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Former Members of Dire Straits to Tour U.S.

Former members of Dire Straits will be touring the U.S. in February and March, joined by Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers but not by longtime frontman Mark Knopfler.

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35 Years Ago: Dire Straits Release Their Debut Album

The '60s, '70s and '80s are full of stories about bands that limped along for years, touring hard and testing their labels' patience before finally getting their big break. Given their low-key music and resolute lack of visual flash, the guys in Dire Straits seemed like good candidates for one of those slow-building careers -- and unlikely candidates for mainstream pop stardom.

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Mark Knopfler Ready To Record Again

Although his latest album was just released here last month, Mark Knopfler says he's already "started laying out" his next record.

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25 Years Ago: Dire Straits Break Up

Classic rock history is littered with unexpected tragedies and surprising reversals of fate, but other events can be seen coming from a mile away – case in point, the official break up of Dire Straits, which was announced b

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Mark Knopfler Adds Fall U.S. Dates

Over a year after its UK release, Mark Knopfler is hitting these shores to promote his new album, Privateering.

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Happy Birthday Mark Knopfler

Happy Birthday to former Dire Straits guitarist and leader Mark Knopfler, who celebrates his 64th birthday today.

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Mark Knopfler Album Finally Coming to U.S.

Mark Knopfler's latest studio album will finally be released in the U.S.

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Rock Quiz: Dire Straits [January 3]

Q) Several songs written and recorded for Dire Straits’ 1982 album ‘Love Over Gold’ were never released on that album. One of those songs was given to a female singer who turned in into a Top Ten record and the title track of her comeback album in 1984. Who?

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No U.S. Release Scheduled for New Mark Knopfler Album ‘Privateering’

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?

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Rock Quiz: Dire Straits [September 17]

Q) An 11-minute version of ‘Sultans of Swing’ was played at the 70th birthday tribute to this man in 1988. Who?

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