It's no secret Dave Gahan has been playing live a few days ago in Los Angeles with Soulsavers (very short video: http://youtu.be/DlboBmp-KRw). He also appears on their album.
What's more intruiging is the interview he gave to Clashmusic about Depeche Mode being inbetween record companies, or maybe even between record companies and...no record companies ? This rumour has been running for quite a few years tho (read Side Line link below).
When asked about it, Dave has had the most interesting answer, stating that Depeche are not signed to anyone, that Daniel Miller would love to have Depeche with Mute again, that Depeche is currently recording at Martin Gore's place in LA and they are working to find a way to do it with Daniel (and therefore Mute) adding to that they are their own executive producers. And speaking of producers, Dave Gahan hinted that Martin Gore might be the producer, assisted by Ben Hiller.
Now, Depeche Mode is a group of considerable size and they can very probably fill up arenas despite the decline in music sales and the credit crunch (the crisis is so bad that certain keyboard manufacturers have...