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Mumford + Sons Inspired By Led Zeppelin

Mumford & Sons' new album was inspired by Led Zeppelin and Radiohead.The 'I Will Wait' hitmakers have revealed their latest LP 'Wilder Mind' takes notes of other artists' use of ''space'' in their tracks.Marcus said:...

Former Dire Straits Keyboardist Launches New Band The Straits

Former Dire Straits rocker Alan Clark has joined forces with the band's one-time tour saxophonist to launch a new group called The Straits.British keyboardist Clark joined the Money For Nothing hitmakers in 1980 and remained...

Dire Straits Star Opens Up About Hearing Loss

Dire Straits rocker John Illsley has opened up about his hearing loss, revealing he struggles to dine out in restaurants playing music these days.The bass player admits he can no longer listen to loud music...

Kodaline Wish They Had Written Hey Jude

Kodaline wish they had written The Beatles hit 'Hey Jude'.The Irish band are ''massive fans'' of the classic pop group and vocalist Steve Garrigan said he wished he had written their classic 1968 single. Guitarist...

10 Million Milestone For Adele's 21

Just in case you were in any doubt over just how successful, talented, adored and, indeed, rich Adele was, the news broke today that the British singer has now sold 10 million copies of her...

Bob Dylan Plans Major U.s. Arena Tour With Mark Knopfler

Bob Dylan has wrecked The Who's big day by announcing an upcoming North American arena tour with former Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler hours after the British rockers staged a phone-in press conference to launch...

Adele Wins Two Ivor Novello Awards

Adele picked up two prizes at the 57th Ivor Novello Awards today (17.05.12). The 'Someone Like You' hitmaker - who was nominated in four categories - was honoured with the accolades for PRS for Music...

The Darkness Finishing Comeback Record

The Darkness have "nearly finished" their comeback album. The 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' rockers reformed with their original line up earlier this year, and have been putting together the follow up to...

Joseph Gordon-levitt's 50/50 Comfort

Joseph Gordon-Levitt only felt comfortable on '50/50' four days into filming. The actor was a last minute replacement for James McAvoy on the comedy drama, and although he never felt pressure to put on a...

Dire Straits Ban Lifted In Canada

A bizarre radio ban on Dire Straits' Money For Nothing hit has been lifted in Canada.The 1985 track was pulled from stations earlier this year (11) following complaints over the use of the word 'faggot'...

The Darkness' Dire Influence

The Darkness' new album is influenced by Dire Straits.The recently reformed 'Cannonball' group are putting the finishing touches to their comeback album, and have a surprising musical influence to add to "AC/DC, Queen and Aerosmith"...

Adele Scores 10th Week At The Top In The U.k.

Adele has become the first act to land 10 weeks at the top of the U.K. album charts since Dire Straits in 1986.The singer's second album, 21, landed its biggest sales week to date -...

Dire Straits Song Edited For Canadian Airwaves

DIRE STRAITS' 1985 song Money for Nothing has been edited for Canadian radio after officials ruled its original lyrics "too offensive" to play.The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) began censorship discussions last year (10) after...

Knopfler 'Blocking Dire Straits Reunion'

DIRE STRAITS star JOHN ILLSLEY desperately wants former bandmate MARK KNOPFLER to agree to reforming the group - because he'd "love to do" a comeback tour. The bassist is keen to join forces with Knopfler...

Knopfler 'Turned Down' Dire Straits Reunion, Says Bassist

Mark Knopfler rejected the opportunity to reform Dire Straits, according to the band's bassist John Illsley.Speaking to the BBC, Illsley admitted he would "love to do" a reunion tour but had not yet been able...

By on 07 October 2008

Blunt Back At The Top

James Blunt's second album All The Lost Souls has entered the charts at number one.The man hated by so much of the population has nevertheless proved his enormous popularity with the follow-up to Back To...

By on 23 September 2007

Dire Straits Star Helps War Veterans

Former DIRE STRAITS star MARK KNOPFLER is re-releasing hit single BROTHERS IN ARMS to raise money for veterans of Britain's Falklands war. The rocker is donating all new royalties from the 1985 song to charity...

Flowers Wants To Help British Bands Break America

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS is such a huge fan of British guitar bands he is giving leading lights RAZORLIGHT and KASABIAN tips on how to make it big in America. The SAM'S TOWN star...

Queen Top All Time UK Album Chart

QUEEN'S Greatest Hits LP has been named the UK's best selling album of all time. The disc has sold a staggering 5,407,587 copies since its release in 1981. In second place is THE BEATLES' SGT...

Buffett Tackles 2005 Storms In Bama Breeze

JIMMY BUFFETT is paying tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in his new video, shot in a bar destroyed by the 2005 storm. The MARGARITAVILLE singer recorded BAMA BREEZE after witnessing the devastation of...

Knopfler Ditches Headbands

DIRE STRAITS frontman MARK KNOPFLER has ditched his trademark headbands for live performances. The BROTHERS IN ARMS hitmaker only wore the head gear to soak up the sweat generated by blazing stage lighting, but advances...

White Scores Big Names, Alive And Dead, On New Album

Singer/songwriter TONY JOE WHITE has been given a boost on his new album - he's secured the services of two of the greatest living guitarists. ERIC CLAPTON and DIRE STRAITS founder MARK KNOPFLER appear on...

Knopfler's Legal War

DIRE STRAITS rocker MARK KNOPFLER has launched a lawsuit after a road crash left him seriously injured and unable to work for seven months. The BROTHERS IN ARMS star is seeking $540,000 (GBP300,000) in compensation...

Knopfler: 'Emmylou And I Sing About Misery Well'

MARK KNOPFLER insists his recent collaboration with country star EMMYLOU HARRIS was a success because both artists are well-versed in singing about life's miseries. The former DIRE STRAITS frontman claims the beauty of his new...

Knopfler And Harris Team Up For Duets Album

Former DIRE STRAITS frontman MARK KNOPFLER has teamed up with country queen EMMYLOU HARRIS for an album of duets. The couple met while taping a TV special with the late CHET ATKINS and became fast...

Fairport Convention Stars Honoured At Folk Awards

Veteran singer/songwriter RICHARD THOMPSON was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in London yesterday (06FEB06). The FAIRPORT CONVENTION star was presented with his award by DIRE STRAITS...

Brothers In Arms Released In Time For 20th Birthday

DIRE STRAITS' record-breaking album BROTHERS IN ARMS is to be reissued by Warner Brothers later this month (AUG05) to mark the project's 20th anniversary. The new package will be made available on a double-sided...

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