Tag Archives: Dire Straits

Class of 2018: Dire Straits

Dire Straits, led by Mark Knopfler, an unassuming singer-songwriter with a sandpapery Dylanesque voice and the kind of lead guitar chops most electric ax men would sell their souls for, proved one didn’t have to listen to what else was going on in the music business to be successful.

Absolute Radio to broadcast Live Aid documentary

Absolute Radio will broadcast a documentary about the 25th anniversary of Live Aid next week. The documentary will be aired in two parts. The first will be broadcast on Monday, July 12th at 10 p.m. BST (5 p.m. Eastern) and part two can be heard the following night at the same time.

The best non-metal solos of all time

In case you were wondering, here’s what Goldmine writer Martin Popoff and his voting army came up with as the greatest non-metal guitar solos of all time (Can you guess which two Martin snuck in there? Here’s a clue: ZZ T_p and F_ank Za_pa).