Ongoing History Daily: Dave Gahan shoots the Tin Man

Dave Gahan, the singer of Depeche Mode, is really lucky to be alive.  And I mean REALLY lucky. 

He went through an incredibly bad drug phase in the early and mid-90s that actually saw him clinically dead for almost two minutes after a drug overdose.  Before that, though, he went through a drug-induced psychosis that resulted in some very strange hallucinations.  There was a particularly strong one where he held conversations with the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz

It was some kind of doll that he had sitting around the apartment.  They’d get into all kinds of deep conversations about life, the universe, and everything.  But one day, they had a disagreement.  The argument escalated to the point where Dave pulled out a handgun and shot him.  

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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