23 July: Happy Birthday to Depeche Mode's Martin Gore - the chief songwriter in one on of the greatest bands of all time and generally one of the coolest men on the planet. As such, it goes without saying that his influence is immeasurable.
Pioneers of electro, synth and gothic pop, it stands to reason that the influence of Depeche Mode should be so far reaching. They've inspired some of the biggest names from pretty much every genre you can imagine, from stadium rock legends like Muse and Coldplay to indie icons Arcade Fire and The Killers and even hard-rock kings like Nine Inch Nails and Rammstein.
Here are just 10 of the countless artists inspired by the mighty Depeche Mode.