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David Gahan

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The Resume

    (May 9, 1962- )
    Frontman of Depeche Mode (1980- )
    Released with Depeche Mode 'Speak & Spell' (1981), 'A Broken Frame' (1982), 'Construction Time Again' (1983), 'Some Great Reward' (1984), 'Black Celebration' (1986), 'Music for the Masses' (1987), 'Violator' (1990), 'Songs of Faith and Devotion' (1993), 'Ultra' (1997), 'Exciter' (2001) and 'Playing the Angel' (2005)
    Released solo 'Paper Monsters' (2003)

Why he might be annoying:

    He was a juvenile delinquent, whose crimes included stealing cars and various acts of vandalism.
    His criminal history made finding work difficult before joining Depeche Mode.
    He became addicted to heroin in the early '90s.
    He once slashed his wrists with a razor blade, but said it was 'more of a cry for help' than a suicide attempt. (1995)
    After releasing his solo album, he became bitter about having never written songs for Depeche Mode (Martin L. Gore is the groups primary songwriter), and threatened to quit the group if he wasn't allowed to contribute half an album's worth. (2004)

Why he might not be annoying:

    Depeche Mode have been extremely influential, especially on electronic music.
    He has been free of drugs for a decade.
    He was brought up believing his mothers' second husband to be his real father, and didn't meet his real father until he was 10.
    He was pronounced dead after a 1996 overdose, but was revived two minutes later.

Credit: Unknown

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 9 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 48 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 25 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 27.27% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 18 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 24 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 21 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 155 Votes: 47.74% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 49 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 45 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 81 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 180 Votes: 43.89% Annoying