The best band in the world is finally being inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!
Billboard sat down with Depeche Mode to ask them a few questions ahead of this momentous event.
Martin Gore on being asked whether the members balk at being called a "rock band": "We used to be electronic purists, but that changed at some point during the ‘80s when we started using guitars and other instruments, so I have no problem with being called rock."
On being asked to pick one album as an essential turning point in the band's career beyond Violator: "The big turning point for the band was Black Celebration. I think we turned down a dark alleyway that we quite liked."
Dedicated to my fellow stans demented_21, toxic_illusion, ohmylol and anyone else who I neglected to mention (apologies!)