Alan Wilder to rejoin Depeche Mode?

Side-Line has posted an interesting story (link). As you can see in the above screenshot Depeche Mode has posted on their official Facebook page a photo of Alan Wilder sitting in front of The Policy of Truth video. The text reads, “Never again is what you swore”. Fans are interpreting this as a possible return of Alan to the band. Honestly as such a lover of DM I really would love to see that. Pair that with Martin’s new obsession with Eurorack synth modules and some ingredients are in the pot that could produce a real DM album again! Let’s hope!

“Following the departure of Vince Clarke, Depeche Mode placed an advertisement in the music magazine Melody Maker: “Keyboard player needed for established band – no timewasters.” Even though the ad was looking for someone under 21 (Wilder was 22) he lied about his age to get the job, and got away with it. He joined Depeche Mode in January 1982, initially as a tour keyboardist, and soon thereafter as a full member of the recording band… On 1 June 1995 (his 36th birthday), Alan announced his departure from Depeche Mode: “Due to increasing dissatisfaction with the internal relations and working practices of the group, it is with some sadness that I have decided to part company from Depeche Mode. My decision to leave the group was not an easy one particularly as our last few albums were an indication of the full potential that Depeche Mode was realising.” – Wikpedia

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3 thoughts on “Alan Wilder to rejoin Depeche Mode?”

  1. Hi mate, I guess you didn’t read the last line in the article on Side-Line. It’s a tongue in cheek, Alan told us it’s utter bollocks. We just had a laugh posting the newsbit actually. Good linkbait, but I guess the agency that runs the Depeche Mode Facebook just needed some extra attention to get the edgerank of the page up.

    1. Honestly it was a lot of fun dreaming about it. Someone must really dislike someone else in that band because it’s clear the fans want it and the music would benefit it. Even if he never stepped on stage a few extra paychecks and making music a lot of people would hear must be appealing to him.

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