Charlize Theron inducted Depeche Mode into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame final night time (November 7), calling the band “the soundtrack to my life”.
The night additionally noticed Iggy Pop induct Nine Inch Nails into the Class of 2020, in addition to a tribute to T-Rex’s Marc Bolan from Ringo Starr.
“Depeche Mode is the soundtrack of my adolescence,” Theron mentioned throughout her induction speech. “I’m not kidding — there was actually a tune for each event of my life: my first date, my first time leaving South Africa, and naturally the primary time I acquired my coronary heart damaged.
“And so after I lastly acquired to see them reside a few years in the past, it was like this epic slap within the face of nostalgia. However greater than that, after I was on the present I noticed what else I beloved about their music: They have a good time the outsider. Their music brings individuals collectively from all completely different walks of life and makes them really feel prefer it’s OK to be completely different.
“That actually hit me watching the movies on the live performance. I used to be moved to tears. I got here residence, I instructed my daughters about it, and I used to be additionally actually fucking pissed as a result of I don’t often go to rock live shows to bawl my eyes out.”
She added: “However in truth, it speaks to the immense energy Depeche Mode has had through the years. It additionally why, after I acquired the possibility to select some songs for the ‘Atomic Blonde’ soundtrack, they have been the primary on my record.
“It’s no shock they’re becoming a member of the ranks of the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame — they need to have been there 20 years in the past, if it was as much as me. However what an extremely well-deserved honor. Thanks, guys, for being the soundtrack to my life.”
In their own acceptance speech ultimately night time’s ceremony, the band all gave thanks for the award. Frontman Dave Gahan mentioned: “, rising up, listening to music on the radio and having music, it actually sort of helped us to really feel regular, really feel a part of one thing.
“That’s what music does for individuals and I believe that’s what Depeche Mode has performed for many individuals. I believe music actually brings individuals collectively, and God is aware of we want that extra in the present day than it appears some other time.”