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Smashing Pumpkins cover DM live

The Smashing Pumpkins performed their Depeche Mode cover “Never Let Me Down Again” last night in Madison, WI. This was the first time the band have played it since 1995, so we'll see if it stays in the set list. Aside from some new songs and classics, they also covered "Friday, I'm In Love" from The Cure. Setlist: Solara Zero Today Never Let Me Down Again (Depeche Mode cover) Knights of Malta Tonight, Tonight Dross Friday I’m in Love (The Cure cover) Disarm Bullet With Butterfly Wings Porcelina of the Vast Oceans Travels Cherub Rock 1979 Ava Adore Heavy Metal Machine Encore: Silvery...

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HOME Exclusive: Interview with Simon Granger of Nitzer Ebb

For Part 3 of Home's exclusive interviews with the recently re-formed Nitzer Ebb, we check in with Simon Granger, the art director behind much of NEP's early creative brand presence, designing album covers, band merchandise, and the overall artistic output. In this interview, Simon speaks to Home's Pete about getting back with the boys in both an artistic and, for the first time, a live musical performance capacity. ----- Home: Can you tell us how you first got involved with Nitzer Ebb? Simon: We all grew up in the same town of Chelmsford, which is now a city. There were very few places...

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HOME Exclusive: Interview with Nitzer Ebb’s David Gooday

This week, HOME's Pete interviewed David Gooday, who was among the earliest members of Nitzer Ebb, and is part of the newly re-formed act. Gooday brings us up to speed on his most recent projects, as well as shedding some light on early NEP history. ---- Home:  As an original member could you tell us about your earliest recollections of the band? DG:  A wasp, A Jen-SX 1000 and a BOSS DR-55. Then an SH-101 [Roland]. A handful of drums, some lumps of metal and Douglas singing. Well, I say Douglas singing. When we first started out as Nitzer Ebb, we all sang – shouted, in my case – swapping...

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HOME Exclusive: Checking in with Douglas J. McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb

Photo: Hazel Hill McCarthy III The electronic music fandom was sent into a tizzy recently with a slate of announcements on reformation, reissues and reunion tours from EBM/industrial/Balearic legends Nitzer Ebb, well-known as previous Mute labelmates, collaborators, and friends of Depeche Mode. Home reached out to all of the boys in the band for q&a's about projects past, present, and future. In the first of the series, we caught up with NEP's workaholic frontman Douglas J. McCarthy. ----- Douglas J McCarthy Home: The recent Pylon release, “1982-2010: The Box Set”, seems...

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Depeche Mode tease next two 12-inch archive box set releases

Depeche Mode this week began teasing the next two releases in their 12-inch box set releases, sharing tease videos for the "Construction Time Again" and "Some Great Reward" singles boxes. While full tracklists for the releases have yet to be shared, completist collector fans should be breathing a sigh of relief as early images of these boxes show each of these to be six-record sets, including the limited 12-inch releases re-pressed for each of the boxes. We will update this story when more information is available. https://twitter.com/i/status/1059375481269567488 https://twitter.com/i/status/1059731490395701248

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