Dave Gahan Illuminates New York City in 'Shine' Video

December 10, 2015

Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan basks in the illustrious, inspiring light of New York City in the new video for "Shine," off his album with production duo Soulsavers, Angels and Ghosts. The clip cuts between myriad NYC moments and Gahan...


Dave Gahan on Soulsavers, Depeche Mode's Future, Trashy TV

October 19, 2015

It's a chilly October morning in New York, and Dave Gahan is feeling impish. "I hope you play basketball," the singer, 53, says sharply to a towering waiter at Gemma, a bustling hotel restaurant on the East Village's infamous Bowery. The would-be giant...


Depeche Mode Singer Talks Metallica's 'Pop,' Early Tool

October 9, 2015

Ever since Rolling Stone published an article exploring Depeche Mode's influence on heavy metal earlier this year, people have been asking the group's frontman, Dave Gahan, how he feels about groups like Marilyn Manson and Metallica. "Once it's written,...


Are Depeche Mode Metal's Biggest Secret Influence?

August 11, 2015

When Depeche Mode titled their 1990 album Violator, it was supposed to be taken ironically. The previous year had seen smarmy hair-mongers like Bon Jovi, Bad English and Poison scoring Number Ones with saccharine power balladry, and the leather-clad,...


Watch Martin Gore's Animated Video for 'Europa Hymn'

March 27, 2015

Earlier this month, Depeche Mode founder Martin Gore announced plans to release a new self-titled solo LP under the moniker MG. The album, which features 16 electronic instrumental tracks, was written, recorded and produced by Gore after Depeche...


Hear Dave Gahan and Soulsavers' Darkly Cinematic New Song

September 10, 2015

While enjoying a short break from Depeche Mode, singer Dave Gahan reunited with production crew Soulsavers for a second collaboration album, Angels & Ghosts, due out this fall. "All of This and Nothing," the first track to be released from the...


Inside Martin Gore's 'Futuristic' New Solo Album

April 22, 2015

"It seemed wrong to add any vocals, even if they were ooh's and ahh's," Martin Gore says of his new, all-instrumental solo LP, MG. "It just seemed wrong." A mix of jagged electronic vignettes and fuzzy soundscapes, the record finds the Depeche...


Depeche Mode Look Back on 'Violator' 25 Years Later

March 19, 2015

When synth-pop trailblazers Depeche Mode put out their darkly hued seventh album, Violator, a quarter of a century ago, it was an event. The Beatles may have had Beatlemania, but the group had their own bloodthirsty zombie horde willing to crush anything...



Depeche Mode to Issue Concert Film 'Live in Berlin'

October 8, 2014

Toward the end of Depeche Mode's extensive world tour last year in support of their most recent album, 2013's Delta Machine, director Anton Corbijn filmed two dates in Berlin for release as a two-hour concert film, Depeche Mode Live in Berlin, due out...


Left of the Dial: The Best of Eighties College Rock

May 27, 2014

They came from places like Athens, Georgia, and Manchester, England: Bookish (and often brooding) alt-rock savants whose snarling attitude and sharp wits soon found a home among cool-kid radio stations across the land.


Keyed Up: The Best of Eighties Synth Pop

June 3, 2014

With their smooth swaths of synths and digital-drum machines, these acts became dance-floor fixtures at downtown clubs and high-school gyms alike. Just remember to wear neon while listening.



Atoms for Peace, Kings of Leon, Muse Top ACL Lineup

May 7, 2013

Atoms for Peace, Kings of Leon and Muse are among the artists set for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the Cure, Depeche Mode, the National, Passion Pit, Queens of the Stone Age and Kendrick Lamar will also...


Eric Prydz Dreams of Depeche Mode

April 15, 2013

DJ-producer Eric Prydz dropped by Rolling Stone's Rock Room and shared his thoughts on his dream collaboration, keeping new music exclusive to his live set, and his stage setup. "I would love to do something with Martin Gore from Depeche Mode," Prydz...


Depeche Mode, 'Soothe My Soul'

March 28, 2013

Depeche Mode get darkly sensual in their new video for "Soothe My Soul," combining the aggressive chants of the chorus with some smooth caresses and seductive imagery. Black, white and gray hues dominate, while Dave Gahan's vocals inject a menacing, sexual...


Depeche Mode Prepare to Re-Invade America

July 29, 2013

"For years, I was stuck behind a keyboard rig," Depeche Mode's Martin Gore says with a laugh, calling long-distance from backstage in Poland, just minutes before showtime at Warsaw's National Stadium. "When I started playing guitar onstage, it was a bit...


Song Premiere: Depeche Mode Rage Anew in 'Soothe My Soul' Remix

May 3, 2013

Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello and producer/songwriter Jacques Lu Cont have teamed up to remix "Soothe My Soul" from Depeche Mode's latest effort, Delta Machine. While Depeche Mode's original was a harrowing cut that moved along in a lurching blues...


Song Premiere: Minus the Bear Embrace Gaming in 'Walk on Air'

April 11, 2013

Seattle indie-rockers Minus the Bear are part of the eclectic mix of artists who comprise the album accompanying the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us. Now you can take an exclusive first listen to their contribution, "Walk on Air," which trades their...

Album Review

Delta Machine

March 26, 2013

The 13th Depeche Mode album is foregrounded in blues and gospel influences that have often merely burbled beneath their synth-sad pop. "The angel of love was upon me/And, Lord, I felt so high," Dave Gahan growls on "Angel." Gahan was treated for cancer...