Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a two-hour broadcast on HBO last night. The band were inducted by Charlize Theron, while Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler also paid tribute during the pre-recorded special. Watch Depeche Mode’s acceptance speech below.
“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,” Dave Gahan said during the speech. “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.”
The group also acknowledged former members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder, calling them “part of the DM family and the DM history and the success of this band.”
Depeche Mode are joined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 by the Notorious B.I.G., Nine Inch Nails, Whitney Houston, T. Rex, the Doobie Brothers, as well as Jon Landau and Irving Azoff.