May 28 [10:00 EDT] -- With various producing and soundtrack projects underway, nobody's calling Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan a deadbeat, except maybe Moby.
The techno-wiz turned hard rocker is under the impression that Corgan owes him a remix, which he explained to MTV News while on Corgan's home turf at the Q101 Jamboree outside Chicago."A lot of times when I do remixes, rather than get the artist to pay me, I work on a barter system," Moby explained. "Right now my debtors, people who owe me, are Soundgarden and the Smashing Pumpkins, I did remixes for them and they didn't pay me anything for them. We did it with the understanding that they were supposed to do a remix for me, but unfortunately... with the Smashing Pumpkins I did a year and a half ago, and every time I see Billy I ask him where my remix is, but I can understand he's kind of busy." [700k QuickTime]
No word on all this yet from Corgan's camp, but of course, Moby
shouldn't hold his breath for a remix from Soundgarden since the band recently broke up.
Despite his eagerness to collect these remix tracks, Moby has an abundance of his own material to focus on right now. He is still touring to support his recent release, "Animal Rights," and he has a collection of his work from movie soundtracks due out in September on an album called, "I Like To Score." That release will feature Moby's rendition of the James Bond theme, which will turn up in the next 007 epic.
In addition to his own work, Moby is also producing some tracks for the next Guns n' Roses album, whose spokespeople by the way refuse to comment on reports that onetime Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Fink has been chosen to replace Slash.