What to Read Next

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Thinks Simon Cowell 'Should Be Shot'

21 November 2012
WENN
WENN

Musician Dave Gahan has said that he thinks Simon Cowell should be "shot," and that TV talent shows are making it difficult for new artists to break into the music industry.

Speaking to Music Week, the Depeche Mode frontman said that he disagrees with TV talent shows like Cowell’s The X Factor.

“I’m not advocating violence but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell,” said Gahan.

“It’s a pretty horrible business today really, I’ve got to say,” the singer said about how difficult it is for new musicians to break into the music industry now. “You have to be tough and you’ve got to be thick skinned because there are going to be things written about you that you’re not going to like.”

“You’re going to get scrutinised,” Gahan continued. “Your work will not always be liked and if they do like something really a lot they’re probably not going to like the next thing and compare it to the last thing.”

“It takes time for a band to grow if they’re any good,” he added.

Depeche Mode formed in Essex back in the 1980s, so Gahan admitted that the band didn’t have to suffer the same kind of press attention that current bands do.

“We were lucky that we were taken under the wing of [producer] Daniel Miller who never once in the studio said, ‘Where’s the hit song?’.”

Depeche Mode recently announced plans for a European tour, which will see the band travel to London in May to play two gigs at the O2 Arena. Gahan says that the band has been working on a new album, which is set to be released next year.

X Factor Stars Rub Shoulders With Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart

Kate Middleton And Prince William 'Working At Royal Baby'
Taylor Swift 'Responsible For Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber Reconciliation'
Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Have 'Explosive Argument' Before Los Angeles Twilight Premiere?

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Kid sleep troubles email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track to learn how to handle kids who won’t go to sleep or won’t stay in bed.

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

Reconnect With Your High School Friends

Classmates® has the largest directory of high school class lists. Remember the good times and reconnect to create new memories.

When Was The Last Time You Bought New Tires?

Goodyear® will help you find the right tires for your vehicle. Browse our tire catalog, view offers, find a store, or use our tire selector.

Why Women Are Flocking to This New Shopping Site

This startup features big names like Coach, SmashBox, and Kate Spade - and unlike Amazon, Gilt or HauteLook it's fast, fun and really exciting.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Get a second chance to enroll in Medicare

Didn't enroll in Medicare when you were first eligible? Do it now during the General Enrollment Period.

Powerful Tactical Flashlight Flying Off Shelves!

This new tactical flashlight was just released to the public and is flying off shelves in the United States. Limited supplies left, act quick!

What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

Best Hotels Deals in Las Vegas

Enjoy your trip to Las Vegas knowing you got the best deal! Compare hotel prices and find the best deals with trivago!

Is your insurance comp Laughing Behind Your Back?

New Studies Show that if you drive less than 55 miles a day you can save a ton on auto insurance.

You'll Love This Disney Movie Club Offer!

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Exclusive Titles, Merchandise, Offers & Discounts. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!

10 Cards for People Who Have Great Credit

What card offers up to 5% cash back? And which one offers 24/7 concierge service? See the best credit cards of 2016. Apply online, quickly & easily.