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