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Mark Knopfler


Mark Knopfler (2004)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 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: ****


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

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, 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, 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? ...

see also Dire Straits

see also Notting Hillbillies, The

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