the sentiments expressed here are still relatively valid." Prolific blogger Moby posts his 2007 message to fans.

29th October 2006

Quote: "I've met Madonna a few times, so I'm going to be charitable and give her the benefit of doubt, that she is doing this for the right reasons." Electronic star Moby gives his opinion on the MATERIAL GIRL's recent adoption.

4th July 2006

Fact: Rocker DAVE MATHEWS has agreed to be a photographed for a campaign by the left wing US political magazine THE NATION. The South African icon will be joined by Larry David, MARIO CUOMO, Moby, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Jackson and the director of CRASH, PAUL HAGGIS.

16th May 2006

Quote: "Cleaning the toilet does not disgust me. I find it a thing of beauty. I get right into that toilet with my little scrubber and I scrub it. I never wear gloves." Moby likes to get filthy.

3rd November 2005

Quote: <p>"Who would've thought that in 1999 a career could be resurrected by an album made in a bedroom by a bald has-been that involved sampling records that were 50-years-old?" Moby admits he's still stunned by his success. </p>


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