Non-Knopfler Dire Straits Members Announce US Tour

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When Dire Straits were inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame in April, frontman Mark Knopfler, didn’t attend the ceremony, nor did his brother and band co-founder David. And neither Knopfler will be joining keyboardist Alan Clark, drummer Danny Cummings, saxophonist Mel Collins, and guitarist Phil Palmer on tour this September. More »

The Americans Bids Farewell To TV’s Best Soundtrack With U2’s “With Or Without You”

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The Americans finaleOn the cold open of the recent season finale of Saturday Night Live, our president and his loyal cronies gather in a diner to reflect on the past year in a sketch that paid direct homage to the last scene of The Sopranos. And of course, no tribute to that cut-to-black classic would be complete … More »

Dire Straits Awkwardly Enter Rock Hall Of Fame Without An Induction Speaker Or A Performance

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Dire Straits were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last night, and it was really awkward. All of the other artists inducted — Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Cars, the Moody Blues, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe — either performed or had a tribute performance dedicated to them. All of the other … More »

Rock Hall 2018: Howard Stern Inducts Bon Jovi, Lauryn Hill Sings Nina Simone, The Killers Cover Tom Petty, & More

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Earlier this year, during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the great stand-up comic John Mulaney had a great bit about how ridiculous and bad the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony is every year. And last night, funnily enough, the same night that Mulaney was hosting Saturday NightMore »

Brandon Flowers, Mary J. Blige, Brittany Howard Among Rock Hall Induction Presenters

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The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is inducting its 2018 class two weekends from now in Cleveland, and although it’s kind of a sham, they’ve lined up some interesting figures to assist with the festivities. We already knew Howard Stern would induct Bon Jovi into the hall, but now we know … More »

Dire Straits’ John Illsley Talks Rock Hall Induction, Odds Of A Reunion Performance

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For Dire Straits bassist John Illsley — the only full-time and continuing member of the band along with frontman Mark Knopfler — being elected into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame is “like joining a rather large executive club. It’s a rather beautiful thing.” The British group, which has been dormant since 1992, will … More »