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RJScott V Our apologies for the technical difficulties. RJScott V Please bear with us folks. We're attempting to get Depeche Mode (David Kim, typist) back into Center RJScott V Stage. Joan IV The members of Depeche Mode are all with David Kim and are trying to get back on line. RJScott V Folks, we're experiencing a bit of technical difficulties between New York City and America Online RJScott V headquarters. Please bear with us. RJScott V I'm on the phone with David now. RJScott V David asked me to type for him. Question Why didn't you play old songs at the Philly Show and why do you still use recorded tracks Question in live performances? RJScott V Trying to get an answer. Again, our apologies. RJScott V Marting speaking: RJScott V We did play some of the old songs. RJScott V But the old songs really don't fit in with the new ones. Those we played were updated RJScott V versions. The old songs were updated to suit the feel of the new ones. RJScott V The answer to part two: Not everything is on tape. We try to play as RJScott V much live as possible. RJScott V Next, from Raptus, this question: Question How is this new tour going to differ from the VIOLATOR tour?? Who's opening up? RJScott V Answering is Alan: RJScott V Well we HAVE Depeche Mode back! RJScott V Welcome! Joan IV YEAH! Joan IV Welcome! Joan IV Oh, no there they go again. RJScott V Margaret is answering: RJScott V It's different in quite a lot of ways. More instruments used. I'm on drums. RJScott V We are using a lot of Antoine Corbin fill. RJScott V That's a large part of the show. RJScott V It's more of an overall concept than we ever had before. RJScott V Antoine is taking more of a visual control of the whole thing. RJScott V Folks, I'm turning the event back over to Depeche Mode now. D Mode Andy: we're in New York at the moment Question how do we talk to the band? Joan IV Send your questions via the ASK A QUESTION feature on the menu. D Mode Viva Lee Joan IV That question was for Mr. Gore and was what did you name your baby girl. D Mode Martin: Viva Lee Question When your here in Southern California, what do you like to do? D Mode Andy: Soak up the sun Question Is your music influenced at all by American Indian music or other primitive music? D Mode Band: No Not really. Andy: Try Gary Glitter Question Do you guys ever plan on doing some work with other groups or other individual singers? D Mode Martin: We don't have any other plans at the moment except the tour. Andy: We're just concentrating o D Mode on the tour. Question How old are all the members of Depeche Mode? D Mode Band Very Early 30's, Dave: And Dave's the youngest Question I was at the DC show, and was very let down that you did not play One Caress. Why? Also Question I want to go to the Hampton show, will you play it there D Mode Martin: we only play the song when we do multiple nights in a city, and we won't be playing it in D Mode hampton Question I saw you at San Diego Sports Arean and Dodger Stadium, do you guys pick the places where Question you preform? Stadium Shows are to large in my opinion. This year your at the Forum, I think Question this is a better venue. D Mode Alan: it's a collective decision between ourselves and our agent. Dave: we look at every rider. Joan IV Here's a HI and comment from a fan. Comment Hey DM! How's the tour coming along? I can't wait to see you guys when you're down here Comment in Miami. D Mode Martin: no not really, I still like to be locked away, to be isolated if you like, handcuffed Question Good evening. Calling from Tucson, AZ...and not quite sure if this works, but what's your Question favorite song on the D Mode Andy: I Feel You Alan and Dave: In your room, but it changes. Live its really good. D Mode Martin: don't have one at the moment Question I love how you manipulate everyday sounds into the samples you use in your music. What Question programs or processes d OnlineHost do you use. Joan IV The rest of that question is ..do you use to "mess up" your samples? D Mode Alan: We use cubase software to sequence our music, and usually use an Akai s1100 to sample D Mode many of our sounds D Mode which are often derived from live performance. OnlineHost What will be your next video? D Mode Martin: we don't know yet. we don't know what the next single will be. D Mode Dave: i think the next single should be in your room. What do you think? Question How does working in a studio like the one in Spain, rather than a dedicated studio, help Question you? D Mode Dave: Better clubs. We can stay out until 8:00am Joan IV LoriP21 just wants to say Comment hello DM...great to have you... Question I could'nt get tickets this year, but I've seen four of your other shows over the years. Question Why are you only doing one show in NJ? You do have a lot of fans here in NJ. D Mode Martin: we're already playing extensively in this area. Question Why have your latest releases not been as "club oriented" as your previous ones...this has Question always been your roots, where you know you have a dedicated audience. D Mode Martin: The songs don't lend themselves to that sort of treatment. Question Marty..My wife wants to know if you're an Anne Rice fan? D Mode Martin: No, not really. D Mode Sorry we have to go, we appologize for the unfortunate technical problems which limited our time to D Mode answer questions. Joan IV Thank you so much Dave and all the members of Depeche Mode! We hope you will be able to come back again soon! D Mode Good night all. Joan IV I am sorry we just don't have time for all the questions. You have been a great audience! 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