Depeche Mode's David Gahan Reveals How David Bowie's "Heroes" Saved His Life

Depeche Mode singer David Gahan sat down with Q104.3's Jonathan Clarke on "Out of the Box" to talk about his roguish youth, his band's deep connection to David Bowie, their new album, Spirit, and more.

Of Bowie, Gahan tells "Out of the Box" the band has always been huge fans. In fact, Gahan says he was given the job singing in Depeche Mode after the band heard him cover Bowie's "Heroes" during a jam session. Here we are almost 40 years later.

Had Vince Clarke not called Gahan to ask him to come to rehearsal, he may have stayed on a very different path. As a teen, Gahan used to steal cars. He says he very well could have ended up in jail for a long time were it not for music and for Depeche Mode.

Watch the whole chat below!


Here's the video for Depeche Mode's new song, "Where's the Revolution":

Jonathan 'JC' Clarke

Jonathan 'JC' Clarke

ON AIR: Sundays 7PM - 9PM. Jonathan Clarke joined Q104.3, New York's Classic Rock, as an on-air personality in 1997 and continues to be a mainstay there. Also, since March of 2001, he has hosted and executive produced his top rated 'Out of the... Read more


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