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Mark Knopfler

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Mark Knopfler (2004)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 10 September 2004

The besweatbanded guitar wrangler talks about his new album Shangri-La; looks back at that dirty old town Newcastle; about Dylan, Donegan and his influences; surviving the dire straits of stardom, and on what it means to play guitar.

File format: mp3; file size: 51.8mb, interview length: 56' 32" sound quality: ****

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Randy Newman And Mark Knopfler: Newman's Navigator to A Land of Dreams

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, 21 October 1988

'IT'S MONEY That Matters', the first single from Land of Dreams, bristles with guitarist Mark Knopfler's trademark guitar licks, Randy Newman a la Dire Straits' ...

Mark Knopfler: Going His Own Sweet Way

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, 20 April 1990

NO, THE Notting Hillbillies are not Mark Knopfler's version of the Traveling Wilburys. In fact, there was never supposed to be a band at all. ...

Mark Knopfler

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, May 1996

"I’m always conscious of... how hard life is for a lot of people," says Mark Knopfler. The eight-bar rest midsentence is characteristic. Likewise, the right ...

Mark Knopfler

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, May 1996

With more than 80 million records sold worldwide, and the release of his first official solo album, Golden Heart, this Sultan Of Swing is no ...

The Rock’s Backpages Interview: Mark Knopfler

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, September 2004

RBP: You recorded your new album Shangri-La at the studio of the same name in Malibu. When was the studio refurbished? ...

Mark Knopfler: Love Over Gold

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Tracks, December 2004

Mark Knopfler was once world-famous. He's happier now. ...

Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler: MEN arena, Manchester

Live Review by Rob Hughes, Daily Telegraph, 11 October 2011

THERE WAS A KINETIC BUZZ to Bob Dylan's show, while it's clear Mark Knopfler is still capable of delivering a kick at their gig at ...

Mark Knopfler

Profile and Interview by Paul Sexton, The Sunday Times, 11 November 2018

Aged 69, the guitarist isn't marking time. With a new album out this week and the musical Local Hero opening next year, the Straits man ...

see also Dire Straits

see also Notting Hillbillies, The


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