Depeche Mode's new album, 'Delta Machine,' is all set for release next week, and the band has been hitting up late-night talk shows and South by Southwest panels to promote the thing. Last night they played Austin's Brazos Hall at the music fest.
Depeche Mode have spoken out against Simon Cowell, the media mogul who judged several seasons of 'American Idol' here in the States and created the similar British competitive singing show 'The X Factor,' for the damage they insist such programs have wrought on the music industry. In fact, Mode guitarist-keyboardist Martin Gore even went so far as to say that he would like to see Cowell shot for h
Good news for fans of Depeche Mode and their darkly romantic, semi-gothic brand of New Wave. The band has confirmed a European arena tour, scheduled for next spring, with a North American run to follow. The band will hit the road to support a new album, also due out in the spring.
U2 are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1991 album Achtung Baby in a big way. A documentary film, entitled From The Sky Down, was released earlier this year chronicling the making of Achtung Baby. The obligatory special releases will also hit stores next week. Perhaps the most interesting tribute is AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered, a compilation of Achtung Baby covers from artists like Garbag