Love the academic rock exactitude of the Hellacopters’ “I’m In The Band”. Blue Öyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper” famously has cowbell, but I just realised that it has lots of güiro too! Listened to Depeche Mode’s “Shake The Disease” for the first time in decades. Impressed! One of my Umeå students has got a […]
Gothenburg veterans In Flames are among the fathers of Sweden's soaring, triumphant melodic death metal sound. But on their new EP Down, Wicked & No Good, the band leaves that sound mostly behind for something else. The new surprise-release EP consists entirely of covers, with the band taking on the '90s modern-rock radio hits. The…
Fall foliage and great gigs. Here's a round up of the best shows of September and October, starirng Public Service Broadcasting in Seattle, and Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Depeche Mode, INVSN and the Afghan Whigs.
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Depeche Mode are a band built for a huge venue like Hollywood Bowl -- their music all grand gestures. The band's historic four night run wraps up tonight. Continue reading…
Sounds like: Depeche Mode, Vampire Weekend, Pond What's so good? In Buddhism it is said we are in an age called The Age of Dregs. It's a degenerate age where our afflictions run high. In some way, it's a Little Dark Age. We have created...Show More Summary
Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan provides guest vocals on "Where I Wait," the latest track from his friend and longtime collaborator Kurt Uenala. Uenala is about to release Cryosleep, his debut album under the solo moniker Null + Void, and today he's shared the video for its Gahan-featuring lead single. Direced by Tim Saccenti, the…
The last few weeks have been fairly historic ones for the Hollywood Bowl, for better and worse. In late September, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played an acclaimed 40th anniversary three-night run at the venue. The shows turned out, sadly, to be Petty’s last. But on Thursday night, Depeche Mode...
Over the course of a two-hour set, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher proved that they remain the best synth-pop live act in the business.
Pioneering electronic music bands like Depeche Mode, New Order, Alphaville and Erasure have released new material. It's like the 80s all over again.
"L.A. has been there for us from day one, really," Dave Gahan says of his band's Angeleno fan base, reflecting on what led Depeche Mode to a record-breaking four-night run at the Hollywood Bowl.
Daniel Barassi is a minor celebrity among Depeche Mode fans, having run the band's website for nearly 20 years. But he'd rather talk about his "Fishure-Price" modified toy turntable.
One voter’s best guess, from shoo-ins like Radiohead and Nina Simone, to long shots like Kate Bush and Depeche Mode
This morning, Depeche Mode were once again nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. And last night, the band was on American TV, making a pretty strong case for why they belong in there. As musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, they performed the slow-burning "Cover Me," the latest single from their new…
From their latest album Spirit
Rolling Stone reports: The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 are in, and the list includes Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, the Cars, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, J. Show More Summary
Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, MC5, the Zombies, LL Cool J, and more have also been nominated this year