Depeche Mode Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

2nd March 2015

Fact: Depeche Mode star Martin Gore has recorded an instrumental solo album, Mg, which he plans to release in April (15).

8th May 2013

Fact: Depeche Mode, Muse and The Cure will join Phoenix and Atoms For Peace among the European headliners of the upcoming Austin City Lights Festival in Texas. Lionel Richie and Wilco are also among the highlights.

24th March 2013

Quote: "The Johnny Cash version of Personal Jesus to me is like the ultimate, probably even truer than our own." Depeche Mode star Dave Gahan was floored by late country legend Cash's cover of his band's hit.

21st November 2012

Quote: "I'm not advocating violence but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell." Depeche Mode star Martin Gore has blasted music mogul Simon Cowell for flooding international Tv networks with talent shows.

22nd October 2012

Fact: Cult rockers Depeche Mode will officially announce world tour dates and new album plans for 2013 at a press conference in Paris, France on Tuesday (23Oct12). The new album will be the trio's first since 2009's Sounds of the Universe. The band's world tour is scheduled to begin in Tel Aviv, Israel in May (13).

10th January 2012

Fact: Former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin Gore will launch themselves as Vcmg in March (12). The new duo will release Ssss, their first album together in 30 years, on 13 March (12).

10th June 2011

Quote: "I wanna be Depeche Mode so bad, but I just don't sound like them." Gwen Stefani on her dreams for her band No Doubt's sound.

19th February 2010

Fact: Depeche Mode fans had a flash from the past at the band's Teenage Cancer Trust charity show in London on Wednesday night (17Feb10) - ex-band member ALAN WILDING joined the trio onstage. The keyboard player, who replaced founding member Vince Clarke in the group, quit the band 14 years ago, but was happy to join his former bandmates for their hits set at the Royal Albert Hall.

10th April 2009

Quote: "Before I ever thought of myself as a musician, I was personally affected by Depeche Mode." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers reveals his musical inspiration.

24th March 2009

Quote: "I don't know if it's cool to say this anymore, but I grew up listening to Gary Glitter." Depeche Mode star MARTIN GORE on his childhood obsession with convicted paedophile Glitter.

23rd March 2009

Quote: "My 13 year old is heavily into My Chemical Romance and the emo scene, dying her hair and putting thick make-up on... It's not easy for me to say, 'I don't think you should be going to school like that.'" Depeche Mode star MARTIN GORE has problems telling his youngest daughter what to wear after years of sporting bondage gear at live shows.

12th March 2009

Fact: Depeche Mode have landed a two-night stint at one of the world's most famous venues, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The British trio will perform there on 16 & 17 August (09).

8th July 2008

Quote: "I feel very old wave these days. I'm old and wavering." New wave pioneer Vince Clarke, of Yazoo and Depeche Mode, is feeling his age.

23rd November 2005

Fact: <p>Depeche Mode once took a psychiatrist on tour with them, to help the warring bandmates communicate. But the group never found time to sit down with him. Instead he held therapy sessions for the band's crew. </p>

8th November 2005

Quote: <p>"The Depeche Mode crowd are really getting into us and arriving to the gigs knowing all the words to all our songs." The Bravery frontman Sam Endicott is relishing supporting DEPECHE MODE. </p>

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