Depeche Mode isn’t expected to return to the stage until 2013, but about 150 people got an unusually up-close-and-personal glimpse of frontman Dave Gahan in action Saturday night when he performed a special one-off show with Soulsavers, showcasing seven tracks off ‘The Light the Dead See.’
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Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about The Fixx, Bob Mould, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Black Francis, Kristin Hersh, Sonic Youth, The Jam and more — plus a special mixtape.
Depeche Mode’s management this week shot down a supposed 2013 European tour itinerary that’s been making the rounds online, re-affirming that the band will tour next year, but that no dates have been confirmed. That comes as rumors continue to swirl that Dave Gahan will perform a “secret” show with Soulsavers.
Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about INXS, Depeche Mode, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Johnny Marr, Alison Moyet, The Cure, Public Image Ltd., The Dream Syndicate, Franke Goes to Hollywood, The Fixx and more.
Soulsavers this week released a music video for “Take Me Back Home” off the group’s current album The Light the Dead See, which features Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan on lead vocals. Neither Gahan nor the Soulsavers are in the High 5 Collective-directed clip, which fits the song’s melancholy mood quite well.
In our latest link round-up, we feature a look inside Dave Gahan’s home studio, an argument that My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Loveless’ is the greatest album of the ’90s, a look back at The Psychedelic Furs, an interview with The Cult’s Ian Asbury and a look at the parallels between the rise of synthpop and digital design.
It’s enough to make fans of (very) early Depeche Mode swoon: Photographic evidence of DM co-founder Vince Clarke sitting down for dinner with former bandmates Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher. Earlier today, Clarke tweeted, ‘Tonight I am dining with the ‘Modes’. Apparently, Fletch is cooking…who knew?’
This week’s new releases include new studio albums from Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch and The Cult, plus Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan’s album with Soulsavers, a posthumous Joey Ramone record and the U.S. release of the Hoodoo Gurus’ new best-of.
Our latest collection of links includes sad news about the passing of former Crowded House drummer Peter Jones, plus an interview with Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan about Soulsavers, news of Morrissey’s libel suit against the NME proceeding to court this summer, and a mix of David Bowie covers from Strangeways Radio.
As part of the label’s new From the Vaults web series on The Warner Sound channel on YouTube, the folks at Warner Bros. have dug up what they are billing as a previously unreleased, 26-minute Depeche Mode promotional documentary put together to promote the release of 1993’s ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion.’
The new album from electronic music project Soulsavers — featuring Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan on lead vocals — arrives next week, but Mute Records is letting fans hear the full stream of ‘The Light the Dead See’ via the widget posted here. Also, check out video of Gahan discussing the project..
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines news about My Bloody Valentine’s long-delayed reissues, Peter Murphy, Joe Jackson, The Vaselines, Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, Dead Can Dance’s first new album in 16 years, Redd Kross, Ride’s Mark Gardener and more.
Today we mark the 50th birthday of Dave Gahan by looking back at the man’s, and band’s, 30-year career with this selection of seven full Depeche Mode concerts for your viewing pleasure, filmed on tours in 1981, 1985, 1986, 1993, 2001, 2006 and 2009. Enjoy.