The first & only biography of one of Britain's most influential and enigmatic musicians.
Dave Gahan's extraordinary life as the frontman of one of Britain's most successful bands is a tale unrivalled in rock and roll folklore. From a colourful childhood and youth in Essex, Gahan went on to become a huge star all over the world. For years each Depeche Mode album was more successful than the one before but, in 1995, the increasing pressures on the band and within Gahan's personal life almost killed him. From this harrowing abyss, Gahan has bounced back, conquered his demons and forged a new acclaimed career as a solo artist. By the time Depeche Mode released their 12th studio album, their singer was more popular than ever. Recounted for the very first time, Gahan's tale away from his band-mates overshadows even the remarkable story of Depeche Mode.
Written by Trevor Baker, a freelance journalist based in London. He writes for The Guardian and has written numerous books including the acclaimed 2008 biography for I.M.P: Richard Ashcroft: The Verve, Burning Money & The Human Condition and in 2009 Thom Yorke: Radiohead & Trading Solo..
208 pages in English, photos in b/w.