Depeche Mode Influenced Heavy Metal?

Ever since Rolling Stone published an article exploring Depeche Mode’s influence on heavy metal earlier this year, people have been asking the group’s frontman, Dave Gahan (pictured), how he feels about groups like Marilyn Manson and Metallica. “Once it’s written, it must be true,” he says with a laugh. “It’s flattering that some of these bands call us an inspiration.” The singer, dressed in head-to-toe black, including a very metal-looking leather jacket, recently sat down with Rolling Stone for a soon-to-be-published article about his new collaboration with moody, gospel-inspired soundscape artists Soulsavers, but he also discussed his feelings about heavier music.

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