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Mark Knopfler: “I hold a guitar like a plumber holds a hammer”

The former Dire Straits man opened up on his style during a recent CBS segment and said making music is an “obsession.” Mark ...
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Eric Clapton’s Summer 2020 European Tour Dates Announced

On the heels of a sold-out Crossroads Guitar Festival that gathered the world’s greatest guitar players for two days of once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, music ...
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Eric Clapton Breaks Silence After Ginger Baker’s Death

Many tributes have been shared since the death of legendary drummer Ginger Baker over the weekend, and now Eric Clapton has broken his ...
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We are back on the blog again!

This post is for all fans and followers of Dire Straits Blog on Facebook and Instagram. With this post the team from the ...
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Video: Eric Clapton Cover Prince’s “Purple Rain” At London Concert

Eric Clapton paid tribute to a pair of legends during his encore at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Monday. The guitar icon and ...
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Guitar Stories

How to Play Mark Knopfler – Style Guitar

Great guitarists often make their mark by taking what came before them and making it their own. They put a stamp on the ...
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Video: ‘Money for Nothing’ Guitar Cover by Lauri Värtinen

In the video below you can see how Lauri Värtinen played ‘Money for Nothing’ by Dire Straits on his electric guitar. This is ...
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Gallery: Dire Straits Book from 1986

Dire Straits is definitely one of the best music bands in rock and roll history. With the leader Mark Knopfler, guitarist and songwriter ...
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Mark Knopfler Announces Concert at Madison Square Garden with Bonnie Raitt

Mark Knopfler along with special guest Bonnie Raitt, is adding a performance at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on September 25, ...
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John Illsley in Spain this Autumn (Tour Schedule 2019)

John Illsley announced his 2019 Spanish tour today on his Facebook Fan Page. Namely, on his Facebook Fan Page the ex-bassist from Dire ...
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Guitar Stories

The First “Unbreakable” Guitar in the World

Known throughout the manufacturing industry as an innovative engineering group, the Swedish company usually build high-tech equipment for metal cutting, construction, mining, and ...
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Gallery: Mark Knopfler and His Concert in Bordeaux – Arkéa Arena

Mark Knopfler from yesterday has started his series of concerts in France for his new solo album ‘Down The Road Wherever.’ Namely, the ...
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Guitar Stories

Video: Gibson’s Modern Collection

The Modern Collection builds on Gibson’s legacy of innovation by introducing modern features and shaping sound for future generations. Below is great video ...
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