The 2020 Induction Ceremony aired on HBO on Sunday night, with the English electronic group accepting their award remotely.
In the pre-recorded special hosted by Charlize Theron, Depeche Mode were honoured by musicians such as Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
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In the acceptance speech, singer Dave Gahan said: “You know, growing up, listening to music on the radio and having music, it really kind of helps 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 that music really brings people together, and God knows we need that more today than it seems like any other time.”
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