1995-03-15 - MTV (US) - GuestsMTV: Dave Gahan online chat
[In 1995, a charity against AIDS called Board AID held a 3-day benefit at Snow Summit, Big Bear Lake, CA. Dave Gahan was invited as a guest to enjoy the event and then MTV asked him to participate in the online chat. I cut out the chat with the other musicians and kept only Dave's part:]http://www.radcyberzine.com/text/non-rad/mvt.aol.int.html
MTVeeeee : The MTV Board AID name is going to be GuestsMTV... which will include a full roster of participants in this years Board AID..
GuestsMTV : Hi everybody. All the guests will by using this screenname. And we'll let you know who they are. Right now we're here with Scott Ian from Anthrax, and more guests will be stopping by in a little bit. So send your questions our way.
GuestsMTV: Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode is here. Throw him some questions.
GuestsMTV: Dave: I got roped into doing this. I'm just having fun. We're just quiet at the moment, I'm good, I'm healthy, I've just been in rehab for a while, I've got like 40 days. This is the first time I've really been out to anything in a while. I have a really good time, skied, came up with the wife & a few friends. Didn't know if I could still ski, but I had a really good time. I've got the flu, but I had a good time. I'm going to England in April, I'll see the guys from the band, we'll talk then about the future. But I haven't spoken to them in awhile.
Question: What was your favorite group as a teen?
GuestsMTV: Dave: Stones
GuestsMTV: Dave: Now I like Mazzy Star
GuestsMTV: Dave: And Howard Stern in the morning.
Question: How was this year's Board AID compared to last year?
GuestsMTV: Dave: Much more organized.
MTVixen: Could you guys describe what's happening there a little?
GuestsMTV: Dave: Everyone's snowboarding and skiing. It's good fun. I'm glad I came. It's expensive for the ski tickets. It's different, there's so many kids into it. It’s really cool. And Porno for Pyros are playing right now.
Question: How was the boarding today?
GuestsMTV: Dave: I skiied.
Question: Does Dave like to snowboard?
GuestsMTV: Dave: I'm gonna try it tomorrow.
Question: are you guys getting paid to do this?
GuestsMTV: Dave: No. I come up here for fun.
Question: Is Depeche Mode really french for "we're wussies", like Beavis & Butthead say???
GuestsMTV: Dave: We were doing some gigs and we didn't have a name. I was in college and a magazine that was just sittin there. So that just became our name. They got pissed off at first and tried to sue us. Then we got a bit more successful than the magazine, so they liked us.
Question: Do any of you guys know someone with AIDS?
GuestsMTV: Dave: A friend of mine died of AIDS. He fought with it for a long while, had his fill. He went off all the drugs and tried to do it the healthy way. Then he got tuberculosis and died.
Question: Can you guys hear Porno for Pyros? Hows the new stuff?
GuestsMTV: Dave: Vaguely. I'd like to go check em out.
Question: Dave, tell me what are the hottest bands out today. Please.
GuestsMTV: Dave: I really like Soundgarden, I think they've gotten better And better. Mazzy Star. I've been in rehab, so I haven't been out listening to any music. But I'm much better now.
Question: Does KMFDM really mean kill m.f. Depeche Mode?
GuestsMTV: Dave: Apparently not, but we thought it was for a while. We got people saying that for a long while but I think that's crap.
Question: Dave, when are you guys planning to tour again?
GuestsMTV: Dave: Not for awhile. We haven't even talked about going on the road again. We did 18 months of the last tour and it really burned us out. We haven't even talked about our next record. It's been 15 years of being together and everybody just needs a break. I think we'll get back together, but at the moment everybody's happy just having a bit of private time.
Question: Where do you guys live?
GuestsMTV: Dave: I live in LA and London, spending time between both places.
Question: Is this the coolest thing you've ever done for charity?
GuestsMTV: Dave: I've done things for young kids with cancer. There's a charity in London that's involved with terminally ill kids. Their courage is amazing to watch. There's a lot of stuff done for AIDs, which is great, but so many more people get killed of cancer. They need money, research. It's nice to be able to do something like that, you know.
GuestsMTV: Dave's gonna head out.
Question: We hope you stay healthy Dave.