1. Depeche Mode's 'Violator' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    March 19, 2015 11:55 AM EDT In the first half of the '80s, when Depeche Mode was just a baby-faced synth-pop band singing bubblegum love songs, America couldn't be bothered to care. The boys from Basildon, England, were neither as pretty as Duran Duran nor as cartoonish as all those New Romantics on…

  2. Depeche Mode Leave Them Wanting More at First-Ever SXSW Show

    March 16, 2013 1:00 PM EDT The audience for Depeche Mode's first-ever SXSW showcase, and last show in the U.S. until August, was the kind of crowd that goes bonkers at the first appearance of a guitar tech on the still-dark stage. The band made their first appearance at the Austin festival at a standing-room…

  3. Depeche Mode To Sit For First SXSW Interview

    March 06, 2013 5:50 AM EST Depeche Mode will give a rare conference appearance this March when they sit for an on-stage interview at South by Southwest. It’ll be the veteran British alternative rock group’s first visit to SXSW, and one of their first public outings since signing a worldwide deal last year with…

  4. Depeche Mode Announces New Album, Tour to Follow

    December 11, 2012 11:55 AM EST Depeche Mode has signed a new worldwide deal with Columbia Records and will release a new album in March 2013. The influential and critically acclaimed band, comprised of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy "Fletch" Fletcher, had previously spent its 30-year career with Warner Music…

  5. Dave Gahan Talks Soulsavers, 'Punchier' Depeche Mode Songs

    May 29, 2012 11:00 AM EDT D ave Gahan would love to be on the road with Soulsavers, the British production duo with whom he's just-released the album "The Light the Dead See." But there's the matter of this other band that he's in... Gahan is currently ensconced in New York with bandmates…

  6. Vince Clarke & Martin Gore Talk VCMG, New Depeche Mode & Erasure

    February 23, 2012 12:20 PM EST The reunion of Vince Clarke and Martin Gore on record for the first time since Depeche Mode's debut album in 1981 -- for VCMG's "Ssss," dropping March 13 -- was "a bolt out of the blue," according to Gore. "I got an e-mail from Vince -- I wasn't aware…

  7. Depeche Mode Co-Founders Reunite for Instrumental Techno Project

    June 11, 2011 9:14 AM EDT D epeche Mode co-founders Martin Gore and Vince Clarke have reunited for a side project that's also benefited the group's new "Remixes 2: 81-11" collection. Gore tells Billboard.com he was able to tap Clarke -- who left Depeche Mode in 1981 and subsequently formed Yazoo…

  8. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Greg Dulli and More

    February 18, 2010 7:05 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Lady Gaga wants to put jimmy hats on her fans' little monsters as she joins with fashion designer Jeremy Scott to promote his Proper Attire line of prophylactics. "It's not…

  9. Depeche Mode / August 3, 2009 / New York City (Madison Square Garden)

    August 06, 2009 2:14 PM EDT When the synth-pop revolution began in the early '80s, few would have guessed that Depeche Mode -- three androgynous lads from Basildon, England with a fondness for bondage gear and bubbly Casio melodies -- would be selling out stadiums almost three decades later. Album sales have lagged…

  10. Depeche Mode Prepares For Tour Of The Universe

    March 23, 2009 9:03 AM EDT In a room in New York's Greenwich Hotel, Dave Gahan is sitting erect in a straight-backed chair, immune to the wind outside that's blowing garbage cans down the street. Gahan, the lead singer for Depeche Mode, is a rock star and he dresses the part, in all black. He folds one ringed…

  11. Depeche Mode Confirms New Album Track List

    January 29, 2009 5:41 PM EST Depeche Mode has revealed the track list for its 12th album, "Sounds of the Universe," which is due April 21 from EMI. First single "Wrong" will be available March 9. As previously reported , "Universe" is led by the three-minute, hard-edged single "Wrong,…

  12. Depeche Mode Unveils New 'Sounds'

    January 15, 2009 2:58 PM EST Personally and professionally, synth-pop survivors Depeche Mode are on sturdier footing than ever as they near their 30th anniversary, as well as the April 21 release of their new album, "Sounds of the Universe." "Sometimes you have to pinch yourself, because we've had our…

  13. Gahan Digs 'Deeper' On Second Solo Album

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode's David Gahan isn't exactly known for working quickly. After all, fans have come to expect a traditional four-year wait between the band's studio albums, and Gahan waited more than 20 yea Depeche Mode's David Gahan isn't exactly known for working quickly.…

  14. Depeche Mode Milan Shows Heading To DVD

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Depeche Mode's two shows last weekend at Milan's Filaforum were recorded for a live DVD that is expected to be released in September. Depeche Mode's two shows last weekend at Milan's Filaforum were recorded for a live DVD that is expected to be released in September. "…

  15. Depeche Mode / Dec. 3, 2005 / Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the Depeche Mode fans that caught the group's show in Atlantic City, N.J., the evening was an experience where the masses fervently worshipped their musical god with dance and hollered prayers. For the Depeche Mode fans that caught the group's show in Atlantic City, N.J., the…

  16. Hot Product

    October 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode The 'Mode' Code New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp can be found on the Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due this week via Reprise. The set was preceded Oct. 19 by the single "Enjoy the Silence,…

  17. Shinoda, Goldfrapp Rework Depeche Mode

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be found on the forthcoming Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due Oct. 26 via Reprise. New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be…

  18. Dave Gahan Makes Solo Bow

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After more than two decades as Depeche Mode's lead vocalist, Dave Gahan is singing a different tune: His own. "Paper Monsters," released June 2 on Reprise Records, marks Gahan's debut as a solo artist and his first stab at…

  19. Depeche Mode's Gahan Sets Solo Tour

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode frontman David Gahan will play more than a month's worth of solo North American dates in support of his upcoming album "Paper Monsters," due June 3 from Mute/Reprise. Depeche Mode frontman David Gahan will play more than a month's worth of solo North American…

  20. Counterfeit 2

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Counterfeit 2, Depeche Mode founding member/songwriter/occasional lead vocalist Martin Gore steps out of the shadows to deliver his long-awaited solo full-length. With Counterfeit 2, Depeche Mode founding member/songwriter/occasional lead vocalist Martin Gore steps out of the shadows to…

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