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9 hrs ago | South Wales Guardian

Sultans set to put the Grand in a swing

Money for Nothing is Europe's premier tribute to Dire Straits and are performing at Swansea Grand Theatre on Saturday, September 20. Mimicking the original 'Sultans of Swing' the result is a performance that makes Money For Nothing a must see for any Dire Straits or rock fan.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Chronicle Live

Great North Run 2014: Mark Knopfler proves he's a Local Hero

The Dire Straits frontman will re-release the North East anthem Local Hero and donate all royalties to the Future Fund The former frontman of Dire Straits, who will play the iconic track during the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony on Thursday , is bringing out Going Home , Live 2014 on Monday as a digital-only download.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Mark Knopfler

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

What kind of music do celebs listen to while driving?

The rains are still around, and so are the lush green locales. What better time than now to tune it up and hit the road.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, The Eagles

Chronicle Live

Great North Run 2014: The Million Opening Ceremony

The Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony will light up the River Tyne at 8.30pm on Thurday, September 4 with a spectacular show full of music, fireworks and North East stars.


Related Topix: Tim Healy, Jill Halfpenny, Pop/Rock, Mark Knopfler, Declan Donnelly

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Cleveland Daily Banner

Walk of Life' set for mall Sept. 13

British rock band Dire Straits popularized an original lyrical version of "Walk of Life" in the mid-'80s, but a Bradley County civic organization with a heart for children is taking its own walk to a whole new level.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Bradley County, TN, Cleveland, TN

Shields Gazette

WIN: Tickets to see Great North Run Million Ceremony

LOCAL hero Mark Knopfler is heading a star-studded line-up which will rock this year's Great North Run.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Mark Knopfler, iPhone

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Dire Straits - Love Over Gold

Love over Gold would turn out to be Dire Straits ' magnum opus. This was the album which brought the band to new musical heights.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

WJZW-FM Washington

Members of Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Dire Straits Featured on Tribute Album for Wounded Warriors

An impressive roster of virtuoso musicians, including Deep Purple 's Steve Morse , Guns N' Roses ' Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and ex- Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes , have lent their talents to a new album that pays tribute to U.S. military personnel who have risked their lives for their country.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Hard-Rock, Deep Purple

Fri Aug 15, 2014


The crowd pour on to the Edgbaston pitch after England beat Australia in the first test in 1909.

Hulk Hogan, wrestler and actor, 61; Nigel Martyn, former footballer, 48; Joe Jackson, rock singer, 60; Raymond Leppard, conductor, 87; Don Boyd, film director, 66; Eric Carmen, singer, 65; Nigel Harman, actor, 41; Chris Hemsworth, actor, 31. 1887: Thomas Edison made the first sound recording when he recited Mary Had A Little Lamb which was recorded ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, World News, Powys County, Wales, United Kingdom, Herefordshire County, England, New York

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Albany Times Union


Actress Rebecca Gayheart, left, and her husband, actor Eric Dane, attend the TNT and TBS 2013 Upfront at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in New York.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Pat Metheny, Jazz, Sam J. Jones, Culture Club

Mon Aug 11, 2014

99.3 the FOX

Mark Knopfler is Born: Today in Rock

"My sound is fingers on a Strat," Knopfler once said. His fingerstyle playing landed Mark Knopfler at No.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Fri Aug 08, 2014


Cleopatra Records to Release Guitars For Wounded Warriors CD

From veteran multi-Emmy Award winning producer/composer Brian Tarquin comes this very special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for America's fallen soldiers! Tarquin produced, engineered and composed 'Guitars For Wounded Warriors', which showcases Tarquin's guitar prowess on every song along side ... (more)


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Pop/Rock, Metal, Megadeth, Chuck Loeb, Jazz


A playlist to celebrate National Dollar Day

Money may be the root of all evil, but it's also been the root of some really great songs.


Related Topix: Rap, The Notorious B.I.G., Pop/Rock, Lana Del Rey, Entertainment