For Depeche Mode fans hoping the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this spring will bring all five current and former members — Dave Gahan, Martin L. Gore, Andrew Fletcher, Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder — together onstage, don’t hold your breath. Full details right here.
Two years after he sold a huge collection of Depeche Mode memorabilia — including platinum records, vintage musical equipment and his leather stage trousers — former bandmember Alan Wilder is now offering fans the chance to buy his wheels: The musician is taking bids on his 1991 Mercedes 300SL convertible.
Fierce Panda Records and musical director Alan Wilder have revealed the full tracklist for ‘Spirit of Talk Talk,’ a 2CD tribute dedicated to hugely influential synth group Talk Talk that will feature contributions from members of Arcade Fire and Grandaddy, as well as ex-Depeche Mode member Wilder’s Recoil project.
Ex-Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder’s auction of studio equipment, records and other memorabilia from his tenure with the synthpop legends is set for this Saturday, and in the run-up to the event, the keyboardist has posted a four-part, 37-minute documentary about his collection and the process of preparing it for sale.
Today’s round-up of share-worthy links includes a report about Morrissey’s latest offending statement (this time comparing the slaughter in Norway to meat being served in fast-food dives), plus interviews with Mission of Burma’s Clint Conley, ‘120 Minutes’ host Matt Pinfield and ex-Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder.
Former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder is auctioning off a treasure trove of studio equipment, records and other memorabilia that spans his tenure with the synthpop group — including everything from Dave Gahan’s custom mic stands from the Devotional Tour to a pair of the keyboardist’s trousers.
Short Circuit Presents Mute wrapped up last night in London with a Vince Clarke extravaganza, which included a set with Erasure, an appearance by Alison Moyet for what might have been Yazoo’s final performance and a surprise reunion with Feargal Sharkey to play the lone single the duo recorded as The Assembly.
A parade of classic synthpop and electronic artists including Erasure, Yazoo, Nitzer Ebb and four current and former members of Depeche Mode will take the stage in London this weekend to celebrate the hugely influential Mute Records label at the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival.
The promoters of the Gary Numan-headlined Back To The Phuture concerts taking place this April in the U.K. are offering up a pair of free tickets to the London event — also featuring John Foxx and a DJ set by Daniel Miller — for one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.
With Alan Wilder and Vince Clarke on board, Depeche Mode fans are abuzz over the possibility that all five past and present members will appear on disc together for the first time on a new remix album reported to be in the works.
While it wasn’t quite as momentous as last February’s performance of ‘Somebody’ at London’s Royal Albert Hall, former Depeche Mode bandmates Alan Wilder and Martin Gore teamed once again up last night, with Gore appearing as a post-show DJ at Wilder’s Recoil performance in Santa Ana, Calif.
With his North American tour now underway, former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder today offered up a free Recoil multimedia EP — ‘Want: The Architect Mixes’ — that fans can download from Mute Records in exchange for a name and e-mail address.
A day after Vince Clarke tweeted he is collaborating with former bandmate Martin Gore on a new song, a cryptic video surfaced that appears to announce Gore will join ex-DM member Alan Wilder at the latter’s Recoil event on Oct. 24 in Santa Ana, Calif.
Former bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin Gore — who parted ways professionally nearly 30 years ago when Clarke quit Depeche Mode — are working together again on a ‘techno-ish’ track that could be destined for the forthcoming Erasure album.