SuperDave Posted October 26, 2008 Share Posted October 26, 2008 I thought this would be an interesting top to have in the forum. There doesn't seem to be anything like this here as I searched to find out. I know we have us fans on here, but I'm sure we're aware that there are many celebrities who are fans of this seminal band as well. If you know of someone famous who is a fan of Led Zeppelin provide their name and a possible tidbit, article or quote backing this up when possible. There are also those who are famous are not fans and have come out and said that as well. I think it would be good if we could hear that side as well. I actually went to high school with a famous musician. He actually lived on the same street as I did. Back in the day he was very into music and we walked to the same bus stop together. We weren't exactly friends or anything. I thought he was a very good guy, although a bit odd and eccentric. At the time he wasn't a Zeppelin fan as he was into the punk scene. He's carved quite a successful career in music for himself as a producer, re-mixer, dj and artist. Whom I'm talking about is Moby, and I'm not doing this to promote anything for him. I have nothing to gain by doing this. I thought this would be a good idea for a forum topic. He's probably most famous for his album Play which contained the hit South Side.That's probably what you'll be most familiar with. He's sold over 20 million albums world wide and many of his songs have also been featured in movies and commercials. He's worked with the likes of Metallica, Michael Jackson, B-52s, David Bowie and the Beastie Boys to name a few. Here's an article from The Independent out of the UK with a brief interview with Moby and a bit about Led Zeppelin One Minute With Moby Interview by Charlotte Cripps Friday, 24 October 2008 Where are you? I'm in Manhattan, just waking up and getting ready to go out and buy groceries. What are you currently listening to?John Lee Hooker. Who is your favourite band?Of all time? Probably Led Zeppelin. I DJed recently and played "Going to California" to a packed dance-floor. It didn't go down so well. But I loved it. If you could have written one song, which one would it be?"I Feel Love" by Donna Summer. It's so simple and remarkable, somehow managing to be platonic and dirty at the same time. What distracts you from work? Ye olde internet, especially buying old drum machines on eBay. What did you want to be as a child? Up until age 13, I wanted to be a scientist. Any type of scientist. After 13, I wanted to be a guitar player. Who is your greatest inspiration? Marcel Duchamp. I loved the way he effortlessly and playfully moved from high to low art, while also occasionally cross-dressing and competing in chess tournaments. The song that changed my life is... "My Way" by Sid Vicious. When I was 13 I saw the video of Sid singing "My Way". It terrified me and made me run out and start a punk rock band. Who is your hero? Leonard Cohen. I've always loved him as a musician, but he became my hero when he gave up his career for a decade to be a Zen monk. Moby's album 'Last Night Remixed' is out on 3 November on Mute Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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