Legendary “mope rock” lead singer Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode was honored May 6th for his contributions and personal support of the MusiCares MAP Fund. The charity assists members of the music community and industry who are struggle with addiction and substance abuse.
via Press Party:
“Frontman of Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan was presented last night with the Stevie Ray Vaughn Award at the seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert.
The fund provides members of the music industry addiction recovery support and treatment and Gahan, a recovering heroin addict, was honoured for his support of the fund as well as his commitment to helping other addicts on the road to recovery.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler presented the award to the British singer, saying: “One of the hardest things an addict can do is to get sober and to stay clean.”
Gahan performed at the benefit with Depeche Mode bandmate Martin Gore and other performers included Jane’s Addiction and Paramore. Other stars in attendance were Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan, Billy Idol and director Cameron Crowe.”
Dave’s bandmate, Martin Gore joined him onstage for a performance of “Personal Jesus“. Fantastic video…