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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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


Depeche Mode Debut New Songs in Austin

March 16, 2013

Brazos Hall isn't big enough for Dave Gahan, who took to the Austin club's stage at SXSW last night and commanded a self-pinching 900-capacity crowd – including Billy Corgan, Usher and Matt Sorum – like he was playing the Rose Bowl. Aside...


Video: Dior Takes On a Depeche Mode Classic for New Ad

May 3, 2012

Few bands come as preternaturally equipped for fashionable appropriation as Depeche Mode. With a heroic yet conflicted sex symbol for a frontman, pioneering synth anthems fit for self-proclaimed "black celebrations" and a lyrical fantasia of vices hard...


Depeche Mode Co-Founders Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore to Reunite

November 21, 2011

Two of the original members of Depeche Mode have reunited for the first time since 1981. Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore have announced they will release a series of EPs and a new album under the band name VCMG.  "Out of the blue I got an email...


Bono Announces 'Achtung Baby' Covers Album

September 9, 2011

Jack White, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith and Damian Rice are among the artists on a forthcoming tribute album honoring the 20th anniversary of U2’s Achtung Baby, frontman Bono announced at a press conference this afternoon for the U2 documentary...


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,...


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.


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...


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...


Dave Gahan Joins Soulsavers for L.A. Show

July 22, 2012

Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan recently did some moonlighting as the singer on the new Soulsavers album The Light The Dead See. And last night in L.A. at the famed studios of the Capitol Records building, the collaborators came together on the stage...


Depeche Mode Co-Founders Reunite As VCMG

February 23, 2012

VCMG, the new project by synthpop pioneers Vince Clarke and Martin Gore, marks the first time the two musicians have worked together since they were both members of Depeche Mode in the early Eighties. In the time since, Gore carried on with Depeche Mode,...


Exclusive Stream: Susan Boyle Covers Depeche Mode

September 29, 2011

Click to listen to Susan Boyle's cover of Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy the Silence' They're two of the most enduring lines in modern rock: "Words are very unnecessary/ They can only do harm." Susan Boyle, the singing sensation who came out of nowhere to earn...