Depeche Mode Inducted Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Charlize Theron Inducted The Band
Electronic music pioneer Depeche Mode is part of the inductees for this year’s 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Instead of May, the induction ceremony took place last Saturday and via a virtual event which was broadcast on HBO.
Depeche Mode was inducted by actress Charlize Theron who declared that their music became “the soundtrack to my life.” The band first became eligible in 2006 and have been nominated a total of three times. Founding members Dave Gahan, Andrew Fletcher and Martin Gore all shared their speeches from their respective homes.
Gahan said, “Congratulations to all our fellow inductees. It’s incredible now to be in this club. There’s so many other musicians, artists that are a part of this that we have grown up listening to. David Bowie, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, the Clash, just to name a few.”
He added, “You know, growing up, listening to music on the radio and having music, it really kind of helped us to feel normal, feel part of something. That’s what music does for people and I think that’s what Depeche Mode has done for many people. I think music really brings people together, and God knows we need that more today than it seems any other time.”
Watch the rest of their acceptance speech below.