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The Americans Bids Farewell To TV’s Best Soundtrack With U2’s “With Or Without You”

On the cold open of the recent season finale of Saturday Night Live, our president and his loyal cronies gather in a diner to reflect…
Michael Tedder | May 31, 2018 - 10:35 am


Dire Straits’ John Illsley Talks Rock Hall Induction, Odds Of A Reunion Performance

For Dire Straits bassist John Illsley -- the only full-time and continuing member of the band along with frontman Mark Knopfler -- being elected into…
Gary Graff / Billboard | December 13, 2017 - 3:20 pm

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Non-Knopfler Dire Straits Members Announce US Tour

When Dire Straits were inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame in April, frontman Mark Knopfler, didn't attend the ceremony, nor did his brother and…
Julia Gray | August 29, 2018 - 9:29 pm

Dire Straits Awkwardly Enter Rock Hall Of Fame Without An Induction Speaker Or A Performance

Dire Straits were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last night, and it was really awkward. All of the other artists inducted…
Peter Helman | April 15, 2018 - 8:53 pm

Rock Hall 2018: Howard Stern Inducts Bon Jovi, Lauryn Hill Sings Nina Simone, The Killers Cover Tom Petty, & More

Earlier this year, during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the great stand-up comic John Mulaney had a great bit about how ridiculous…
Peter Helman | April 15, 2018 - 1:31 pm

Mark And David Knopfler Reportedly Won’t Attend Dire Straits’ Rock Hall Induction

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony takes place this weekend, and it looks like neither of Dire Straits' Knopfler brothers will be…
James Rettig | April 9, 2018 - 5:22 pm

Brandon Flowers, Mary J. Blige, Brittany Howard Among Rock Hall Induction Presenters

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is inducting its 2018 class two weekends from now in Cleveland, and although it's kind of a sham,…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2018 - 10:01 am

Bon Jovi And Moody Blues Among 2018 Rock Hall Inductees, Not Radiohead

Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four…
Mesfin Fekadu / AP | December 13, 2017 - 7:49 am

Radiohead, Kate Bush, Rage Against The Machine Lead Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Nominees

Early next year, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will induct a new class of honorees -- usually about five bands or artists. And…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2017 - 8:52 am

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – “So Far Away” (Dire Straits Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders released their fourth album Playmates back in February, and it included not one, but two Sharon Van Etten collaborations. Now…
Cady Siregar | November 24, 2015 - 10:10 am

Stream Mark Knopfler Tracker

Tracker is the latest solo album from Mark Knopfler, who is best known for his work as the frontman and lead guitarist for Dire Straits.
Caitlin White | March 13, 2015 - 1:13 pm

Van Morrison – “Irish Heartbeat” (Feat. Mark Knopfler)

With 34 albums under his belt, Van Morrison is taking a step and looking at his long career on his next full-length, Duets, which will…
James Rettig | March 10, 2015 - 9:14 am

Hear Empire’s Hip-Hop Version Of “Money For Nothing”

This week's episode of Empire, Fox's ridiculously popular rap-industry soap opera, features the show's Lyon brothers, Hakeem and Jamal, getting together to flip Dire Straits'
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Mark Knopfler @ United Palace Theater, NYC 5/6/10

"The thing about the old Straits songs is that they are signposts for people's lives. Obviously I'll play them differently here and there to keep…
Scott Lapatine | May 7, 2010 - 4:47 pm

New Mark Knopfler – “Punish The Monkey” and “True Love Will Never Fade”

Between Peter Gabriel's shocking ways and fellow fifty-something Englishman Mark Knopfler forthcoming monkey business, we're starting to pity our poor primate friends. Mark works his…
Stereogum | August 20, 2007 - 12:37 pm