Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Alan Wilder/Depeche Mode Reunion!
Has hell frozen over? Perhaps not, not it has been 15 years since Alan Wilder gave his walking papers and left Depeche Mode. Wilder joined his old band on stage to play piano behind the classic ballad "Somebody". Afterward, hugs all around... even for Fletch. (But where was Dave?)
The reunion was almost certainly the highlight of Depeche Mode's charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The big question is, of course, "what's next?" Is this just a one-off encounter or might Wilder actually re-join DM? Who knows... probably not. Wilder has a great life now. A family. A creative outlet. A confusing website. He is a man who keeps himself plenty busy. But that doesn't mean there aren't other DM related ventures he could be creatively attached to... perhaps he could take the production helm on Gahan's or Gore's solo projects... or produce a DM vs. style mashup project.
But that is for later...for now, DM fans can rejoice in the new thaw.