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U2'S The Joshua Tree Has Been Named The Greatest 80s Album

U2's 'The Joshua Tree' has been named the greatest 80s album for National Album Day.The legendary Irish rock group - comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. - beat the likes...

Ten Underrated Rock Albums By Iconic Artists

Throughout music's history regardless of genre, an immensely small number of names have managed to immortalise themselves with iconic songs. Fewer names still have earned an eternal fanbase thanks to an entire record and the...

Bon Jovi, Dire Straits And Nina Simone Will Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame In 2018

Nina Simone, Bon Jovi and Dire Straits lead the school of 2018 for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year – but major names such as Radiohead and Kate Bush have...

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...

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...

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'...

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 -...

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's Building Plans Refused

Former DIRE STRAITS frontman MARK KNOPFLER is fuming after his local council refused to give him planning permission to extend his English country home. The MONEY FOR NOTHING hitmaker and his Bahrain-born wife KITTY...

Knopfler A Father Again

Veteran DIRE STRAITS rocker MARK KNOPFLER is celebrating the birth of a new daughter at the grand old age 54. His second child with his third wife KITTY ALDRIGE - KATYA RUBY ROSE -...

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