Although he's still best known for his work with Dire Straits, 2013 marks the year that Mark Knopfler's been a solo artist for the same length of time (18 years) that he fronted the band. In honor of that milestone (and given that his latest album, '
Mark Knopfler's long-awaited double-disc 'Privateering' album is finally coming out in the U.S. on Sept. 10. You don't have to wait that long for a sneak peek at the record, though: we're premiering one song, 'I Used to Could,' right here at UCR.
Mark Knopfler's world tour just got a little shorter. Citing his disagreement with the Russian government's current crackdown on human rights groups, the former Dire Straits frontman has canceled upcoming gigs in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
After touring Europe together last year, Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler joined forces and hit the road for a string of dates in the states this fall. On Nov. 22, the two legends played their final show of the tour at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Thousands of fans f
He's a multiple Grammy winner, one of rock's most respected guitarists, and a founding member of the multiplatinum AOR legends Dire Straits -- and yet Mark Knopfler's new album doesn't have an American release date. What gives?
Seeing Bob Dylan in concert is, as Forrest Gump might say, like a box of chocolates -- you never know if you're going to get the Bob who seems contemptuous of his audience and tired of his own songs, or the Dylan who adds to his inestimable legacy with another night of spine-tingling performances of classic songs.
Mark Knopfler is currently in the studio working on his next solo disc, although the album will not see the light of day until at least 2012. The former Dire Straits frontman also appears as a guest musician on a couple of recent releases.
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