This is Depeche Mode’s third career nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They were previously nominated in 2017 and 2018. The Depeche Mode inductees for the Class of 2020 are Vince Clarke, Andy Fletcher, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Alan Wilder.
They are praised for their “dark, industrial love songs for the modern era.” Depeche Mode received a massive since they pushed their “sonic and lyrical boundaries” with new synthesizer technology and their high-octane live shows.
Their smash singles include “Personal Jesus,” “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “Enjoy the Silence”: moreover, their hit song “Personal Jesus” was covered by the “Man in Black” himself, Johnny Cash.