Pioneering synthpop outfit turned stadium rockers Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight in a pandemic-necessitated virtual ceremony, with Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher meeting up in a Zoom call to accept the honor.
You can watch the trio’s four-minute clip right here — they thank, but are not joined by, fellow inductees and former bandmates Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder — though the Rock Hall has not yet posted video of Charlize Theron’s induction speech.
Depeche Mode were inducted alongside Nine Inch Nails, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex and The Doobie Brothers, as well as famed managers Jon Landau and Iriving Azoff.
This year’s induction was supposed to have been held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland on May 2, but that event was canceled like so much else this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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