December 7, 2003 |
The Web site for recording artist Mark Knopfler is warning his fans about a new spin on the old Dire Straits theme of "money for nothing" -- possible fake Knopfler autographs being sold on the Internet. Under the heading "EBay Fakes," the site notes that "it has come to our notice that a number photographs, CD liners, etc., are being sold on EBay with what we suspect could be fake Mark Knopfler autographs.
April 2, 2003
Tour scuttled: Former Dire Straits lead guitarist Mark Knopfler, who broke his collarbone and six ribs in a motorcycle accident in London on March 19, has canceled his North American summer tour, which was to have included concerts in San Diego on July 22, Santa Barbara on July 23 and Los Angeles on July 24.
March 19, 2003 |
Dire Straits lead singer Mark Knopfler broke ribs and a collarbone in a motorcycle accident and will be unable to perform at a London concert later this month, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Publicist Judy Shaw of Mercury Records said Knopfler was knocked from his Honda bike when it collided with a Fiat Punto in central London on Monday morning. A spokeswoman for St. Thomas's hospital said Knopfler, 53, was treated for six broken ribs and a broken collarbone before being discharged Monday evening.
May 17, 2001 |
Outside the hotel, the girls screamed. Fans tried to storm the lobby. In his room, it must have been a distant echo for Mark Knopfler, who once disdained the arena-rock realm his band Dire Straits had reached, saying, "It got so big, I just wanted to go and run away." In Mexico City to open the world tour now in the United States, he heard the screams again. But not for him. "The Backstreet Boys are doing a big show here, too, and staying at the same hotel," Knopfler says over the phone.
October 2, 2000 |
The former Dire Straits frontman's second full-fledged solo album is all over the map--and the calendar. He creates mini-dramas set in various times and places--mostly the U.K. and the U.S.--enlivened by the atmospheric rock, folk and blues music he's also drawn on for his many film scores.
March 31, 1996 |
*** Mark Knopfler, "Golden Heart," Warner Bros. With his cinematic storytelling and smoky, armchair vocals in Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler repopularized classic bar-blues in the age of new wave. Solo, he swaps guitar grinds for more lilting melodies, personal complaints for sweeping indictments of materialism. Peppered with bagpipes and Irish whistles, "Golden Heart" is as somber-hued and lovely on the surface as it is pointed and politically charged underneath.