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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WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!! WELL DESERVED!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR MUSIC!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
You say fans support you as well as family, managers etc and you thank that huge group. And now I must say this is we who are pleased to thank YOU for the music that supports our lives, the performences and tha all job you are doing. I love you guys, for about 30 years and can’t wait to see you again.
Stay happy and healthy in that horrible time.
Volevo solo dirvi Grazie per la bella musica che suonate da sempre. Gundam Asti Italia.
Fantastic!!! Been listening to you guys since the beginning. Thank you for being so great!! Congratulations!!!
Always loved Depeche Mode since “A Question of Lust” and since high school
Timeless, endless and just freaking great…esp in bed…well deserved!
Depeche Mode is the best synthypop and roknroll group of the world!!!
Nice Depenche mode
Though I love this band, and early NIN, not inducting Kraftwerk first is just plain ridiculous.
Nice seeing Fletch emphasize the “thanks Alan” sentiment given their history.
Congratulations!!! So very well deserved!! You guys are my most favorite music band!
Can’t wait for the next concert!
Gracias DM por todo lo recibido durante estos 30 años, arte y sueños.. que me acompañan aun a mis 50 años..
Esperamos volvernos a ver juntos nuevamente.. bendiciones.
Many congratulations guys on your wonderful hall of fame honour. You so deserve it all the years you have given to music and the fans. Well done! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx