Every year the Depeche Mode site does something hilarious to celebrate April 1st and every year people actually fall for it. I actually read serious online discussions about Fletch posing for "Playgirl" last year and once again this year people are angry at Robert Smith for "suing" the band over the "Playing The Angel" cover. That DM webmaster is so funny. The least they could do is follow in the footsteps of the Pet Shop Boys and do something subtle like releasing the first images of their new album cover. Is it for real? I think so, but I got more of a chuckle out this news than the DM fantatics screaming across the internet.
Also, the PSB site reported a couple of days ago that they are in final negotiations to release "Fundamental" in North America in conjunction with the rest of the world. Reassuring to hear after the frequently mentioned "PopArt" contracts never got sorted out.