Depeche Mode had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in a single day, with the legendary digital trio accepting the award remotely.
Founding members Dave Gahan, Andrew Fletcher and Martin Gore shared a pre-recorded acceptance speech from their respective houses. Watch it beneath:
“Congratulations to all our fellow inductees. It’s unimaginable now to be on this membership. There’s so many different musicians, artists which might be part of this that now we have grown up listening to. David Bowie, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, the Conflict, simply to call a number of,” Gahan stated throughout the speech.
“You realize, rising up, listening to music on the radio and having music, it actually type of helped us to really feel regular, really feel a part of one thing.
“That’s what music does for folks and I feel that’s what Depeche Mode has executed for many individuals. I feel music actually brings folks collectively, and God is aware of we’d like that extra right this moment than it appears another time.”
The band additionally acknowledged former members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder, calling them “a part of the DM household and the DM historical past and the success of this band”.
Different folks the trio thanked included inventive director Anton Corbijn – who they credited with “[making] us look cool” – together with Mute Data’ Daniel Miller, supervisor Jonathan Kessler and longtime touring members Christian Eigner and Peter Gordeno.
The Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony was postponed back in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. A digital ceremony as a substitute came about, broadcast over HBO Max.