Depeche Mode singer/guitarist Martin Gore has set an April 28 release date for his upcoming Mute solo album, "Counterfeit2." The set, Gore's first solo album since 1989, will feature 11 tracks origina
Depeche Mode singer/guitarist Martin Gore has set an April 28 release date for his upcoming Mute solo album, "Counterfeit2." The set, Gore's first solo album since 1989, will feature 11 tracks originally done by such artists Lou Reed, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, John Lennon, Brian Eno, and Iggy Pop. The first single, to be released April 14, is a cover of David Essex's "Stardust."
"I really wanted to get across a fan's perspective," Gore said on his official Web site. "There is something about the songs I like that somehow gives the album a thread." Gore first solo set, "Counterfeit," featured covers of tunes by Sparks and Comsat Angels, as well as his interpretation of the traditional "Motherless Child."
In related news, Depeche Mode lead singer David Gahan is set to release his as-yet-untitled solo debut on June 2, with a single to precede it on May 19. Additionally, DM keyboardist Andrew Fletcher has signed the group Client to his new label, Toast Hawaii.
As for Depeche Mode, the group is planning to release a DVD version of its 1989 home video "101," which was also released as a live album. The film's director, D.A. Pennebaker, is back on board for the new edition, which will sport as-yet-unannounced bonus features.