Moby's science dream
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 December 2008
Moby wanted to be a scientist when he was a child
Moby wanted to be a scientist when he was a child.
The 'Play' hitmaker considered several career paths when he was growing up, before settling on the music business after being inspired by punk band the Sex Pistols.
He said: "Up until I was 13 I wanted to be a scientist. Any type of scientist would have been good. After 13, I really wanted to be a guitar player. I saw a Sid Vicious video and it scared me so much I decided to form a punk rock band."
Moby - real name Richard Melville Hall - began studying classical guitar when he was a teenager.
The accomplished musician and DJ then went on to learn to play piano and drums.
Meanwhile, the 43-year-old star says he wishes he had written the 70s disco classic 'I Feel Love'.
He explained: "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."