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Depeche Mode singer honoured

Frontman of Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan was presented last night with the Stevie Ray Vaughn Award at the seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert.

The fund provides members of the music industry addiction recovery support and treatment and Gahan, a recovering heroin addict, was honoured for his support of the fund as well as his commitment to helping other addicts on the road to recovery.

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler presented the award to the British singer, saying: "One of the hardest things an addict can do is to get sober and to stay clean."

Gahan performed at the benefit with Depeche Mode bandmate Martin Gore and other performers included Jane’s Addiction and Paramore. Other stars in attendance were Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan, Billy Idol and director Cameron Crowe.

Watch Gahan’s acceptance speech and performance here: