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Dave Gahan featured in a new ‘The Damned’ documentary

Last year in March, at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, a documentary about '70s band The Damned was shown, called "The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead". One year later, the documentary started being shown at selected movie theaters throughout the world, and yesterday on May 20th it came out on DVD/BluRay in the USA. The documentary contains old and new interview footage of not only the band, but also of other artists on whom The Damned has had an impact. Names include Chrissie Hynde, Billy Idol, Lemmy, Duff McKagan, and... Dave Gahan. Whenever Dave Gahan is asked about...

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Dave Gahan will be background singer on a David Bowie cover?

Martyn LeNoble, longtime friend and collaborator with Dave Gahan, has just slipped some deets via Twitter: https://twitter.com/martynlenoble/status/733891763807473664 This is pretty interesting! We have yet to find out what this will be exactly, and for which band this was recorded since LeNoble is floating in and out of bands all the time, but it doesn't seem like it was for Depeche Mode. The connection between Dave Gahan and David Bowie is pretty clear: aside from the facts that Dave got to audition for what would become Depeche Mode after Vince Clarke heard Dave sing "Heroes" and that...

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Depeche Mode are back in the studio

We’re thrilled to finally report that Depeche Mode are back in the studio. Working with a new producer, the band have just finished the first string of studio sessions on what is to become their 14th album. Sessions began in Santa Barbara on April 12th and wrapped this past weekend. Work will resume later this month. Looking at the schedules for “Sounds Of The Universe” and “Delta Machine”, the timing could indicate a spring 2017 album release and tour. This will be their first album since 2001s “Exciter” without Ben Hillier in the producer’s chair. Hillier helmed the sessions...

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Martin almost remixed Jean-Michel Jarre

In a Q&A on his Facebook page on April 19th,  Jean-Michel Jarre said that he'd reached out to Depeche Mode's Martin L. Gore in hopes that he might be interested in collaborating on a remix. Apparently Martin expressed he was interested in working with him, but unfortunately the timing was off as Martin was starting to prepare for a new Depeche Mode record. Considering his album, Electronica 2, was announced in February,  Jean-Michel and Martin must have been speaking at some point in 2015 regarding this collaboration. It would have been interesting to see, maybe at some point it will happen....

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30 Years of ‘Black Celebration’ – Depeche Mode Breaks Through in the U.S.

Hopefully you're all well aware of the great work our friend and mega-collector David McElroy, AnfieldMode here on the HOME forum, has been doing to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Black Celebration with a post a day all March long on his blog, Almost Predictable. Almost. (If you aren't, you've got nearly a month's worth of posts to catch up on.) David asked several fans to weigh in on the anniversary, including HOME's own Sean to provide a look at the effect the album and tour had in the U.S. market.  Check out the post below, and make sure to check out David's blog not just this month,...

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