Daya & Zedd Exchange Digits
Is a date with Zedd in Daya’s future? The 27-year-old DJ and the singer, who turns 18 on Oct. 24, exchanged phone numbers at Nylon magazine’s party for its October It Girl issue at Doheny Room in West Hollywood. They met and posed together for pictures after Daya performed at the event, which was hosted by Nylon’s cover girl, Tinashe. Ten minutes later, when Daya was introduced to Billboard at the Clinique-sponsored party. Asked if she’d like to collaborate with the DJ, Daya, who was featured on The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” said, “I’d love to,” then acknowledged with a big smile that Zedd (who previously dated Selena Gomez) was “super cute.”
Los Angeles trick-or-treaters should be on the lookout for a rapping jack-o-lantern. Wiz Khalifa told Overheard that “according to” his 3-year-old son Bash (short for Sebastian), “I’m going to be a pumpkin for Halloween.” Khalifa was celebrating the opening of his capsule clothing line, BASH by Junk Food, which was inspired by his heir, at the Junk Food Store in Venice, Calif. on Oct. 15. Bash “really likes Halloween and spooky stuff,” which explains the line’s pumpkin emblazoned socks,” and the youngster’s desire to dress “as a ghost” on Oct. 31.
Miles Davis Doc In The Works
Miles Davis’ nephew Vince Wilburn Jr. says a documentary on the late jazz legend’s influence over contemporary musicians is in the works. “We’re trying to give it a different edge,” said Wilburn at a combination listening party for Columbia/Legacy’s new Davis box set, Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 and tasting of Kind of Blue Scotch in Los Angeles. Wilburn said he plans to feature Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters and The Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts.
Moby: ‘I’m A Middle-Aged Bald Guy –Snap Away!’
Moby doesn’t have a problem with concert audiences taking cell-phone photos or video of his performances. On Oct. 23, the 51-year-old dance-music pioneer kicked off his Circle V Festival — a music and food event that celebrates animal rights — with a concert at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood. In the midst of a set that included “Porcelain,” “Honey,” “Bodyrock,” “Extreme Ways” and “Are You Lost,” the descendant of Moby Dick author Herman Melville told the sweaty, packed room that he was thrilled to have his performance documented. “I am a middle-aged bald guy,” he said. “I am thrilled to have the attention.”
Before the show, Moby told Overheard, “I’ve been vegan now for 29 years and an animal rights activist for three decades, and if I’m being really honest, I love making music, but animal rights activism is my job. It’s really what I wake up every day thinking about. The artist, who released his latest album These Systems Are Failing on Oct. 14, says that he’s been listening to a lot of “Cat Stevens and Neil Young lately” and is planning to vote for Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8. “It’s absurd that anyone takes Donald Trump seriously,” he says. He’s an ignorant, racist, misogynist who has ruined businesses and is probably mentally ill. It’s so confusing to me that anyone would take him seriously as a politician. He added: “I’m really looking forward to November 9, hoping that Hillary wins and that Trump just sort of goes away. I don’t care what he does next. I just don’t want to look at him every day.”