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Former Dire Straits Bassist Doesn’t Expect a Band Reunion

Dire Straits are one of the few major bands who've stayed broken up after splitting — and according to former bassist John Illsley, it seems likely to stay that way.

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Warner Bros.

37 Years Ago: Dire Straits Release Their Debut Album

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.

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Carlos Muina, Getty Images
Carlos Muina, Getty Images

27 Years Ago: Dire Straits Break Up (for the First Time)

Dire Straits broke up on September 15, 1988.

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Dire Straits Albums, Ranked Worst to Best

Dire Straits Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Dire Straits released only a handful of albums during their brief time together, and each offers some essential band songs. But which holds up best?

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Warner Bros.

How Dire Straits Shattered All Expectations With ‘Brothers in Arms’

Dire Straits shattered commercial expectations with their 1985 album, Brothers in Arms.

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The Straits.com

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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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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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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