Moby ‘Shot In The Back of The Head’ Video

Moby is out with the music video to his new single ‘Shot In The Back of The Head’, animated by David Lynch, off the artist’s new album ‘Wait For Me’, out June 30th via Mute Records.

Moby wrote on his blog at MySpace (@moby):

The first single (if you can call an instrumental with no vocals that we’re giving away for free a ‘single’) is called ‘Shot In The Back Of The Head’, and I’m happy to announce that David Lynch has done the video for it. I sent him the music and said, “Please do whatever you want.” So he sat down and drew some animation that is very dark and beautiful. David Lynch is my favorite film director, and I’m really happy to have him as the first video director on ‘Wait For Me’.

Watch it via YouTube below.

Moby Finishes Mixing His Next Record

Moby checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@moby), talking about the status of his new album. The New York artist tells readers:

I just finished mixing my next record. As I wrote earlier, hopefully it will be released next June. Well, this June. Which is also next June. June 2009, that simplifies things.

And in addition to presumptuously asking you to listen to it at least once all the way through, I presumptuously ask you to listen to it once with nice headphones, because we mixed it in good old fashioned se>o, like the did back in the ye olden tymes.

Moby Begins Final Mixing Of His Next Album

Moby checked in with fans on his official web site’s journal at moby.com on Sunday (February 1), providing an update on his new album. The New York electronic artist tells readers:

After a year of recording and writing, today’s the day I go into the studio to begin the final mixing on my next record. If all goes well I’m hoping to finish the album by the end of February, and to release it in June.

I’ll be mixing the album with Ken Thomas, who has produced and mixed everyone from Sigur Ros to M83 to Dave Gahan to Public Image Ltd. Sonically it’s quite a bit different than the last few albums I’ve released. Overall it’s a lot quieter and more melodic and more emotional record than the last few records. If ‘last night’ was a Saturday night 1 a.m dance record then this next album is more of a ‘9 a.m Sunday morning lying in bed while it’s raining outside’ album. My one presumptuous request, which I’ll probably make a few more times, is that you take the time to listen to it at least once all the way through. I fully know that we live in an age wherein people usually listen to random tracks from an album, but I’ve worked very hard trying to craft a beautiful and cohesive body of work that will ideally make sense when listened to from start to finish.

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Don’t Ask Moby About Sex And Debauchery

Moby checked in with fans on his blog at Moby.com on Tuesday (January 20). The New York based artist tells readers:

I got an email from my contact-person at Blender wherein he asked if I could write a spicy blog about sex and debauchery in DC during inauguration week. Er, uh, you’re asking me? That’s like asking me about hair products. Or basketball. (See the gag there is that I neither have hair nor height. Just to be clear. Jokes are funny when you have to explain them. And to be clear, jokes tend not to be funny when you have to explain them. I was being facetious. Thanks).

I’m sure that DC is awash in a sea of sex and debauchery and degeneracy and vices of all shapes and size, but unfortunately I know nought about any of it. I mean, as an example do you want to hear the least rock and roll thing ever? Earlier tonight I was DJ’ing at the Shep Fairey/Moveon event and a woman came up to me and asked me if I could introduce her to my tour manager because she thought he was cute. I mean, really? Asking a musician to introduce her to his tour manager? Maybe I missed that day in ‘how to be a rockstar 101’, but doesn’t that normally work the other way around? I guess bald, middle-aged musicians just don’t have the sex appeal that they used to… Ah well. and you want me to write about sex and debauchery in DC during inauguration week? I know nothing. Nought. Somewhere between 1 and -1, barring fractions. The first letter of Obama’s last name. A song by the Smashing Pumpkins off of Mellon Collie. Null set. 3 minus 3. and so on.

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On TV: Jonas Brothers, Kylie Minogue, Moby

Pop acts on television this week include:

Moby, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Monday.

Cat Power, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday.

The B-52’s, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday.

YourLips YourLips, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Tuesday.

The Jonas Brothers, who perform on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday.

Kylie Minogue, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Wednesday.

Avril Lavigne, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday.

Ferras, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday.

Sheryl Crow, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday.

Ben Lee, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show on Friday’.

Moby Comments On Britney Spears’ Head Shaving Moment

Moby visited ‘The Daily 10’ on E! where the hairless artist shared his thoughts on Britney Spears famously shaving her own head earlier this year. “What I don’t understand for the life of me is why people shave their heads if they don’t have to,” the 42-year-old said. “I shave my head because god hates me and stole my hair. I know a lot of times in monastic communities people shave their heads as a sign of contrition or humility so maybe that’s what she was doing.”

Moby’s Tribute To Deborah Harry

Moby tells The Sun’s Something For The Week his latest single ‘New York New York’ is a tribute to singer Debbie Harry’s iconic status as well as the city’s legendary hedonistic history. “Debbie is interesting because, when Blondie became successful, she was already an integral part of the downtown New York art scene,” he explained. “Blondie were such a huge pop group but Debbie’s a thoughtful intellectual who doesn’t take herself too seriously, which is sadly not how you can describe the current crop of pop musicians.” Read more.

Moby Has A Deal For Robbie Williams

Moby wrote on his official journal on Wednesday (September 28): Ha ha ha. The European Music Award nominations for ‘Best Male’ just came in, and they are: Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Moby, and Robbie Williams. Ha ha ha. I hope that Robbie wins, as he seems the most deserving (and, well, the only actual European on the list…). I’m just kind of amused to be included on this list at all. And, if for some reason I win, I will give my award to Robbie Williams if he in turn gives his ‘Best Song of The Century Award’ (for ‘Angels’, which is a nice song, don’t get me wrong) to Joy Division.”

Robbie On Capital FM

September 30, 2005 – Robbie Williams was on the Breakfast Show with Johnny Vaughan the other day on Capital FM in London and talked about weddings, marriage, tabloid rumors, which member of Take That could take the team on in a fight, a secret gig he has planned, and more. capitalfm.com has since removed the audio.

Robbie Chats With Jackie O

September 30, 2005 – Robbie Williams was on with the Kyle and Jackie O program on 2day FM in Sydney recently while Jackie was in London. Robbie took the time to confirm he had said he’d make a better president than George Bush adding “anyone in this room would.” He also cleared up some other rumors, admitted he’d “love to be gay” and that he’s “mentally unstable”. Robbie then discussed his plans to visit Australia next year and said he’s proudest of his new album before putting the moves on married Jackie. 2dayfm.com.au has since removed the audio.

Keira Knightley Reminds Robbie Williams Of First Love

September 11, 2005 – BreakingNews.ie reports that Robbie Williams grows misty-eyed whenever he sees actress Keira Knightley. “”Keira’s gorgeous,” Williams said. She looks like the first girlfriend I had when I was 16.”

Robbie Williams Offers Courtney Love Snappy Comeback

September 7, 2005 – Robbie Williams recalled his comeback to Courtney Love on Radio 1 Monday, when the former wife of Kurt Cobain and lover of many rock stars worried that her cred might suffer if she got close to the former Take That star. “I asked my friends who I should sleep with and they said you,” she complained to Williams. “But I can’t sleep with you because of the pop thing” What was Rob’s stinging comeback? “Well, I can’t sleep with you because of the ugly thing,” he responded.

Moby: Gwen Stefani Over-Collaborated On Solo Debut

Moby is complaining to the Daily Star about musicians including so many collaborations on their albums, singling out No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani’s solo debut ‘Love, Angel, Music, Baby’. “It’s almost as though every album now has to use 15 guest singers, like the Gwen Stefani album,” Moby remarked. “I like her has a person, and she’s made some great records, but that new one has too many people involved. There’s not enough Gwen on it.”

Moby Takes Aim At Nick And Jessica With ‘Beautiful’

After being the butt of Eminem’s jokes, Moby tells MTV News why he’s taking potshots at high-profile celebrity couples like Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees and Jessica Simpson on his new song ‘Beautiful’. “As I was writing it, I was thinking of two not very bright celebrities singing it to each other,” he said. “I had this vision of Nick and Jessica sitting around just in awe of how beautiful they are.” Read more.

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