Metallica Writes Pop Songs Says Depeche Mode Frontman

(Classic Rock) Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan says he can hear a correlation between his band and metal acts like Metallica. The electro pop icons have often been cited as influences on metal and rock acts and Gahan admits he is a fan of Tool.

And he is more than happy that Depeche Mode have made a positive impression on the world of rock and metal. Gahan tells Rolling Stone: "I have a great respect for heavy rock stuff. Metallica are a heavy-sounding band, but they write pop songs. They've got their dark moments, just like Depeche Mode have, but deep in there is a tune with a catchy chorus or a pop arrangement.

"Certainly bands like Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins - though I wouldn't necessarily call those metal bands - but Metallica really do their own thing and always have."

As for his own admiration for heavier groups, Gahan adds: "I've always liked Tool. In fact, the guitar player Adam Jones used to come over to my house a lot. His girlfriend was a roommate of this girl that was living with us, so he used to hang out with us when they were just coming up. I got to see them in a lot of little clubs, but you knew immediately they had something really special." Read more here.

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