Any plans for the future? “It’s like someone pulling at a thread, unraveling your sweater, except the sweater is you, ” former Dire Straits bandleader Mark Knopfler tries to explain the phenomenon of Brothers in Arms thirty-five years ago and modern super-celebrity here In the Studio in this classic rock interview. I would like to pay my friends and musicians for their contributions. Dire Straits, founded by David and his older brother Mark, released their debut self-titled album in 1978, featuring the monumental hit “Sultans of Swing,” which sent the band touring across the world. Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 461 from November 21, 1985. Browse more videos. Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing (Part 1) (Live, The Final Oz, Australia, 1986) Hope Edmon. The decision to play or not, realistically is entrusted to Mark, and I formally never heard, in any case if he intends to do so. But before all that, came a pair of brothers working in offices and classrooms by day, and strumming guitars by night. Already a subscriber? The Dire Straits Interview: 24:01: Notes 1 fold booklet with nothing inside. The group has long been a superstar attraction in England, Europe, Australia and Japan. BF: Let's run through some history: Your first album, Dire Straits, released six months later in America than in the rest of the world, was a smash, sold millions of copies. “I’ll hang out at Rudy’s Music Stop down on Forty-eighth Street when I’m in town, just to be around the instruments, just looking at the damn things.”. Mark Knopfler — singer, songwriter, guitarist and undisputed captain of Dire Straits — still works with the same intensity and single — minded devotion to his craft. 88. He revealed his future plans and the hope of working again with his brother Mark Knopfler. The track’s percussive fingerstyle-infused riff is arguably one of the most recognizable guitar riffs of the Eighties. It’s better than writing to Mark’s manager to find out if I have to start preparing some songs!”. In 2012, Mark Knopfler sat down (with his original 1958 Gibson Les Paul in hand) to discuss the inspiration behind the rock guitar classic, "Money for Nothing." A long chat between music and life, David always been able to welcome Italy with warmth. Good morning David and thank you for this interview. My friend Lorenzo Micheli, a classical guitarist and arranger, is a person with whom it is fun to collaborate and we have always worked in extraordinary places in Italy. One day in 1977, Mark Knopfler and John Illsley visited an art gallery run by a friend in London’s West End. If we go to the United States to participate, we would do more than just sit here and do nothing. Interview – Alan Clark Talks Dire Straits, Their Legacy, + More. 1 all over the world, but I didn’t get any money from it for ages”. In this interview, the former Dire Straits man talks playing live, songwriting and collaborating with the legendary Chet Atkins. It, of course, appeared on Dire Straits' nine-time platinum album, Brothers… I hope that one day we will have the chance to work together again. David wanted to tell us about the emotions after the introduction of the band in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but also the hope of returning to work with his brother. David: I would not choose any album, but personally I can tell you that I prefer those records made with real studio musicians. So I went upstairs and made myself a cup of tea. To read the full article, you must be a subscriber to Rolling Stone Plus. Want more Rolling Stone? Skip to main content.us. “We got to the flat,” Illsley explains, “and he stayed writing in the back seat. Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler spoke in an interview with Music Radar and revealed the story about how they became famous when they released Sultans of Swings in 1978. Dire Straits (MK) -- "Backstage pass" Interview 1981 - YouTube Home. “Even now I just go up and look at my guitars sitting on the side of the stage,” admits Knopfler, 36, idly chewing on a guitar pick before a recent New York show. ‘I just finished this song,’ he said. Now, the smash hit “Money for Nothing” has given the band its first Number One album in America; Brothers in Arms has already sold 2 million copies. Without a distribution network and a record company to provide for these things it becomes all the more difficult. The track’s percussive fingerstyle-infused riff is arguably one of the most recognizable riffs of the Eighties. He told us interesting things for the band, and share the videos from their first live gig in July 2019. Looking back in the history of the band, we’ll see that they together gave the music and emotions to one of the greatest band in the world – Dire Straits. In the 1970s and '80s, Knopfler was the front man of the band Dire Straits, best known for the songs "Sultans of Swing" and "Money for Nothing." Dire Straits - Calling Elvis HD by SingleHandedKnopfler on YouTube. Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). If we had more than one, I would spend it becoming Italian. Dire Straits was the headline band for the 1988 Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert at Wembley Stadium and the band was accompanied by great … Mark talks about Dire Straits' first demo recording of 'Sultans Of Swing', in an interview on 'Midday' with Ray Martin in 1991. The successful British band Dire Straits' frontman, who now turns 70, finds looking back as unpleasant as life in the limelight. Gavin Newsom recall effort gains momentum: Tammy Bruce says Californians in ‘dire straits’ 0 shares The push to remove California Gov. “Dire Straits is a gold act in the U.S.,” says Bicknell one rainy afternoon in his London office. Click here to learn more about Rolling Stone Plus. Barcode and Other Identifiers Barcode: 027726403328; Other Versions (1 of 1) View All. Ex-founder of Dire Straits, David Knopfler had interview for one Italian website. Highlights: Dirk Ballarin, Dear fans and followers, it’s been such a, Interview with David Knopfler: “I would like to work with Mark again”, Disc one and two: The Best of Dire Straits and Mar. For Dire Straits Blog, we asked him interesting questions that you can read below. But Mark Knopfler has rarely been seen in public without a guitar around his neck since he founded Dire Straits in the summer of 1977 as a vehicle for his evocative country-and-blues-rooted songs. In your opinion, which is the best album you’ve worked on? Gavin Newsom is a “nonpartisan issue,” Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce argued on “Fox & Friends.” It was not administratively simple, it cost me a dear friend, and some things did not work. Dire Straits Blog made an interview with the frontman of the band Yann Gutter. In this interview, dated Descember 2010, Jack speaks to the Norwegian Fanclub for Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits about his early years, his life as a musician and his thoughts on the success, and also his upcoming book “Rock’n Rolled”. The two questions that the fans ask themselves are: Will you be at the ceremony? Dire Straits ‎– Limited Edition Interview Picture Disc Label: Baktabak ‎– BAK 2018 Series: Talking Pictures – Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Unofficial … Cart All. I’d like to work with my brother again before we both die! Share Tweet. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Ston… INTERVIEW: Chris White – The Dire Straits Experience September 5, 2018 Andrew Massie One of the greatest tribute acts going around at the moment, The Dire Straits Experience, is returning to Australia this September for another run of shows, this time expanding out to a few places they missed last time around. David: I’ve just started with writing the songs for my next album, but I have to try again to figure out how to finance it all. Today we have videos from Tea 4 Two for all fans and readers. Not a member and want to learn more? I love tourist cities like Siena, Venice and Florence, but also those countries out of the way that you find traveling. Hello Select your address CDs & Vinyl Hello, Sign in. David: Well it’s a nice recognition and not only for the six former members of the nominated band, but also for all those who have played with the band! Go to our All Access benefits page. Dire Straits - Baktabak Interview: Brothers In Conversation - Amazon.com Music. Ex-founder of Dire Straits, David Knopfler had interview for one Italian website. 5:03. If, of course, appeared on Dire Straits' nine-times platinum album, Brothers in Arms, which was released in 1985. In 2012, Mark Knopfler sat down (with his original 1958 Gibson Les Paul in hand) to discuss his inspiration behind the rock guitar classic, "Money for Nothing." In Italy you have always had several fans. “He wrote the whole thing between Shaftesbury Avenue and Deptford.”. Then I can tell you that there are too many talented people who would be worth writing individually. Dire Straits - Your Latest Trick (Live, The Final Oz, Australia, 1986) Pierre Mearl. Do you have any memories related to our country? Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 461 from November 21, 1985. Sign up for our newsletter. Thirty minutes later, he finally came in. Dire Straits lead guitarist Mark Knopfler shared a video from the performance in 1988 at London’s Wembley Stadium with influential guitarist Eric Clapton on his official Instagram page which apparently was a very special performance.. Mark Knopfler Tour Pass Acoustic Guitar Case Is On Auction Now! David: I have always loved Italy and it is a pity that we have only one life to live. The Grace is an excellent album… Is there a musician you would like to work with? Offstage, his life seems to be an endless succession of Dire Straits recording sessions, film soundtracks (Local Hero, Cal, Comfort and Joy), production assignments (Bob Dylan, Aztec Camera) and guest appearances on other artists’ records (Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry and Steely Dan; “Private Dancer,” recorded by Tina Turner, bears his copyright). Has the time finally arrived for this band reunion? Dire Straits - Pre-show Interview (Live, The Final Oz, Australia, 1986) Report. Last year, Dire Straits was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.Knopfler did not show up for the ceremony. Just with 2 musicians band exist 2 years and plays many songs from Dire Straits. Interview with Mark Knopfler: BF = Bill Flanagan, interviewer and writer of the book "Written In My Soul" MK = Mark Knopfler, lead guitarist and lead singer in Dire Straits. Dire Straits (1978) Communiqué (1979) Making Movies (1980) Love over Gold (1982) Brothers in Arms (1985) On Every Street (1991) Neck and Neck (1990) Contact. And for the end, a message for our readers? And that was ‘In the Gallery,”‘ Illsley says,” Illsley says. SHARES. Interview . This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone’s premium subscription plan. Not a member? Mark Knopfler, the co-founder and legendary frontman of Dire Straits, has announced that he’s ending a chapter of his career while revealing his SiriusXM Volume show, ‘The British Grove Broadcast,’ came to a close last week.. On March 4, 2020, the great British musician, Mark Knopfler had his first series on the radio and premiere show on Volume Channel 106. The album Brothers In Arms sold 30 million copies alone … Dire Straits continued under Mark's leadership going on to rack up 120 million album sales. Looking back in the history of the band, we’ll see that they together gave the music and emotions to one of the greatest band in the world – Dire Straits. David: Hello everyone, I hope to see you soon from a stage in Italy and thank you for your interest in my work! Jack Sonni played guitar in Dire Straits during the Brothers in arms period, both on the record and on the stage during the band’s world tour in 1985-86. Also we had interview with Benjamin Pal the vocalist and guitarist of the band. First of all, I want to ask you: How do you feel about being one of the new ones introduced in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? http://www.cronacatorino.it/cultura-societa/intervista-david-knopfler-vorrei-lavorare-nuovo-mark.html. 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