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Sep. 11, 1965

Artistfacts for Moby

  • Moby is a vegan. That means he won't eat anything that comes from animals (eggs, cheese, milk, etc).
  • When he couldn't get his songs on the radio, he started licensing them for commercials to get them exposure. His album Play is the first to have every song used in commercials. The ads gave the album a huge boost in sales.
  • His real name is Richard Melville Hall.
  • He is the great-great-great grandnephew of Herman Melville, who wrote Moby Dick. That is how he chose the name Moby.
  • Moby is a born-again Christian. He doesn't drink alcohol.
  • Created the Area: One tour featuring different styles of music made up of bands he likes, including Incubus, Outkast, and Nelly Furtado. He kept the ticket prices down by working with sponsors, which he was good at from licensing his songs in commercials.
  • His prize posession is a drawing of Homer Simpson's head signed by Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons. (thanks, Dan - West Hartford, CT)
  • He was in the punk band Flipper for a VERY breif time in the 80's. (thanks, shawn - Bremerton, WA)
  • He used to be in a thrash punk band called the Vatican Commandos. (thanks, Adam - Dewsbury, England)
  • Moby is yet another artist to demand concert promoters to buy him underwear, as his tour rider notes.
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Comments: 8

Actually, he does drink occasionally. On his website, he expressed mild frustration at the rumors that he is a tetotilerSally - Shavertown, Pa
He was rumored to have dated Natalie Portman in 2001. He said they were friends.Kara - Nyc, Ny
That was sarcasm by the way.Tom - Trowbridge, England
So, Moby's a vegan and he doesn't drink. Rock on!Tom - Trowbridge, England
Moby also records under the name of 'Voodoo Child'. The album 'Animal Rights' was recorded under this moniker. The video for 'South Side' with Gwen Stefani was shot a year after its initial recording.Scott Evans - Bradford, Finland
its a shame for a NYC local to share his birthday with the trajedy of sept 11..Marlow - Perth, Australia
No cheese or milk?!? What happens to the poor cow that can't expunge the product? This guy is cruelJon - Grand Forks, Nd
Has his own Vegan-oriented market in the NYC area.Erik - Davis, Ca
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