There's always 'life on Mars' for Dave Gahan.
Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan has come a long way since his eighties hey-day with the synthpop band, and is now involved in a collective of a different species; Soulsavers unites elements of blues and soul within its electronic framework, but that's not all that's influenced Gahan on latest album 'Angels & Ghosts'.
Dave Gahan teams up with the Soulsavers for 'Angels & Ghosts'
The album was released by Dave Gahan & Soulsavers in October 2015 and marks their second collaboration after 2012's 'The Light the Dead See'. It has received a positive reaction so far, with much of the lyrics expressing disillusionment with the world as it is, yet with a very strong undercurrent of hope.
Continue reading: Dave Gahan Cites David Bowie As His Ultimate Mood Lifter
Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode hit the UK on their 'Delta Machine' tour.
Depeche Mode landed in London during the summer European leg of their 2013-2014 world tour in the first of two consecutive concerts at the O2 Arena.
The Basildon synthpop legends, singer Dave Gahan, guitarist Martin Gore and keyboardist Andy Fletcher, took to the stage last night (May 28th 2013) with much zeal after a string of European performances. They are even performing a second set at the same venue tonight - a rare deal, as a closer look at their touring schedule reveals that they're not as young as they used to be and are taking at least one day off in between gigs. Opening for them last night was pop producer How To Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) while tonight they will be supported by Danish electronic producer Trentemøller. If they are anything like last night, the show will be as captivating as the trio ever have been.
Continue reading: Depeche Mode Give An Electric Performance At London's O2 [Photos]
Depeche Mode are always ''moaning through life'' and admits their musical influences stem from their own ''whining''.
Depeche Mode are always ''moaning through life''.
The 'Enjoy the Silence' trio - Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Alan 'Fletch' Fletcher - are known for their downbeat lyrics and singer Dave admits he is often unhappy with his ''inability to function'' as a normal person.
He said: ''We have influences coming from the blues. And Depeche Mode is fundamentally us whining, searching for something, moaning our way through life.
Continue reading: Depeche Mode Always Moaning
The singer fell ill in May, 2009 in the dressing room of a venue in Athens, Greece shortly before the band was due onstage, and he was taken to a hospital where medics revealed he had a bladder tumour.
Gahan underwent surgery to remove the growth followed by a course of chemotherapy before being given the all-clear, but the rocker has revealed he believed he was dying as he battled the illness.
Continue reading: Dave Gahan Feared Death During Cancer Battle
Depeche Mode are annoyed by "some of the bands who have won" a BRIT Award because they have not been as successful as them.
Depeche Mode are annoyed by "some of the bands who have won" a BRIT Award.
The most successful electronic band in music history only have a solitary BRIT Award under their belt yet have sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide, but they feel let down they have never been given a Lifetime Achievement award, which has been given to bands including Spice Girls and Status Quo in the past.
Multi-instrumentalist Andy Fletcher said: "It annoys us when you see some of the bands who have won it."
Continue reading: Depeche Mode's BRIT Annoyance
Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan has blasted the BRITs in an X-rated rant, claiming the band snubbed the chance to get a new lifetime achievement award when they discovered their set wasn't going to be aired.
Depeche Mode refused to be honoured at the BRITs.
The electronic music pioneers were due to be presented with a brand new award for their contribution to music after the The Outstanding Achievement was scrapped, but were so furious when they found out their set wasn't going to be broadcast on ITV that they snubbed the ceremony.
Singer Dave Gahan ranted to The Sun newspaper: ''F**k the BRITs. Let me tell you a story. I will probably get someone in trouble, but we were told we were getting a new award this year. Most Influential Band In The Last 20 Years or something? Basically the old b*****d, Lifetime Achievement Award - and we said, yes, that's cool.
Continue reading: Depeche Mode Slam BRIT Awards
Frank Ocean has recorded a track with Depeche Mode's Martin Gore after he met them in a studio and asked if he could watch them working.
The 'Pyramids' singer has been in the studio with the electronic producer, as well as Christoffer Berg - half of Swedish duo The Knife - after he ran into Depeche Mode while they were recording their new album 'Delta Machine'.
Martin's bandmate, Dave Gahan, told Entertainment Weekly magazine: ''Suddenly in the doorway, I sensed this presence, and I realised there was this guy standing there just watching.
Continue reading: Frank Ocean Records With Depeche Mode
The deluxe edition of the new Depeche Mode album Delta Machine will include four new tracks and a 28 page hardcover book, which will include photos by Anton Corbjin, who has long been a collaborator of the band’s.
Released on March 25th, the album was recorded over the last year in Santa Barbara, California and New York City. Martin Gore and Dave Gahan have both revealed that the creation of Delta Machine was a daunting prospect for them.
“I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern,” says Gore. “I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It's just got something magical about." Gahan added “With this release we've completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realise the album is beginning to sound too normal, we'll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can't wait for all of our fans to hear it."
Date of birth
9th May, 1962