Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan on new Humanist collaboration and his 2020 plans

Rob Marshall and Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan. Credit: Derrick Belcham
"I’m always looking for someone to take me out of my comfort zone"

In search of Sub Pop’s soul: celebrating 30 years of the label that gave us Nirvana, the Seattle Sound and ‘cob nobblers’

In 1988, underground radio DJ Jonathan Poneman and fanzine editor Bruce Pavitt quit their day jobs to dedicate themselves full-time to running their independent record label. Three decades later, I’m stood in a departure terminal at LAX looking across the tarmac at the Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 which will take me to Seattle. It’s covered in what looks like...

Mark Lanegan upset by how Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes has ‘gone off the rails’

Mark Lanegan and Jesse Hughes
Mark Lanegan has spoken out to Jesse Hughes - revealing how upset he is "by how far off the rails" he has gone. Read more: "Jesse Hughes, shut the fuck up - for the love of God" The Eagles Of Death Metal frontman made headlines this week when he sparked controversy after he slammed the students protesting for stricter...

Watch Mark Lanegan join Peter Hook on stage to cover Joy Division in London

Peter Hook and Mark Lanegan
Last night saw Mark Lanegan join Peter Hook & The Light on stage for their headline set at London's Roundhouse, where they covered a number of Joy Division classics. Check out footage and the setlist below. The former Joy Division and New Order bassist took to the stage to perform his previous band's albums 'Movement', 'Closer' and 'Unknown Pleasures' in...

Mark Lanegan Band – ‘Phantom Radio’

Despite writing much of ‘Phantom Radio’ on a phone app called Funk Box, Mark Lanegan boasts a melodic elegance more commonly associated with a classical orchestra. On his latest album, the gravel-voiced 49-year-old uses gospel and blues elements alongside simple metronomic beats, but his characteristically morose lyrical reflections take centre stage. “You don’t love me, what’s to love anyway?”...

Mark Lanegan shares new song ‘Harvest Home’ – listen

The track features on the new Mark Lanegan Band album 'Phantom Radio'

Mark Lanegan – ‘Imitations’

The covers album is often the last refuge of the creatively bankrupt; always a vanity project. Make a decent fist of it though, and it can be your Johnny Cash moment. On ‘Imitations’, Mark Lanegan growls his way through sad waltzes and smooth crooning standards like ‘Lonely Street’ (Andy Williams) and ‘Mack The Knife’ (Sinatra), and brings an intimate...

Mark Lanegan – ‘Blues Funeral’

In 2004 Mark Lanegan released his last solo album, ‘Bubblegum’: a totem of dark rock grind that’s as sinisterly effective as a point-blank shotgun blast. He’s been busy with The Gutter Twins and Soulsavers, but it doesn’t sound like he’s got laid since. This album’s title, ‘Blue Funeral’, is a largely unnecessary clue to its contents: that gloom-gripped,...

Josh Homme set to guest on new Mark Lanegan Band album

'Blues Funeral' will be released on February 6, 2012

Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell stream new album online early – audio

Listen to 'Hawk' exclusively on NME.COM now before its release